Between the Lines

'America’s Unwritten Constitution'
By Akhil Reed Amar
Basic Books, $29.99, 615 pp.

Akhil Reed Amar’s America’s Unwritten Constitution is full of fascinating history, as well as novel and often persuasive analysis of how our written Constitution blends with an unwritten one to form a coherent whole. Amar argues...

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About the Author

Kent Greenawalt is University Professor at Columbia University, teaching in the law school. He is the author of Statutory and Common Law Interpretation (Oxford), among other books.