Stop, Look and Lament: Jeremy Bentham Explains the Texture of the Bill of Rights2 Our Constitutional Logic 495 (2012)
AbstractWords, 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.
Publication DateAugust, 2012
Citation InformationPeter J. Aschenbrenner. "Stop, Look and Lament: Jeremy Bentham Explains the Texture of the Bill of Rights" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 495 (2012)
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