On Reading The Constitution / Edition 1

On Reading The Constitution / Edition 1

by Laurence H. Tribe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674636260

ISBN-13: 2900674636261

Pub. Date: 07/24/2006

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Our Constitution speaks in general terms of "liberty" and "property," of the "privileges and immunities" of citizens, and of the "equal protection of the laws"--open-ended phrases that seem to invite readers to reflect in them their own visions and agendas. Yet, recognizing that the Constitution cannot be merely what its interpreters wish it to be, this volume's

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Our Constitution speaks in general terms of "liberty" and "property," of the "privileges and immunities" of citizens, and of the "equal protection of the laws"--open-ended phrases that seem to invite readers to reflect in them their own visions and agendas. Yet, recognizing that the Constitution cannot be merely what its interpreters wish it to be, this volume's authors draw on literary and mathematical analogies to explore how the fundamental charter of American government should be construed today.

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ISBN-13:
2900674636261
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/24/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. How Not to Read the Constitution

2. Structuring Constitutional Conversations

3. Judicial Value Choice in the Definition of Rights

4. Seeking Guidance from other Disciplines: Law, Literature, and Mathematics

5. Reconstructing the Constitution as a Reader's Guide

Notes

Index of Cases

General Index

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