Monthly Archives: September 2011

Crosskey, Anastaplo and Meiklejohn on the United States Constitution

Malcolm P. Sharp*   THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL RECORD Spring 1973, pages 3-18 I. Alexander Meiklejohn, George Anastaplo and William W. Crosskey have made contributions to an understanding of the Constitution which are not adequately appreciated or understood. As … Continue reading

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LAURENCE BERNS (1928-2011) [September 24, 2011]

In Memoriam George Anastaplo             Some of the sentiments appropriate for a memorial service were delivered by me in remarks made on the day of Laurence Berns’s funeral in March. Those remarks, which may be found on the Internetwordpress website collecting … Continue reading

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LAURENCE BERNS (1928-2011) [March 7, 2011]

George Anastaplo How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves and the best part. -Alexander Pope (1732) Prologue It happens that an old friend is being … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH AND THE GREEK TRAGEDIES

George Anastaplo I.             A spectacular victory by the Greeks over an invading army of the Superpower of the day is recalled in Aeschylus’ Persians. All of this play’s action on stage is in the court of the Persian King. … Continue reading

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A RECORD OF A TAXI-CAB RIDE IN CHICAGO WITH JUSTICE JOSEPH E. DAILY OF THE SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS

November 1, 1955 as found in George Anastaplo, THE CONSTITUTIONALIST: NOTES ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT (1971, 2005), pages 337-40 The conversation recorded below took place on November 5, 1955, thirteen months after I had failed in the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH: LESSONS OF AN INSTRUCTIVE DECADE

George Anastaplo   Part One:    The Past I began, on September 12, 2001, a series of public observations about our responses to the monstrous assaults the day before, in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The opening days of … Continue reading

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SETH G. BENARDETE (1930-2001)

George Anastaplo This is the first opportunity I have had to speak publicly on the campus of this University since the death, on November 14, 2001, of Seth Benardete, perhaps the most distinguished graduate of the Committee on Social Thought, … Continue reading

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