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The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution: A Lawyers' Guide to Contemporary Historical Scholarship
(Constitutional Commentary, 1988)
In the past twenty years, historians have greatly enriched our knowledge of the eighteenth-century ideas that underlie the Constitution. Much of this scholarship has been devoted to rediscovery of eighteenth century ...
Two Hundred Years Ago Today
(Law and Inequality, 1988)
There is a tendency in the bicentennial year-and especially this week-to idealize the events of 1787. We tend to presume that the men who wrote the Constitution were near-perfect demigods, who crafted a brilliant and ...
The Founders' Unwritten Constitution
(University of Chicago Law Review, 1987)
In seeking to understand and interpret our written Constitution, judges and scholars have often focused on two related issues: how did the founding generation understand the Constitution they created, and to what extent ...
Separation of Powers: Asking a Different Question
(Williamn and Mary Law Review, 1989)
What I find most intriguing about Professor Casper's essay1 is its historical description of the founders' attitude not so much toward "separation of powers," but toward separation of powers "questions." In other words, I ...