“Natural Law, Natural Rights and American Constitutionalism”

January 17, 2011 — 1 Comment

The Witherspoon Institute has selected the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to “announce a public preview of a new online academic resource dedicated to natural law and the American tradition.”  

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The new website is Natural Law, Natural Rights and American Constitutionalism.

“The aim of the Witherspoon Institute’s project is to create a nonpartisan, educational website on Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism, which will serve as an online resource center for students, teachers, and educated citizens to learn about the intellectual traditions of natural law and natural rights, particularly within American political and constitutional history.” 

I encourage you to read their announcement here and bookmark their new site, which looks like an important and necessary contribution to world understanding of our unique American legal system. 

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