The Legal Counterrevolution: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Reform in 1787

Knapp, Aaron T.
June 2014
U.C. Davis Law Review;Jun2014, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p1859
The article offers information on the historical significance of legal counterrevolution jurisprudence against movement for constitutional reform in the U.S. Constitution in 1787. It discusses the positional change from coercion of arms to the coercion of law in 1787 . Topics also discussed include the Federal Convention of 1987, the Articles of Confederation, and the Judiciary Act of 1789.


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