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The Emancipation Proclamation:  Abraham Lincoln’s Constitutionally Modest Proposal

The Emancipation Proclamation: Abraham Lincoln’s Constitutionally Modest Proposal

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On July 22, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln presented a plan to his cabinet to issue a proclamation emancipating slaves in all states that remained in rebellion as of January 1, 1863. At the urging of Secretary of State William Seward

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The Moral Foundation of American Constitutionalism

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Natural law

Very few contemporary legal thinkers turn to natural law for help in interpreting the Constitution.  Among the many reasons for this, one is the belief that natural law supports slavery. Justin Dyer takes on this belief and attempts to rehabilitate