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Corporations are People Too

Should corporations be able to claim rights of free speech, religious conscience, and due process? BC Law School Professor Kent Greenfield, an expert in constitutional law, takes on this very question in his new book, Corporations Are People Too (And They Should … Continue reading

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More honors for Bilder, ‘Madison’s Hand’

Founders Professor of Law and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder has been awarded the James Bradford Biography Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic for her book Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention. This is the latest honor … Continue reading

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George Washington Prize finalist

Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Boston College Law School Professor and Lee Distinguished Scholar Mary Sarah Bilder has been named a finalist for the 2016 George Washington Prize. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best written works on the nation’s founding era, … Continue reading

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Madison’s Hand named a “book of the year”

The Legal Theory Blog, by Georgetown Law Professor Lawrence Solum, has named Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by BC Law Professor Mary Sarah Bilder one of its “books of the year,” calling it one of the ten most interesting books … Continue reading

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Lincoln & the 13th Ammendment

This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. In his new book, Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015), Boston College alumnus Christian G. Samito examines how Lincoln’s opposition to amending the … Continue reading

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Panel discussion on Madison’s Hand

There will be a panel discussion on the new book Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Boston College Law School Professor Mary Sarah Bilder on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in Barat House, Boston College Law School. Bilder writes primarily in the areas of constitutionalism … Continue reading

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Shedding light on a seminal work

James Madison’s Notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention have acquired nearly unquestioned authority as the account of the U.S. Constitution’s creation, relied upon by generations of historians and other scholars. In her new book, Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention (Harvard University Press, 2015), … Continue reading

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