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Our Secret ConstitutionHow Lincoln Redefined American Democracy$
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George P. Fletcher

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156287

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195156285.001.0001

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Government as Partner Against the Past

Government as Partner Against the Past

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(p.211) Chapter 10 Government as Partner Against the Past
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Our Secret Constitution
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George P. Fletcher (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195156285.003.0011

This chapter juxtaposes the role of government with the “paradox” of freedom. The U.S. government's varying role in regulating issues of employment (in Lochner), sexual relations (rape law, polygamy, sexual harassment), and questions of income tax, assisted suicide, and abortion are discussed.

Keywords:   abortion, assisted suicide, employment, freedom, government, income tax, Lochner, polygamy, rape law, sexual harassment

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