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The constitution today : timeless lessons for the issues of our era / Akhil Reed Amar.

Amar, Akhil Reed author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jay County Public Library - Portland 342.73 A485c (Text) 76383000444696 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 342.73 AMA (Text) 37323005286078 NEW-BKS Checked out 11/09/2016
Syracuse Turkey Creek Township Public Library - Syracuse 342.73 AMA (Text) 50577011055148 Adult New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780465096336
  • ISBN: 0465096336
  • Physical Description: vii, 454 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-429) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The presidency : a return to dynasty -- The vice presidency : nothing but maybe everything -- The congress : how to fix a broken branch -- The judiciary : who judges the judges -- Criminal procedure : from O.J. to D.N.A. -- Citizens dis-united : race, guns, gays, terror, and more -- Constitutional anniversaries : remembering to remember -- Bill Clinton's drama : his partisan impeachment -- George W. Bush's drama : his un-popular election -- Barack Obama's drama : his signature statute.
Summary, etc.: "A leading legal scholar addresses the most important constitutional controversies of the past two decades and illuminates the Constitution's spirit and ongoing relevance When the stories that lead our daily news involve momentous constitutional questions, present-minded journalists and busy citizens cannot always see the stakes clearly. In The Constitution Today, Akhil Reed Amar, America's preeminent constitutional scholar, considers the biggest and most bitterly contested debates of the last two decades--from gun control to gay marriage, affirmative action to criminal procedure, presidential dynasties to Congressional dysfunction, Bill Clinton's impeachment to Obamacare. He shows how the Constitution's text, history, and structure are a crucial repository of collective wisdom, providing specific rules and grand themes relevant to every organ of the American body politic. Leading readers through the particular constitutional questions at stake in each episode while outlining his abiding views regarding the Constitution's letter, its spirit, and the direction constitutional law must go, Amar offers an essential guide for anyone seeking to understand America's Constitution and its relevance today"-- Provided by publisher.
"In The Constitution Today preeminent legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar examines the collision between the U.S. Constitution's grand temporal ambitions and the tight deadlines of the popular press by reviewing how he himself has intervened as a vocal commentator on the biggest and most bitterly contested constitutional issues of the last quarter century. Assembled here along with new reflective essays, Amar's commentary looks to the U.S. Constitution's text, history, and structure for the specific rules and grand themes relevant to every vital organ of the American body politic"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Constitutional law > United States
LAW > Constitutional.
HISTORY > United States > General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE > Government > General.
LAW > Essays.

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