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" ... Legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal ; that the servant is above his master ; that the Representatives of the People are superior to... "
Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme ... - Page 32
by Georgia. Supreme Court - 1850
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 3

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833 - 776 pages
...representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves ; that men, acting by virtue of powers, may do, not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid. " If it be said, that the legislative body are themselves the constitutional judges of their own powers,...
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Paley's Moral and Political Philosophy

William Paley - Ethics - 1835 - 298 pages
...representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves ; that men, acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid. The proper and peculiar province of the courts is the interpretation of the laws. A constitution is, in...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional history - 1837 - 500 pages
...representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves ; that men, acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid. If it be said that the legislative body are themselves the constitutional judges of their own powers,...
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An Argument on the Unconstitutionality of Slavery: Embracing an Abstract of ...

George Washington Frost Mellen - Constitutional history - 1841 - 440 pages
...representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves, that mere actions, by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid. " If it be said that the legislative body are the constitutional judges of their own powers, and that...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 8

Georgia. Supreme Court - Equity - 1850
...385. In this State, ' as well as in all republics, it is not the Legislature, however transcendant its powers, who are supreme — but the people —...The law prescribes a new rule for new controversies, i but never interferes with the past or the present, because no ! rule of conduct can, with consistency,...
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Journal of the Senate of the ... General Assembly of the State of Ohio ...

Ohio. General Assembly. Senate - Ohio - 1849
...representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves ; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid. "Where the will of the Legislature declared in its statutes, stands in opposition to that of the people...
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Judicial

Levi Woodbury - Law - 1852
...representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves ; that men acting by virtue of power may do, not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid." Their oaths of office, too. prohibit, and the constitution itself, in express terms, prohibits, the...
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Writings of Levi Woodbury, LL.: D. Political, Judicial and Literary, Volume 2

Levi Woodbury - Law - 1852 - 453 pages
...representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves ; that men acting by virtue of power may do, not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid." Their oaths of office, too. prohibit, and the constitution itself, in express terms, prohibits, the...
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution: Written in 1788

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1852 - 496 pages
...representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves ; that men, acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid. If it be said that the legislative body are themselves the constitutional judges of their own powers,...
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The Prisoner of State, Volume 7

Dennis A. Mahony - United States - 1863 - 414 pages
...the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of power may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid." The very thing the President of the United States has been doing since he became invested with the Executive...
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