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Strauss, David A
The living Constitution / David A. Strauss
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  KF4550 .S78 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Constitutional law -- United States
Law -- United States -- Interpretation and construction
Common law -- United States -- Methodology
Constitutional history -- United States
Physical Description xviii, 150 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes index
Contents Introduction : do we want a living constitution? -- Originalism and its sins -- The common law -- Freedom of speech and the living constitution -- Brown v. Board of Education and innovation in the living constitution (with a note on Roe v. Wade) -- The role of the written constitution : common ground and Jefferson's problem -- Constitutional amendments and the living constitution
Summary In "The Living Constitution," leading constitutional scholar David Strauss forcefully argues against the claims of Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork, and other "originalists," explaining in clear, jargon-free English how the Constitution can sensibly evolve, without falling into the anything-goes flexibility caricatured by opponents
Series Inalienable rights series

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