Congressional Representation for the District of Columbia: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Eighty-seventh Congress, Second Session, on S.J. Res. 181; Proposed Amendments to the Constitution Concerning Representation of the District of Columbia in Congress. May 23 and 25, 1962

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Seite 54 - I know, also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times.
Seite 59 - The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State...
Seite 73 - And, perhaps, the safest rule of interpretation, after all, will be found to be to look to the nature and objects of the particular powers, duties and rights, with all the lights and aids of contemporary history; and to give to the words of each just such operation and force, consistent with their legitimate meaning, as may fairly secure and attain the ends proposed.
Seite 59 - A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by...
Seite 59 - ... (two-thirds of each House concurring therein). That The following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress: "Article "Section 1.
Seite 61 - The first election shall be held at such time and places, and be conducted in such manner as the Governor shall appoint and direct; and at all subsequent elections the times, places, and manner of holding the elections shall be prescribed by law. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be declared by the Governor to be duly elected, and a certificate thereof shall be given accordingly.
Seite 66 - Delegates in organizing territories and providing for election of Delegates. In the act of May 7, 1906, in providing for a delegate from the Territory of Alaska it was specified that "such Delegate shall at the time of his election have been for seven years a citizen of the United States and shall be an inhabitant and qualified voter of the District of Alaska, and shall be not less than twenty-five years of age.
Seite 39 - Morris moved to annex a further proviso — "that no State, without its consent shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate" This motion being dictated by the circulating murmurs of the small States was agreed to without debate, no one opposing it, or on the question, saying no.
Seite 21 - The extent of this federal district is sufficiently circumscribed to satisfy every jealousy of an opposite nature. And as it is to be appropriated to this use with the consent of the State ceding it; as the State will no doubt provide in the compact for the rights and the consent of the citizens inhabiting it; as the inhabitants will find sufficient inducements of interest to become willing parties to the cession; as they will have had their voice...
Seite 21 - ... will no doubt provide in the compact for the rights, and the consent of the citizens inhabiting it ; as the inhabitants will find sufficient inducements of interest, to become willing parties to the cession ; as they will have had their voice in the election of the government...

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