America's unwritten constitution : the precedents and principles we live by /

"Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America. The document makes no explicit mention of cherished concepts like the separation of powers and the...

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Main Author: Amar, Akhil Reed
Format: Book
Published: New York : Basic Books, ©2012
Online Access:Additional Information at Google Books
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Table of Contents:
  • Reading between the lines: America's implicit Constitution
  • Heeding the deed: America's enacted Constitution
  • Hearing the people: America's lived Constitution
  • Confronting modern case law: America's "warrented" Constitution
  • Putting precedent in its place: America's doctrinal Constitution
  • Honoring the icons: America's symbolic Constitution
  • "Remembering the ladies" : America's feminist Constitution
  • Following Washington's lead: America's "Georgian" Constitution
  • Interpreting government practices: America's institutional Constitution
  • Joining the party: America's partisan Constitution
  • Doing the right thing: America's conscientious Constitution
  • Envisioning the future: America's unfinished Constitution
  • Afterward
  • Appendix: America's written Constitution