United States Constitutional Law. State Constitutions. Statutory Construction

United States Constitutional Law. State Constitutions. Statutory Construction

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...republican in form, implies a right on the part of its citizens to meet peaceably for consultation in respect to public affairs and to petition for a redress of grievances."' No attempt has ever been made to restrict the right of petition in this country except during the controversy over slavery, when several efforts were made to prevent petitions on the question of slavery from being considered by Congress." SEoTIoN 83. BEARING ARMS. The second amendment is as follows: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infring." Citizens of the United States, however, have no right to-associate together to drill or parade with arms, independent of any act of Congress or of a State legislature authorizing them so to do_" Compare this amendment with the seventh section of the English Bill of Rights, (1689): "That the subjects that are Protestants may have arms for their defense suitable for their conditions, and as allowed by law." Blackstone says that this right of the subject to carry arms proper for his defence, "is a public allowance under due restrictions, of the natural right of resistance and self preservation, when the sanction of society and laws are found insufficient to restrain the violence of apprehension. ' ' SEoTIoN 84. QUARTERING or SOLD1ERs. By the third amendment it is provided, that: --"No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law." The forerunner of this amendment is to be found in the Petition of Rights, (1628). Among the grievances there complained of...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753348
  • 9781236753342