Congress or the Supreme Court: Which Shall Rule America?

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THE CONSTITUTION, CONGRESS AND THE SUPREME COURT*

"The powers of the Legislature are defined and limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken or forgotten, the Constitution is written."--Chief justice Marshall.

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"This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof and the treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby."--The U. S. Constitution.

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"The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and established."--U. S. Constitution.

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"I beg to know upon what principle it can be contended that any one department draws from the Constitution greater powers than another in marking out the limits of the powers of the several departments. Nothing has yet been offered to invalidate the doctrines that the meaning of the Constitution may as well be

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Quotations from the speeches and writings of leaders in the development of the United Statesand prominent foreign officials.

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