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

Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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In America's Unwritten Constitution, esteemed legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar presents an exploration of the various factors that we consider in the course of interpreting the Constitution, but which are not actually enumerated in the written document-and which have never been thoroughly described until now. With the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the American people rejected the precedent of the British  Read more...
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Amar, Akhil Reed.
America's unwritten constitution.
New York : Basic Books, ©2012
(DLC) 2012012363
(OCoLC)778420395
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Akhil Reed Amar
ISBN: 9780465033096 0465033091
OCLC Number: 811563025
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 615 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...

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