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

Autore: Akhil Reed Amar
Editore: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Akhil Reed Amar
ISBN: 9780465029570 0465029574
Numero OCLC: 778420395
Descrizione: xvi, 615 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Akhil Reed Amar.

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Presents a bold fresh vision of the American constitutional system that shows how the complementary relationship between the Constitution's written and unwritten components is one of America's  Per saperne di più…

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