A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

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H. Jefferson Powell offers a powerful new approach to one of the central issues in American constitutional thinking today: the problem of constitutional law's historicity, or the many ways in which constitutional arguments and outcomes are shaped both by historical circumstances and by the political goals and commitments of various actors, including judges. The presence of such influences is often considered highly problematic: if constitutional law is political and historical through and through, then what differentiates ...

A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill

ISBN-13: 9780226677248

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A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics 2002, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226677231

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