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Early “Lawfare” in 1812: Fallout from Fayal

Early “Lawfare” in 1812: Fallout from Fayal

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Incorporation, Selective and otherwise

Incorporation, Selective and otherwise

So, this interesting thought came to mind while I was reading. The Bill of Rights (those cool first 10 amendments to the Constitution) did NOT originally apply to the states. I know right, crazy! They only applied to restrain the federal government. See Barron v. Baltimore in 1833 for the first example of this. Then, U.S. v Cruiskshank in 1876 reaffirmed this. Of course states had their own constitutions and bills of rights, but they didn’t have to match the big federal Bill of Rights.

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What’s the Big Deal with Torts?

What’s the Big Deal with Torts?

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The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

Federal Tort Claims Act

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Political Scientists Tackle Sovereign Immunity!

Bureaucracy that Kills: Federal Sovereign Immunity and the Discretionary Function Exception

Weaver and Longoria, APSR June 2002

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