No precedent, no English statute, could stand against the Constitution.
A statute, in 1791, expressly forbade the whipping of female vagrants.
They were referred to in the "Statute of Labourers," passed in the year 1349.
There is no statute which compels a man to take an estate against his will.
In 1891 a bill was presented to enfranchise women by statute.
There was ...