"Under our form of government, the legislature is not supreme ... like other departments of government, it can only exercise such powers as have been delegated to it, and when it steps beyond that boundary, its acts, like those of the most humble magistrate in the state who transcends his jurisdiction, are utterly void."
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yep, just one out of many cases describing that if the Constitution doesn't specifically authorize it, it is enforced unlawfully in a de facto state. All compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, and enforced funny money are all utterly void under a rule of law, dejure, representative republic defined by the 1787 Constitution.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    What is Billings v. Hall? I understand the direction of the quote. We need this in our Canadian Government.
     -- QualMan, Alberta; CANADA     
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    President Jackson stated that the judiciary and the house had only opinions and that those opinions had only such merit as was granted by the force of reason. I don't have that word for word...but that was the idea.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Dah or is it duh? As all children know none of the three brances of the Feds are supreme. Even the Supreme Court is not supreme, they are Supreme in interpreting the Constitution but then the only true supreme that is The People can amend and thereby change The Constitution.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Sorry I couldn't wait to get in...
     -- RBESRQ     
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