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Framers Legal Mentor

“At the time of the adoption of the Federal Constitution, William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England] had been published about twenty years, and * * * more copies of the work had been sold in this country than in England; so that undoubtedly, the framers of the Constitution were familiar with it”,[1] and considered it “the preeminent authority on English law”,[2] every legally literate American was also aware of the general rule for statutory construction which Blackstone taught.

Gramers Legal Mentor

William Blackstone

William Blackstone“At the time of the adoption of the Federal Constitution had been published about twenty years, and * * * more copies...
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