Akhil Reed Amar on “The Law of the Land”

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    Guest: Akhil Reed Amar

    [From the Radio Times archive] How did Abraham Lincoln’s midwestern roots influence his views on slavery and secession? Does it matter that all of today’s Supreme Court justices were educated in the northeast? Legal scholar AKHIL REED AMAR says regionalism is central to our nation’s history. In his new book The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic, Amar looks at how geography and federalism have shaped our U.S. laws and justice from the Civil War to today. Marty spoke with him earlier this year.

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