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Constitutional construction : divided powers and constitutional meaning

Author: Keith E Whittington
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text argues that the American Constitution has a dual nature. The first is the degree to which the Constitution acts as a binding set of rules that can be neutrally interpreted and externally  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith E Whittington
ISBN: 067400583X 9780674005839
OCLC Number: 47193523
Description: x, 303 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface 1. The Political Constitution 2. The Chase Impeachment and Shaping the Federal Judiciary 3. The Nullification Crisis and the Limits of National Power 4. Andrew Johnson and Executive Construction 5. Richard Nixon and the Leadership of the Modern State 6. Building the American Constitution Notes Index
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