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- DescriptionThe Constitution in 2020 is a powerful blueprint for implementing a more progressive vision of constitutional law in the years ahead. Edited by two of America's leading constitutional scholars, the book provides a new framework for addressing the most important constitutional issues of the future in clear, accessible language. Featuring some of America's finest legal minds-Cass Sunstein, Bruce Ackerman, Robert Post, Harold Koh, Larry Kramer, Noah Feldman, Pam Karlan, William Eskridge, Mark Tushnet, Yochai Benkler and Richard Ford, among others-the book tackles a wide range of issues, including the challenge of new techlogies, presidential power, international human rights, religious liberty, freedom of speech, voting, reproductive rights, and ecomic rights. The Constitution in 2020 calls on liberals to articulate their constitutional vision in a way that can command the confidence of ordinary Americans.
- Author BiographyJack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and the Founder and Director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and the new information technologies. Professor Balkin teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, telecommunications and Internet law, first amendment law, cultural and social theory, and jurisprudence. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the author of over 80 articles on constitutional and legal theory. He has written op-eds and commentaries for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the L.A. Times, the Hartford Courant, the New Orleans Times Picayune, the Washington Monthly, and the New Republic Online. Reva B. Siegel is Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law and Deputy Dean of Yale Law School, where she teaches constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and legal history, and serves as faculty advisor to the American Constitution Society chapter. Professor Siegel's writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality, and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution. Much of her recent work analyzes how progressive and conservative movements have struggled to shape constitutional law in matters concerning race, sex, and the family over the last several decades. She is currently writing a series of articles exploring the genesis of the traditional family values coalition and the evolving strategies of the anti-abortion movement.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication05/11/2009
- SubjectNational Law: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
- Weight629 g
- Width160 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byJack M. Balkin,Reva B. Siegel
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