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SIGNING OF BILLS,

by officers of legislature, 186.

by the governor, 186.
SLANDER
general rules of liability for, 528–531.

(See LIBERTY OF SPEECH AND OF THE Press.)
SLAVERY,

former state of, in England, 363.
causes of its disappearance, 363–365.
in Scotland, 366.
in America, 366, 367.
now probibited, 13.

servitude in punishment of crime, 366.
SLAVE CONTRACTS,

enforcement of, 350, n.
SOLDIERS,

quartering of, in private houses prohibited, 378.
municipal bounties to, 274–281.
military suffrage laws, 755, n.

jealousy of standing armies, 433.
SOUTH CAROLINA,

revenue bills to originate in lower house, 160, n.
title of act to embrace the object, 172, n.
right of jury to determine the law in cases of libel, 399, n.
protection of person and property by law of the land, 436,
liberty of speech and of the press in, 521, n.
religious tests for office in, 583, n.
private property not to be taken without compensation, 703, n.

exclusions from suffrage in, 753.
SOVEREIGN POWERS,

separation of, 44, 107, 110, 117.

cannot be granted away, 151, 251, 341-346.
SOVEREIGN STATE,

what it is, 1.

American States not strictly such, 7–9.
SOVEREIGNTY,

definition of, 1.
territorial and other limits of, 2.
in America, rests in people, 36, 751.
division of powers of, in American system, 2, 51.
legislature not to bargain away, 151, 152, 341-346.
exercise of, by the people, 751.

(See ELECTIONS.)
SPECIAL JURISDICTION,

courts of, 508.
SPECIAL LAWS,

forbidden in certain States where general can be made applicable, 133,

134 n., 155, n., 156, n.
due process of law does not always forbid, 487-198.
for sale of lands, &c., 115-129.

SPECIAL PRIVILEGES,

strict construction of, 487-498.
SPECIAL SESSIONS OF LEGISLATURE,

calling of, by the governor, 160, 189.
SPEECH, FREEDOM OF,

(See LIBERTY OF SPEECH AND OF THE Press.)
SPEECHES,

of legislators, publication of, 569-572.
SPEED,

upon public highways, regulation of, 734, 741.
SPEEDY TRIAL,

right of accused parties to, 382.
SPIRIT OF THE CONSTITUTION,

must be found in the words employed, 87, 88.

laws in supposed violation of, 208.
STALLIONS,

prohibition of standing of, in public places, 749.
STAMP,

defence to contract based on the want of, may be taken away, 471.
cannot be required on process of State courts, 603.

upon contracts, 603, n.
STAMP ACT CONGRESS,

wbat led to, 7.
STANDING ARMIES,

jealousy of, 433.
STANDING MUTE,

of accused party, proceeding in case of, 382.
STAR CHAMBER,

court of, 423.
STATE,

definition of, 1.
sovereign, what is, 1.
distinguished from nation, 1.

limits to jurisdiction of, 2.
STATE BUILDINGS,

local taxation for, 261, n., 284, n.
STATE CONSTITUTIONS,

in existence when United States Constitution was formed, 28.
pre-existing laws, common and statutory, 28-33, 35, n.

ordinance of 1787, 34, n.

colonial charters, 35.
how modified when not containing provisions berefor, 36.
theory that the people are sovereign, 36.
general rules for modification of, 38–47.
right of people of territories to form, 38.
right to amend, rests in people as an organized body politie, 39.
will of the people must be expressed under forms of law, 39.
conventions to amend or revise, 41.
Jimitations by Constitution of the United States on power to amend, 41.
protection of personal rights by, 42, 44, 45.

STATE CONSTITUTIONS, continued.

unjust provisions, &c., must be enforced, 43.
what is generally to be expected in, 43.
are not the origin of individual rights, 45.
are presumed to have been drafted with care, 72.
are successors of English charters of liberty, 73.
construction of, 48.

(See CONSTRUCTION OF STATE CONSTITUTIOXS.)
STATE COURTS,

removal of causes from, to United States courts, 15.
to decide finally questions of State law, 16.
protection to personal liberty by, 361, n., 426.

(See COURTS.)
STATE INDEBTEDNESS,

prohibition of, will not prevent indebtedness by municipal corporations,

270, 271.
STATEMENT

of defendant in criminal case, right to make, and effect of, 384-393.
STATES ATTORNEY,

fairness required of, 415.
STATES OF THE UNION,

in what sense sovereign, 7.
always subject to a common government, 10.
suits between, in Federal courts, 14.
division of powers between, and the nation, 2.
not suable by individuals, 14.
powers prohibited to, 19–22, 24.
faith to be given to public records of, 22.
privileges and immunities of citizens of, 19, 22, 606, 607.
agreements of, are inviolable, 334.

compacts between, are inviolable, 335.
STATUS,
of marriage, control of, by legislature, 132.

