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Happy Constitution Day!

September 17 is Constitution Day, a day we celebrate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.  As a researcher, I’m drawn to thinking about the history and the sources surrounding important documents like the Constitution.  If you’re ever interested in examining these sources, you’re in luck.  The Law Library houses a [...]

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Constitution Day in the Library

Happy Constitution Day!  Constitution Day often takes on a different meaning for those that begin studying the law on a regular basis.  As might be expected, scholars are writing about the Constitution on a regular basis and the Law Library actively collects books on the subject.  One of the ways to see some of the [...]

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Chief Justice Durham and Constitution Day

Saturday, September 17 is Constitution Day, which celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.  To celebrate Constitution Day, BYU will be hosting the Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 pm in the Gordon B. Hinckley Center Assembly Hall.  Her lecture is titled, “American Constitutional [...]

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The President’s Unconstitutional Treatymaking

Professor David Moore has recently posted his newest article, The President’s Unconstitutional Treatymaking, to SSRN.  The article is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review.  For more of Professor Moore’s scholarship see his SSRN page.

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Ratification of the Constitution

Each year we celebrate Constitution Day to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. It took, however, until 1791 for the Constitution to be ratified by the States. This is a period constitutional researchers should be cognizant of and the law library has recently acquired an electronic resource to help with [...]

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Constitution Day 2010

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The law school will be holding a Supreme Court Review panel at 1pm with several former Supreme Court clerks, most of which are BYU law professors. Also, tonight and tomorrow, the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics will be holding [...]

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Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926

This summer the law library purchased the third installment of the Making of Modern Law Series, Primary Sources, 1620-1926.  This digital historical collection contains published records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, state codes, city charters, law dictionaries, digests, and more.  This collection is full-text searchable with documents available in pdf format.  [...]

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Judge McConnell Stepping Down

The Blog of LegalTimes is reporting that Judge Michael McConnell is stepping down from his position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to become the director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. (Court announcement here.) Judge McConnell visited the law school last year giving a very interesting lecture [...]

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Constitution Day 2008

Today, September 17th, is Constitution Day — an important day for all U.S. citizens, especially lawyers or lawyers-in-training. Check out some of these links to celebrate your Constitution Day: Constitution of the United States — National Archives Creating the United States Constitution — Library of Congress Constitution Day Resources — Library of Congress Interactive Constitution [...]

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Patrick Henry

Judge McConnell gave a very interesting and insightful lecture today on “Patrick Henry and the Deepest Meaning of the Constitution.” I learned much about this overlooked founding father, who Judge McConnell called the “greatest orator” of the founding generation. Much of what Judge McConnell said about Patrick Henry was based on speeches Henry made in [...]

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