Title 44, U.S. Code--proposals for Revision: Hearings Before the Committee on Rules and Administration, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session ... April 24, May 8, and May 22, 1997

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1997 - 434 páginas
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Página 296 - For it is quite evident that one who holds his office only during the pleasure of another, cannot be depended upon to maintain an attitude of independence against the latter's will.
Página 42 - A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.
Página 252 - ... it is essential to the due administration of the government that the boundaries fixed by the constitution between the different departments should be preserved; a just regard to the constitution, and to the duty of my office, under all the circumstances of this case, forbid a compliance with your request.
Página 135 - Printing shall have power to adopt such measures as may be deemed necessary to remedy any neglect or delay in the execution of the public printing...
Página 250 - While the Constitution diffuses power the better to secure liberty, it also contemplates that practice will integrate the dispersed powers into a workable government. It enjoins upon its branches separateness but interdependence, autonomy but reciprocity.
Página 265 - an employment,' it does not follow that every employment is an office. A man may certainly be employed under a contract, express or implied, to do an act, or perform a service, without becoming an officer.
Página 249 - ... This policy of supplying, by opposite and rival interests, the defect of better motives, might be traced through the whole system of human affairs, private as well as public. We see it particularly displayed in all the subordinate distributions of power, where the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check on the other; that the private interest of every individual may be a sentinel over the public rights.
Página 257 - His meaning, as his own words import, and still more conclusively as illustrated by the example in his eye, can amount to no more than this, that where the whole power of one department is exercised by the same hands which possess the whole power of another department, the fundamental principles of a free constitution are subverted.
Página 174 - Id. The 65th Congress provided for only one exception to the rigid rule that all printing must be performed by the GPO: "such classes of work as shall be deemed by the Joint Committee on Printing to be urgent or necessary to have done elsewhere than in the District of Columbia for the exclusive use of any field service outside of said District.
Página 174 - July 1, 1919, all printing, binding, and blank-book work for Congress, the Executive Office, the judiciary, and every executive department. independent office, and establishment of the Government, shall be done at the Government Printing Office, except...

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