ERIC Number: EJ402271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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A Twist of Principles: Presumption and Burden of Proof in the Virginia Ratification Debates on the Federal Constitution.
Einhorn, Lois J.
Southern Communication Journal, v55 n2 p144-61 Win 1990
Examines how the timing of Virginia's Ratification Convention twisted the principles of presumption and burden of proof in favor of the Federalists. Applies Richard Whately's rhetorical constructs to actual debates to analyze rhetorical strategies and voting behavior. Argues the need to modify the meaning of presumption and burden of proof. (KEH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution