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Keeping Faith with the Constitution

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Keeping Faith with the Constitution by Goodwin Liu,Pamela S. Karlan,Christopher H. Schroeder Book Summary:

Chief Justice John Marshall argued that a constitution "requires that only its great outlines should be marked [and] its important objects designated." Ours is "intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." In recent years, Marshall's great truths have been challenged by proponents of originalism and strict construction. Such legal thinkers as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argue that the Constitution must be construed and applied as it was when the Framers wrote it. In Keeping Faith with the Constitution, three legal authorities make the case for Marshall's vision. They describe their approach as "constitutional fidelity"--not to how the Framers would have applied the Constitution, but to the text and principles of the Constitution itself. The original understanding of the text is one source of interpretation, but not the only one; to preserve the meaning and authority of the document, to keep it vital, applications of the Constitution must be shaped by precedent, historical experience, practical consequence, and societal change. The authors range across the history of constitutional interpretation to show how this approach has been the source of our greatest advances, from Brown v. Board of Education to the New Deal, from the Miranda decision to the expansion of women's rights. They delve into the complexities of voting rights, the malapportionment of legislative districts, speech freedoms, civil liberties and the War on Terror, and the evolution of checks and balances. The Constitution's framers could never have imagined DNA, global warming, or even women's equality. Yet these and many more realities shape our lives and outlook. Our Constitution will remain vital into our changing future, the authors write, if judges remain true to this rich tradition of adaptation and fidelity.

The Centennial of the Massachusetts Constitution

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The Centennial of the Massachusetts Constitution by Alexander Hamilton Bullock Book Summary:

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Justice in Robes

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Justice in Robes by Ronald Dworkin,Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law and Philosophy Ronald Dworkin,RONALD AUTOR DWORKIN Book Summary:

How should a judge's moral convictions bear on his judgments about what the law is? In "Justice in Robes," Ronald Dworkin argues that this question is much more complex than it has often been taken to be and charts a variety of dimensions in which law and morals are undoubtedly interwoven. Dworkin's new collection of essays and original chapters is a model of lucid, logical, and impassioned reasoning that will advance the crucially important debate about the roles of justice in law.

More Essential than Ever

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More Essential than Ever by Stephen J. Schulhofer Book Summary:

When the states ratified the Bill of Rights in the eighteenth century, the Fourth Amendment seemed straightforward. It requires that government respect the right of citizens to be "secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures." Of course, "papers and effects" are now digital and thus more vulnerable to government spying. But the biggest threat may be our own weakening resolve to preserve our privacy. In this potent new volume in Oxford's Inalienable Rights series, legal expert Stephen J. Schulhofer argues that the Fourth Amendment remains, as the title says, more essential than ever. From data-mining to airport body scans, drug testing and aggressive police patrolling on the streets, privacy is under assault as never before--and we're simply getting used to it. But the trend is threatening the pillars of democracy itself, Schulhofer maintains. "Government surveillance may not worry the average citizen who reads best-selling books, practices a widely accepted religion, and adheres to middle-of-the-road political views," he writes. But surveillance weighs on minorities, dissenters, and unorthodox thinkers, "chilling their freedom to read what they choose, to say what they think, and to associate with others who are like-minded." All of us are affected, he adds. "When unrestricted search and surveillance powers chill speech and religion, inhibit gossip and dampen creativity, they undermine politics and impoverish social life for everyone." Schulhofer offers a rich account of the history and nuances of Fourth Amendment protections, as he examines such issues as street stops, racial profiling, electronic surveillance, data aggregation, and the demands of national security. The Fourth Amendment, he reminds us, explicitly authorizes invasions of privacy--but it requires justification and accountability, requirements that reconcile public safety with liberty. Combining a detailed knowledge of specific cases with a deep grasp of Constitutional law, More Essential than Ever offers a sophisticated and thoughtful perspective on this important debate.

