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Página 35 - When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but to adjourn, to lie on the table, for the previous question, to postpone to a day certain, to commit or amend, to postpone indefinitely ; which several motions shall have precedence in the order in which they are arranged...
Página 48 - The affirmative and negative of the question having been both put and answered, the Speaker declares whether the yeas or nays have it by the sound, if he be himself satisfied, and it stands as the judgment of the House. But if he be not himself satisfied which voice is the greater, or if before any other member comes into the House, or before any new motion...
Página 7 - ... the only weapons by which the minority can defend themselves against similar attempts from those in power are the forms and rules of proceeding which have been adopted as they were found necessary, from time to time, and are become the law of the House, by a strict adherence to which the weaker party can only be protected from those irregularities and abuses which these forms were intended to check and which the wantonness of power is but too often apt to suggest to large and successful majorities.
Página 105 - Manual, shall govern the House in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the Standing Rules and Orders of the House, and the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Página 58 - Some judges have been of opinion that the journals of the House of Commons are no records, but only remembrances. But this is not law. Hob. 110, 111. Lex. Parl. 114, 115. Jour. HC Mar. 17, 1592. Hale. Parl. 105. For the Lords in their House have power of judicature, the Commons in their House have power of judicature...
Página 27 - When a member desires to bring in a bill on any subject, he states to the house in general terms the causes for doing it, and concludes by moving for. leave to bring in a bill entitled, &c.
Página 58 - Inst. 15. As records they are open to every person, and a printed vote of either House is sufficient ground for the other to notice it. Either may appoint a Committee to inspect the journals of the other, and report what has been done by the other in any particular case. 2 Hats. 261. 3 Hats. 27. 30. Eveiy member has a right to see the journals, and to take and publish votes from them.
Página 62 - ... on the information of the King or a private person, because the accused is entitled to a trial by his peers generally; but on accusation by the House of Commons, they may proceed against the delinquent, of whatsoever degree, and whatsoever be the nature of the offense; for there they do not assume to themselves trial at common law.
Página 7 - ... check and control on the actions of the majority, and that they were, in many instances, a shelter and protection to the minority against the attempts of power.
Página 55 - And on another occasion the lords made it an objection that the commons had asked a free conference after they had made resolutions of adhering. It was then affirmed, however, on the part of the commons, that nothing was more parliamentary than to proceed with free conferences after adhering, 3 Hats.