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What Oaths Meant To The Framers’ Generation: A Preliminary Sketch, Stephen M. Sheppard Jan 2009

What Oaths Meant To The Framers’ Generation: A Preliminary Sketch, Stephen M. Sheppard

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Scholars raise the perennial questions of the role of the oaths, and the degree to which the oaths signal some religious commitment by the Framers, or whether one can see in them any expectation for a religious leadership of the nation. The general position of Geoffrey Stone is that the Constitution enshrines no significant religious expectations. The criticism of historian Seth Tillman is that reading the whole of the text, the oaths clause and other provisions signal at least some reference to God, and the response of Robert Blomquist is to suggest that while this perhaps is true, it must ...


A Hartman Hotz Symposium: Intelligence, Law, And Democracy, Lord Robin Butler, William Howard Taft Iv, Alberto Mora, Stephen M. Sheppard Jan 2008

A Hartman Hotz Symposium: Intelligence, Law, And Democracy, Lord Robin Butler, William Howard Taft Iv, Alberto Mora, Stephen M. Sheppard

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Following the attacks of 2001, the United States has been confronted with great challenges in its efforts to protect its soil, its people, and its interests. Perhaps none have been as challenging as the extent to which the President and other officials may act without oversight in their acquisition of intelligence and use of that information. Many novel practices have had repercussions across the globe as well as in Arkansas: the long-term detention of both foreign nationals and American citizens without judicial review; the use of brutal enhanced interrogation procedures on those detained; the trial of prisoners by military commissions ...


One View To Add To The Many, Bill Piatt Jan 2002

One View To Add To The Many, Bill Piatt

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The United States offers its citizens the opportunity to participate in the legal and political system through which it governs. The Constitution ensures that its citizens may engage, participate, and represent the body politics in government and the application of its laws. The recent attacks on America and the failure of the immigration system in monitoring its applicants has resulted in more restrictive immigration laws and policy.

The country’s legal education system must continue to improve its efforts in diversifying the nation’s law schools. More minorities should be represented as students, professors, and deans. Accomplishing a more diversified ...


Another Such Victory--Term Limits, Section 2 Of The Fourteenth Amendment, And The Right To Representation, Mark R. Killenbeck, Stephen M. Sheppard Jan 1994

Another Such Victory--Term Limits, Section 2 Of The Fourteenth Amendment, And The Right To Representation, Mark R. Killenbeck, Stephen M. Sheppard

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The State Interest In The Good Citizen: Constitutional Balance Between The Citizen And The Perfectionist State, Stephen M. Sheppard Jan 1994

The State Interest In The Good Citizen: Constitutional Balance Between The Citizen And The Perfectionist State, Stephen M. Sheppard

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