Saturday, July 09, 2016


Today I learned that back in 1774, the first continental congress issued a declaration of rights
which makes interesting reading. It talks about the right to trial by jury, the right to assembly and petition, the rights to liberty and property, and generally the rights of Englishmen.
found via volokh and randy barnett. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/07/04/what-the-declaration-of-independence-really-claimed-2/

Resolved, N.C.D. 8. That they have a right peaceably to assemble, consider of their grievances, and petition the king; and that all prosecutions, prohibitory proclamations, and commitments for the same are illegal.

Maybe someday I'll get a chance to quote part of that in a brief.

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