Archive for December 7th, 2012

Supreme Court agrees to take up gay marriage question

Perfect timing for our discussion of the 14th Amendment!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324640104578165363433361742.html

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The Incorporation Doctrine

Read this. It explains the history of the incorporation doctrine, which holds that at least some of the protections in the Bill of Rights applies to actions of the state and local governments as well as the federal government via the 14th Amendment.

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/incorp.htm

The historiography surrounding the Civil War

Excellent article from TIME magazine which explains how historians’ views on the Civil War have changed. Especially highlights early biased interpretations:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2063869,00.html