This inspiring coffee table book serves as a companion to thethree-part 2020 PBS series A More or Less Perfect Union, A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg, which delves into past, present, and future struggles for liberty through the lens of the US Constitution. Voices of Our Republic features thoughts about the Constitution from personalities, dignitaries, and everyday heroes, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arthur Sulzberger, Alan Dershowitz, Sandra Day O’Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joseph Ellis, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Simmons, Ron Chernow, and many others. These figures help answer the question of why the Constitution is so important and how it can be applied to political discourse today. Each person emphasizes a different part of the Constitution―from the Bill of Rights to the 19th Amendment and beyond―and why those particular passages are important.
Complete with more than 75 full-color photos―many from the private collections of the contributors―this book makes the perfect gift for every American, regardless of political affiliation. Voices of Our Republic serves as a key resource for those looking to better appreciate the foundation of American government and to increase our understanding of its application during its initial creation and still today.
About the Author
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg has heard more than one hundred cases annually as one of the top appellate judges in the nation for the last thirty-three years. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1986 and served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008. Judge Ginsburg has been a professor at the Harvard Law School, Assistant United States Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and while on the bench has taught at the University of Chicago Law School and the New York University School of Law. He is currently a Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and a visiting professor at University College London, Faculty of Laws.