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" In the legislature, the people are a check upon the nobility, and the nobility a check upon the people; by the mutual privilege of rejecting what the other has resolved: while the king is a check upon both, which preserves the executive power from encroachments.... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books - Page 155
by Sir William Blackstone - 1791
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To Chain the Dog of War: The War Power of Congress in History and Law

Francis Dunham Wormuth, Edwin Brown Firmage - Law - 1989 - 361 pages
...privilege of rejecting what the other has resolved: while the king is a check upon both, which preserves the executive power from encroachments. And this very executive power is again checked and kept within bounds by the two houses, through the privilege they have of inquiring into, impeaching and punishing...
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Re-reading the Constitution: New Narratives in the Political History of ...

James Vernon, Vernon James - History - 1996 - 262 pages
...the Nobility, and the Nobility a check upon the People ... while the King is a check upon both ... And this very executive power is again checked and kept within due bounds by the two Houses.' 70 Far from being an enhancement of liberty, the 'unconstitutional ascendancy ... aimed at...
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The Capacity to Judge: Public Opinion and Deliberative Democracy in Upper ...

Jeffrey L. McNairn - History - 2000 - 460 pages
...the sovereign is a check upon both, which preserve the executive power from encroachments. And this executive power is again checked, and kept within due bounds by the two houses ... Thus every branch of our civil polity supports and is supported, regulates and is regu3...
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The First American Constitutions: Republican Ideology and the Making of the ...

Willi Paul Adams - Political Science - 2001 - 378 pages
...privilege of rejecting what the other has resolved: while the king is a check upon both, which preserves the executive power from encroachments. And this very...again checked and kept within due bounds by the two houses, through the privilege they have of enquiring into, impeaching, and punishing the conduct (not...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

William Blackstone, Sir William Blackstone - Droit - 2002
...nobility a check upon the people ; by the mutual privilege of rejecting what the other has refolved : while the king is a check upon both, which preferves...checked, and kept within due bounds by the two houfes, p SxHa — tribvnh flibis fua Ugt ityuriat feciftJae ptteftmttm adtmtt, auxilii ftrendt reli* £mi...
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James Madison and the Future of Limited Government

John Samples, John Curtis Samples - Political Science - 2002 - 246 pages
...and the nobility a check upon the people; . . . while the king is a check upon both, which preserves the executive power from encroachments. And this very...again checked, and kept within due bounds by the two houses. . . . Like three distinct powers in mechanics, they jointly impel the machine of government...
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The Politics of Liberty in England and Revolutionary America

Lee Ward - History - 2004 - 459 pages
...nobility, and the nobility a check upon the people,... while the king is a check upon both, which preserves the executive power from encroachments. And this very...executive power is again checked and kept within due bonds by the two houses Thus every branch of our polity supports and is supported, regulates and is...
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Cobbett's Political Register VOL.XXI From January to June,1812

Cobbett's Political Register VOL.XXI From January to June,1812 - 1812
..." in, indeed, consists the " of the English " the parts of it " a check upon both, which preserves the " executive power from encroachments. " And this..." checked and kept within due bounds by " the two Houses, through the privilege " they have of impeaching and punishing " evil counsellors. Thus every...
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Essays in Law and History

Sir William Searle Holdsworth, Arthur Lehman Goodhart, Harold Greville Hanbury - Law - 1995 - 302 pages
...privilege of rejecting what the other has resolved; while the king is a check upon both, which preserves the executive power from encroachments. And this very...again checked and kept within due bounds by the two houses, through the privilege they have of inquiring into, impeaching, and punishing the conduct (not...
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