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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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Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives

John A. Murley, John E. Alvis - Political Science - 2002 - 278 pages
...campaign against the Supreme Court Constitution, with Lincoln's wellknown statement in the First Inaugural that: "If the policy of the government, upon vital...will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal." In...
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Natural Rights and the Right to Choose

Hadley Arkes - Political Science - 2002 - 302 pages
...mean that "the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, [could] be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court,...litigation between parties, in personal actions." And in that event, said Lincoln, "the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that...
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Africans in the Americas Our Journey Throughout the World: The Long African ...

Sabas Whittaker, M.F.A. - History - 2003 - 368 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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Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

John R. Vile - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 981 pages
...Supreme Court judgments needed to be accepted in individual cases, Abraham Lincoln went on to say: At the same time the candid citizen must confess that...will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government, into the hands of that eminent tribunal.35 A...
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Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Joseph Anthony Melusky, Keith A. Pesto - History - 2003 - 376 pages
...and unusual punishment is. As Abraham Lincoln said of this approach in his first inaugural address: [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. Lincoln...
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The Taney Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Timothy S. Huebner - Law - 2003 - 288 pages
...and consideration," Lincoln asserted that a powerful Court posed a threat to popular self-government: "[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" (Delbanco...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court

Stephen K. Shaw, William D. Pederson, Frank J. Williams, Michael R. Williams - History - 2004 - 271 pages
...Congress has over the judges, and on that point the President is independent of both."57 Lincoln declared, "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."58 Looking...
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The Politics of Upheaval: 1935-1936, the Age of Roosevelt, Volume III

Arthur Meier Schlesinger - History - 2003 - 749 pages
...the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people," said Abraham Lincoln, "is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme...people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal." "One...
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Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber - History - 2004 - 256 pages
...respect and consideration, in all paralel [sic] cases, by all other departments of the government." But the "candid citizen must confess that if the policy...decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, . . . the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned...
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The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial ...

Paul O. Carrese - Law - 2010 - 349 pages
...FORCE nor WILL but merely judgment." He also cites Lincoln's warning, in opposing Dred Scott (1857), that "if the policy of the Government upon vital questions...fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court . . . the people will have ceased to be their own rulers." 50 The plurality or majority reasoning about a constitutional...
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