Why the Constitution Matters


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In this surprising and highly unconventional work, Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet poses a seemingly simple question that yields a thoroughly unexpected answer. The Constitution matters, he argues, not because it structures our government but because it structures our politics. He maintains that politicians and political parties--not Supreme Court decisions--are the true engines of constitutional change in our system. This message will empower all citizens who use direct political action to define and protect our rights ...

Why the Constitution Matters 2011, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300150377

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Why the Constitution Matters 2010, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300150360