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.

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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

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Date posted: October 11, 2006  

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Chen, James Ming, The Potable Constitution. Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 15, p. 1, 1998; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=936453

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Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )
318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States
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