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Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance / Sanford Levinson.

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Switzerland Co PL - Vevay LAW (Text) 33710721771447 Adult Non-Fiction: Law Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780199890750 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: viii, 437 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Of compromises and constitutions -- What is the point of preambles (in contrast to the rest of a constitution)? -- How does a "republican form of government" differ from "democracy" (and to which should we be committed today)? -- Elections and a republican form of government -- Bicameralism -- If two opinions are good, is a third opinion (with the power to kill the decisions of the first two opinion-makers) even better? -- Presidentialism (and gubernatorialism) -- So what, precisely, does one get, as a constitutional matter, upon being elected president? -- Executive duration in office, the possibility of impeachment, and the role of the vice president -- Divided government -- How "independent" a judiciary do we really want? -- On the judiciary (and supreme court) as guardian of the constitution -- Federalism -- Amendment -- "Exigencies," "emergencies," and adherence to constitutional norms (and settlements).
Subject: Constitutional law > United States > States.
Constitutional law > United States.
Federal government > United States.
Separation of powers > United States.

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