New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

We the People: Government's powers limited by constitution

 

October 12, 2020



All civics classes should begin with the first principle of American Constitutionalism: Government has only that power granted to it by the Constitution. As Justice Hugo Black stated in Reid v. Covert in 1957, “The United States is entirely a creature of the Constitution. Its power and authority have no other source. It can only act in accordance with all the limitations imposed by the Cons...



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