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It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.
-- Marbury v Madison, 1803

A constitution is framed for ages to come, and is designed to approach immortality as nearly as human institutions can approach it. Its course cannot always be tranquil.
-- Cohens v Virginia, 1821

Let the end be legitimate, let it be within the scope of the constitution, and all means which are appropriate, which are plainly adapted to that end, which are not prohibited, but consist with the letter and spirit of the constitution, are constitutional.
-- McCullough v Maryland, 1819

Never forget that it is a constitution we are expounding.
-- McCullough v Maryland, 1819

The people made the Constitution, and the can unmake it. It is the creature of their own will, and lives only by their will.
-- Cohens v Virginia, 1821
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