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The Resource The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic, Akhil Reed Amar

The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic, Akhil Reed Amar

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The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic
Title
The law of the land
Title remainder
a grand tour of our constitutional republic
Statement of responsibility
Akhil Reed Amar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Utah, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham Lincoln's argument against the legality of succession can be traced to his Midwestern upbringing, just as a close look at the Florida legislature and state Supreme Court reveals the fundamental wrongness of the Bush v. Gore decision. Amar profiles Alabama's Hugo Black, the dominant constitutional jurist of the twentieth century, and California's Anthony Kennedy, the powerful swing justice on the current Court. He probes Brown v. Board of Education, and explores the divisiveness of the Second and Fourth Amendments. An expert guide to America's constitutional landscape, Amar sheds new light on American history and politics and shows how America's legal tradition unites a vast and disparate land. "--
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Amar, Akhil Reed
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States.
  • United States.
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • Law
  • Constitutional law
Label
The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic, Akhil Reed Amar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-344) and index
Contents
Part I: Constitutional Interpreters -- Illinois: Abraham Lincoln and the American Union -- Alabama: Hugo Black and the Hall of Fame -- New York: Robert Jackson and the Judicialization of the Judiciary -- California: Anthony Kennedy and the Ideal of Equality -- Part II: Constitutional Cases -- Kansas: Living in the Shadow of Brown v. Board -- Iowa: Rereading Tinker v. Des Moines -- Florida: Getting to the Bottom of Bush v. Gore -- Part III: Constitutional Provisions and Principles -- Ohio: A Buckeye-State View of Presidents Without Mandates -- Texas: A Lone-Star View of Presidential Selection and Succession -- Wyoming: A Rocky-Mountain View of the Second Amendment -- Massachusetts: A Bay-State View of the Fourth Amendment -- New Jersey: Lord Camden Meets Federalism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780465065905
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041017
System control number
  • (OCoLC)888557165
  • (OCoLC)ocn888557165
  • 709317
Label
The law of the land : a grand tour of our constitutional republic, Akhil Reed Amar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-344) and index
Contents
Part I: Constitutional Interpreters -- Illinois: Abraham Lincoln and the American Union -- Alabama: Hugo Black and the Hall of Fame -- New York: Robert Jackson and the Judicialization of the Judiciary -- California: Anthony Kennedy and the Ideal of Equality -- Part II: Constitutional Cases -- Kansas: Living in the Shadow of Brown v. Board -- Iowa: Rereading Tinker v. Des Moines -- Florida: Getting to the Bottom of Bush v. Gore -- Part III: Constitutional Provisions and Principles -- Ohio: A Buckeye-State View of Presidents Without Mandates -- Texas: A Lone-Star View of Presidential Selection and Succession -- Wyoming: A Rocky-Mountain View of the Second Amendment -- Massachusetts: A Bay-State View of the Fourth Amendment -- New Jersey: Lord Camden Meets Federalism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 357 pages
Isbn
9780465065905
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014041017
System control number
  • (OCoLC)888557165
  • (OCoLC)ocn888557165
  • 709317

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