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The Heritage Guide to the United States Constitutionby Edwin Meese
Synopses & Reviews
"The Constitution," pledged George Washington, "is the guide which I will never abandon." Can we say the same today?
With the leadership of former Attorney General Edwin Meese, and in conjunction with the nations preeminent think tank—The Heritage Foundation—The Heritage Guide to the Constitution brings together more than one hundred of the nations best legal experts to provide the first ever line-by-line examination of the of the complete Constitution and its contemporary meaning.
Stressing the original intent of the Framers as the authoritative standard of constitutional interpretation, and never straying from the Constitution and the definitive writings of the Framers—especially the invaluable notes taken at the Constitutional Convention by James Madison, the widely recognized analysis in The Federalist Papers, and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Storys 1833 classic Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States—this volume is unique, comprehensive, and authoritative.
Edited by David Forte and Matthew Spalding, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is written not only to provide lawmakers and trained jurists with a reliable reference, but also to be explanatory, educational, and accessible to informed citizens and all students of the Constitution.
No document is more central or more important to securing "the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" than the United States Constitution, and no guide to the Constitution is more thorough, more enlightening, or more useful than The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.
This guide is the first of its kind, and presents the U.S. Constitution as never before, including a clause-by-clause analysis of the document, each amendment and relevant court case, and the documents that serve as the foundation of the Constitution.
About the Author
Edwin Meese III served as the 75th Attorney General of the United States under President Reagan. The Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board, he is a distinguished legal expert and holds the Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation.
Executive Editor Dr. Matthew Spalding is an expert in and teaches constitutional history, is an Adjunct Fellow of the Claremont Institute, and is the Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation.
Senior Editor Dr. David F. Forte is a widely published legal scholar, a former Chief Counsel to the United States Delegation to the United Nations, and the Charles R. Emrick, Jr.—Calfee Halter and Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland State University.
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