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

The fundamental, inalienable rights and privileges set forth in the Bill of Rights represent the very foundations of American liberty. The Complete Bill of Rights is a documentary record of the process by which these rights and privileges were defined and recorded as law.

Neil H. Cogan incorporates all pertinent materials from the debate on the ratification of the

Overview

The fundamental, inalienable rights and privileges set forth in the Bill of Rights represent the very foundations of American liberty. The Complete Bill of Rights is a documentary record of the process by which these rights and privileges were defined and recorded as law.

Neil H. Cogan incorporates all pertinent materials from the debate on the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Arranged in chronological order, the work presents each clause in its finished form, and traces its development from its origins. Cogan presents every draft of the text and every documentary source, including State convention proposals and State, colonial, and English constitutional texts, and sources in caselaw and treatises. He includes data from diaries and correspondence, pamphlets and newspapers, as well as the Congressional debates. He publishes, for the first time, each version of the drafts from the manuscript collections of the National Archives and Library of Congress. The result is the most detailed and useful record of the debate over the Bill of Rights available.

Including the correspondence of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams among many others who debated the issues that the Supreme Court considers law today, The Complete Bill of Rights is the first and only comprehensive collection of texts essential to understanding the Bill of Rights. Organized in an accessible and practical manner, it is an invaluable tool for law students, judges, lawyers, and law clerks, as well as scholars of the law, history, and political science.

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

Chapter 1: Amendment I - Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses
Chapter 2: Amendment I - Free Speech and Free Press Clauses
Chapter 3: Amendment I - Assembly and Petition Clauses
Chapter 4: Amendment II - Keep and Bear Arms Clause
Chapter 5: Amendment III - Quartering Soldiers Clause
Chapter 6: Amendment IV - Search and Seizure Clause
Chapter 7: Amendment V - Grand Jury Clause
Chapter 8: Amendment V - Double Jeopardy Clause
Chapter 9: Amendment V - Self-Incrimination Clause
Chapter 10: Amendment V - Due Process Clause
Chapter 11: Amendment V - Takings Clause
Chapter 12: Amendment VI - Criminal Trial Clauses
Chapter 13: Amendment VII - Civil Jury Trial Clauses
Chapter 14: Amendment VIII - Bail/Punishment Clauses
Chapter 15: Amendment IX - Unenumerated Rights Clause
Chapter 16: Amendment X - Reservation of Powers Clause
Chapter 17: Article I, Section 9, Clause 2 - Habeas Corpus Clause
Chapter 18: Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 - Privileges and Immunities Clause

Appendix: Bill of Rights

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