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Pagina 435 - It Is the power to regulate — that Is, to prescribe the rule by which commerce Is to be governed. This power, like all others vested In Congress, Is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges no limitations other than are prescribed In the Constitution.
Pagina 276 - We admit, as all must admit, that the powers of the government are limited, and that its limits are not to be transcended. But we think the sound construction of the constitution must allow to the national legislature that discretion, with respect to the means by which the powers it confers are to be carried into execution, which will enable that body to perform the high duties assigned to it, in the manner most beneficial to the people.
Pagina 34 - I do solemnly swear that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich...
Pagina 435 - If, as has always been understood, the sovereignty of Congress, though limited to specified objects, is plenary as to those objects, the power over commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, is vested in Congress as absolutely as it would be in a single government, having in its Constitution the same restrictions on the exercise of the power as are found in the Constitution of the United States.
Pagina 316 - Let this subject be considered. ~A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence.
Pagina 259 - RESOLVED, That the preceding Constitution be laid before the United States, in Congress assembled, and that it is the opinion of this Convention, that it should afterwards be submitted to a Convention of Delegates, chosen in each State by the people thereof, under the recommendation of its Legislature, for their assent and ratification...
Pagina 602 - They are patently offensive." 3.6 "[A state decision] may be re-examined and reversed or affirmed in the Supreme Court of the United States." JUDICIARY ACT OF 1789, SECTION 25 1 US Statutes at Large 85-86 That a final judgment or decree in any suit, in the highest court of law or equity of a State in which a decision in the suit could be had...
Pagina 261 - This government is acknowledged by all to be one of enumerated powers. The principle, that it can exercise only the powers granted to it, would seem too apparent to have required to be enforced by all those arguments which its enlightened friends, while it was depending before the people, found it necessary to urge. That principle is now universally admitted.
Pagina 513 - ... nor shall any district, or circuit court, have cognizance of any suit to recover the contents of any promissory note, or other chose in action, in favor of an assignee, unless a suit might have been prosecuted in such court to recover the said contents if no assignment had been made, except in cases of foreign bills of exchange.