Reading Between the Lines of the Constitution

Legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar explains how implicit values, precedents, and common practices have become part of the U.S. constitutional system.

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Who should read your book?

At one end, it is for a high school junior in AP history or AP government, or that student's teacher. It's also for opinion leaders and stay-at-home spouses. Fundamentally, [it's] for all citizens because the Constitution is what we have in common as citizens. And if we don't understand it, how can we discharge our fundamental responsibilities as citizens?

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