Blogs tagged "rule of law"

Celebrate the Bill of Rights

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Why do we have a Bill of Rights? What difference does it make?A brief historyIn the summer of 1787, as the delegates to the Constitutional Convention debated how to establish a system of government that would secure the rights of citizens better than that under the Articles of Confederation, very little time was devoted to discuss the inclusion of a declaration of individual rights against government in the new Constitution. Read More »
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Celebrating the 800th Birthday of the Rule of Law

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We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either justice or right.—Magna Carta (final version, 1225)We celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta this week, and it somehow seems appropriate that this commemoration comes in the same week that annual National History Day finals is held at the University of Maryland at College Park.Read More »
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