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Living Constitution

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ISBN-10: 0195377273

ISBN-13: 9780195377279

Edition: 2010

Authors: David A. Strauss

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once remarked that the theory of an evolving, "living" Constitution effectively "rendered the Constitution useless." He wanted a "dead Constitution," he joked, arguing it must be interpreted as the framers originally understood it. 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. The living Constitution is not an out-of-touch liberal theory, Strauss further shows, but a…    
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Book details

List price: $18.49
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/3/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 8.31" wide x 5.71" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English