The Roman empire and the British empire in India. The extension of Roman and English law throughout the world. Flexible and rigid constitutions. The action of centripetal and centrifugal forces on political constitutions. Primitive Iceland. The Constitution of the United States as seen in the past. Two South African constitutions. The constitution of the commonwealth of Australia
Clarendon Press, 1901
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Stran 362 - of the federal system to the great area of the Union, where 'society will be broken into so many parts, interests, and classes of citizens, that the rights of individuals or of the minority will be in little danger from interested combinations of the majority
Stran 514 - no alteration diminishing the proportionate representation of any State in either House of the Parliament, or the minimum number of representatives of a State in the House of Representatives, or increasing, diminishing or otherwise altering the limits of the State, shall become law unless the majority of the electors voting in that State approve the proposed law
Stran 483 - which their local opinion did not approve. Section 107 provides that— ' Every power of the Parliament of a Colony which has become or becomes a State shall, unless it is by this Constitution exclusively vested in the Parliament of the Commonwealth or withdrawn from the Parliament of the State, continue as at the establishment of the Commonwealth, or as at the admission or establishment of the State
Stran 363 - measures of our past administration ; that he is crafty and persevering in his objects; that he is not scrupulous about the means of success, nor very mindful of truth ; and that he is a contemptible hypocrite. But, &c.' (Letter to James A. Bayard, Jan.
Stran 374 - the condition of France, and then proceeds to tell us that in America he went to seek the type of democracy—democracy pure and simple—in its normal shape. 'J'avoue que dans l'Amérique, j'ai vu plus que l'Amérique; j'y ai cherché une image de la démocratie ellemême, de ses penchants, de son caractère, de ses préjugés, de ses passions.
Stran 358 - 3. The Senate will become an oligarchy. Sitting for six years, and not directly elected by the people, it ' must gradually acquire a dangerous pre-eminence in the government, and finally transform it into a tyrannical aristocracy
Stran 374 - j'ai vu plus que l'Amérique; j'y ai cherché une image de la démocratie ellemême, de ses penchants, de son caractère, de ses préjugés, de ses passions.' Like Plato in the Republic, he begins by imagining that there exists somewhere a type or pattern of democracy, and as the American Republic comes
Stran 43 - Finance was the standing difficulty of the Roman as it is of the Anglo-Indian administrator. Indeed, the Roman Empire may be said to have perished from want of revenue. Heavy taxation, and possibly the exhaustion of the soil, led to the abandonment of farms, reducing the rent derivable from the land. The terrible
Stran 114 - 1 In Lithuania the rule was that where no express provision could be found governing a case, recourse should be had to 'the Christian laws.' Speaking generally, one may say that it was by and with Christianity that Roman law made its way in the countries to the east of Germany and to the north of the Eastern Empire.
Stran 336 - of Western Iceland. By Snorri's advice Kjartan and seven others with him went to the hall door and formally summoned Thorodd and his companions for trespassing within the house and causing men's deaths. Then they named a Door-Court (Dyradómr) and set forth the suits, following all the regular procedure as at a