The Potable Constitution
James Ming Chen
Michigan State University - College of Law
Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 15, p. 1, 1998
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper
According to Richard Hofstadter, the United States was born in the country and has moved to the city. As a result, the quest to divine meaning from the United States Constitution might more profitably speak of farmers' intent rather than framers' intent. This article proposes a seminar on The Potable Constitution, a tour of American constitutional law using naught but cases involving liquor, beer, wine, and milk.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: constitution, constitutional law, farmers, agriculture, beverages, beer, wine, liquor, milk, dairy, commodities, humor, Eighteenth Amendment, Twenty-First Amendment, commerce clause, dormant commerce clause, equal protection, freedom of speech, commercial speech
Date posted: October 11, 2006
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