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The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and Current Understanding

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ISBN 10: 0813912970 / ISBN 13: 9780813912974
Published by Univ of Virginia Pr 1991-06-01, 1991
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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0813912970 Hardcover book that is a former library item. This book has typical library markings. Little wear to the book. no dust jacket. The text is clean throughout The binding is a bit loose. Fast shipping!. Bookseller Inventory # JF687093

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Title: The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and ...

Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr 1991-06-01

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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This collection of essays offers a comprehensive amendment-by-amendment, clause-by-clause account of the Bill of Rights' recent transmutation. The essays are based on the assumption that to understand the Bill of Rights today, one must both understand the original meaning of the amendments and explore the history, theory and practice behind those amendments. The book suggests that the provisions of the Bill of Rights have been subjected to greater interpretative revision by the Supreme Court than other parts of the Constitution. It should be of interest not only to lawyers and law and political science students, but to anyone with an interest in the ongoing interpretation of the Bill of Rights.

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Eugene W. Hickock, Jr. is Associate Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College and Adjunct Professor of law at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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