Category: My Democratic Faith

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My Country – Cases or Controversies

The Constitution gets a lot of attention. But most of that attention sticks with the Bill of Rights. Never do people talk about Article III. We all learn about the judicial branch. And the...


William Penn, Short Cuts, and DACA

Justice William O. Douglas wrote that King Charles II adopted severe measures against noncomformists. One of those acts was the Conventicle Act of 1664. This forbade “conventicles” or religious assemblies of more than 5...

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Poor Laws in America: 1930s Edition

My Country – Poor Laws Justice Douglas spends today’s entry examining a North Dakota Supreme Court case regarding Roy Hulm. Roy Hulm lived in South Dakota with his wife and ten children. However, Hulm...