A View of the Constitution of the United States of America

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Carolina Academic Press, 2009 - Law - 361 pages
William Rawle, who died in 1836, was a leading member of the first generation of American lawyers after independence, and his A View of the Constitution was one of the most influential books on constitutional law published before the Civil War. The book's interest is not, however, merely historical: Rawle's approach provides a powerful challenge to contemporary assumptions about the original meaning and ongoing significance of the Constitution. His understanding of the constitutional authority of the president — he saw it as broad yet legally bounded — is especially interesting given our current debates. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Historical Reprint Series, edited by H. Jefferson Powell, Duke University School of Law.

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H. Jefferson Powell is a professor of law at Duke University School of Law.

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