Vanderbilt Law Review

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Any book that educates the American community to an under-standing of and an appreciation for the Bill of Rights serves a laudable end. And conceivably any author is entitled to define his own terms. However, Mr. Weinberger indicates his displeasure with the traditional meaning of the term, "Bill of Rights," as embracing the first ten amendments and sets out to include within his comparable term what he calls "Additional Amendments Dealing with Personal Liberty"' thus adding the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th amendments, as well as "Provisions in the Original Constitution Dealing with Personal Liberty" which he specifies as the article I ban upon bills of attainder and ex post facto laws, and the same article's provision that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not ordinarily be suspended; the article III requirement of jury trials and its definition of Treason; the article IV privileges and immunities clause; and the article VI ban upon religious test oaths.