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" The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. "
Scrap Book on Law and Politics, Men and Times - Page 132
by George Robertson - 1855 - 404 pages
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Orations and Historical Addresses, by Samuel Furman Hunt, Late Judge of the ...

Samuel Furman Hunt - History - 1908 - 460 pages
...accumulation of all power, legislative, executive and judicial, in the same hands, whether of one, or few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be termed the very definition of tyranny. ' ' The veto power is necessary in our system of government...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 473

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Courts - 1988
...and establish." Art. Ill, 1. We know that those who framed our Constitution feared the tyranny of "accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands." The Federalist No. 47. p. 300 (H. Lodge ed. 1888) (J. Madison), and sought to guard against it by dispersing...
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City Government by Commission

Clinton Rogers Woodruff - Municipal government by commission - 1911 - 381 pages
...same end. Says Madison, in No. XLVII of the Federalist: " The accumulation of all powers, legislative and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." Mr. Justice Story said : " Whenever these departments are all vested in one person or body of men,...
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The American Transportation Question

Samuel Orace Dunn - Railroads and state - 1912 - 289 pages
...constitution,1 said: , The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive 1 The Federalist, No. XL VII. and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Now, this accumulation of legislative, executive and judicial powers has been made in the hands of...
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The Making of Arguments

John Hays Gardiner - Debates and debating - 1912 - 290 pages
...same end. Says Madison, in No. XLVII of The Federalist : "The accumulation of all powers, legislative and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." Mr. Justice Story said, " Whenever these departments are all vested in one person or body of men, the...
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Methodist Review, Volume 82

1900
...vested in one person or body of men the government is in fact a despotism/' And James Madison declares, "The accumulation of all powers — legislative, executive, and judiciary — in the same hands, whether one, few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the...
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Selections from the Federalist

William Bennett Munro - Constitutional history - 1914 - 202 pages
...the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty, than that on which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal Constitution, therefore, really chargeable with this accumulation of power, or with...
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Concerning Justice

Lucilius Alonzo Emery - Courts - 1914 - 168 pages
...the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty than that on which this objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,...and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 23

American fiction - 1915
...edifice to the danger of being crushed by the disproportionate weight of other parts." He goes on to say that "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands .... may be pronounced the very definition of tyranny"; but he then undertakes an elaborate argument...
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STATE GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

ARTHUR N. HOLCOMBE - 1919
...belief that tyranny became possible only when these three kinds of powers were joined in the same hands. "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive...whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective," wrote Madison, "may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." 3 This belief is clearly...
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