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Article 3, Section 2, Clause 1



Document 70

James Madison to James Monroe

27 Dec. 1817Writings 8:406--7

These considerations remind me of the attempts in the Convention to vest in the Judiciary Dept. a qualified negative on Legislative bills. Such a Controul, restricted to Constitutional points, besides giving greater stability & system to the rules of expounding the Instrument, would have precluded the question of a Judiciary annulment of Legislative Acts.


The Founders' Constitution
Volume 4, Article 3, Section 2, Clause 1, Document 70
http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/a3_2_1s70.html
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The Writings of James Madison. Edited by Gaillard Hunt. 9 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900--1910. See also: Federalist

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