Contributions by ‘David S. Schwartz’

Reconsidering the Constitution’s Preamble: The Words that Made Us U.S.

David S. Schwartz[1] Abstract The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution is wrongly dismissed by conventional doctrine as a mere stylistic flourish. But the drafting history of the Preamble, observable by comparing the preambles in the Articles of Confederation, the Committee of Detail draft of the Constitution, and the Committee of Style’s final version, demonstrate that…

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