reserved powers of the state


reserved powers of the state
Powers which are not delegated to the Federal Government or prohibited to the states by the United States Constitution. United States v Darby, 312 US 100, 85 L Ed 609, 61 S Ct 451, 132 ALR 1430. Powers which proceed, not from the people of America, but from the people of the several states, remaining the same after, as before the acceptance of the United States Constitution, except as they may be abridged by that instrument. United States v Appalachian Electric Power Co. 311 US 377, 85 L Ed 243, 61 S Ct 291, reh den 312 US 712, 85 L Ed 1143, 61 S Ct 548.

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