BRIA 16 4

Bill of Right in Action
Fall 2000 (16:4)

Innovations in Law

This Bill of Rights in Action looks at historical and recent innovations in law. The first article examines the code of laws developed by the ancient Hebrews, which influenced Roman law, English law, and our own Declaration of Independence and Constitution. The second article explores Thomas Jefferson's writing of the Declaration of Independence and the source of his ideas for this document. The final article looks at the animal-rights movement, an active movement seeking recognition of basic rights for animals.

World History: The Hebrews and the Foundations of Democracy

U.S. History: The Declaration of Independence and Natural Rights

U.S. Government: Animal Rights

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Officers: Marjorie S. Steinberg, President; Haley J. Fromholz, Immediate Past-President; Publications Committee: Jerome C. Byrne, Chairperson; Gerald Chaleff, Lee S. Edmond, Patrick J. McDonough, Michael W. Monk, Hon. Margaret M. Morrow, Peggy Saferstein, Deborah S. Saxe, Marvin Sears, Lois Thompson, Carlton Varner. Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Program and Materials Development; Carlton Martz, Writer; Bill Hayes, Editor; Cristy Lytal, Web Editor; Andrew Costly, Production Manager; Carlton Varner, CRF Board Reviewer.



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