Beyond the Constitution

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Princeton University Press, Sep 28, 1992 - Philosophy - 288 pages

Hadley Arkes argues that it is necessary to move "beyond the Constitution," to the principles that stood antecedent to the text, if we are to understand the text and apply the Constitution to the cases that arise every day in our law.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Reasoning Spirit of the Constitution
21
Moving Beyond the Text
40
On the Dangers of a Bill of Rights Restating the Federalist Argument
58
Life among the Clauses
81
The Sweep of Civil Rights and the Maze of Federalism
112
On the Art of Incorporating Rights
150
Incriminations Self and Others
173
Neonates and Reprobates The Reach of a Government Competent to Its Ends
206
NOTES
249
INDEX
273
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