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" It may well be doubted whether the nature of society and of government does not prescribe some limits to the legislative power ; and if any be prescribed, where are they to be found, if the property of an individual, fairly and honestly acquired, may... "
Transactions - Page 281
by Maryland State Bar Association - 1909
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United ..., Volume 3

United States. Circuit Court (3rd Circuit), Bushrod Washington - Law reports, digests, etc - 1827
...rescinding Act might well be doubted, were Georgia a single sovereign power." 74. " It may well be doubted, whether the nature of society, and of government,...found, if the property of an individual, fairly and honesUy acquired, may be seized without compensation." p. 135. , It is true, that private interests...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 2

United States. Supreme Court, Richard Peters - Court rules - 1829
...some limits to the legislative power; and he asks, " if any be pre[Satteriee vs. Matthewson.] scribed, where are they to be found, if the property of an individual, fairly and honestly acquired, maybe seized without compensation1?" It is no where intimated in that opinion, that a state statute,...
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The American Annual Register for the Years ..., Or, the ... Year of ..., Part 2

Joseph Blunt - History - 1835
...nature of society and of government do not prescribe some limits to the legislative power; and he asks, "if any be prescribed, where are they to be found,...honestly acquired, may be seized without compensation ?" It is no where intimated in that opinion, that a state statute, which devests a vested right, is...
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The American Annual Register, Part 2

History - 1830
...nature of society and of government do not prescribe some limits to the legislative power; and he asks, "if any be prescribed, where are they to be found,...honestly acquired, may be seized without compensation ?" It is no where intimated in that opinion, that a state statute, which devests a vested right, is...
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The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Elliot, United States. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional history - 1836
...not prescril>e some limits to the legislative power ; arid if any he prescribed, where are they to he found, if the property of an individual, fairly and...honestly acquired, may be seized without compensation? IbvL 39. The question whether a law lie void for its repugnancy to the Constitution, is a question...
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Speech of James Madison Porter ...: In the Convention of Pennsylvania, on ...

James Madison Porter - Charters - 1837 - 59 pages
...rendered so by a power applicable to the case of everv individual in the community. It may well be doubted whether the nature of society and of government does...some limits to the legislative power ; and, if any be proscribed, where are they to be found, if the property of an individual, fairly and honestly acquired,...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ..., Volume 5

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1838
...individual in the community. It may well be doubted whether the nature of society and of government docs not prescribe some limits to the legislative power;...an individual, fairly and honestly acquired, may be siezed without compensation. To the legislature all legislative power is granted ; but the question...
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The Writings of John Marshall, Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ...

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1839 - 728 pages
...nature of society and of government do not prescribe some limits to the legislative power; and he asks, "if any be prescribed, where are they to be found,...honestly acquired, may be seized without compensation ? " It is nowhere intimated in that opinion, that a state statute, which divests a vested right, is...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 20

New York (State). Supreme Court, John Lansing Wendell - Law reports, digests, etc - 1846
...nature of society and of government do not prescribe some limits to the legislative power ; and he asks, if any be prescribed, where are they to be found if...honestly acquired, may be seized without compensation ? It is no where intimated in that opinion that a state statute which divests a vested right is repugnant...
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Commentaries on Statute and Constitutional Law and Statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - Constitutional law - 1848 - 976 pages
...by a power applicable to the case of every individual in the community. • " It may well be doubted whether the nature of society and of government does...honestly acquired, may be seized without compensation 1 " To the legislature all legislative power is granted; but the question, whether the act of transferring...
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