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In the later eighteenth century there had been some periodicals devoted to literary criticism, but they were mere unauthoritative booksellers' organs, and it was left for the new reviews to inaugurate literary journalism of the modern serious type.
That the several States composing, the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes--delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.
Other instances of Scribner's carelessness abound, resulting in what former Hemingway Review Editor Susan Beegel calls "the unauthoritative text.
249) Any attempt by federal courts to impose their own preferences about the content of state law would violate Erie by replacing an authoritative source of law with an unauthoritative source.
Information that does not show the sources consulted should be considered unauthoritative.
Jefferson was protesting the Alien and Sedition Acts passed by Congress when he wrote "whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.
87) Moreover, it should not be objected that when a smrti text is contradicted by a sruti text that has a general sphere of applicability, it becomes unauthoritative, because there is really no contradiction between them, as these texts have different spheres of applicability: one is general and one is specific.
The act of writing is henceforth dispossessed, powerless, and unauthoritative.
it will consequently follow that if the clauses themselves, so far as they set up an assumed, usurped authority over posterity forever, are unauthoritative, and in their nature null and void, that all [Burke's] voluminous inferences and declamation drawn therefrom .
7) As the Kentucky resolution of December 10, 1798, affirms, the United States is a compact in which certain precise powers are delegated but with each state reserving "the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.
The Kentucky Resolutions, written in protest of the Alien and Sedition Acts, insisted, "whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.
If a right arises at common law, the authority for it will be a judicial decision in typically narrow terms, obiter and unauthoritative in so far as it goes beyond the facts under review; English statutes also make every effort to avoid appearing to grant a broadly stated right, and even when a right is indubitably conferred, the judges are there to state that the legislature has at the same time impliedly restricted it.