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Document Type

Presentation

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This Article is the text of a speech given by Chief Justice Rehnquist in celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. The Article explores the history of the Constitution in light of the political environment of the time. Similar documents which existed in certain European countries at this time are compared and contrasted to the Constitution. The focal point of the comparison is an illumination of the importance of the Constitution's provision for an independent judiciary--the unique mechanism by which the rights of individuals are enforced.

First Page

1

Last Page

8

Publication Date

11-1-1988

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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