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Epilogue

David J. Bodenhamer.

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

August 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law; Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 763 words.

The United States does not operate today under the Constitution ratified in 1788 or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the...

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Equality

David J. Bodenhamer.

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

August 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law; Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 4398 words.

Equality was not an explicit core value of the Constitution, nor was it a basic condition of republican governments. The framers, living in a world based on class distinctions, rejected...

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Federalism

David J. Bodenhamer.

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

August 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law; Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 3818 words.

Federalism, the division of power between state and central governments, was the most novel doctrine to emerge from the Constitutional Convention. ‘Federalism’ explains how it embraced a...

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fideicommissum

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — History of Law.

(‘trust’) Since Roman law required testators to set aside a fixed portion of their estate for their children, a fideicommissum addressed to the heir entreated him to grant the testator’s ...

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Franciscus Accursius

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — History of Law.

(c.1185–1263).

Italian professor and glossator of civil law (doctor legum), born in Bagnolo near Florence and died in Bologna, Accursius came from a peasant family. He studied...

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Gerard Noodt

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — History of Law.

(1647–1725).

Gerard Noodt was born in Nijmegen (Guelders), the fifth child of Peter Noodt and his wife Gijsbertje Biesman. As his father was the administrator of various civic and...

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graphē paranomōn

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Classical Studies.

In Athens was a prosecution for the offence of proposing a decree or law which was contrary to an existing law in form or content. As soon as the accuser made a sworn statement that he...

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“In a Democracy We Should Distribute the Lawyers”: The Campaign for a Federal Legal Service, 1933--1945

Daniel R Ernst.

in American Journal of Legal History

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Legal and Constitutional History; Constitutional and Administrative Law; History of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 30451 words.

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To build its many unprecedented bureaucracies, the American New Deal heavily relied upon recent graduates of elite law schools, in a break with prior...

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Irnerius

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(c.1055–d. in or after 1125) Legist, teacher, glossator.

Possibly of German origin, Irnerius is often credited with the revived study of Roman law in the early 12th century. He...

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The Lawfulness of Gender Reassignment Surgery

Penney Lewis.

in American Journal of Legal History

March 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Legal and Constitutional History; Constitutional and Administrative Law; History of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 17128 words.

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In the common law world, both the medical and legal professions initially considered gender reassignment surgery to be unlawful when first practised...

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