Monthly Archives: June 2013

Abner J. Mikva, A Life of Service

 George Anastaplo Abner J. Mikva was a member of our University of Chicago Law School Class of 1951, a class distinguished for its political prodigies. It included Robert Bork (before he was recalled to military duty during the Korean War), Ramsey … Continue reading

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IN RE: George Anastaplo: Miscellaneous Comments about the Career of George Anastaplo, Three Decades after the Unexpected Beginning (in November 1950) of His Illinois Bar Admission Challenge

I.          A letter of Decenber 22, 1978, from George Anastaplo to the Chief Justice, The Supreme Court of Illinois (with a list of enclosures) II.         A letter, of January 9, 1979, from Senator Daniel Moynihan to George Anastaplo III.       Toni … Continue reading

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Excerpts from George Anastaplo’s Manuscript, FURTHER THOUGHTS ON ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A DISCOURSE ON CHANCE AND PUBLIC LIFE

Harry V. Jaffa, Foreword for George Anastaplo, Further Thoughts on Abraham Lincoln: A Discourse an Chance  and Public Life (2013): We listen, as invisible auditors, to the Lincoln’s as they ride in the carriage taking them to Ford’s Theater, the … Continue reading

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May Not Whatever We May Truly Have Be “Forever”? Some Tentative Speculations

George Anastaplo One can routinely hear–say, at physics colloquia–casual references to “The Beginnings of the Universe.” This is most commonly heard these days in connection with the events and consequences of “the Big Bang” (of some fourteen billions years ago). … Continue reading

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Letter to Editors, January 24, 2007

   

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George Anastaplo, Published Books and Potential Books (as of Summer of 2013)

1. The Constitutionalist: Notes on the First Amendment (Southern Methodist University Press, 1971)          [See, also, Item 15] 2. Human Being and Citizen:   Essays on Virtue, Freedom, and the Common Good (Swallow Press, Ohio University Press, 1975) … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, A Lawyer-President

George Anastaplo I. The last memorable remarks made by Abraham Lincoln, before his Inauguration on March 4, 1861, were on George Washington’s Birthday, February 22, 1861. Those remarks—his last of note in public as a lawyer-politician—began at Independence Hall in … Continue reading

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