United States Military Reservations, National Cemeteries, and Military Parks: Title, Jurisdiction, Etc

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916 - 544 pages
 

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Page 515 - All subjects over which the sovereign power of a State extends are objects of taxation ; but those over which it does not extend are, upon the soundest principles, exempt from taxation.
Page 514 - If the states may tax one instrument, employed by the government in the execution of its powers, they may tax any and every other instrument. They may tax the mail; they may tax the mint; they may tax patent rights; they may tax the papers of the customhouse; they may tax judicial process; they may tax all the means employed by the government, to an excess which would defeat all the ends of government. This was not intended by the American people. They did not design to make their government dependent...
Page 256 - States shall have acquired the title to the said land by purchase or grant, and so long as the said lands shall remain the property of the United States, when acquired as aforesaid, and no longer, the same shall be and continue exonerated from all taxes, assessments, and other charges which may be levied or imposed under the authority of this State.
Page 246 - That the consent of the state of Maine is hereby given, in accordance with the seventeenth clause, eighth section, of the first article of the constitution of the United States, to the acquisition by the United States...
Page 515 - The difference is that which always exists, and always must exist, between the action of the whole on a part, and the action of a part on the whole between the laws of a government declared to be supreme, and those of a government which, when in opposition to those laws, is not supreme.
Page 18 - That all that part of the said territory, called Columbia, which lies within the limits of this state, shall be and the same is hereby acknowledged to be forever ceded and relinquished to the congress and government of the United States...
Page 285 - York shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over the said property, so far as that all civil and criminal process which may issue under the laws or authority of the State of New York, may be executed thereon in the same way and manner as if such consent had not been given...
Page 192 - States in and over such lands so far that civil process in all cases, and such criminal process as may issue under the authority of the State...
Page 510 - It is a general rule of public law, recognized and acted upon by the United States, that whenever political jurisdiction and legislative power over any territory are transferred from one nation or sovereign to another, the municipal laws of the country, that is, laws which are intended for the protection of private rights, continue in force until abrogated or changed by the new government or sovereign.
Page 518 - Upon full consideration of this subject, we are of opinion that the United States have such a capacity to enter into contracts. It is in our opinion an incident to the general right of sovereignty; and the United States being a body politic, may within the sphere of the constitutional powers confided to it, and through the instrumentality of the proper department to which those powers are confided, enter into contracts not prohibited by law, and appropriate to the just exercise of those powers...

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