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The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction
     

The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

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by Akhil Reed Amar
 

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Are the deep insights of Hugo Black, William Brennan, and Felix Frankfurter that have defined our cherished Bill of Rights fatally flawed? With meticulous historical scholarship and elegant legal interpretation, a leading scholar of Constitutional law boldly answers yes as he explodes conventional wisdom about the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution in this

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Are the deep insights of Hugo Black, William Brennan, and Felix Frankfurter that have defined our cherished Bill of Rights fatally flawed? With meticulous historical scholarship and elegant legal interpretation, a leading scholar of Constitutional law boldly answers yes as he explodes conventional wisdom about the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution in this new account of our most basic charter of liberty. In our continuing battles over freedom of religion and expression, arms bearing, privacy, states' rights, and popular sovereignty, Amar concludes, we must hearken to both the Founding Fathers who created the Bill and their sons and daughters who reconstructed it.

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ISBN-13:
9780300127089
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/11/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
788,953
File size:
2 MB

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The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
John60WV More than 1 year ago
This is another interesting book by Akhil Amar. The author explains in great detail the first ten amendments to the Constitution. He points out that the Bill of Rights was intended to restrain the new federal goverment not the states. Also the Bill of Rights was almost like a min constution itself for it prescribed what goverment cannot do I thought the book very interesting but it was hard for me to understand and digest. This book is a challenge and I love to tacke something that is over my head .I think this author should be read by every American so we can get a greater understanding of our Constitution
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book but the Kindle version is 1/4 the cost of the nookbook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago