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Seite 131 - The best-laid schemes o' mice and men, Gang aft a-gley, And lea'e us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy. Still thou art blest, compared wi...
Seite 20 - That the Supreme Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all controversies of a civil nature, where a state is a party, except between a state and its citizens; and except also between a state and citizens of other states, or aliens, in which latter case it shall have original but not exclusive jurisdiction.
Seite 24 - To the Constitution of the United States the term sovereign is totally unknown. There is but one place where it could have been used with propriety. But even in that place it would not, perhaps, have comported with the delicacy of those who ordained and established that Constitution. They might have announced themselves sovereign people of the United States; but serenely conscious of the fact, they avoided the ostentatious declaration.
Seite 26 - As a judge of this court, I know, and can decide upon the knowledge, that the citizens of Georgia, when they acted upon the large scale of the union, as a part of the "People of the United States," did not surrender the supreme or sovereign power to that state; but, as to the purposes of the union, retained it to themselves. As to the purposes of the union, therefore, Georgia is not a sovereign state.
Seite 11 - If we take an extended and accurate view of it. we shall find the streams of power running in different directions, in different dimensions, and at different heights — watering, adorning, and fertilizing, the fields and meadows through which their courses are led ; but if we trace them, we shall discover that they all originally flow from one abundant fountain. In this Constitution, all authority is derived from the people.
Seite 219 - Penn, his heirs and assignes all that tract or parte of land in America, with all the Islands therein conteyned, as the same is bounded on the East by Delaware River, from twelve miles distance...
Seite 9 - For the more convenient management of the general interests of the United States, delegates shall be annually appointed in such manner as the legislature of each State shall direct, to meet in Congress...
Seite 24 - One of the parties to it is a State: certainly respectable, claiming to be sovereign. The question to be determined is, whether this State, so respectable and whose claim soars so high, is amenable to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the United States. This question, important in itself, will depend on others, more important still ; and may, perhaps, be ultimately resolved into one, no less radical than this — 'do the People of the United States form a Nation ?' " He examined it first by...
Seite 14 - The judiciary of the United States is so constructed and extended as to absorb and destroy the judiciaries of the several States; thereby rendering law as tedious, intricate and expensive, and justice as unattainable by a great part of the community, as in England, and enabling the rich to oppress and ruin the poor.