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America's Unwritten Constitution free pdf A renowned constitutional scholar explores the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many external factors that shape our interpretations of this foundational document. Despite their venerated place in American history, the US Constitution and its amendments do not enumerate all of the various rules and rights, principles and procedures that guide America's political system. In "America's Unwritten Constitution", esteemed legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar demonstrates that in order to properly interpret the Constitution, we have to look beyond it: to precedents set by our founding fathers, to common practices an court doctrine, and to sources like the Federalist Papers and Gettysburg Address - documents, symbols, and standards that together form a comprehensive, adaptable, "unwritten" Constitution. In this sequel to "America's Constitution: A Biography", Amar presents a bold new vision of the American constitutional system, showing how the complementary relationship between the Constitution's written and unwritten components is one of America's greatest and most enduring strengths.

About Professor Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, and periodically serves as a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, and Pepperdine Law Schools. Amar is the author of four books, including America's Constitution, which won the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, and The Bill of Rights, which was awarded a Silver Gavel Certificate of Merit. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Senior Scholar at the National Constitution Center, Amar is often cited by the Supreme Court and is a frequent expert witness in Congressional hearings.

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Author : Professor Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher : Basic Books
Data Published : 11 September 2012
ISBN : 0465029574
EAN : 9780465029570
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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