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Stephen B. Presser is Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History at Northwestern University School of Law and is the Legal Affairs Editor for Chronicles.

Scalia: A Candle in the Darkness

By |2013-12-12T14:34:47-06:00January 25th, 2013|Categories: Books, Supreme Court|Tags: |

Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner. These are dark days for American law. In June, Chief Justice John Roberts, in what was a stark betrayal of his oath to uphold the Constitution, upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA” or “Obamacare”) as a [...]

Making Good (Small "r") Republicans

By |2017-06-27T15:38:12-06:00March 16th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books, Bruce Frohnen, Republicanism|Tags: |

The American Republic: Primary Sources edited by Bruce Frohnen. What should be taught to American undergraduates and law students to make them good republicans? The woeful lack of much if any grounding in the history of their own country in high school, and the failure of most undergraduates to learn about the divergent approaches to [...]