Constitution Daily

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Akhil Reed Amar on the Constitution's 225th

September 21, 2012 By Akhil Amar

Akhil Reed Amar talks about a big anniversary Constitution Week and his upcoming Friday event at the National Constitution Center.

Constitution's fate rests in the hands of women

September 17, 2012 By Akhil Amar

In September 1787, “We the People” basically meant “We the Men.” This year, the fate of this manly constitutional project rests more than ever in the hands of women.

Two cheers for the presidency

February 20, 2012 By Akhil Amar

As America remembers her greatest presidents, it’s worth reflecting on the presidency itself, both to celebrate its glories and to ponder its glitches.

Why “‘We the People’ Loses Appeal” misses the point

February 10, 2012 By Akhil Amar

I like Adam Liptak a lot—in fact, he and my brother were classmates at Yale Law School, during my first three years on the faculty there. But I think Liptak’s article in The New York Times this week, in which he argued that the United States Constitution’s global influence is declining, is off base.

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