Why the Constitution Matters (Why X Matters Series)

Why the Constitution Matters (Why X Matters Series)


In this amazing and hugely unconventional paintings, Harvard legislation professor Mark Tushnet poses a possible basic query that yields a completely unforeseen solution. The structure issues, he argues, now not since it constructions our govt yet since it constructions our politics. He keeps that politicians and political parties—not very best court docket decisions—are the real engines of constitutional switch in our procedure. This message will empower all electorate who use direct political motion to outline and defend our rights and liberties as Americans.

Unlike felony students who give some thought to the structure purely as a blueprint for American democracy, Tushnet specializes in the methods it serves as a framework for political debate. every one department of presidency attracts major suggestion and procedural constitution from the structure yet can impact swap in basic terms while there's the political will to hold it out. Tushnet’s political realizing of the structure for that reason doesn't call for that electorate pore over the specifics of every perfect courtroom selection for you to increase our country. in its place, through delivering key evidence approximately Congress, the president, and the character of the present constitutional regime, his e-book unearths not just why the structure concerns to every folks but in addition, and maybe extra very important, how it matters.

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