The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era

The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era

by Akhil Reed Amar


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465096336
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 385,395
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Akhil Reed Amar is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. The author of several books, including America's Unwritten Constitution, and winner of the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, Akhil lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer, as well as an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator. Along with animation and video game characters, Mike performs narration and voices promos for television. He lives with his wife and daughter in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Constitution on Deadline 1

Part I Modern Branches

1 The Presidency: A Return to Dynasty? 23

2 The Vice Presidency: Nothing, but Maybe Everything 49

3 The Congress: How to Fix a Broken Branch 85

4 The Judiciary: Who Judges the Judges? 111

Part II Culture Wars

5 Criminal Procedure: From O. J. to DNA 155

6 Citizens Dis-United: Race, Guns, Gays, and More 217

7 Constitutional Anniversaries: Remembering to Remember 255

Part III Presidential Dramas

8 Bill Clinton's Drama: His Partisan Impeachment 273

9 George W. Bush's Drama: His Un-Popular Election 327

10 Barack Obama's Drama: His Signature Statute 359

Conclusion: Just, in Time 399

Post-Election Postscript 411

Acknowledgments 431

Permissions 435

Notes 437

Index 451

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