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" At the same time the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people... "
Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters - Página 134
por Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 204 páginas
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Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations

Larry Alexander, Lawrence A. Alexander - 2001 - 319 páginas
...on March 4, 1861, the circumstances were undeniably both constitutionally and morally extraordinary: "[I]f the policy of the government upon vital questions...fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court . . . the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their Government...
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Taking the Constitution Away from the Courts

Mark Tushnet - 2000 - 256 páginas
...other departments." Even an "erroneous" decision could be followed when "the evil effect of following it, being limited to that particular case, with the...borne than could the evils of a different practice." But, Lincoln continued, "the people will have ceased to be their own rulers" if "the policy of the...
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War and Press Freedom: The Problem of Prerogative Power

Jeffery A. Smith - 1999 - 336 páginas
...states as the "essence of anarchy" because they would not acquiesce to majority rule, and he argued that "if the policy of the government, upon vital...irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court," then "the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers." Lincoln said, in effect, he would be responsible...
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We the People: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court

Michael J. Perry - 2001 - 286 páginas
...on March 4, 1861, the circumstances were undeniably both constitutionally and morally extraordinary: "[I]f the policy of the government upon vital questions...fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court . . . the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their Government...
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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
...position assumed by some that constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court. ... At the same time, the candid citizen must confess...the Government upon vital questions affecting the L whole of the people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court . . . the people...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration as President

Ward Hill Lamon - 1999 - 547 páginas
...obviously possible that such decision may be erroneous in any given case, still, the evil effect following it, being limited to that particular case, with the chance that it may be overruled and never becom« a precedent for other cases, can better be borne than could the evils of a different practice....
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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
...denied that constitutional questions could be settled solely by the Court. If government policy on "vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed" by the Court, "the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned...
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Great Cases in Constitutional Law

Robert P. George - 2000 - 206 páginas
...other departments." Even an "erroneous" decision could be followed when "the evil effect of following it, being limited to that particular case, with the...borne than could the evils of a different practice." But, Lincoln continued, "the people will have ceased to be their own rulers" if "the policy of the...
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We the People, Volume 2: Transformations

Bruce Ackerman - 2000 - 528 páginas
...through to its logical inescapable conclusion." Quoting Lincoln's first inaugural, the speech insisted that "if the policy of the government, upon vital...fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, . . . the people will have ceased to be their own rulers." As the President and his Cabinet met in special session...
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Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998: Hearings Before the Subcommittee ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - 2000 - 242 páginas
...Lincoln warned in his first inaugural address, "The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decision of the Supreme Court, . . . the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to...
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