Framed : America's fifty-one constitutions and the crisis of governance /

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Main Author: Levinson, Sanford, 1941-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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Table of Contents:
  • Of compromise and constitutions
  • What is the pint of preambles?
  • How does a "republican form of government" differ from "democracy"?
  • Elections and a republican form of government
  • Bicameralism
  • If two opinions are good, is a third opinion (with the power of most of the time absolutely to kill the decision of the first two opinion-makers) even better?
  • Presidentialism (and "gubernatorialism")
  • So what, precisely, does one get, as a constitutional matter, upon being elected president?
  • Presidential duration in office, the possibility of impeachment, and the role of the vice president
  • Divided government
  • How "independent" a judiciary do we really want?
  • On the judiciary (and supreme court) as guardian of the constitution
  • Federalism
  • Amendment
  • Emergency powers