An innovative, insightful, often humorous look at the Constitution's lesser-known clauses, offering a fresh perspective on the document's relevance today
Product Code: 4996
ISBN: 9780807000892
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published Date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 240
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
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For a variety of reasons, many of the Constitution's more obscure passages never make it to any court and therefore never make headlines or even law school classrooms, which teach from judicial decisions. In this captivating and witty book, Jay Wexler draws on his extensive professional and educational backgrounds in constitutional law to demonstrate how these "odd clauses" have incredible relevance to our lives, our government's structure, and the integrity of our democracy.


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Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Incompatibility Clause Separation of Powers
Chapter 2: The Weights and Measures Clause Legislative Powers
Chapter 3: The Recess-Appointments Clause Presidential Powers
Chapter 4: The Original-Jurisdiction Clause Judicial Powers
Chapter 5: The Natural-Born Citizen Clause Elected Office for (Almost) Anyone!
Chapter 6: The Twenty-first Amendment Federalism
Chapter 7: The Letters of Marque and Reprisal Clause Foreign Affairs
Chapter 8: The Title of Nobility Clauses Equality
Chapter 9:The Bill of Attainder Clauses Liberty
Chapter 10: The Third Amendment Privacy

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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