Congressional Edition Volume 2311

Congressional Edition Volume 2311

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... which are enumerated in the ninth section of the act of 182.1, now under consideration. The power to regulate commerce includes the power to reflate navigation, as connected with the commerce with foreign nations, and among the States. It was so held and decided bythiseourt. after the most deliberate, consideration, in the case of Gibbons r. Ogden (9 Wheat., 189-198). It does not stop at the mere, boundary lino of a State; nor is it confined to acts done on the water, or in the. necessary conrse of the navigation thereof. It extends to such acts done on land which interfere with, obstruct, or prevent the due exercise of the power to regulate commerce and navigation with foreign nations, and among the States. Any offense which thus interferes with, obstructs, or prevents such commerce and navigation, though done on land, may be punished by Congress, under its general authority to make all laws necessary and properto execute their delegated constitutional powers. No one can doubt that the various offenses enumerated in the ninth section of the act are all of a nature which tend essentially to obstruct, prevent, or destroy the due operations of commerce and navigation with foreign nations and among the several States. Congress has, in a great variety of cases, acted upon this interpretation of the Constitution from the earliest period after the Constitution, as will be abundantly seen by the punishment of certain offenses on land, connected with piracies and felonies on the high seas, in the act of 1790 (ch. 36, sec. 10 and sec. 11), and in the acts for regulation of commerce and navigation, and for the collection of the revenue, passed from time to time; in which many of the penalties, forfeitures, and offenses provided for are such as are, or may...
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  • Paperback | 748 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,311g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501187
  • 9781236501189