The law does not expect a man to be prepared to defend every act of his life which may be suddenly and without notice alleged against him.
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.
It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
. . . a constitution, intended toendure for ages to come, andconsequently, to be adapted to thevarious crises of human affairs.
The Constitution is colorblind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.
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