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" If any one proposition could command the universal assent of mankind, we might expect it would be this — that the government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. "
An Argument on the Unconstitutionality of Slavery: Embracing an Abstract of ... - Page 387
by George Washington Frost Mellen - 1841 - 440 pages
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Constitutional Rights and Powers of the People

Wayne D. Moore - Political Science - 1998 - 296 pages
...aspirations have been realized in some respects, frustrated in others. CHAPTER 6 Reconceiving Supreme Powers [T]he government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. ' ONE OF THE Republic's first great controversies after the Constitution went into effect concerned...
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Seasoned Judgments

Leonard W. Levy
...them, and are to be exercised directly on them, and for their benefit." A bit later Marshall declared that the government of the Union though limited in...its powers "is supreme within its sphere of action. ... It is the government of all; its powers are delegated by all; it represents all, and acts for all."...
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State Sovereignty and the Role of the Federal Government: Hearing ..., Volume 4

U. S. Congress Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights Staff, United States, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights - Balance of power - 1997 - 62 pages
...McCulloch v. Maryland, "This government is acknowledged by all, to be one of enumerated powers. . . . [But] the government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action." 5 Federal preemption of state laws grew right along with new federal legislation; indeed, the courts...
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The American Constitutional Experience: Selected Readings & Supreme Court ...

Richard M Battistoni - Constitutional law - 2000 - 175 pages
...and the supremacy of their respective laws, when they are in opposition, must be settled. If any one proposition could command the universal assent of...its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. This would seem to result necessarily from its nature. It is the Government of all; its powers are...
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A Nation of States: Federalism at the Bar of the Supreme Court

Kermit L. Hall - Law - 2000 - 446 pages
...immunizing them from state taxation. "The government of the Union," Marshall declared for the Court, "though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. ... It is the government of all, its powers are delegated by all; it represents all, and acts for all."43...
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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

Kermit L. Hall - History - 2001 - 428 pages
...enumerated powers and could only exercise those powers granted to it. But, he added, there could be no doubt "that the government of the Union, though limited...its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action" (p. 405). He observed that although the power to charter a corporation is not a specifically enumerated...
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The Conflict Over Judicial Powers in the United States to 1870

Charles Grove Haines - History - 2001 - 180 pages
...universal assent *4 Wheaton, 337. - Ibid., 345. of mankind, we might expect it would be this—that the government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. This would seem to result necessarily from its nature. It is the government of all; its powers are...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 342 pages
...granted by them, and are to be exercised directly on them, and for their benefit. . . . If any one proposition could command the universal assent of...its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. This would seem to result, necessarily, from its nature. It is the government of all; its powers are...
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Neglected Policies: Constitutional Law and Legal Commentary as Civic Education

Ira L. Strauber - Law - 2002 - 267 pages
...the sovereign positive law authority of the Union. This he does by reference to the Supremacy Clause: the "Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action." 8 The effect of such talk is to picture American politics divided by somewhat ambiguously structured...
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Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber, Henry J Fletcher Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research Daniel A Farber - History - 2003 - 240 pages
...also could not be counted on to protect state sovereignty. In McCulloch, Chief Justice Marshall held that "the government of the Union, though limited...its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action." He also emphasized Congress's discretion in choosing the means to implement its constitutional powers,...
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