America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live by

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Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America. The document makes no explicit mention of cherished concepts like the separation of powers and the rule of law. On some issues, the plain meaning of the text misleads. For example, the text seems to say that the vice president presides over his own impeachment trial,but surely this cannot be right. As esteemed legal scholar Akhil ...

America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By 2015, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465064908

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America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live by 2012, Basic Books (AZ), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465029570

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