The Bill of Rights and the Politics of Interpretation ePub download
by Robert S. Peck
- ISBN: 0314908811
- ISBN13: 978-0314908810
- ePub: 1378 kb | FB2: 1718 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Rules & Procedures
- Publisher: West Group; 1St Edition edition (July 1, 1991)
- Pages: 371
- Rating: 4.7/5
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The Bill of Rights was strongly influenced by the Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason. Federalists argued that the Constitution did not need a bill of rights, because the people and the states kept any powers not given to the federal government. Other precursors include English documents such as the Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, the English Bill of Rights, and the Massachusetts Body of Liberties. Anti-Federalists held that a bill of rights was necessary to safeguard individual liberty. Madison, then a member of the . House of Representatives, altered the Constitution’s text where he thought appropriate.
The United States Bill of Rights comprises the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
The United States Bill of Rights comprises the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
The Bill of Rights-the first ten amendments to the . Differing interpretations of the amendment have fueled a long-running debate over gun control legislation and the.
The Bill of Rights-the first ten amendments to the . Constitution protecting the rights of . citizens-were ratified on December 15, 1791. The First Amendment to the . Constitution protects the freedom of speech, religion and the press. It also protects the right to peaceful protest and to petition the government. The amendment was adopted in 1791 along with nine other amendments that make up the Bill of Rights.
The Bill of Rights originally protected citizens only from the national government. The broad interpretation of this clause has also caused considerable controversy. The Constitution as a living document. For example, although the Constitution prohibited the establishment of an official religion at the national level, the official state-supported religion of Massachusetts was Congregationalism until 1833. Thus, individual citizens had to look to state constitutions for protection of their rights against state governments. Twenty-seven amendments have been added to the Constitution since 1789.
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The Bill of Rights 1689 is a landmark Act in the constitutional law of England that sets out certain basic civil rights and clarifies who would be next to inherit the Crown. It received the Royal Assent on 16 December 1689 and is a restatement in statutory form of the Declaration of Right presented by the Convention Parliament to William III and Mary II in February 1689, inviting them to become joint sovereigns of England
offers a number of striking arguments and claims, many of them original and convincing. is especially valuable as an exercise in intellectual history. -Cass R. Sunstein, The New Republic. Students of constitutional law, history and interpretation will want to read this book. The argumentation is thoughtful, precise, and provocative. The dominant thesis of the book is that the Bill of Rights when passed in 1791 was as much to protect states from the federal government as it was to keep individual liberties intact.
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