Judicial campaign against polygamy and the enduring legal questions

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College S. J. Quinney College of Law
Department Law (College of)
Creator Firmage, Edwin B.
Title Judicial campaign against polygamy and the enduring legal questions
Date 1987
Description For lay people the chief virtue of our Constitution is not in its distribution of power or in its guarantees of participation in governmental processes but in the protections it affords individual liberties, not least of which is freedom of conscience. Yet ratification of the Bill of Rights did not fix in stone the content of constitutional guarantees. Instead, it was left to the judiciary to interpret the simple phrases of the first eight amendments in concrete cases, illuminated by evidence of the framers' intent and changing social values. Perhaps no provision of the Bill of Rights better exemplifies this process of judicial interpretation than the First Amendment's free exercise clause.
Type Text
Publisher BYU Studies
Volume 27
Issue 3
First Page 91
Last Page 117
Subject Polygamists; Edmunds Act; Cohabitation
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Firmage, E. B. (1987). Judicial campaign against polygamy and the enduring legal questions. BYU Studies, 27(3), [91]-117.
Rights Management (c) BYU Studies
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66m3rb9
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