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Stop, Look and Lament: Jeremy Bentham Explains the Texture of the Bill of Rights
2 Our Constitutional Logic 495 (2012)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
Words, phrases and sentences devoted to if … then … or provided that or but or as will not cue restraints, which enhance or diminish the force of commands and permissions, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, prohibitions, in the Early Constitution. Bentham and Madison are surveyed to mine an explanation for variance in texture of the Bill of Rights (1789) as opposed to the Philadelphia Constitution (1787) and the two amendments (1795, 1804) which complete the Corrective Constitution.
Keywords
  • rules-in-inventory,
  • rules-made-just-in-time
Publication Date
August, 2012
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "Stop, Look and Lament: Jeremy Bentham Explains the Texture of the Bill of Rights" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 495 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/63/