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The Permanent Constitution

Hamburger, Philip

Did the framers and ratifiers of the U. S. Constitution think that change in American society would require change in the Constitution? Framers and ratifiers tended to assume that constitutions should, by their nature, be permanent. Federalists and Anti-Federalists, however, differed on what they meant by this and that is what this essay explores.

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Sesquicentennial essays of the faculty of Columbia Law School : 1858-2008 : 150 years of excellence in legal education
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Columbia Law School

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Law
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October 8, 2015