Six Amendments

Six Amendments

How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

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Grand Central Pub
For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more than three decades on the Court, during which he was involved with many of the defining decisions of the modern era, to offer a book like none other. SIX AMENDMENTS is an absolutely unprecedented call to arms, detailing six specific ways in which the Constitution should be amended in order to protect our democracy and the safety and wellbeing of American citizens.

Written with the same precision and elegance that made Stevens's own Court opinions legendary for their clarity as well as logic, SIX AMENDMENTS is a remarkable work, both because of its unprecedented nature and, in an age of partisan ferocity, its inarguable common sense.

Baker & Taylor
A retired Supreme Court Justice describes how the U.S. Constitution needs to be amended, detailing six specific changes that will protect democracy and ensure the safety and well-being of all American citizens.

Baker
& Taylor

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, the author had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more than three decades on the Court, during which he was involved with many of the defining decisions of the modern era, to offer a book articulating not only the need for changes, but also what those improvements should be. This is a call to arms, detailing six specific ways in which the Constitution should be amended in order to protect our democracy and the safety and wellbeing of American citizens.--
A retired Supreme Court Justice who served more than 30 years describes how the U.S. Constitution needs to be amended, detailing six specific changes that will protect democracy and ensure the safety and well-being of all American citizens.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316373722
0316373729
Branch Call Number: 342.73 STE 2014
Characteristics: vii, 177 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 22 cm

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Larry_and_Joyce
Aug 18, 2016

Well written defense of the necessity of adding clarity and purpose to our Constitution through the Amendment process. Justice Stevens sees the Constitution as a framework for popular government (of, by, for the people, especially by). I strongly recommend Stephen Breyer's "Active Liberty" as a companion read.

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Memawrayne
Jun 13, 2014

Very interesting. Hope this happens according to his advice.

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cardigramma
May 29, 2014

This is a very interesting book. Retired Justice Stevens' arguments are very detailed and he gives background and historical information to support his ideas. I highly recommend this book.

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