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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 ...