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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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Constitutional Restraints Upon the Judiciary: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Constitutional law - 1982 - 591 pages
...declared. Lincoln gave the point classic expression in his First Inaugural in speaking of Dred Scott: I do not forget the position assumed by some that constitutional questions are to be decided hy the Supreme Court, nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding in any case upon the parties...
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Constitutional Restraints Upon the Judiciary: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Constitutional law - 1982 - 591 pages
...only been given the power to decide individual cases, and their decisions were intended to be binding upon the parties to a suit as to the object of that suit. They were not intended to establish generally binding law, not even the Supreme Court when interpreting...
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Constitutional Amendments Relating to Abortion: Hearings Before ..., Volume 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Abortion - 1983
...constitutional status of a Supreme Court decision was still in effect, namely that it could bind only the parties to a suit as to the object of that suit. In 1858, it was Stephen A. Douglas who took the position that every pronouncement made by the Supreme...
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Constitutional Amendments Relating to Abortion: Hearings Before ..., Volume 2

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Abortion - 1983
...constitutional status of a Supreme Court decision was still in effect, namely that it could bind only the parties to a suit as to the object of that suit. In 1858, it was Stephen A. Douglas who took the position that every pronouncement made by the Supreme...
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Social Security Disability Reviews: The Role of the Administrative Law Judge ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management - Administrative law - 1983 - 470 pages
...Lincoln explained the distinction between Marbury and the position urged by plaintiffs as follows: ' I do not forget the position assumed by some, that constitutional questions 9 10 11 12 13 14 IS 16 17 II 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 a 28 are to be decided by the Supreme Court; nor...
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Federalism and the federal judiciary: hearings before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers - 1984
...considered this matter of such importance that he spoke about it at his first inaugural address. He said: "I do not forget the position, assumed by some, that...the parties to a suit, as to the object of that suit . . . And while it is obviously possible that such decision may be erroneous in any given case, still...
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First Things: An Inquiry Into the First Principles of Morals and Justice

Hadley Arkes - Philosophy - 1986 - 432 pages
...Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissable; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy, or despotism in some form, is all that is left.32 If the existence of morals makes law justified and necessary, it is in principle legitimate...
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Third World Attitudes Toward International Law: An Introduction

Frederick E. Snyder, Surakiart Sathirathai - Law - 1987 - 850 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 (emphasis added). The partition of India in 1947 is an apt illustration of disregarding Lincoln's...
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Voting Rights Extension Act of 1993: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights - Government publications - 1994 - 100 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. 40 "All previous historical movements were movements of minorities, or in the interest of minorities....
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America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

William J. Federer, William Joseph Federer - Literary Collections - 1994 - 845 pages
...etc., and the owner had the freedom of choice to decide what they wanted to do with their own property: I do not forget the position assumed by some that...questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court. ...At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the Government upon vital...
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