Constitutional Law: Being a Collection of Points Arising Upon the Constitution and Jurisprudence of the United States, which Have Been Settled, by Judicial Decision and Practice

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A. Small, 1822 - Constitutional law - 415 pages

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Page 13 - party; to controversies between two or more states—between a state and citizens of another state—between citizens of different states—between citizens of the same state, claiming lands under grants of different states—and between a state or the citizens thereof and foreign states, citizens, or subjects. Sec. 2, 2. In all cases affecting ambassadors,
Page 245 - that the laws of the several States, except where the Constitution, treaties or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision, in trials at common law in the Courts of the United States, in cases where they apply, does not,
Page 294 - Constitution of the United States, and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly by name, the Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty, whereof he was before a citizen or subject; which proceedings must be recorded by the clerk of the
Page 333 - Congress shall have power to exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district, (not exceeding ten miles square,) as may, by cession of particular States, and acceptance of Congress, become the seat of Government of the United States; and to
Page 19 - all the Courts of the United States have power to issue writs of scire facias, habeas corpus, and all other writs, not specially provided for by statute, which may be necessary for the exercise of their respective jurisdictions, and agreeable to the principles and usages of law. By the
Page 69 - provided, that the Supreme Court shall have power to issue writs of mandamus, in cases warranted by the principles and usages of law, to any Courts appointed, or persons holding office under the authority of the United States. The issuing of a mandamus to Courts, is the exercise of
Page 149 - or Statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the Courts of the United States in cases where they apply. In
Page 339 - objects themselves. If it contained an accurate detail of all the subdivisions, of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, it would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would, probably, never be understood by the public.()
Page 221 - concurrent with the Courts of the several States or the Circuit Courts, as the case may be, of all causes where an alien sues for a tort only, in violation of the law of nations, or a treaty of the United States.
Page 301 - of the said States, under the laws thereof, being under the age of twenty-one years at the time of their parents being so naturalized, or admitted to the rights of citizenship, shall, if dwelling in the United States, be considered as citizens of the United States. Provided, that no person heretofore proscribed by any State,

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