Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation with Spain. Participation by Italy in NATO: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on International Political and Military Affairs of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 14940 ... and H. Con. Res. 651, June 8 and 16, 1976

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976 - Government publications - 124 pages
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Page 77 - IX of the General Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the United States of America and the Republic of Panama...
Page 46 - Our Constitution declares a treaty to be the law of the land. It is consequently to be regarded in courts of justice as equivalent to an act of the legislature, whenever it operates of itself without the aid of any legislative provision.
Page 47 - Senate present concur," the House of Representatives do not claim any agency in making Treaties; but, that when a Treaty stipulates regulations on any of the subjects submitted by the Constitution to the power of Congress, it must depend for its execution, as to such stipulations, on a law or laws to be passed by Congress. And it is the constitutional right and duty of the House of Representatives, in all such cases, to deliberate on the expediency or inexpediency Annals of Congress, 4th Cong., ist...
Page 46 - It would be manifestly contrary to the objectives of those who created the Constitution, as well as those who were responsible for the Bill of Rights - let alone alien to our entire constitutional history and tradition - to construe Article VI as permitting the United States to exercise power under an international agreement without observing constitutional prohibitions.
Page 107 - I have the honor to propose that this note and your Excellency's note in reply...
Page 46 - By the Constitution a treaty is placed on the same footing, and made of like obligation, with an act of legislation. Both are declared by that instrument to be the supreme law of the land, and no superior efficacy is given to either over the other.
Page 99 - Defense; and (13) (A) to consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, settle, and pay, on behalf of the United States, in full satisfaction thereof, any claim for $5,000 or less against the United States for bodily injury, death, or damage to or loss of real or personal property resulting from the conduct...
Page 46 - It need hardly be said that a treaty cannot change the Constitution or be held valid if It be In violation of that instrument. This results from the nature and fundamental principles of our government.
Page 82 - DONE at Washington, this 7th day of September, 1977, in duplicate, in the English and Spanish languages, both texts being equally authentic. For the...
Page 76 - To the Senate of the United States: With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification...

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