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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, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between... "
The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ... - Page 109
by Edward McPherson - 1865 - 653 pages
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American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction

Robert Singh - Political Science - 2003 - 342 pages
...the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please'. In 1861, another complained 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'. And in 1937, it was protested that 'the Court . ....
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Flag protection amendment: hearing before the Subcommittee on the ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Constitutional amendments - 2003 - 47 pages
...Fathers said it was and cannot be amended with out the will of the people. President Lincoln said: "If the policy of the government upon vital questions...irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court ... the people will have ceased to be their own rulers." Abraham Lincoln also warned, "Don't interfere with...
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Flag protection amendment: hearing before the Subcommittee on the ...

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Constitutional amendments - 2003 - 47 pages
...Fathers said it was and cannot be amended with out the will of the people. President Lincoln said: "If the policy of the government upon vital questions...irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court ... the people will have ceased to be their own rulers." Abraham Lincoln also warned, "Don't interfere with...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 pages
...that it may be overruled and never become a precedent for other cases, can better be borne than could the evils of a different practice. At the same time,...people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal. Nor is...
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn - Political Science - 2004 - 1095 pages
...that it may be overruled and never become a precedent for other cases, can better be borne than could the evils of a different practice. At the same time,...in personal actions, the people will have ceased to Ix; their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of...
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The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review

Larry D. Kramer - History - 2004 - 376 pages
...judgments should be enforced as to the parties immediately involved. "At the same time," he continued: [T]he candid citizen must confess that if the policy...people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.24 Lincoln's...
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Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House

James Taranto, Leonard Leo - History - 2004 - 304 pages
...more starkly challenged the justices' claim to supremacy in matters of constitutional interpretation: If the policy of the government upon vital questions...people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal. Yet in...
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Freedom: A History of US

Joy Hakim - History - 2003 - 406 pages
...who, living with the Dred Scott decision, had a few reservations about a too strong Supreme Court: If the policy of the Government upon vital questions,...the people will have ceased to be their own rulers. The years following the Civil War show that Supreme Court decisions are rarely "irrevocably fixed."...
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Defense of Marriage: Does it Need Defending?

James Perkins - Social Science - 2004 - 122 pages
...permitted to control the Congress or the Executive." Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, 1861: "...the candid citizen must confess that if the policy...they are made in ordinary litigation between parties to personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically...
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn - Law - 2004 - 1095 pages
...Inaugural Address (Appendix C) that At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the whole policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting...between parties, in personal actions, the people will bare ceased, to be "Jefferson's letter to the prosecutor in the Burr treason case, 2 June 1807. their...
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