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The living U.S. Constitution historical background, landmark Supreme Court decisions : with introductions, indexed guide, pen portraits of the signers by Saul Kussiel Padover

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Published by Meridian in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English



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  • Constitutional law -- United States.,
  • Constitutional history -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesLiving United States Constitution, Living US Constitution
StatementSaul K. Padover.
ContributionsLandynski, Jacob W.
LC ClassificationsKF4550 .U52 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 492 p. ;
Number of Pages492
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1099966M
ISBN 100452011477
LC Control Number94024753

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