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" Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible. So that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism, in some form, is all that is left. "
Illustrated Life, Services, Martyrdom, and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln ... - Page 93
edited by - 1865 - 285 pages
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Pluralism and Law: Global problems

International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. World Congress - Social Science - 2004 - 217 pages
...Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority as a permanent arrangement is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left.12 ln Holden's concept of democracy, the procedural aspect concerns the question of who is to...
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Judicial Nominations, Filibusters, and the Constitution: When a ..., Volume 4

United States, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights - Constitutional law - 2003 - 393 pages
...Unanimity is impossible. The rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible: so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left/"7 In addition to its manifest unfairness, the requirement of a supermajority vote not only puts...
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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
...Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or...assumed by some, that Constitutional questions are to Ix- decided by the Supreme Court; nor do I denythat such decisions must be binding, in any case, upon...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Speech A

Carl Schurz, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson - History - 2005 - 196 pages
...Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible ; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or...object of that suit, while they are also entitled to yery high respect and consideration in all parallel cases by all other departments of the Government....
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - Political Science - 2005 - 427 pages
...Court. Citizens cannot be understood to have consented to the surrender of their own judgments. ... I do not forget the position assumed by some, that...object of that suit, while they are also entitled to a very high respect and consideration, in all parallel cases, by all other departments of government....
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The Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science: Transforming ...

John A. Marini, John Marini, Ken Masugi - Political Science - 2005 - 388 pages
...to be what Abraham Lincoln had in mind when he remarked in his First 1naugural, March 4, 1861 that 1 do not forget the position assumed by some, that constitutional...questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court; nor do 1 deny that such decisions must be binding in any case, upon the parties to a suit, as to the object...
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Judicial Tyranny: The New Kings of America

Mark Sutherland, Dave Meyer, William J. Federer - Law - 2005 - 288 pages
...slaves were not citizens, but property. In his First Inaugural, March 4,1861, Abraham Lincoln alluded: "I do not forget the position assumed by some that...constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court....The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the Government upon vital questions...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...impossible ; the rule of a majority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible. So tlfct, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism,...object of that suit, while they are also entitled to a very high respect and consideration in all parallel cases by all other departments of the Government;...
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Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American ...

Deak Nabers - History - 2006 - 239 pages
...many respects typical. Acknowledging that the Supreme Court's decisions on constitutional questions "must be binding in any case, upon the parties to a suit, as to the object of that suit," he nonetheless insisted that they commanded no more than "very high respect and consideration, in all...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy, or despotism in some form, is all that is left. . . Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other,...
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