Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fearfulness and the Evolution of “Principles”

George Anastaplo I.              The early history of the United States had been such that Abraham Lincoln could insist, in the 1850s, that the Founders of the Country had believed that matters had been so … Continue reading

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IN RE George Anastaplo: Miscellaneous Comments

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 December 22, 1978, from George Anastaplo to the Chief … Continue reading

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On the Enduring Consequences of Tyranny–In Modern Greece and in Contemporary America

George Anastaplo   I. I have recently had occasion to review, several decades afterwards, materials of mine discussing the rule in Greece by a cabal of Colonels between 1967 and 1974. Those officers made their ill-fated move to seize power … Continue reading

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On the Proper Reach of the First Amendment

George Anastaplo   A letter to editors, February 16, 2010 The recent United States Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case seems to permit business corporations and labor unions to spend as lavishly as they wish in our political campaigns. Critics … Continue reading

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Human Being and Citizen: Selections

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On Trial: Selections

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One Citizen’s Use of the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD (1970-1996)

George Anastaplo . . . George Anastaplo, whom I have known for almost forty years, would be the classic American individualist–except he deeply respects manners, locality, and community. His extremism may lie in his devotion to the virtue of moderation. … Continue reading

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