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Our undemocratic constitution : where the constitution goes wrong (and how we the people can correct it)

Author: Sanford Levinson
Publisher: New York ; Madrid : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st issued as an Oxford University Press pbkView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanford Levinson
ISBN: 9780195365573 0195365577 9780195307511 0195307518
OCLC Number: 644376936
Description: ix, 249 p.
Contents: Prelude: The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson ; Introduction: A Tale of Two Signings ; 1. The Ratification Referendum: Sending the Constitution to a New Convention for Repair ; 2. Our Undemocratic Legislative Process ; 3. The Legacy of Article II: Too-Powerful Presidents, Chosen in an Indefensible Process, Who Cannot Be Displaced Even When They Are Manifestly Incompetent ; 4. Life Tenure for Supreme Court Justices: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed ; 5. The Constitution as Creator of Second-Class Citizens ; 6. The Impermeable Article V ; 7. Disenchantment and Desire: What Is to Be Done? ; Coda: The Wisdom of Woodrow Wilson ; Appendix: The Constitution of the United States ; Notes ; Acknowledgments ; Index
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