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Whose Constitution Is It, Anyway?

In "The Most Dangerous Branch," David Kaplan explores the power of the U.S. Supreme Court in shaping the Constitution. UA Professor Andrew Coan, a Constitutional law expert, examines broad issues, including those raised in his book, “Prosecuting the President.” As the court becomes more and more political, whose Constitution will it become? The Grouchy Historians, Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger, may have some thoughts about this topic, too!

Ed Asner

Eight-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner is an iconic American film and television actor. Asner's credits are numerous and include starring in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which he later continued in the drama spin-off of, Lou Grant....

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Andrew Coan

Andrew Coan is a law professor at the University of Arizona and Associate Director of the William H. Rehnquist Center for Constitutional Structure. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Stanford Law School....

David Kaplan

David A. Kaplan is the former legal affairs editor of Newsweek, where he covered the Supreme Court for a decade. His other books include "The Silicon Boys," a New York Times best-seller that has been translated into six languages, "The Accidental President," an account of the 2000 election on which HBO’s Recount was based, and "Mine’s Bigger," a biography of the largest sailboat in the world that won the Loeb Award for Best Business Book of 2008....

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Ed Weinberger

Ed Weinberger is a television screenwriter and producer who's won nine Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award and a Writers Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award. He's written for stand-up comedians Dick Gregory and Richard Pryor, the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi and the Associates....

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