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Unpublished Paper
THE INFLUENCE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON THE SUPREME COURT’S INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES OF LIBERTY AND EQUALITY
ExpressO (2010)
  • Wilson Huhn, University of Akron School of Law
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that the Supreme Court has embraced Abraham Lincoln’s transcendent understanding of the principles of liberty and equality – transcendent in the sense that these principles are considered to be timeless, universal, and morally binding. The article briefly summarizes the Transcendental Movement, sets forth Lincoln’s understanding of liberty and equality, and describes how, in the modern era, the Supreme Court has “constantly approximated” the principles that Lincoln believed that this country is dedicated to.

Disciplines
Publication Date
March 9, 2010
Citation Information
Wilson Huhn. "THE INFLUENCE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON THE SUPREME COURT’S INTERPRETATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES OF LIBERTY AND EQUALITY" ExpressO (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wilson_huhn/57/