Usage examples for unconstitutional

  1. This latter arrangement is, however, a departure from the ordinary rule in the Siemships, and is regarded as unconstitutional. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  2. He did not think it would be legal to put the burglary charge ahead of the bigamy charge, but if the judge so ordered he would submit, notwithstanding his conviction that it would be unconstitutional. – Yollop by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. No measure has been passed for the benefit of the country, for the prosecution of this war, for the defense of your rights and mine, but has been assailed by gentlemen on the opposite side of this House with the argument that the whole thing was unconstitutional. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  4. In the following year he became involved in the acrimonious struggle over the Jay Treaty with Great Britain, and both in the Legislature and before meetings of citizens defended the treaty so aggressively that its opponents were finally forced to abandon their contention that it was unconstitutional and to content themselves with a simple denial that it was expedient. – John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Edward S. Corwin
  5. The act was held to be unconstitutional because the legislature could not exceed the scope of the authority conferred upon it. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  6. Then it also contained provisions which were unconstitutional and unsuited to accomplish the desired end. – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey
  7. What was constitutional one day was unconstitutional the next. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  8. The more I perceive a disposition to check the freedom of inquiry by extravagant and unconstitutional pretences, the firmer shall be the tone in which I shall assert, and the freer the manner in which I shall exercise it. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  9. There they came into several resolves in favor of liberty; one of them, that the rule or order of the tutors was unconstitutional. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  10. Were that the case an income tax would be constitutional, and a tariff between the states and some territory owned and controlled by our government would be unconstitutional. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  11. This was unsuccessful, though not on the ground that the act was unconstitutional but because one Elijah Drake, who brought the action, was not connected with the University and was not, therefore, privileged to sue for the writ. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  12. Mr. Webster took the New England position that there was no general power, and having so declared in this speech of 1820, he then went on to show that protection could only come as incidental to revenue, and that, even in this way, it became unconstitutional when the incident was turned into the principle and when protection and not revenue was the object of the duties. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  13. That these grants, however prodigal, were strictly legal, was tacitly admitted by the Estates of the Realm, when, in 1689, they recounted and condemned the unconstitutional acts of the kings of the House of Stuart. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  14. He believed laws had been passed for party purposes that were unconstitutional. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  15. If judges really made new law, particularly if they made it consciously, it would be more than " aristocratic"- it would be simply tyrannical, and, of course, be unconstitutional as well as being an interference with the legislative branch of government. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  16. Of the twenty- one acts of Congress thus declared unconstitutional, the decisions as to all but two were rendered after 1830; of the State statutes all but twenty- six. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  17. But he was too wise a man to believe that a nation so bold and stubborn, could be brought back to the Church of Rome by the violent and unconstitutional exercise of royal authority. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  18. But it is hardly possible to believe that the managers of the prince's case could have been kept in total ignorance up to the last moment of the fact that forty- five Tories were determined to regard the interference of Parliament as unconstitutional, and to abstain from taking part in the division. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  19. But this precise thing can be done in an increasing number of States, although it has been held unconstitutional in the courts of one or two of the far Western States, and has even yet not been decided by the Supreme Court of the United States as to the powers of the Federal government. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson