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The Constitution Today

The Constitution Today Book
Author : Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2018-09-25
ISBN : 9781541617285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"I don't think there is anyone in the academy these days capable of more patient and attentive reading of the constitutional text than Akhil Amar."--Jeremy Waldron, New York Review of Books When the stories that lead our daily news involve momentous constitutional questions, present-minded journalists and busy citizens cannot always see the stakes clearly. In The Constitution Today, Akhil Reed Amar, America's preeminent constitutional scholar, considers the biggest and most bitterly contested debates of the last two decades--from gun control to gay marriage, affirmative action to criminal procedure, presidential dynasties to congressional dysfunction, Bill Clinton's impeachment to Obamacare. He shows how the Constitution's text, history, and structure are a crucial repository of collective wisdom, providing specific rules and grand themes relevant to every organ of the American body politic. Leading readers through the constitutional questions at stake in each episode while outlining his abiding views regarding the direction constitutional law must go, Amar offers an essential guide for anyone seeking to understand America's Constitution and its relevance today.

The Constitution and What It Means Today

The Constitution and What It Means Today Book
Author : Corwin Edward Samuel 1878-1963,HardPress
Publisher : Hardpress Publishing
Release : 2013-01
ISBN : 9781313357425
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Edward S Corwin s The Constitution and what it Means Today

Edward S  Corwin s The Constitution and what it Means Today Book
Author : Edward Samuel Corwin,Harold William Chase,Craig R. Ducat
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For over fifty years this book has been a basic resource in the study of U.S. Constitutional Law. Frequently updated, it has kept pace with current interpretations of the Constitution, primarily as reflected in decisions by the Supreme Court. The 13th edition, the first new edition since 1958, retains the incisive flavor and commentary of the late Professor Corwin and extends the scope of the book through the 1971-1972 session of the Supreme Court, including the after-session decision on the seating of delegates at the 1972 Democratic Convention.

Constitutional Government Today in Soviet Russi

Constitutional Government Today in Soviet Russi Book
Author : Robert Lefevre
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012-04-01
ISBN : 9781258311070
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Constitution and why it is Important Today

The Constitution and why it is Important Today Book
Author : Eugene Lindsey,Mark Kelley
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-03-27
ISBN : 9781667194042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses topics which are lost to time and renews the original intent of the Founding Fathers while the Constitution FOR the United States was being developed. Please read this book with an open mind and above all, verify and question everything that it proclaims. I believe you will find it logical and rational and it makes just plain good sense.

The Constitution and what it Means Today

The Constitution and what it Means Today Book
Author : Edward Samuel Corwin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1947
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Constitution Today

The Constitution Today Book
Author : Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 0465096344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A leading legal scholar addresses the most important constitutional controversies of the past two decades and illuminates the Constitution's spirit and ongoing relevance America's Constitution, Chief Justice John Marshall famously observed in McCulloch v. Maryland, aspires "to endure for ages to come." The daily news has a shorter shelf life, and when the issues of the day involve momentous constitutional questions, present-minded journalists and busy citizens cannot always see the stakes clearly. In The Constitution Today, Akhil Reed Amar, America's preeminent constitutional scholar, considers the biggest and most bitterly contested debates of the last two decades and provides a passionate handbook for thinking constitutionally about today's headlines. Amar shows how the Constitution's text, history, and structure are a crucial repository of collective wisdom, providing specific rules and grand themes relevant to every organ of the American body politic. Prioritizing sound constitutional reasoning over partisan preferences, he makes the case for diversity-based affirmative action and a right to have a gun in one's home for self-protection, and against spending caps on independent political advertising and bans on same-sex marriage. He explains what's wrong with presidential dynasties, advocates a "nuclear option" to restore majority rule in the Senate, and suggests ways to reform the Supreme Court. And he revisits three dramatic constitutional conflicts -- the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the contested election of George W. Bush, and the fight over Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act -- to show what politicians, judges, and journalists got right as events unfolded and what they missed. Leading readers through the particular constitutional questions at stake in each episode while outlining his abiding views regarding the Constitution's letter, its spirit, and the direction constitutional law must go, Amar offers an essential guide for anyone seeking to understand America's Constitution and its relevance today.

Contending for the Constitution

Contending for the Constitution Book
Author : Mark A. Beliles,Douglas S. Anderson
Publisher : Providence Foundation
Release : 2005
ISBN : 1887456198
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contending for the Constitution is a companion volume to the popular work Defending the Declaration. As author Gary Amos did concerning the Declaration, Mark Beliles and Doug Anderson present their case that the Constitution is based on biblical principles and Christian influence. Using primary source evidence, the authors give an easy-reading history of the Constitutional Convention and the Founder's emphasis on religion being necessary for its success. They show how the spirit of the Constitution has greatly diminished today and issue a call for its defense. -- from the publisher.

State Sovereignty as it is Today and as Contemplated Under the Constitution

State Sovereignty as it is Today and as Contemplated Under the Constitution Book
Author : Robert F. Eldridge
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1941
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The U S Constitution A Very Short Introduction

The U S  Constitution  A Very Short Introduction Book
Author : David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-03-15
ISBN : 0190865679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Though the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, its impact on our lives is as recent as today's news. Claims and counterclaims about the constitutionality of governmental actions are a habit of American politics. This document, which its framers designed to limit power, often has made political conflict inevitable. It also has accommodated and legitimized the political and social changes of a vibrant, powerful democratic nation. A product of history's first modern revolution, the Constitution embraced a new formula for government: it restrained power on behalf of liberty, but it also granted power to promote and protect liberty. The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores the major themes that have shaped American constitutional history: federalism, the balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. Informed by the latest scholarship, this book places constitutional history within the context of American political and social history. As our nation's circumstances have changed, so has our Constitution. Today we face serious challenges to the nation's constitutional legacy. Endless wars, a sharply divided electorate, economic inequality, and immigration, along with a host of other issues, have placed demands on government and on society that test our constitutional values. Understanding how the Constitution has evolved will help us adapt its principles to the challenges of our age. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Constitution of Ireland

The Constitution of Ireland Book
Author : Oran Doyle
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-11-29
ISBN : 9781509903467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The book begins with an overview of Irish constitutional history leading to the enactment of the 1937 Constitution, before exploring the foundational decisions made by the Constitution in relation to territory, people and citizenship. Particular attention is paid to the constitutional relationship with Northern Ireland, currently unsettled by the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The book details the key institutions of state (Government, Parliament, President and courts), before analysing how different constitutional actors exercise their respective powers of governance, contestation and oversight. A thematic approach is taken to the courts' interpretation of fundamental rights, showing how judicial attitudes have markedly changed over time. Further attention is paid to both formal amendment and informal constitutional change. The Constitution today is markedly different from 1937: it is non-committal on national reunification, less influenced by Roman Catholic natural law teaching, and generally more permissive of Government action. It is perhaps these developments, however, that explain its continued success or, at least, its longevity."--

The Constitution and what it means today

The Constitution and what it means today Book
Author : Edward Samuel Corwin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Book
Author : United States. Constitutional Convention,James Madison
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The very future of the nation was at stake ... This handsome, affordable paperback edition contains James Madison's entire narrative of the stirring historic debates that led to the creation of one of the free world's most respected documents: the Constitution of the United States. Known today as the "Father of the Constitution," Madison clearly and precisely chronicles the often-heated discussions, and his is the primary record of the events that established the United States government, its division of power, and ultimately the character of American democracy. Through Madison's words we understand the essence of the personalities involved and the conflict and compromise that was inherent in the drafting of the document. The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 includes Madison's notes and remarks as well as other requisite information for interpreting the events of that historic year. The work is divided into three parts: "Antecedents of the Federal Convention of 1787," which presents the complete text of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation; "The Federal Convention of 1787," a day-by-day description of the debates surrounding the formation of the Constitution; and "The Constitution, Its Ratification, and Amendments," which presents the complete text of the Constitution, documents attesting to its ratification, and the Bill of Rights. With a preface by University of Richmond historian Robert Alley, this landmark work is absolutely indispensable for historians, scholars, and all those who treasure America's heritage.

U S Constitution For Dummies

U S  Constitution For Dummies Book
Author : Michael Arnheim
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-06-19
ISBN : 1119387299
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Your complete guide to understanding the U.S. Constitution. Want to make sense of the U.S. Constitution? This new edition walks you through this revered document, explaining how the articles and amendments came to be and how they have guided legislators, judges, and presidents—and sparked ongoing debates along the way. You’ll get the lowdown on all the big issues—from separation of church and state to impeachment to civil rights—that continue to affect Americans' daily lives. Plus, you’ll find out about U.S. Constitution concepts and their origins, the different approaches to interpretation, and how the document has changed over the past 200+ years. Inside, you’ll find fresh examples of Supreme Court Rulings such as same sex marriage and Healthcare Acts such as Obamacare. Explore hot topics like what it takes to be elected Commander in Chief, the functions of the House and Senate, how Supreme Court justices are appointed, and so much more. Trace the evolution of the Constitution Recognize the power of the U.S. Supreme Court Get details on recent Supreme Court decisions Find new examples of the Bill of Rights Constitutional issues are dominating the news—and now you can join the discussion with the help of U.S. Constitution For Dummies.

Inside India Today Routledge Revivals

Inside India Today  Routledge Revivals  Book
Author : Dilip Hiro
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-14
ISBN : 1135048223
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Events in the Indian sub-continent during the 1970s, where, in the summer of 1975, the ruling party engineered a ‘constitutional’ coup by declaring a national emergency, re-emphasised the need for a fuller understanding of India’s social system and people. First published the following year, in 1976, Inside India Today attempted to fulfil that need. Drawing on personal interviews, conducted during his two years’ travels throughout the country collecting a mass of first hand evidence, and on various surveys and studies published in the press, the author sketches a broad portrait of Indian life in the villages and cities. Hiro relates this research to the existing socio-political structure of the time: the constitutional framework, the electoral system, the performance of the Indian National Congress and the Communist system. Written in an accessible, engaging style and containing a wealth of information and insight, Inside India Today is a major contribution towards the scholarship surrounding this complex and fascinating country.

