In a Post-Conflict State, Should One Look to Local or International Communities for Solutions to the Obstacle of Reconstruction?

Conflicts within countries have arisen frequently and persistently throughout the history of organized statehood.  The birth of state communities was soon followed by the birth of an international community, which has remained inextricably linked to individual states’ issues since it first came into existence.  In international politics, there exists a constant disagreement over the whether […]

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It’s… Alive! Why the Argument for a Living Constitution is No Monster

The discussion of original intent versus living constitutionalism is one that has been inevitably and persistently controversial in politics since the Constitution itself was written.  Two of the biggest proponents of these conflicting perspectives are William J. Brennan–for living constitutionalism– and Antonin Scalia– for originalism.  They both present arguments in support of their opinion of […]

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