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Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Constitution’

No Way to Treat a Judge

The current impeachment of Judge G. Thomas Porteous of New Orleans is reopening old wounds of mine.  My critique of the Senate process of trying impeachments by committee is up at Huffington Post.  Having been through one of these Senate trials by committee, and having closely watched another, I am convinced they shortchange everyone involved,…

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James Wilson's Draft

I have been tickled by the recent identification of records of James Wilson at the Historical Society of Pennsvlvania as an early draft of the Constitution prepared during the Constitutional Convention in the Summer of 1787.  I think the find is slightly less electrifying than the initial ballyhoo suggests, but it’s still a great thing. …

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