United States Constitution for the Year 2000

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Loyola University Press, 1995 - Social Science - 285 pages
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In this timely book, Professor Antieau proposes much-needed changes to the Constitution of the United States. He points out that it has been well over a century since the document was last thoroughly reviewed.
In three parts Antieau discusses (1) rights that have been ruled only implicitly present in the Constitution, such as freedom of association and the right of privacy; (2) constitutional clauses that require amendment, for example, the right to bail and the presidential veto; and (3) other fundamental rights and ideas that are not addressed in the Constitution, among them the rights to education, a healthy environment, and adequate social services.
Writing in clear, easy-to-follow language, Antieau makes his case by drawing on the great political philosophers of the West - Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, and de Tocqueville - and on the framers of the Constitution themselves, including Jefferson, Madison, and Adams. He also refers to judicial rulings by the Supreme Court and developments in international law.

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Contents

Amending the Eighth Amendment
33
Amending the Eighth Amendment to Stipulate
39
Improving the Process for Impeachment
51
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Chester James Antieau is a professor emeritus of constitutional law at Georgetown University.

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