American Constitutional Law, Volume 2: The Bill of Rights and Subsequent Amendments, Volume 2

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Westview Press, 2009 - Law - 898 pages
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"American Constitutional Law" provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, this text puts current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish. The authors examine the constitutional thought of the founders, as well as interpretations of the Constitution by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries. Now fully updated, the eighth edition of this classic volume focuses on individuals' rights and responsibilities and incorporates nine new cases, including "District of Columbia v. Heller," "In re Marriage Cases," "Kennedy v. Louisiana," and "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1."

Also available in its eighth edition from authors Ralph A. Rossum and G. Alan Tarr: "American Constitutional Law, Volume I: The Structure of Government "(Westview Press, ISBN 978-0-8133-4477-5).

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About the author (2009)

Ralph A. Rossum is Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College. His many books include The Supreme Court and Tribal Gaming: California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and Antonin Scalia's Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition, both published by Kansas.

G. Alan Tarr received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. He is a distinguished professor of political science and director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, Camden. Professor Tarr has served as a constitutional consultant in Russia, South Africa, Cyprus, and Burma. A three-time NEH Fellow, he is currently completing a study of judicial independence and accountability in the American states.

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