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Page 531 - The court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York.
Page 715 - The principle asserted is, that one legislature is competent to repeal any act which a former legislature was competent to pass; and that one legislature cannot abridge the powers of a succeeding legislature. The correctness of this principle, so far as respects general legislation, can never be controverted. But, if an act be done under a law, a succeeding legislature cannot undo it. The past cannot be recalled by the most absolute power.
Page 532 - Federal courts, no person shall be compelled in a criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor deprived of his liberty, without due process of law.
Page 591 - ... must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real.
Page 91 - The sovereignty of a state extends to everything which exists by its own authority, or is introduced by its permission; but does it extend to those means which are employed by congress to carry into execution powers conferred on that body by the people of the United States?
Page 719 - That the taxing power is of vital importance, that it is essential to the existence of government, are truths which it cannot be necessary to reaffirm.
Page 717 - The only security against the abuse of this power, is found in the structure of the government itself. In imposing a tax, the legislature acts upon its constituents. This is, in general, a sufficient security against erroneous and oppressive taxation. The people of a state,- therefore, give to their government a right of taxing themselves and their property, and as the exigencies of government...
Page 298 - ... for seeing somebody must be a loser by this deceit, it is more reason that he that employs and puts a trust and confidence in the deceiver should be a loser, than a stranger.
Page 717 - All subjects over which the sovereign power of a State extends are objects of taxation; but those over which it does not extend are, upon the soundest principles, exempt from taxation.