Limitations on the Treaty-making Power Under the Constitution of the United States
Tucker, Henry St. George. Limitations on the Treaty-Making Power Under the Constitution of the United States. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1915. xxi, 444 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-31589. ISBN 1-58477-015-5. Cloth. $75. * An interpretation of relevant cases and the opinions of legislators and judges to support Tucker's argument for strict limitations on treaty-making power. With table of cases and index. Tucker [1853-1932], a congressman from Virginia, was the grandson of Henry St. George Tucker, author of Commentaries on the Laws of Virginia. In Congress he was known for his opposition to women's suffrage and his support of states rights.
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Page 19 - It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the government or in that of one of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter, without its consent.
Page 19 - The treaty power, as expressed in the Constitution, is in terms unlimited except by those restraints which are found in that instrument against the action of the government or of its departments, and those arising from the nature of the government itself and of that of the States.