The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins

The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins

by Neil H. Cogan
     
 

ISBN-10: 019510322X

ISBN-13: 9780195103229

Pub. Date: 10/16/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Incorporating all pertinent materials, Neil H. Cogan devotes a chapter to each clause of the Bill of Rights. He presents each draft of the clause and every textual source, including the state convention proposals; the state, colonial, and English sources; and caselaw and treatises. He includes all the relevant debates in the First Congress and in the constitutional…  See more details below

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Incorporating all pertinent materials, Neil H. Cogan devotes a chapter to each clause of the Bill of Rights. He presents each draft of the clause and every textual source, including the state convention proposals; the state, colonial, and English sources; and caselaw and treatises. He includes all the relevant debates in the First Congress and in the constitutional ratifying conventions, as well as the debate and discussion in the pamphlet literature, letters, and diaries of the time. Cogan has verified the drafts, debates, and proposals against the original manuscripts and newspaper records of the Library of Congress and the National Archives. He has verified the state and colonial sources against original, pre-1789 law books in the outstanding collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia, among other libraries. The result is the most complete and useful record of the Bill of Rights available. The Complete Bill of Rights is especially valuable for judges and lawyers and for scholars and students of law, history, and political science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103229
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/16/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.80(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations of Sources
Preface
Ch. 1Amendment I: Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses1
Ch. 2Amendment I: Free Speech and Free Press Clauses83
Ch. 3Amendment I: Assembly and Petition Clauses129
Ch. 4Amendment II: Keep and Bear Arms Clause169
Ch. 5Amendment III: Quartering Soldiers Clause207
Ch. 6Amendment IV: Search and Seizure Clause223
Ch. 7Amendment V: Grand Jury Clause265
Ch. 8Amendment V: Double Jeopardy Clause297
Ch. 9Amendment V: Self-Incrimination Clause315
Ch. 10Amendment V: Due Process Clause337
Ch. 11Amendment V: Takings Clause361
Ch. 12Amendment VI: Criminal Trial Clauses385
Ch. 13Amendment VII: Civil Jury Trial Clauses493
Ch. 14Amendment VIII: Bail/Punishment Clauses605
Ch. 15Amendment IX: Unenumerated Rights Clause627
Ch. 16Amendment X: Reservation of Powers Clause663
Appendix: Bill of Rights707

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