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The Sheriff & The Citizen: Source Materials

Session One Video Lecture:

The Oath of Office – Part 1: 

Clear and Present Danger - You Gave Your Word

Reading Sources:

Justice Scalia’s opinion on Mack / Printz vs. U.S.A.:

Patrick Henry’s Speech Addressing the Virginia House of Bur- gesses; Richmond, Virginia; March 23, 1775:

Session Two Video Lecture:

The Oath of Office – Part 2:

Rosa Parks Story – Arrested:

Reading Sources:

General Defense of the Constitution [6 June] 1788:

The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions:

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798:

Federalist No. 85 [28 May 1788]:

Session Three Video Lecture:

The American View:

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Reading Sources:

Debate in Virginia Ratifying Convention 14 June 1788:


Session Four Video Lecture:


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Reading Sources:

Virginia Ratifying Convention 16 June 1788:

Session Five Video Lecture:


Reading Sources:

The Federalist No. 51:

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 6 January 1816:

John Adams to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798:

Session Six Video Lecture:

Police Recruitment Tactics and the Elected Sheriff:

Reading Sources:

A Treatise on the Law of Sheriffs, Constables, and Coro- ners, Volume 1:

Session Seven Video Lecture:

Because We Let Them:

Reading Sources:

A Resolution to Join the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association:

CSPOA Sheriff and Candidate Survey:

Session Eight Video Lecture:

The Problem in Delaware is the Problem Everywhere:

Viewing Homework:

Panel Discussion: