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This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. The Bill of Rights will figure in after-dinner speeches, and newspapers will repeat the noble phrases that have come from the Supreme Court in defense of civil liberties. Few will mention that these phrases come almost entirely from dissenting opinions and that the Bill of Rights—under the expert manipulation of the federal courts—has never been what it was thought to be.  >>more...>>

Title:     The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties
Author:    Feinstein, Isidor
Publication:     The Nation
Date:     February 6, 1937

Publisher:     The Nation
Type:     Article

Listed Under:
Constitution, The
Supreme Court
Permissions:     Permission granted for non-commercial, educational purposes by The Nation

Notes:     Vol. 144, No. 6, P. 151-153