1 edition of The constitution today found in the catalog.
The constitution today
Akhil Reed Amar
Written in English
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Akhil Reed Amar|
|LC Classifications||KF4550 .A728 2016|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 454 pages|
|Number of Pages||454|
|LC Control Number||2016023102|
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YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email. (Basic Books) In “The Constitution Today,” Akhil Reed Amar considers the biggest and most bitterly contested debates of the last two decades and provides a handbook for thinking constitutionally about today’s headlines. Amar shows how the Constitution’s text, history, and structure are a crucial repository of collective wisdom.
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The Constitution Today shows Amar at his best, covering the widest range of areas with strong opinions that are anything but predictable and doctrinaire. At a time when many of the fundamentals of our system are under challenge, this book could not be more timely or welcome.” Alan Dershowitz, author of Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law/5(29).
The book felt much more like a diary on the constitution then it did an It did some of this, but I felt like it mostly served as a foreground for the author, Amar, to pitch his own ideas, his own constitutional fixes, or (at its most obnoxious) point out where his own ideas have been recognized or taken up by politicians, judges, etc/5.
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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era/5(33). "A book on the Constitution may not have felt so urgent or timely in any other year, but in the wake of the Khan family's appearance at the Democratic National Convention—and the president-elect's subsequent affront—Amar's expert framework of our nation's most fundamental document feels desperately needed."—Brand: Basic Books.
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 5/5(1). There is a nice balance between the developments BEFORE the Constitution, which unified the 13 colonies together, then the process of becoming a nation, and HOW we can use the principles taught by the Constitution in our daily lives NOW. That is why the subtitle is "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow." Our world needs hope.5/5(11).
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In The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era (Basic Books), preeminent constitutional scholar Akhil Amar uses a series of essays to probe the biggest and most bitterly contested debates of the two decades—from gun control to gay marriage, affirmative action to criminal procedure, Bill Clinton’s impeachment to.
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The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era User Review - Publishers Weekly. Yale law professor Amar (The Law of the Land), a frequent New York Times contributor, would seem the perfect choice to provide an accessible and engrossing look at current constitutional issues.
Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the U.S. Constitution. Husband-and-wife team Cynthia and Sanford Levinson take readers back to the creation of this historic document and discuss how contemporary problems were first introduced―then they offer possible solutions.4/5(18).
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Article I (Article 1 - Legislative). Thirty-three amendments to the United States Constitution have been proposed by the United States Congress and sent to the states for ratification since the Constitution was put into operation on March 4, Twenty-seven of these, having been ratified by the requisite number of states (38, since ), are part of the Constitution.
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We actually have old copies of what was created. We have pictures of the Constitution on this site. Ina group of men met to write the Constitution. They did not like the way the country was going.
They fixed it by creating the Constitution. We call these men The Framers. The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers is a collection of classic works that traces the founding of America, from the birth of our nation in the s to the creation of a more perfect union in the early s.
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