Tag Archives: Constitution

Featured Acquisition: Free Speech Beyond Words

Free Speech Beyond Words: The Surprising Reach of the First Amendment by Mark V. Tushnet, Alan K. Chen, and Joseph Blocher New York: New York University Press 2017 Balcony K3254 .T87 2017 The Supreme Court has unanimously held that Jackson … Continue reading

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Constitution USA

This Tuesday PBS will begin presenting Constitution USA. Traveling across the country by motorcycle Peter Sagal is in search of where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t… how it unites us as a nation and … Continue reading

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New Book: Constitutional Disobedience!

Louis Michael Seidman’s new book On Constitutional Disobedience asserts that what the Constitution needs to bring our basic law up-to-date is some “benign neglect.”  Bridging the gap between modern society and the framers of the Constitution requires more than stretching … Continue reading

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New Book: Unwritten Constitution

Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar‘s latest book is America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By.  He looks at the complementary relationship between the Constitution’s written and unwritten components and outlines the importance this dynamic plays … Continue reading

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New Book: We the People!

University of Georgia Department of History Distinguished Research Professor Peter C. Hoffer has recently written a new book For Ourselves and Our Posterity: the Preamble to the Federal Constitution in American History focusing on the work of the five men … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books … Continue reading

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Ratification Online

Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, but there was a lot more that had to happen before the proposed Constitution was ratified.  In fact, the Congress initially spent a couple of days debating whether to censure the delegates to … Continue reading

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