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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | J |  Judiciary, U.S.


Tuesday, 29 January, A.M. and P.M. [Ratification by the States 7:1815]


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– civil cases will suffer under [1 reference]

– Congress can create inferior courts [13 references]

– power of Congress over is too extensive [1 reference]

– Constitution does not protect against being dragged hundreds of miles for trial [2 references]

– courts can alter the original intent [1 reference]

– danger from [8 references]

– danger from Congress setting procedure for [1 reference]

– defense of [2 references]

– denial it will be oppressive [4 references]

– described as “the mainspring of the whole Machinery” [1 reference]

– expensive [2 references]

– will give rise to expensive law suits [1 reference]

– will be terribly costly to get justice in criminal cases [1 reference]

– will try federal cases unprotected by a clause guaranteeing freedom of the press [1 reference]

– will hear cases where states are defendants [1 reference]

– for good behavior praised [2 references]

– and power to issue writs of habeas corpus [2 references]

– impeachment power is only thing that makes it a check on power [1 reference]

– removable only by impeachment forbad behavior [1 reference]

– importance of [2 references]

– independence of [3 references]

– judges should be prohibited from sitting in Congress [2 references]

– many lawyers will be appointed to [1 reference]

– and Mass. Constitutional Convention delegation split over jury trial in [1 reference]

– debated in Mass. Convention [2 references]

– necessity of [3 references]

– number of judicial cases would expand because of appeals to [1 reference]

– objection to [1 reference]

– does not represent any particular branch of people [1 reference]

– will oppress the poor [3 references]

– denial that appeal to a distant federal court will cause problem for poor [1 reference]

– praise of crimes being tried in state where committed [1 reference]

– praised as honest and just men [1 reference]

– fixed salaries give independence to [2 references]

– satire on collection of taxes due from the states [1 reference]

– will rule that federal laws have violated state constitutions [1 reference]

– state judiciaries will be destroyed by [6 references]

– state judiciaries will not be destroyed by [5 references]

– and relationship to state judiciaries [1 reference]

– support for limited [1 reference]

– too far off [1 reference]

– trial of vicinage not guaranteed under Constitution [2 references]

– and venue for criminal cases [1 reference]

– will be extensive [2 references]

– and appointment of judges [1 reference + 3 subentries]

– and Confederation Congress [4 subentries]

– and indictment by a grand jury [5 subentries]

– jurisdiction of [19 subentries]

– and Supreme Court [9 subentries]

See Also

See also Admiralty law

See also Common law

See also Great Britain: legal and judicial system of

See also Judicial review

See also Judiciaries, state

See also Jury trials

See also Law of nations

See also Separation of powers

See also States, impact of Constitution upon