The Odd Clauses

Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions

Author: Jay Wexler

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807000906

Category: Law

Page: 222

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"An innovative, insightful, and often humorous look at the Constitution's lesser-known clauses, offering a fresh approach to understanding our democracy. In this captivating and witty book, Jay Wexler draws on his extensive background in constitutional law to shine a much-deserved light on some of the Constitution's lesser-known parts. For a variety of reasons, many of the Constitution's "odd clauses" never make it to any court, and therefore never make headlines or even law school classrooms that teach from judicial decisions. Wexler delves into many of those more obscure passages, which he uses to illuminate the essence of our democratic process, including our tripartite government; the principles of equality, liberty, and privacy; and the integrity of our democracy"--

The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution

Practical Virtue in Action

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442217707

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 4862


The writing of the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention that met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 was, along with the subsequent ratification of the document in state conventions, a major watershed in U.S. history. An understanding of the plans that were offered, the conflicts that were represented, and the arguments that were made are critical to an understanding of many features of the document that was ratified in 1789 as well as in understanding the Bill of Rights that was adopted in 1791. In The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution: Practical Virtue in Action, John R. Vile focuses on records of debates at the Convention, and provides a unique window into the contestation surrounding this keystone American political moment.

Tuttle in the Balance

Author: Jay Wexler

Publisher: Ankerwycke

ISBN: 9781634251457

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6692


Read this hilarious fictional account of a Supreme Court justice with a serious mid-life crises. But where most men would buy a sports car, Ed Tuttle s rethinking of his life can have very serious consequences far beyond his own home. You'll never look at the Supreme Court again the same way after reading this funny, but remarkably poignant look at life."

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 7501


Der Graf von Monte Christo

Dritter Band

Author: Alexandre Dumas (der Ältere)

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783849529536


Page: 248

View: 3922


Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten