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Men and Women of Goodwill

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/9780226677309.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

On the last page of his 1982 book After Virtue, the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre summed up his argument that Western society has become morally incoherent by drawing a parallel between the present ... More


1808–1809: A Forgotten Crossroads in Constitutional History

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/9780226677224.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The twelve-month period beginning in May 1808 was one of the most important in the entire history of American constitutional law. Three men made decisions, in each case a personally difficult ... More


Living with Originalism

Lawrence B. Solum

in Constitutional Originalism: A Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447938
eISBN:
9780801460630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447938.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter comments on Robert Bennett's critique of originalism, especially the latter's claim that the original meaning of the Constitution cannot constrain constitutional decision making. Bennett ... More


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