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" There is no position which depends on clearer principles than that every act of a delegated authority contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. "
Scrap Book on Law and Politics, Men and Times - Page 122
by George Robertson - 1855 - 404 pages
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A Collection of Cases Decided by the General Court of Virginia, Chiefly ...

Virginia. General Court, William Brockenbrough, Hugh Holmes - Courts - 1815 - 336 pages
...urged that " the power which can declare the acts of another void, " must necessarily be superior to the one whose acts may " be declared void. " But there...principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, * Pub. T. 2. p. 293. L " contrary to the tenor of the commission under which " it is exercised, is...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional history - 1817 - 477 pages
...American constitutions, a brief discussion of the grounds on which it rests cannot be unacceptable. There is no position which depends on clearer principles,...the constitution, can be valid. To deny this would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal ; that the servant is above his master;...
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788, by Mr ...

James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1818 - 671 pages
...American constitutions, a brief discussion^of the grounds on which it rests cannot be unacceptable^ There is no position which depends on clearer principles,...the constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal ; that the servant is above his master;...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1826 - 582 pages
...on which it. rests cannot be unacceptable. There is no position which depends on clearer principle?. than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary...of the commission under which it is exercised, is voidNo legislative act, therefore, contrary to the constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would...
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The Federalist on the New Constitution

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - United States - 1831 - 542 pages
...American constitutions, a brief discussion of the grounds on which it restf cannot be unacceptable. There is no position which depends on clearer principles,...every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenour of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary...
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Outlines of the Constitutional Jurisprudence of the United States: Designed ...

William Alexander Duer - Constitutional law - 1833 - 249 pages
...the Legislative Power. 267. But no position is founded on clearer principles, than that every act of delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, must be void ; and no Legislative act contrary to the Constitution, which is the commission from which...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1837 - 500 pages
...above tioned, the JUDICIARY is uest to nothing." Spirit of Laws, ToJ. 1, page 16l;. t Idem, p&ge 181. There is no position which depends on clearer principles,...the constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal ; that the servant is above his master;...
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An Argument on the Unconstitutionality of Slavery: Embracing an Abstract of ...

George Washington Frost Mellen - Constitutional history - 1841 - 440 pages
...American constitutions, a brief discussion of the grounds on which it rests may not be unexceptionable. " There is no position which depends on clearer principles...act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution,...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 3

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1843
...eminent jurists that have graced the American bench. The 78th number of "the Federalist" asserts, that "there is no position which depends on clearer principles,...tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, /.<•• void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid." Judge Tilghman,...
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A Course of Lectures on the Constitutional Jurisprudence of the United ...

William Alexander Duer - Constitutional law - 1843 - 419 pages
...part of the Constitution. " There is no position," say the illustrious authors of " The Federalist," " which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the commission under which it is exercised, is void." No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution,...
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