Bill of Rights Argumentative Essay by John

Bill of Rights
This paper argues the right interpretation of Bill of Rights, presenting the opinions of two political scientists - Leonard W. Levy and Akhil Reed Amar.
# 8031 | 1,060 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Political Science (U.S.) , Law (Constitution)

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This paper examines the Bill of Rights. It shows that this is not only an ambiguous document but its interpretation has not generated the kind of application it needs in today's world. Levy and Amar's argument and interpretation through historical evidence show this fact. Their two interpretations are presented, compared and analyzed.

From the Paper:

"Two of the most renowned authors in American history, Amar and Levy attempt to rejuvenate Bill of Rights, by interpreting its usage for this century. While one takes a liberal view of the Bill, the other takes a very detailed interpretation of the connotation of the law prevalent at the time. Leonard W. Levy in his Origins of the Bill of Rights argues that the Bill of Rights is not only a militarized document but also it is also a document for the purpose of the ruling class. On the other hand Akhil Reed Amar in his The Bill of Rights argues that the rights of the individuals is incorporated in the Bill but it needs further interpretation for proper application. "

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