By Kathleen Manning, Jerry Crow
First dubbed San Benito after which "Spanishtown," part Moon Bay is a coastside city with an extended and fascinating tale. Many are aware of it for its wonderful common atmosphere, old fashioned downtown structure, and cozy surroundings, yet no longer many of us be aware of that this city used to be the 1st to be demonstrated in San Mateo County because of 1840s land can provide to early Spanish settlers. remoted at the coast for a time, it turned domestic to Mexican, Chilean, Italian, Portuguese, and different cultures after the 1850s, whilst roads eventually reached over the mountains. in the course of the twentieth century, a wide selection of companies thrived the following, as humans arrived via highway, water, or even railroad. Farms, church buildings, colleges, companies, and houses sprang up, and the city modernized, notwithstanding today's part Moon Bay appears very like it did a hundred years in the past.
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In such cases, the constitution is a rule to the courts. But what I have in view in this inquiry, is the supposed right of the judiciary, to interfere, in cases where the constitution is to be carried into eﬀect through the instrumentality of the legislature, and where that organ must necessarily ﬁrst decide on the constitutionality of its own act. The oath to support the constitution is not peculiar to the judges, but is taken indiscriminately by every oﬃcer of the government, and is designed Marbury v.
Maryland, 1819 after the courts have upheld their convictions (as Thomas Jefferson did). Departmentalism is more controversial in other settings. Suppose one president signs a statute that his successor believes to be unconstitutional. Can the president simply refuse to enforce the statute—even if Congress remains convinced that the statute is constitutional? That is a formula for serious tension between the president and Congress. Most presidents have asserted the departmentalist position in this setting, but have been cautious about how aggressively to pursue it.
The truth is, that citizenship, under the Constitution of the United States, is not dependent on the possession of any particular political or even of all civil rights; and any attempt so to deﬁne it must lead to error. To what citizens the elective franchise shall be conﬁded, is a question to be determined by each State, in accordance with its own views of the necessities or expediencies of its condition. What civil rights shall be enjoyed by its citizens, and whether all shall enjoy the same, or how they may be gained or lost, are to be determined in the same way.
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