And making this concession, I affirm that (with the sole exception of duties on imports and exports) they would, under the plan of the convention, retain that authority in the most absolute and unqualified sense; and that an attempt on the part of the national government to abridge them in the exercise of it, would be a violent assumption of power, unwarranted by any article or clause of its Constitution.
These three cases of exclusive jurisdiction in the federal government may be exemplified by the following instances: The last clause but one in the eighth section of the first article provides expressly that Congress shall exercise "EXCLUSIVE LEGISLATION" over the district to be appropriated as the seat of government.
There is plainly no expression in the granting clause which makes that power EXCLUSIVE in the Union.
He might see a reason for his friend's strange preference or bondage (call it which you please) and even for the startling clause
of the will.
And I desire that my said sister may be informed, by means of a true copy of this, the third and last clause
of my Will, that I give the Diamond to her daughter Rachel, in token of my free forgiveness of the injury which her conduct towards me has been the means of inflicting on my reputation in my lifetime; and especially in proof that I pardon, as becomes a dying man, the insult offered to me as an officer and a gentleman, when her servant, by her orders, closed the door of her house against me, on the occasion of her daughter's birthday.
His objections, in general, proved to be of the most trifling and technical kind, until he came to the clause relating to the twenty thousand pounds.
I maintain the clause to which you object, exactly as it stands.
I wrote by that day's post, and put the case before him exactly as it stood, not only urging every argument I could think of to induce him to maintain the clause as I had drawn it, but stating to him plainly the mercenary motive which was at the bottom of the opposition to my settlement of the twenty thousand pounds.
You maintain your note on the clause, then, to the letter?
The latter clauses
of these special instructions he addressed to the fire, as he gave it back the ashes he had taken from it, and replaced the shovel.
The court suggested the willingness of certain courts to enforce forum selection clauses
against affiliates of signatories in appropriate circumstances deterred evasion of such clauses
by the parties.
Reinsurers should protect their ability to handle claims through the use of effective claims-control clauses