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" The Congress, the Executive and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood... "
A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ... - Página 177
1860 - 248 páginas
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 páginas
...Hart Benton Thirty Years' View (1856) vol. I 14 Each public officer who takes an oath to .-.upport the constitution swears that he will support it as...understands it, and not as it is understood by others. vetoing the hill to re-charter the Bank of the United States Presidential message, 10 July 18 32, in...
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Congress, the Court, and the Constitution: Hearing Before the Subcommittee ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - 1999 - 149 páginas
...unconstitutional. His veto message said that he had taken an oath of office to support the Constitution "as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." His position on the veto power has been followed by all subsequent Presidents. Regardless of the constitutional...
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Law Without Values: The Life, Work, and Legacy of Justice Holmes

Albert W. Alschuler - 2000 - 325 páginas
...the Bank's constitutionality): "The Congress, the Executive, and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each...he understands it, and not as it is understood by others."168 The apparent claim of Jefferson and Jackson was that chief executives (at least)169 should...
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Politics and Constitutionalism: The Louis Fisher Connection

Robert J. Spitzer - 2000 - 285 páginas
...has over the judges, and on that point the President is independent of both." "Each public official who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears...understands it, and not as it is understood by others." 19 For this reason, Jackson— albeit in another context—is reputed to have said, "John Marshall...
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The Supreme Court in and of the Stream of Power

Kermit L. Hall - 2000 - 376 páginas
...reconsider) constitutional issues raised by measures properly before them. According to Iackson, "It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives,...the Senate, and of the President to decide upon the consitutionality of any bill or resolution which may be presented to them for passage or approval as...
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The Path to and from the Supreme Court

Kermit Hall - 2000 - 362 páginas
...over this question arose partly from the opening words of the passage cited ahove — "Each puhlic officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution...swears that he will support it as he understands it". The President's opponents M Richardson, II, 581. » Ihid., p. 582. seized on this as a flagrant extension...
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Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in ...

Colton C. Campbell, John F. Stack - 2001 - 144 páginas
...unconstitutional. In his veto message, he said that he had taken an oath of office to support the Constitution "as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." The opinion of judges, he said, has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress had...
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The Federal Principle in American Politics, 1790-1833

Andrew Lenner - 2001 - 223 páginas
...authorities of this government. The Congress, the Executive, and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each...who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others . . . The opinion of...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

2003 - 337 páginas
...powers conferred upon its agent not only unnecessary, but dangerous to the Government and country. "It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives,...upon the constitutionality of any bill or resolution as it is of the supreme judges." It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the...
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Defense of Marriage: Does it Need Defending?

James Perkins - 2004 - 122 páginas
...of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please." Andrew Jackson, 1832: "Each public officer who takes an oath to support...understands it, and not as it is understood by others... The opinion of judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress had over the...
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