District of Columbia Representation in Congress: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session on S.J. Res. 65 ... April 17, 27, and 28, 1978
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978 - 405 páginas
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Página 111 - A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State...
Página 294 - In America, the powers of sovereignty are divided between the government of the Union and those of the States. They are each sovereign, with respect to the objects committed to it, and neither sovereign with respect to the objects committed to the other.
Página 309 - President pursuant to section 3 shall be transmitted to the Speaker of the House and President pro tempore of the Senate on the same day.
Página 266 - All citizens of the United States shall have the same right, in every State and Territory, as is enjoyed by white citizens thereof to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property.
Página 125 - The Parliament may make laws for the government of any territory surrendered by any State to and accepted by the Commonwealth, or of any territory placed by the Queen under the authority of and accepted by the Commonwealth...
Página 125 - The seat of Government of the Commonwealth shall be determined by the Parliament, and shall be within territory which shall have been granted to or acquired by the Commonwealth...
Página 131 - ... a municipal legislature for local purposes, derived from their own suffrages, will of course be allowed them...
Página 150 - ... To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square), as may by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the Government of the United States ; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the States, in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings.
Página 3 - English language. 1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives 2 of the United States of America in...
Página 294 - It was incumbent on the convention, therefore, to define and establish this right in the Constitution. To have left it open for the occasional regulation of the Congress would have been improper for the reason just mentioned. To have submitted it to the legislative discretion of the states would have been improper for the same reason, and for the additional reason that it would have rendered too dependent on the state governments that branch of the Federal government which ought to be dependent on...