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" The question whether an act repugnant to the Constitution can become the law of the land is a question deeply interesting to the United States; but, happily, not of an intricacy proportioned to its interest. It seems only necessary to recognize certain... "
The Southern Law Review: And Chart of the Southern Law and Collection Union - Page 83
1877
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Cases and Readings on the Jurisdiction and Procedure of the Federal Courts

George Washington Rightmire - Courts - 1917 - 892 pages
...constitution; and it becomes necessary to inquire, whether a jurisdiction so conferred can be exercised. The question, whether an act, repugnant to the constitution,...have been long and well established, to decide it. That the people have an original right to establish, for their future government, such principles as,...
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The Relation of the Judiciary to the Constitution

William Montgomery Meigs - Constitutional law - 1919 - 248 pages
...constitution is void; and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by the instrument" : The question, whether an act, repugnant to the constitution,...have been long and well established, to decide it. basis on which the whole American fabric has been erected. The exercise of this original right is a...
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Arguments and Speeches of William Maxwell Evarts, Volume 1

William Maxwell Evarts - Forensic oratory - 1919
...178), the Supreme Court of the United States, speaking through the great Chief Justice Marshall, said: The question whether an act repugnant to the Constitution...but happily not of an intricacy proportioned to its interests. It seems only necessary to recognize certain principles, supposed to have been long and...
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American Republic: A Dramatization of the History of the United States in ...

Charles W. Wallis - United States - 1919 - 85 pages
...same. The opinion of Chief Justice John Marshall in the Case of Marbury vs. Madison. The Chief Justice: The question whether an act repugnant to the Constitution...question deeply interesting to the United States. The Constitution is either a superior paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a...
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Arguments and Speeches of William Maxwell Evarts, Volume 1

William Maxwell Evarts - Forensic oratory - 1919
...deeply interesting to the United States; but happily not of an intricacy proportioned to its interests. It seems only necessary to recognize certain principles,...have been long and well established, to decide it. That the people have an original right to establish for their future government such principles as,...
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Prayer in Public Schools and Buildings--federal Court Jurisdiction ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice - Government publications - 1981 - 976 pages
...course, is the issue which has made the case of historic importance. ' by posing his own rhetorical question: "whether an Act repugnant to the Constitution can become the law of the land." That it cannot is clear, he says, from the following considerations. The people in an exercise of their...
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The Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court at the Bar of Politics

Alexander M. Bickel - Law - 1986 - 303 pages
...Constitution, acts of Congress to the contrary notwithstanding. "The question," Marshall's opinion begins, "whether an act repugnant to the Constitution, can...not of an intricacy proportioned to its interest." Marshall's confidence that he could traverse the path ahead with ease is understandable, since he had...
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La Cour suprême des États-Unis: pouvoirs et évolution historique

Christian Lerat - Justice, Administration of - 1989 - 327 pages
...juger une loi et de la declarer eventuellement inconstitutionnelle. [Mr. Chief Justice Marshall]... The question, whether an act, repugnant to the constitution,...not of an intricacy proportioned to its interest. lt seems only necessary to recognize certain principles, supposed to have been long and well established,...
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Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice

Drucilla Cornell, Michel Rosenfeld, David Gray Carlson - Philosophy - 1992 - 409 pages
...— Marshall clearly subordinated legislative acts of any kind to the higher law of the Constitution. "The question whether an act, repugnant to the Constitution, can become the law of the land," he argued, "is a question deeply interesting to the United States; but, happily, not of an intricacy...
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Perspectives on the Politics of Abortion

Ted G. Jelen - Political Science - 1995 - 208 pages
...call for the exercise of appellate jurisdiction.8 According to Marshall, this leaves the Court with the question, "whether an act, repugnant to the Constitution, can become the law of the land"9 To answer this question, Marshall first examines the nature of a written constitution. He equates...
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