THE ANNOTATED CONSTITUTION | 2005-07-23
A book I will never write would be called The Annotated Constitution. It would go through the Constitution line by line and say what the courts have done with each clause.
I have studied constitutional law and I have instructed constitutional law. The entire course consists of opinions by various judges. What hits you first is how short the Constitution is and how endless the judicial opinions are. The books of them fill whole rooms.
When you comment that much on a short document the document itself gets completely lost.
So I thought it would be fun to go through the tiny Constitution itself and talk about what Judicial Opinion has made of it.
I am not about to write another book now. Nobody's interested.
But I do have an internet program and some points to make, so I decided to make a start at an Annotated Constitution there.
I did almost an hour on the Preamble to the Constitution alone. The link is at
THE UNTRAINED EYE
and is titled "Annotated Constitution - Preamble."