The Constitution Today
  • Release Date : 13 September 2016
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Categories : Law
  • Pages : 464 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780465096343
  • ISBN 10 : 0465096344
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Synopsis : The Constitution Today written by Akhil Reed Amar, published by Basic Books which was released on 13 September 2016. Download The Constitution Today Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. "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.