The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions (Paperback)

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    Jay Wexler teaches at the Boston University School of Law. He previously clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and then served as a lawyer in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. Wexler’s writing has appeared in Boston magazine, Spy, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among other publications. His first book was Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church-State Wars.


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    "An innovative, insightful, and often humorous look at the Constitution's lesser-known clauses, offering a fresh approach to understanding our democracy. In this captivating and witty book, Jay Wexler draws on his extensive background in constitutional law to shine a much-deserved light on some of the Constitution's lesser-known parts. For a variety of reasons, many of the Constitution's "odd clauses" never make it to any court, and therefore never make headlines or even law school classrooms that teachfrom judicial decisions. Wexler delves into many of those more obscure passages, which he uses to illuminate the essence of our democratic process, including our tripartite government; the principles of equality, liberty, and privacy; and the integrity of our democracy"--

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    ISBN 9780807000892
    Genre LAW / Public Contract
    Format Paperback
    Pages 222
    Publisher Date 2012-09-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Beacon Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Wexler, Jay
    Country of Origin United States
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