Ohio Law Bulletin Volume 62

Ohio Law Bulletin Volume 62

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...and history; fans the embers of prejudice until the castle is in flames, and then calls on the guests to save themselves by jumping from a. tenth story window. He says that-the delegates who drafted, and the people who adopted the constitution of the United States, did not know that the court would have authority to declare acts of congress void, nor did they intend that the court have such authority; that the instrument itself fails to supply the authority. The cornerstone 01! his structure has been condemned by every masterbuilder to whom it has been presented. He thus states it: "This is in accordance with the theory of our government, which is that the lawmaking body is one of restrictions: that is, that it represents the people and has all power that is not denied it by the organic law, whereas, the executive and judicial are grants of power and have no authority except that conferred by the constitution. This is the statement made by Black, and sums up correctly the analysis of our state and federal constitutions as they are written."'-' This statement is probably true as to the state constitutions, but no basic error could be greater than the above statement that congress "has all power that is not denied it by the organic law," when applied to the federal constitution. The states were thirteen years old when the federal government was born, and the states. or the people, created the federal government by delegating to it certain authority belonging to the state and its people, retaining in the state, and its people, all the remaining powers and authority which it then had. Nothing in the science of our government is more firmly established than that the United States is a government of delegated...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776003
  • 9781236776006