American Constitutional Law, Volume 2

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Carolina Academic Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Law - 1121 pages
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This paperback volume (subtitled "Constitutional Rights: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties") includes chapters 10 through 19 of Fisher/Harriger, American Constitutional Law, Eighth Edition (hardback). American Constitutional Law is the only book that develops constitutional law in the comprehensive sense. Along with containing an analysis and excerpts of court decisions, the book highlights the efforts of legislatures, executives, the states, and the general public to participate in an ongoing political dialogue rather than passively receiving a series of unilateral judicial commands. It covers all new developments in case law, congressional statutes, presidential policies, and initiatives undertaken by states under their own constitutions. The book also includes readings not only from cases but congressional floor debates, committee reports, committee hearings, presidential vetoes and other statements, state actions, Federalist papers, and professional journals, and it also adds a substantially revised chapter on equal protection that addresses immigration law and the rights of aliens.

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Read for a class on the US Constitution and Civil Liberties. Not a law student, no ambitions to be one but I found the summaries of cases and their attendant impact on the law and the excerpts of cases to be utterly fascinating. Too bad the instructor was not so good. Read full review


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Louis Fisher is the Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Katy Harriger is a professor at Wake Forest University.

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