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Author Topic: The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation available for download free  (Read 1784 times)

40hz

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Your tax dollars at work - and the United States Library of Congress comes through with a 2830 page reference volume on the U.S. Constitution you can download (approx 21 Mb) for free!

From the Volokh Conspiracy law site comes this announcement:

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Conan the Librarian
By Eugene Volokh on September 17, 2013 11:13 pm in Constitutional Law


The Library of Congress’s The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation — a clause-by-clause treatise summarizing U.S. constitutional law and citing to relevant cases — is now out. (The URL is http://www.gpo.gov/f...f/GPO-CONAN-2013.pdf.) The PDF is huge; if it’s taking too long for you to load, go here and follow the link you need for the particular Article or Amendment. Thanks to Prof. Seth Tillman for the pointer.

Now you can know what you're talking about whenever you cite the U.S. Constitution. Right click here or in the link in the above quoted article and do a 'save as' to get your own local copy.

Awesome! :Thmbsup:

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Re: The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation available for download free
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 05:40:32 PM »
basement
Second amendment's "analysis & Interpretation" could be fun ;)


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Re: The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation available for download free
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 08:17:19 PM »
basement

more basement
Not to mention the first amendment now. Oh, and the 4th and 5th, and...


Just downloaded the PDF, and since it won't open properly, methinks the tl;dr for the 2830 pages is likely this:

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toilet-paper-constitution2.jpg

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Re: The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation available for download free
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 09:10:44 PM »
Thanks!


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Re: The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation available for download free
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 06:41:57 PM »
Just downloaded the PDF, and since it won't open properly

Opened just fine for me under both Windows and Linux using two different PDF readers.

Might want to try downloading it again.

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Re: The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation available for download free
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 02:29:36 AM »
Just downloaded the PDF, and since it won't open properly

It opened for me, but it took several seconds (maybe up to about a minute!) for it to open with Adobe PDF reader. I didn't try a different reader. But I did upload it to my Google Books account so I can load it up and read/refer to it on my Android tablet. :Thmbsup:


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Re: The Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation available for download free
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013, 04:41:44 AM »
It opened. Just took what seemed like forever, which is really bizarre because if it is a Trojan searching for stuff, I have an SSD so it should have been faster. :P ;D

By Syriasly... :P Ok, maybe not all that cereal...

Then it occurred to me... If this takes 2,830 pages to explain the foundations of law, they should have paid me because I could do it better, faster, and in 1 word:

HOSED!

I'd throw in an addendum for free:

THIS MEANS YOU!
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