The Constitution in Congress: The Federalist Period, 1789-1801

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In the most thorough examination to date, David P. Currie analyzes from a legal perspective the work of the first six congresses and of the executive branch during the Federalist era, with a view to its significance for constitutional interpretation. He concludes that the original understanding of the Constitution was forged not so much in the courts as in the legislative and executive branches, an argument of crucial importance for scholars in constitutional law, history, and government. "David Currie is the first and in ...

The Constitution in Congress: The Federalist Period, 1789-1801 1999, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226131153

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The Constitution in Congress: The Federalist Period, 1789-1801 1997, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226131146

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