A History of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Oklahoma

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A History of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Oklahoma by Albert Harman Ellis Book Summary:

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Keeping the Faith

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Keeping the Faith by John E. Semonche Book Summary:

This ambitious and accessible history of the nation's highest court demonstrates that the fabric of American constitutional law promotes in citizens a civil religion, or a faith in the laws and institutions of government that is unique to this country.

The Congressional Globe

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Representative American Speeches

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Representative American Speeches by Albert Craig Baird,Lester Thonssen,Waldo Warder Braden,Owen Peterson Book Summary:

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Keeping Faith with the Psalms

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Keeping Faith with the Psalms by Daniel F. Polish Book Summary:

The Book of Psalms has been beloved by generations of readers. It offers solace in times of trouble, holds out hope for rescue and redemption, and helps to answer some of the difficult questions raised by faith. The Book of Psalms is more personal than other books of the Bible; instead of telling stories with God as the central actor, the psalmists talk to-and about-God. Rabbi Daniel Polish leads you into the Bible to discover ways you can use the Psalms to shape your own personal spiritual outlook. Polish does not give any simple solutions, but reveals how you can discover answers for yourself through the Psalms. You will explore: Meeting God in Nature Finding God in Torah Finding God through Historical Experience of the Jewish People The Problem of Evil in Our World Facing Our Mortality Finding Our Relationship with God Jerusalem as Symbol and Reality What Does the Lord Require? The Call to Social Justice.

Congressional Record

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Dialogue of Democracy

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Legislative Document

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Legislative Document by New York (State). Legislature Book Summary:

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New York Legislative Documents

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Constitutional Theory

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Constitutional Theory by Michael J. Gerhardt Book Summary:

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Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention

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The Constitution of the Reformed Dutch Church of North America

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The Constitution of the Reformed Dutch Church of North America by Reformed Church in America. General Synod Book Summary:

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Documents Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States with Other Countries During the Years from 1809 to 1898

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Documents Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States with Other Countries During the Years from 1809 to 1898 by N.A Book Summary:

A collected set of congressional documents of the 11th to the 55th Congress, messages of the Presidents of the United States, and correspondence of the State Dept. Many of these pamphlets have been catalogued separately under their respective headings.

Parliamentary Debates

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The Parliamentary Debates (official Report[s]) ...

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The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time

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Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates During the ... Session of the ... Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Kingdom of Great Britain ...

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Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates During the ... Session of the ... Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Kingdom of Great Britain ... by Great Britain. Parliament Book Summary:

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An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution from the Reign of Henry VII, to the Present Time

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An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution from the Reign of Henry VII, to the Present Time by John Russell Russell (1st Earl) Book Summary:

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An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution from the Reign of Henry 7. to the Present Time John, Earl Russell

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An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution from the Reign of Henry 7. to the Present Time John, Earl Russell by John Russell Book Summary:

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An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution from the Reign of Henry VII to the Present Time. New Ed

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An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution from the Reign of Henry VII to the Present Time. New Ed by John Russell Russell,John Earl I Russell Book Summary:

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An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution, from the Reign of Henry VII. to the Present Time

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An Essay on the History of the English Government and Constitution, from the Reign of Henry VII. to the Present Time by Earl John Russell Russell Book Summary:

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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815

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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 by Sir Archibald Alison Book Summary:

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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

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A Constitution for All Times

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A Constitution for All Times by Pamela S. Karlan Book Summary:

A prominent lawyer and legal scholar describes her vision of an evolving Constitution, examining current legal issues that range from health care to gun control. Pamela S. Karlan is a unique figure in American law. A professor at Stanford Law School and former counsel for the NAACP, she has argued seven cases at the Supreme Court and worked on dozens more as a clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun. In her first book written for a general audience, she examines what happens in American courtrooms—especially the Supreme Court—and what it means for our everyday lives and to our national commitments to democracy, justice, and fairness. Through an exploration of current hot-button legal issues—from voting rights to the death penalty, health care, same-sex marriage, invasive high-tech searches, and gun control—Karlan makes a sophisticated and resonant case for her vision of the Constitution. At the heart of that vision is the conviction that the Constitution is an evolving document that enables government to solve novel problems and expand the sphere of human freedom. As skeptics charge congressional overreach on such issues as the Affordable Care Act and even voting rights, Karlan pushes back. On individual rights in particular, she believes the Constitution allows Congress to enforce the substance of its amendments. And she calls out the Roberts Court for its disdain for the other branches of government and for its alignment with a conservative agenda.

