A Treatise on American Citizenship by John Sergeant WiseA Treatise on American Citizenship by John Sergeant Wise

A Treatise on American Citizenship

byJohn Sergeant Wise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of leRisla-"Apportionment is an operation on States, and involves valua-tive privi-tions and assessments which are arbitrary, and should not be resorted to but in case of necessity. Uniformity is an instant operation on individuals, without the intervention of assessments, or any regard to States, and is at once easy, certain, and efficacious." Per Peterson, J., in Hylton v. U. S., (1798) 3 Dall. (U. S.) 180. (1895) 157 U. S. 429, 158 U. S. 601. chapter to secure to the representative the utmost degree of--freedom in the discharge of his public duties. A similar provision will be found in the constitutions of most of the States concerning their State legislators, and the provision was adopted from the privileges accorded to members of the British Parliament. As to the nature and extent of the privilege, the case of Kilbourn v. Thompson'1 will be found instructive. Mr. Justice Story in his Commentaries on the Constitution (Sec. 866) refers to it as a "great and vital privilege." Of the Immunity of the Citizen from State Interference with the Regulation of Commerce with Foreign Nations, and among the Several States and with the Indian Tribes (Immunity 11 above). This exclusive power of regulating commerce _ _, Wfl the States. by" was conferred upon Congress for a reason. It was the offspring of many short-sighted, vexatious, and discriminating regulations imposed by the States upon vessels from other States entering their ports, while they retained the power to legislate on the subject under the Articles of Confederation. The transfer of the subject to exclusive Federal control was made deliberately after these embarrassing experiences. Nearly a hundred years ago the Supreme Court declared that it was doubtful whether any of the evils of weakness...
Title:A Treatise on American CitizenshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217154867

ISBN - 13:9780217154864

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