The Yale Law Journal

Jesse Cross


“Done in Convention”: The Attestation Clause and the Declaration of Independence

Jesse Cross

121 Yale L.J. 1236 (2012).

This Note offers a response to commentators who have argued that the Attestation Clause is best read as a straightforward attempt by the Founders to import the spirit and values of the Declaration of Independence into the Constitution. This argument distorts the Constitutio…