Our Undemocratic Constitution Where the Constitution Goes Wrong And How We the People Can Correct It

Our Undemocratic Constitution Where the Constitution Goes Wrong  And How We the People Can Correct It  Book
Author : Sanford Levinson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2006-09-28
ISBN : 9780195307511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Constitution is one of the most revered documents in American politics. Yet this is a document that regularly places in the White House candidates who did not in fact get a majority of the popular vote. It gives Wyoming the same number of votes as California, which has seventy times the population of the Cowboy State. And it offers the President the power to overrule both houses of Congress on legislation he disagrees with on political grounds. Is this a recipe for a republic that reflects the needs and wants of today's Americans?Taking a hard look at our much-venerated Constitution, Sanford Levinson here argues that too many of its provisions promote either unjust or ineffective government. Under the existing blueprint, we can neither rid ourselves of incompetent presidents nor assure continuity of government following catastrophic attacks. Less important, perhaps, but certainly problematic, is the appointment of Supreme Court judges for life. Adding insult to injury, the United States Constitution is the most difficult to amend or update of any constitution currently existing in the world today.Democratic debate leaves few stones unturned, but we tend to take our basic constitutional structures for granted. Levinson boldly challenges the American people to undertake a long overdue public discussion on how they might best reform this most hallowed document and construct a constitution adequate to our democratic values.

The U S Constitution Today

The U S  Constitution Today Book
Author : American Assembly
Publisher : The American Assembly
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent changes in the constitution of Great Britain

Recent changes in the constitution of Great Britain Book
Author : Maria Brüßler
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2003-09-25
ISBN : 3638217639
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2 (B), University of Leipzig (Anglistics), course: British Politics and Society Today: An Introduction, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Before dealing with the actual topic it is necessary to explain how the current situation could arise. This will be done in the following with a very brief overview over the history of the British constitution and its main sources. The first document belonging to the constitution is the Magna Charta from 1215. It was to protect the rights of the community against the Crown. As a result of the Declaration of Rights the powers of Parliament were extended by the Bill of Rights in 1689. Thirdly in 1832 was the Great Reform Bill which reformed the system of Parliamentary representation. The last great reforms were in 1911 the Parliament Act which decreased the power of the House of Lords and in1918 the Representation of the People Act which gave women over 30 the right to vote. As a result of this development the British people are not citizens as in any other modern, democratic state but they are subjects of the Crown and accept the Queen as their head of state. It can be seen that the constitution dates back almost 800 years. This is much more than many other constitutions, for example the German one. As one can imagine it has undergone many grave changes. During the 18th century it was an aristocratic 'balanced' constitution. In the course of the Victorian Age it became a middle-class liberal constitution which developed to the liberal democratic constitution that it is today. Furthermore a few words to the process of change have to be said in advance. This process consists of dialogue between the forces of conservation on the one hand and the forces of transformation on the other. The resulting upshot is always a compromise which represents the terms and arrangements on which a country can be ruled and which the people will accept.1 1 Coxall, Bill/Robins, Lynton: Contemporary British Politics. London: Macmillan Press Ltd, 1998, p. 165

Preserve Protect and Defend the CONSTITUTION

Preserve  Protect  and Defend the CONSTITUTION Book
Author : Bill Terrel
Publisher : Litfire Publishing, LLC
Release : 2016-03-29
ISBN : 9781682565360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I find this difficult if not impossible. If you so desire we can eliminate the biography part, however I understand that most readers require knowledge of the author - believe me I tried to keep it short and to the point (most reports that I received found this a very interesting part of my book. Then of course there are those who disagree with my including the Bill of Rights and the Constitution it is absolutely necessary for these documents to be included in my book the readers can simply pass over them and when needed, they can study them at their leisure (they are there for this reason) this book covers a vast array of modern history, briefly mentioning the Constitution and how it was formed and what it means today. Without this instrument to guide and protect us we will fail to exist. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that we stress to all Americans - the old and the young alike, all ages must be fully aware not just of the first are the second amendment but the entire document as a nation we have grown complacent, take things for granted this has to be reversed we must be fully aware and make damn sure that all of our political bodies regardless of their affiliation live by an rule by the Constitution. The oath of office as sworn too with one's hand on the Bible, I swear to Preserve, ProTech and Defend the Constitution of the United States of America. This oath is meaningless as it is administered today we must pass a law that particularly the president of the United States varies in any respect from performing that duty the sanctioned in the most severe manner possible.

Constitutional Government Today in Soviet Russia

Constitutional Government Today in Soviet Russia Book
Author : Soviet Union,Robert LeFevre
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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