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Quote from L. A. Powe, Jr.,

"The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to limit what the federal government could do. Any interpretation of a provision of the Bill of Rights as a grant of federal power is ipso facto wrong."


L. A. Powe, Jr. (more quotes by L. A. Powe, Jr. or books by/about L. A. Powe, Jr.)

Centennial Professor of Law at The University of Texas


Guns, Words, And Constitutional Interpretation, 38 William & Mary L. R. 1311, 1341-42 (1997).


Constitution, Government, Power


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