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Reflections on life, death, and the constitution

Author: George Anastaplo
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009.
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The role of law in government has been increasingly scrutinized as courts struggle with controversial topics such as assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, and torture. Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution explores such issues by using classical standards of morality as a starting point for understanding them. Drawing on works of literature and philosophy, and on U.S. Supreme Court  Read more...
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Anastaplo, George, 1925-
Reflections on life, death, and the constitution.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009
(DLC) 2009010796
(OCoLC)261177648
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Anastaplo
ISBN: 9780813173276 0813173272
OCLC Number: 753968755
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 299 pages)
Contents: On understanding others --
Life and not-life in Thucydides' Funeral oration --
Death and resurrection in Euripides' Bacchae --
Resurrection and death in Everyman --
John Milton and the limits of the Garden of Eden --
Human morality and the Declaration of Independence --
Time and the Constitution --
Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the modern project --
Public health and private consciences --
The Flag Salute Cases (1940, 1943) --
Conscientious objectors and military conscription --
Obliteration bombing, civilian casualties, and the laws of war --
Do all somehow aim at the good? --
Shakespeare's Hamlet and the elusiveness of the good --
Unconventional religious duties and the good life --
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) and the prevention of conception --
Roe v. Wade (1973) and the law of abortion --
Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) and the persistence of the abortion issue --
Capital punishment and the United States Supreme Court --
Capital punishment reconsidered --
Nancy Cruzan and "The right to die" --
Washington v. Glucksberg (1997) and assisted suicide --
The legislation of morality and the problem of pain --
Evolution and the law --
Life and death in Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address --
The unseemly fearfulness of our time.
Responsibility: George Anastaplo.

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