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The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic

Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Utah, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham Lincoln's argument against the legality of succession can be traced to his Midwestern upbringing, just as a close look at the Florida legislature and state Supreme Court reveals the fundamental wrongness of the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akhil Reed Amar
ISBN: 9780465065905 0465065902
OCLC Number: 888557165
Description: xii, 357 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Constitutional Interpreters --
Illinois: Abraham Lincoln and the American Union --
Alabama: Hugo Black and the Hall of Fame --
New York: Robert Jackson and the Judicialization of the Judiciary --
California: Anthony Kennedy and the Ideal of Equality --
Part II: Constitutional Cases --
Kansas: Living in the Shadow of Brown v. Board --
Iowa: Rereading Tinker v. Des Moines --
Florida: Getting to the Bottom of Bush v. Gore --
Part III: Constitutional Provisions and Principles --
Ohio: A Buckeye-State View of Presidents Without Mandates --
Texas: A Lone-Star View of Presidential Selection and Succession --
Wyoming: A Rocky-Mountain View of the Second Amendment --
Massachusetts: A Bay-State View of the Fourth Amendment --
New Jersey: Lord Camden Meets Federalism.
Other Titles: Grand tour of our constitutional republic
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From one of our preeminent constitutional scholars, a collection of essays on the most important debates in the history of American jurisprudence.  Read more...

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