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The Resource The constitution today : timeless lessons for the issues of our era, Akhil Reed Amar

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

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The constitution today : timeless lessons for the issues of our era
Title
The constitution today
Title remainder
timeless lessons for the issues of our era
Statement of responsibility
Akhil Reed Amar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amar, Akhil Reed,
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4550
LC item number
.A728 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Constitutional law
Label
The constitution today : timeless lessons for the issues of our era, Akhil Reed Amar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 DNA -- Citizens dis-united : race, guns, gays, 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 454 pages
Isbn
9780465096336
Lccn
2016023102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn941875543
  • 1865307
  • (OCoLC)941875543
Label
The constitution today : timeless lessons for the issues of our era, Akhil Reed Amar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 DNA -- Citizens dis-united : race, guns, gays, 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 454 pages
Isbn
9780465096336
Lccn
2016023102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn941875543
  • 1865307
  • (OCoLC)941875543

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