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"America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By"

Akhil Reed Amar

About the Program

Akhil Reed Amar, law professor at Yale University, presents his thoughts on the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and what the author deems are its many obtuse passages.  Mr. Amar posits that that Constitution cannot be understood by its original text alone, but through historical precedent.  Akhil Reed Amar discusses his book with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
 

About the Authors

Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar is the author of several books, including America's Constitution: A Biography.  He is a law professor at Yale University and a senior scholar at the National Constitution Center.  


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"America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By"

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Past Airings

  • Tuesday, October 9th at 4:30am (ET)
  • Monday, October 8th at 4:30pm (ET)
  • Saturday, September 29th at 10:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, September 23rd at 10pm (ET)
  • Saturday, September 22nd at 7pm (ET)
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