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Page 327 - ... of no limitation not imposed by itself. Any restriction upon it, deriving validity from an external source, would imply a diminution of its sovereignty to the extent of the restriction, and an investment of that sovereignty to the same extent in that power which could impose such restriction. All exceptions, therefore, to the full and complete power of a nation within its own territories, must be traced up to the consent of the nation itself. They can flow from no other legitimate source.
Page 327 - The jurisdiction of the nation, within its own territory, is necessarily exclusive and absolute ; it is susceptible of no limitation not imposed by Itself. Any restriction upon it, deriving validity from an external source, would imply a diminution of its sovereignty, to the extent of the restriction, and an investment of that aovereignty. to the same extent, In that power which could Impose such restriction.
Page 432 - For this reason that convention, which passed the ordinance of government, laid its foundation on this basis, that the legislative, executive and judiciary departments should be separate and distinct, so that no person should exercise the powers of more than one of them at the same time.
Page 239 - States and of the islands aforesaid, for the purpose of drying their nets and curing their fish ; provided that in so doing they do not interfere with the rights of private property or with the fishermen of the United States, in the peaceable use of any part of the said coasts in their occupancy for the same purpose.
Page 309 - ... saving to suitors, in all cases, the right of a common law remedy, where the common law is competent to give it...
Page 432 - ... be effectual; because in that case, they may put their proceedings into the form of an act of assembly, which will render them obligatory on the other branches. They have accordingly, in many instances decided rights, which should have been left to judiciary controversy ; and the direction of the executive, during the whole time of their session, is becoming habitual and familiar.
Page 261 - States and of the said islands, without being restricted to any distance from the shore, with permission to land upon the said coasts of the United States and of the islands aforesaid, for the purpose of drying their nets and curing their fish...
Page 371 - That if any person or persons whatsoever, shall, on the high seas, commit the crime of piracy, as defined by the law of nations...