Does the Constitution Follow the Flag

Another famous quip of the period declared that the Constitution may not follow the flag, but the Supreme Court surely followed the election returns.97 In the election of 1900 McKinley, the Republican incumbent, assisted by Theodore ...

Author: Kal Raustiala

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858179

Category: Law

Page: 313

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The Bush Administration has notoriously argued that detainees at Guantanamo do not enjoy constitutional rights because they are held outside American borders. But where do rules about territorial legal limits such as this one come from? Why does geography make a difference for what legal rules apply? Most people intuitively understand that location affects constitutional rights, but the legal and political basis for territorial jurisdiction is poorly understood. In this novel and accessible treatment of territoriality in American law and foreign policy, Kal Raustiala begins by tracing the history of the subject from its origins in post-revolutionary America to the Indian wars and overseas imperialism of the 19th century. He then takes the reader through the Cold War and the globalization era before closing with a powerful explanation of America's attempt to increase its extraterritorial power in the post-9/11 world. As American power has grown, our understanding of extraterritorial legal rights has expanded too, and Raustiala illuminates why America's assumptions about sovereignty and territory have changed. Throughout, he focuses on how the legal limits of territorial sovereignty have diminished to accommodate the expanding American empire, and addresses how such limits ought to look in the wake of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the war on terror. A timely and engaging narrative, Does the Constitution Follow the Flag? will change how we think about American territory, American law, and-ultimately-the changing nature of American power.

Follow the Flag

“From the fact that the pay followed the flag, came the coining of the remark, 'follow the flag.'”4 Just as the genesis of “Follow the Flag” is shrouded in a misty past, so, too, are the origins of one of the most famous of all railroad ...

Author: H. Roger Grant

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 1501747797

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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"Follow the Flag" offers the first authoritative history of the Wabash Railroad Company, a once vital interregional carrier. The corporate saga of the Wabash involved the efforts of strong-willed and creative leaders, but this book provides more than traditional business history. Noted transportation historian H. Roger Grant captures the human side of the Wabash, ranging from the medical doctors who created an effective hospital department to the worker-sponsored social events. And Grant has not ignored the impact the Wabash had on businesses and communities in the "Heart of America." Like most major American carriers, the Wabash grew out of an assortment of small firms, including the first railroad to operate in Illinois, the Northern Cross. Thanks in part to the genius of financier Jay Gould, by the early 1880s what was then known as the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway reached the principal gateways of Chicago, Des Moines, Detroit, Kansas City, and St. Louis. In the 1890s, the Wabash gained access to Buffalo and direct connections to Boston and New York City. One extension, spearheaded by Gould's eldest son, George, fizzled. In 1904 entry into Pittsburgh caused financial turmoil, ultimately throwing the Wabash into receivership. A subsequent reorganization allowed the Wabash to become an important carrier during the go-go years of the 1920s and permitted the company to take control of a strategic "bridge" property, the Ann Arbor Railroad. The Great Depression forced the company into another receivership, but an effective reorganization during the early days of World War II gave rise to a generally robust road. Its famed Blue Bird streamliner, introduced in 1950 between Chicago and St. Louis, became a widely recognized symbol of the "New Wabash." When "merger madness" swept the railroad industry in the 1960s, the Wabash, along with the Nickel Plate Road, joined the prosperous Norfolk & Western Railway, a merger that worked well for all three carriers. Immortalized in the popular folk song "Wabash Cannonball," the midwestern railroad has left important legacies. Today, forty years after becoming a "fallen flag" carrier, key components of the former Wabash remain busy rail arteries and terminals, attesting to its historic value to American transportation.

Following the Flag

The line of McCall is broken , and portions of his troops follow the fleeing cannoneers . General McCall tries to rally the fugitives ... and fled in terror towards Richmond . a 22 ala ( PAGE 112. ) " THEY DASH OFF II2 FOLLOWING THE FLAG .

Author: Charles Carleton Coffin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Battles

Page: 240

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Following the Flag

“All of you who can hold up your heads, follow me! ... There is Sergeant Katon, the standard-bearer of the Eleventh, holding up, as high as he can reach, the broken flag-staff, while kneeling beside the dead ...

