"What is a Constitution? It is the form of government, delineated by the mighty hand of the people, in which certain first principles of fundamental law are established. The Constitution is certain and fixed; it contains the permanent will of the people, and is the supreme law of the land; it is paramount to the power of the Legislature, and can be revoked or altered only by the authority that made it."
(1745-1806) New Jersey statesman, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 2nd governor of New Jersey (1790-1793)
VanHorne's Lessee v. Dorrance, 1795