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A Constitution for All Times

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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 wh ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 8th 2013 by Mit Press (first published September 6th 2013)
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Cherif Jazra
Feb 20, 2017 Cherif Jazra rated it it was ok
The major issue with this book is with its structure and the partisanship of the content. The author certainly shows understanding and depth with regards to the many cases mentioned but there is a dominant problem with how the pieces connect with each chapter. We see repetition of topics from one chapter to the other and a lack of a continuing thread. Also there is little to stand in favor of the opposite viewpoint and the author clearly stands against what it views as conservative's attempt to ...more
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Mar 24, 2014 John Kaufmann rated it really liked it
Probably 3.5 stars, but I bumped it up. Good, short synopses of some of the major issues the court has faced in recent years and, more importantly, the direction in which the conservative majority has taken the court. It discusses some of the discontinuities with previous Supreme Court rulings as well as some of the internal contradictions the decisions have begun to create for the future.
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