The Path of Due Process of Law

@article{Hamilton1938ThePO,
  title={The Path of Due Process of Law},
  author={Walton Hale Hamilton},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1938},
  volume={48},
  pages={269 - 296}
}
The clauses are filled with verbal symbols quite receptive to a content strong enough to possess them; not one single concretion is to be found to suggest interpretation or to point direction. The language is exposed to the greatest of all historical fallacies, which is to confuse event with intent and to read the exposition of a later age back into the pristine statement. The men who framed and ratified the amendment had only the dimmest knowledge of events to come; they had to explore its… 
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