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To Secure the Liberty of the People
James Madison's Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court's Interptetation
Eric T. Kasper
“This is a significant work of scholarship that makes a number of unique and important contributions. The description of how Madison understood the interconnections among the Bill of Rights’ provisions is especially valuable. This book has something new to offer even to readers already familiar with Madison’s writings.”—James H. Read, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
As the notoriously reluctant author of the Bill of Rights, James Madison has had a profound influence on the American government and legal system. This original study examines Madison’s writings and speeches to explain his views of human nature and his political philosophy. Politicians, scholars, and even Supreme Court justices often look to Madison’s broader body of work for guidance when interpreting the Bill of Rights. Here, Kasper presents an unusually thorough explanation of Madison’s vision of the Bill of Rights in the context of his complete body of political thought.
(2010) 311 pp.
Eric T. Kasper is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County. In addition to his Ph.D. in political science, Kasper holds a J.D. and is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association.
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