(See DIVORCE.)
STATUTES,

adopted from other States, construction of, 64.")
directory and mandatory, 89-93.
enactment of, 158-193.

constitutional requirements must be observed, 158, 159.
common parliamentary law as affecting, 159.
the two houses must act separately, 159, 160.
to proceed in their own way in collecting information, 163, 164.
journals of houses as evidence, 164, 165.
introduction of bills, 167–170.
three several readings of bills, 96, 97, 170.
yeas and nays, entry of, 171.
wbat sufficient vote on passage, 171.
title of bill, formerly no part of it, 172.
constitutional provisions requiring object to be expressed, 97, 98.
these provisions mandatory, 182.

STATUTES, continued.

evil to be remedied thereby, 173-175.
particularity required in stating object, 175.
“ other purposes," ineffectual words in, 177.
examples as to what can be held embraced in, 177, 178.
effect if more than one object embraced, 179, 180.

effect where act broader than title, 181, 182.
amendatory, 183–186.

requirement that act amended be set forth at length, 184.

this not applicable to amendments by implication, 185.
repeal of, at same session of their passage, 186.

by unconstitutional act, 224.
approval of, by the governor,

186-188.
passage of, at special sessions, 189.
when to take effect, 190–193.
publication of, 192, 193.
presumed validity of, 203, 208-210, 221-224.
power of courts to declare their unconstitutionality, 194, 205.

not to be exercised by bare quorum, 197.
nor unless decision on the very point necessary, 198.
nor on complaint of party not interested, 199.
nor solely because of unjust provisions, 200–204.
nor because violating fundamental principles, 205–207.
nor because opposed to spirit of Constitution, 208–214.

nor in any doubtful case, 220–225.
may be unconstitutional in part, 214–219.

instances of, 217, 218.
constitutional objection to, may be waived, 219.
motives in passage of, not to be inquired into, 225–227.
consequence when invalid, 227.
whether jury may pass upon, 415, n.
retrospective, 460-479.
construction of, to be such as to give effect, 223.

presumption against conflict with Constitution, 223, 224.
to be prospective, 461.

contemporary and practical, 81–86.
ex post facto, 323–332.

(See Ex Post Facto Laws.)
violating obligation of contracts, 333–361.

(See ObligaTION OF CONTRACTS.)
unequal and partial, 489-498.
of limitation, 453–156.

of Parliament, how far in force in America, 30–33.
STATUTORY LIENS,

whether they may be taken away, 351, n.
STATUTORY PRIVILEGES,

are not vested rights, 479.

strict construction of, 487-498.
STAY LAWS,

law taking from mortgagees right to possession invalid as to existing

mortgages, 355, 356.

STAY LAWS, – continued.

law extending time of redemption of lands previously sold is void, 356.
law shortening redemption void, 356.
stay of execution on existing demands for unreasonable or indefinite time

is void, 357.
STOCK IN CORPORATIONS,

municipal subscriptions to, 144, 260-272.

when liable for debts cannot be released by legislative act, 358.
STREETS,

power of cities, &c., to change grade of, 252.
power to control, 253.
special assessments for grading and paving, 628–634.
assessment of labor upon, 637.
exercise of right of eminent domain for, 664.

and for materials for constructing, 654.

when owner of land to receive compensation, 703.
appropriation of, for railways, 681–694.

police regulations for use of, 734.
STRICT CONSTRUCTION,

of laws in derogation of common law, 74, n.
of charters, 235, 495.
of statutes granting special privileges, 487–498.
of statutes requiring gratuitous services, 493.

of statutes taking property for public use, 658, 659.
SUBJECT OF STATUTE,

required in some States to be stated in title, 172-183.
SUBMITTING LAWS TO POPULAR VOTE,

whether it is a delegation of legislative power, 141-152.
authorities generally do not allow, 145.
corporate charters, &c., may be submitted, 143, 230.

and questions of divisions of towns, &c., 144.

and questions of local subscriptions to improvements, 144.
SUBSCRIPTIONS,

to internal improvements by municipal corporations, 144, 262-272.
submitting questions of, to corporation is not delegating legislative power,

144.

power of taxation to provide for, cannot be taken away, 358.
SUCCESSION TO THE CROWN,

power of Parliament to change, 105.
SUFFRAGE,

right of, in forming new constitutions, 36, 38, 44.
restrictions upon, to be construed strictly, 494.
constitutional qualifications for, not to be added to by legislature, 78.
who to exercise generally, 752.
regulation of right of, 756-758.
right of not conferred on women by the new amendments, 13.

(See ELECTIONS.)
SUIT,
notification of, by publication, 505.

(See Action.)

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