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Sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Common-place (last mentioned in the September 8, 2000 Scout Report) has released a special issue covering the United States Constitution. This particular issue provides an intriguing roundtable discussion that tackles questions surrounding the uses and abuses of the Constitution. Essays by scholars such as Rogers Smith, Jack Rakove, and Linda Kerber, as well as leading journalists such as James Banner and Joshua Micah Marshall, address the role of the Constitution in landmark cases and pivotal topics such as the Bush vs. Gore controversy, the Clinton impeachment, the gun control debate, and the rights of women. Offering a "common-place" for a variety of readers (academic or not), this special issue is sure to prompt some sort of discussion.

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