The Azusa Street Mission and Revival

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The Azusa Street Mission and Revival by Cecil M. Robeck Book Summary:

Nearly twenty-five percent of the world's Christians count themselves among the Charismatic and Pentecostal family of Christian Movements, yet few know how Pentecostalism began. The Azusa Street Mission and Revival tells the story of the small racially-inclusive group that gathered in Los Angeles in 1906 and changed the world of Christianity. With little more than a printing press, a trolley stop and a powerful message, the revival that began at Apostolic Faith Mission on Azusa Street, rapidly crossed more than race lines-into Mexico, Western Europe, Scandinavia and West Africa-and began to change the landscape of Christianity. The complete story of the Mission has finally been recorded, with photographs, articles and testimonies.

The Constitution of the Reformed Dutch Church in the United-States of America

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Law and Religion

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Law and Religion by Stephen M. Feldman Book Summary:

Following landmark trade agreements between Japan and the United States in the 1850s, Tokyo began importing a unique American commodity: Western social activism. As Japan sought to secure its future as a commercial power and American women pursued avenues of political expression, Protestant church-women and, later, members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traveled to the Asian coast to promote Christian teachings and women's social activism. Rumi Yasutake reveals in Transnational Women's Activism that the resulting American, Japanese, and first generation Japanese-American women's movements came to affect more than alcohol or even religion. While the WCTU employed the language of evangelism and Victorian family values, its members were tactfully expedient in accommodating their traditional causes to suffrage and other feminist goals, in addition to the various political currents flowing through Japan and the United States at the turn of the nineteenth century. Exploring such issues as gender struggles in the American Protestant church and bourgeois Japanese women's attitudes towards the "pleasure class" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and experiences of American missionaries, U.S. WCTU workers, and their Japanese protégés. The diverse machinations of WCTU activism offer a compelling lesson in the complexities of cultural imperialism.

The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time

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Out of Range

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Out of Range by Mark V. Tushnet Book Summary:

Few constitutional disputes maintain as powerful a grip on the public mind as the battle over the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association and gun-control groups struggle unceasingly over a piece of the political landscape that no candidate for the presidency--and few for Congress--can afford to ignore. But who's right? Will it ever be possible to settle the argument? In Out of Range, one of the nation's leading legal scholars takes a calm, objective look at this bitter debate. Mark V. Tushnet brings to this book a deep expertise in the Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the role of the law in American life. He breaks down the different positions on the Second Amendment, showing that it is a mistake to stereotype them. Tushnet's exploration is honest and nuanced; he finds the constitutional arguments finely balanced, which is one reason the debate has raged for so long. Along the way, he examines various experiments in public policy, from both sides, and finds little clear evidence for the practical effectiveness of any approach to gun safety and prosecution. Of course, he notes, most advocates of the right to keep and bear arms agree that it should be subject to reasonable regulation. Ultimately, Tushnet argues, our view of the Second Amendment reflects our sense of ourselves as a people. The answer to the debate will not be found in any holy writ, but in our values and our vision of the nation. This compact, incisive examination offers an honest and thoughtful guide to both sides of the argument, pointing the way to solutions that could calm, if not settle, this bitter dispute.

The Memorial of the Church of England, Humbly Offer'd to the Consideration of All True Lovers of Our Church and Constitution

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The Memorial of the Church of England, Humbly Offer'd to the Consideration of All True Lovers of Our Church and Constitution by William Pittis,James Drake,Henry Pooley,John Ward Book Summary:

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