Treaties and Executive Agreements: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of ... 85-1, on S. J. Res. 3, ... June 25, 1957

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Էջ 29 - The constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, and, like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it. If the former part of the alternative be true, then a legislative act contrary to the constitution is not law; if the latter part be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts on the part of the people to limit a power in its own nature illimitable.
Էջ 24 - ... anticipate a question of constitutional law in advance of the necessity of deciding it; the other never to formulate a rule of constitutional law broader than is required by the precise facts to which it is to be applied.
Էջ 445 - Acts of Congress are the supreme law of the land only when made in pursuance of the Constitution, while treaties are declared to be so when made under the authority of the United States. It is open to question whether the authority of the United States means more than the formal acts prescribed to make the convention.
Էջ 55 - For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do ? Why, for instance, should it be said, that the liberty of the press shall not be restrained, when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed...
Էջ 32 - If the State having the primary right decides not to exercise jurisdiction, it shall notify the authorities of the other State as soon as practicable. The authorities of the State having the primary right shall give sympathetic consideration to a request from the authorities of the other State for a waiver of its right in cases where the other State considers such waiver to be of particular importance".
Էջ 164 - All retainers to the camp and all persons accompanying or serving with the armies of the United States without the territorial jurisdiction of the United States...
Էջ 143 - China having expressed a strong desire to reform her judicial system and to bring it into accord with that of Western nations, Great Britain...
Էջ 55 - ... for claiming that power. They might urge with a semblance of reason that the Constitution ought not to be charged with the absurdity of providing against the abuse of an authority which was not given, and that the provision against restraining the liberty of the press afforded a clear implication that a power to prescribe proper regulations concerning it was intended to be vested in the national government.
Էջ 345 - A provision of a treaty which conflicts with any provision of this Constitution shall not be of any force or effect.
Էջ 30 - Thus, the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void; and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument.

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