Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States

Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...array, becaus_e"i_t__1_1iaybe_ called an jnsgi-rection_Me side, and the insurgents considered. aSJ: fih.&lS._a.l1(l., traitors. It is not necessary that the independence of the revolted province or state he acknowledged, in order to constitute it a party belligerent iu a war, according to the law of nations." 1 2 Black's R. 667. 3 1 Dodson's Adm. B. 247. 5.Ibid. 669. 3 Ibid. 668. 4 2 Black's R. 669. 5'__Ibid._ 670. first time, desired to pronounce, to wit, That insurgents who have risen in rebellion against their sovereign, expelled her courts, established a revolutionary government, and commenced hostilities, are not enemies because they are traitors; and a war levied on the government by traitors, in order to dismem-bet and destroy it, is not a war because it is an insurrection. Whetlier the PresidentI in fulfillinv his duties in suppress_i_ng__ and a civil war of such alarming proportions, as will compel him to accord to them the character of belliverents, is a guesXV tjgn to be decided by him, and this court must be governed by__1 zaomalous doctrine as that which this court are now, for the the decisions and acts of the political department of thegov_ ewment to which this power was intrusted. He must determine what decree of force the crisis demands. The proclama-I Ition oi Elocfiade is itself oficial and conclusive evidence to the urt that a state of war existed which demanded _a_i_id author-' E a recourse to sua a measure under the circumstances culiar to the case." II. 'The Power to grant Letters of Marque and Rep: -isal. 454. I need not stop to comment upon this clause. It includes the power to provide for the commission of privateers to cruise during a state of perfect war; and of...
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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679849X
  • 9781236798497