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Foundations of American constitutionalism

Author: David A J Richards
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
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David Richards here argues that the legal interpretation of the US constitution depends on an understanding of the liberal humanist principles which guided the Founders.
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Richards, David A.J.
Foundations of American constitutionalism.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 89003025
(OCoLC)19267715
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A J Richards
ISBN: 9780195363111 0195363116 128052409X 9781280524097
OCLC Number: 252586173
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The founders' interpretive uses of history --
Political legitimacy and constitutional founding --
Interpreting the founders over time --
Interpreting enumerated rights: religious liberty and free speech --
Interpreting enumerated rights: constitutional privacy --
Interpreting equal protection --
Consitutional decadence and educational responsibility.
Responsibility: David A.J. Richards.
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