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The Resource The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic, Akhil Reed Amar

The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic, Akhil Reed Amar

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The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic
Title
The law of the land
Title remainder
a grand tour of our constitutional republic
Statement of responsibility
Akhil Reed Amar
Title variation
Grand tour of our constitutional republic
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 Bush v. Gore decision. Amar profiles Alabama's Hugo Black, the dominant constitutional jurist of the twentieth century, and California's Anthony Kennedy, the powerful swing justice on the current Court. He probes Brown v. Board of Education, and explores the divisiveness of the Second and Fourth Amendments. An expert guide to America's constitutional landscape, Amar sheds new light on American history and politics and shows how America's legal tradition unites a vast and disparate land. "--
  • "In The Law of the Land, renowned legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar explores the most pressing questions in American jurisprudence through a close look at how our nation's geography has shaped its laws. Writing about Illinois, Amar discusses Lincoln's arguments against the legality of secession in the context of his upbringing on what was then the country's western frontier. Writing about New Jersey, he examines the career of Lord Camden, a British defender of the individual's rights against government intrusion, and the legacy of Camden's beliefs in that state's laws. Writing about Florida, Amar shows how a close look at the workings of the state legislature and state supreme court reveals the fundamental wrongness of the Bush v. Gore decision. His essay about gun-loving Utah, meanwhile, is a subtle examination of the second amendment that will infuriate both sides in the debate. Other states covered within include Iowa, Ohio, Massachusetts, Alabama, California, Kansas, and New York"--
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Amar, Akhil Reed,
Dewey number
342.73
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4530
LC item number
.A43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Law
  • United States.
  • United States.
  • Constitutional law
Label
The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic, Akhil Reed Amar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780465065905
Lccn
2014041017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn888557165
  • 1466047
  • (OCoLC)888557165
Label
The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic, Akhil Reed Amar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780465065905
Lccn
2014041017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn888557165
  • 1466047
  • (OCoLC)888557165

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