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"This chapter will argue that the framers’ dual legacy in the area of civil liberties has cast a long historical shadow. Since the early republic, Americans have invoked constitutional civil liberties provisions to challenge customary forms of authority. Yet establishing the abstract legitimacy of one's claim – that it comports with a particular conception of religious liberty or the freedom of speech, for example – has typically been insufficient to prevail in the courts."

ISBN

9781316148488

Publication Date

2-2018

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, NY

Disciplines

American Politics | Constitutional Law | Cultural History | Other American Studies | Other History | Other Political Science | Political History | Public History | Social History | United States History

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In Karen Orren and John W. Compton (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the United States Constitution. Dr. Compton's chapter begins on page 72.

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Cambridge University Press

Civil Liberties and the Dual Legacy of the Founding

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