This examination compares several successful constitutions formulated to govern countries just formed from the conclusion of armed conflicts (including the U.S.). Some of the most important elements gleaned from these successful constitutions include an independent court before which one may appeal to the new constitution because such a constitution adequately secures the integrity of the court itself.
William W. Van Alstyne, Quintessential Elements of Meaningful Constitutions in Post-Conflict States, 49 William & Mary Law Review 1497-1512 (2008)
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Constitutional law, United States., Constitutional amendments, Constitution, Courts, Postwar reconstruction