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The year of living constitutionally : one man's humble quest to follow the Constitution's original meaning / A.J. Jacobs.

"The New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically chronicles his hilarious adventures in attempting to follow the original meaning of the Constitution, as he searches for answers to one of the most pressing issues of our time: How should we interpret America's foundational document?"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593136744
  • Physical Description: viii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-295).
Formatted Contents Note:
Voting, eighteenth-century style -- Meet the forefathers -- Freedom of speech -- Quartering soldiers -- The overly Supreme Court -- A letter of marque and reprisal -- The room where it actually happened -- Rights and more rights -- Women's rights -- The right to assemble in my apartment -- Amending the Constitution -- Petitioning the government for redress of grievances -- Racism and the Constitution -- Calling a constitutional convention -- A complete listing of all arguments for and against originalism that everyone will agree is absolutely definitive and error-free -- Muskets and milita -- Robo-Madison -- War and the Constitution -- Washington City -- Red tape and the Constitution -- Sweet democracy.
Subject: United States. Supreme Court.
Constitutional law > United States.
Constitutional amendments > United States.
Constitutional conventions > United States.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.


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Easton Main Library 342.73 J17y (Text) 31901004793008 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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