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America's unwritten constitution : the precedents and principles we live by

Verfasser/in: Akhil Reed Amar
Verlag: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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"Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America. The document makes no explicit mention of cherished concepts like the separation of powers and the rule of law. On some issues, the plain meaning of the text misleads. For example, the text seems to say that the vice  Weiterlesen…
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Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Akhil Reed Amar
ISBN: 9780465029570 0465029574
OCLC-Nummer: 778420395
Beschreibung: xvi, 615 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Inhalt: Reading between the lines: America's implicit Constitution --
Heeding the deed: America's enacted Constitution --
Hearing the people: America's lived Constitution --
Confronting modern case law: America's "warrented" Constitution --
Putting precedent in its place: America's doctrinal Constitution --
Honoring the icons: America's symbolic Constitution --
"Remembering the ladies" : America's feminist Constitution --
Following Washington's lead: America's "Georgian" Constitution --
Interpreting government practices: America's institutional Constitution --
Joining the party: America's partisan Constitution --
Doing the right thing: America's conscientious Constitution --
Envisioning the future: America's unfinished Constitution --
Afterward --
Appendix: America's written Constitution.
Verfasserangabe: Akhil Reed Amar.

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A renowned constitutional scholar explores the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many external factors that shape our interpretations of this foundational  Weiterlesen…

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