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

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Stran 370 - 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 1 .' 8. Another source of trouble is disclosed by the rash
Stran 522 - 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 370 - be not perfect, it is at least excellent. It unites in an eminent degree all the advantages the union of which was to be wished for. . . . The process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any one who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite
Stran 491 - 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or becomes a State shall, unless it is by this Constitution exclusively vested in the Parliament of the Commonwealth or withdrawn from the Parliament of the State, continue as at the establishment of the Commonwealth, or as at the admission or establishment of the State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 371 - 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 87 - Siculi hoc iure sunt ut, quod civis cum cive agat, domi certet suis legibus; quod Siculus cum Siculo non eiusdem civitatis, ut de eo praetor iudices sortiatur '; In Verrem, ii. 13, 32.
Stran 477 - of coloured races (especially Chinese, Malays, and Indian coolies). The gain to suitors from the establishment of a High Court to entertain appeals and avoid the expense and delay involved in carrying cases to the Privy Council in England. The probability that money could be borrowed more easily on the credit of
Stran 496 - sect. 2 of the Constitution. But the State Courts remain quite independent in all State matters, and determine the interpretation of the State Constitutions and of all State statutes, nor does any appeal lie from them to the Federal Courts. In Canada this was not thought necessary, so there the same set of Courts
Stran 37 - 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 108 - 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.

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