Disrespecting the Federalist Papers

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The Federalist Papers occupy a strangely contradictory position in today’s intellectual environment. This collection of essays, written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (with a small assist from John Jay) to encourage ratification of the Constitution, is required reading for high school and college students, as well as those arguing before the Supreme Court. The essays have been cited in over 300 Supreme Court decisions, with the number of citations increasing every decade. - See more at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/49975#sthash.bJScNzLh.dpuf