Common Sense Justice for the Nation's Capital: An Examination of Proposals to Give D.C. Residents Direct Representation : Hearing Before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, June 23, 2004
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Strana 115 - No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.
Strana 79 - I might say of the world, by virtue of its general supremacy. Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted, and its proceedings be interrupted with impunity, but a dependence of the members of the general government on the state comprehending the seat of the government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the national councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonourable to the government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the confederacy.
Strana 69 - ARTICLE XX Every person having legal capacity is entitled to participate in the government of his country, directly or through his representatives, and to take part in popular elections, which shall be by secret ballot, and shall be honest, periodic and free.
Strana 252 - No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of Twenty five years, and been seven years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not when elected be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Strana 119 - ... challenge or disagree with the decision of Chief Justice Marshall that the District of Columbia is not a state for such purposes. It was careful to avoid conflict with that decision by basing the new legislation on powers that had not been relied upon by the First Congress in passing the Act of 1789. The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives recommended the Act of April 20, 1940, as "a rea582 Opinion of JACKSON, J. sonable exercise of the constitutional power of Congress, to legislate...
Strana 120 - States, the fact remains that the District of Columbia is not a State...
Strana 69 - II. All persons are equal before the law and have the rights and duties established in this Declaration, without distinction as to race, sex, language, creed or any other factor.
Strana 108 - The district courts shall have original jurisdiction . . . of all suits of a civil nature, at common law or in equity, . . . where the matter in controversy exOpinion of the Court.
Strana 124 - many courts have found a contradiction between the democratic ideals upon which this country was founded and the exclusion of District residents from Congressional representation. All, however, have concluded that it is the Constitution and judicial precedent that create the contradiction.