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James Iredell: Revolutionist, Constitutionalist, Jurist

Willis P. Whichard

in North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651200
eISBN:
9781469651224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651200.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This essay examines the public career of James Iredell, who was probably Revolutionary-era North Carolina’s most influential propagandist. His first published essay, which appeared in September 1773, ... More


1793: The Supreme Court and the Metaphysics of Sovereignty

in A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677231
eISBN:
9780226677224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677224.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Supreme Court's first great constitutional decision, indeed its first important decision of any sort, was also its first great misstep. On February 18, 1793, the Court held in Chisholm v. Georgia ... More


Conclusion To Govern Ourselves in a Certain Manner

in Constitutional Conscience: The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677255
eISBN:
9780226677309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677309.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Supreme Court's first great constitutional decision, Chisholm v. Georgia, was also its first great public relations disaster. Chisholm held that Article III authorized the Court to exercise ... More


What is the Point of Preambles (in Contrast to the Rest of a Constitution)?

Sanford Levinson

in Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890750
eISBN:
9780190260088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890750.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter asks why so many drafters of constitutions believe that it is essential to include preambles. It first considers the legal status of constitutional preambles, including the Preamble to ... More


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