America's unwritten constitution : the precedents and principles we live by /
by Amar, Akhil Reed.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Basic Books, c2012Description: xvi, 615 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780465029570; 0465029574.Subject(s): Constitutional history -- United States | Constitutional law -- Social aspects -- United States
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Explores the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many external factors that shape the interpretations of this foundational document.