Author: Charles Carleton Coffin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734039886

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Reproduction of the original: Following the Flag by Charles Carleton Coffin

Following the Flag From August 1861 to November 1862

who canholdup your heads, follow me!"he shouts.26 Men who have notbeen abletostand upon theirfeetspring upattheword. ... "Thatflag mustcome down!"hesays, ashe raiseshis gun.There isaflash,a screamingin the air, as the swiftlywhirling ...

Author: Charles Carleton Coffin

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 146558384X

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Who Follow the Flag

The multitude that moved with song and cheer Have vanished , yet a living stream Flows on and follows still the flag , But silent now , with leaden feet that lag And falter in the deepening gloom , – A weird battalion bringing up the ...

Author: Henry Van Dyke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Flags

Page: 14

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Capture the Flag

Because, as observed by Mr. Dooley, the satirical character created by the writer Finley Peter Dunne, “No matter whether th' Constitution follows the flag or not, th' Soopreme Coort follows th' iliction returns.” Within a few years, ...

Author: Arnaldo Testi

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814783228

Category: History

Page: 165

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Milt Gross (1895-1953), a Bronx-born cartoonist and animator, first found fame in the late 1920s, writing comic strips and newspaper columns in the unmistakable accent of Jewish immigrants. By the end of the 1920s, Gross had become one of the most famous humorists in the United States, his work drawing praise from writers like H. L. Mencken and Constance Roarke, even while some of his Jewish colleagues found Gross’ extreme renderings of Jewish accents to be more crass than comical. Working during the decline of vaudeville and the rise of the newspaper cartoon strip, Gross captured American humor in transition. Gross adapted the sounds of ethnic humor from the stage to the page and developed both a sound and a sensibility that grew out of an intimate knowledge of immigrant life. His parodies of beloved poetry sounded like reading primers set loose on the Lower East Side, while his accounts of Jewish tenement residents echoed with the mistakes and malapropisms born of the immigrant experience. Introduced by an historical essay, Is Diss a System? presents some of the most outstanding and hilarious examples of Jewish dialect humor drawn from the five books Gross published between 1926 and 1928—Nize Baby, De Night in de Front from Chreesmas, Hiawatta, Dunt Esk, and Famous Fimmales—providing a fresh opportunity to look, read, and laugh at this nearly forgotten forefather of American Jewish humor.

Playing America s Game

4 Baseball Should Follow the Flag Incorporating Nonwhite Others in the Age of Empire Ever since its establishment in the hearts of the people as the foremost of field sports, Base Ball has “followed the flag.” . . . It has followed the ...

Author: Adrian Burgos

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520940776

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Although largely ignored by historians of both baseball in general and the Negro leagues in particular, Latinos have been a significant presence in organized baseball from the beginning. In this benchmark study on Latinos and professional baseball from the 1880s to the present, Adrian Burgos tells a compelling story of the men who negotiated the color line at every turn—passing as "Spanish" in the major leagues or seeking respect and acceptance in the Negro leagues. Burgos draws on archival materials from the U.S., Cuba, and Puerto Rico, as well as Spanish- and English-language publications and interviews with Negro league and major league players. He demonstrates how the manipulation of racial distinctions that allowed management to recruit and sign Latino players provided a template for Brooklyn Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey when he initiated the dismantling of the color line by signing Jackie Robinson in 1947. Burgos's extensive examination of Latino participation before and after Robinson's debut documents the ways in which inclusion did not signify equality and shows how notions of racialized difference have persisted for darker-skinned Latinos like Orestes ("Minnie") Miñoso, Roberto Clemente, and Sammy Sosa.

The Battle Line of Democracy

Follow the Flag Follow the flag ! BY EVERY fireside where live the love of country and the love of justice is heard a sigh of relief that our flag is not , after all , to be trampled in the mire . Now that it has been raised aloft ...

Author: United States. Committee on Public Information

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 133

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The Flags of the Union

One year and one month after the new fifteen - star and fifteen - stripe flag became official , Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the sixteenth state . She was followed by Ohio in 1803 , Louisiana in 1812 , and Indiana in 1816.

Author: Cannon, Jr., Devereaux D.

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455604401

Category: History

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Camp markers, medical-service colors, guide and signal flags, and many other auxiliary flags are shown.