Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar appears in the following:

The Constitution and the States

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar looks at the way U.S. geography and the individual states have affected key Supreme Court rulings on civil rights and presidential politics.

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The Unwritten Constitution

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law and political science at Yale University and the author of America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By, looks at the text and the context of the U.S. Constitution.

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The Unwritten Principles Behind the Written Constitution

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

As Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar notes in the introduction to his new book, "America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By," our founding documents consist of only 8,000 words. Therefore, our country's Founding Fathers, Amar writes, purposefully structured our Constitution with an invitation to interpretation using outside texts.

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