United States Constitutional Law: An Introduction
The great liberties and guarantees of the United States Constitution are stated as general principles, to be perpetuated and reapplied in a changing America. This book provides a basic understanding of Constitutional law, addressing both the history of the U.S. Constitution and each of its individual clauses. It explains the power of the Supreme Court, whereby a bare majority of five justices, each with lifetime tenure, can overrule the president, the Congress, and state and local governments--effectively declaring the rights and obligations of persons and organizations across the land. Referencing more than 950 Supreme Court decisions, the book treats each subject objectively and without opinionated commentary.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Amendment Process
Other editions - View all
applied appointed Article authority Bill of Attainder ChiefJustice citizens civil Commission compensation Congress congressional consent Constitution constitutionality conviction counsel Court found Court held 5–4 Court ruled 9–0 crime criminal decision declaration defendant delegates denied dent District doctrine Due Process Clause election Eleventh Amendment enforce Equal Protection Clause established evidence executive federal courts Fifteenth Amendment Fifth Amendment Fourteenth Amendment Fourth Amendment Franklin D freedom granted guarantees House of Representatives immunity Impeachment interest interstate commerce issue judicial jurisdiction legislation legislatures majority ment military offense ofthe party person pocket veto police political powers and duties Presidential Succession prohibiting prosecution punishment racial Ratified December 15 regulation religious Senate sovereign immunity speech state’s statute Supreme Court held Supreme Court invalidated Supreme Court ruled term thereof tion treaties trial Twenty-first Amendment United upheld vacancies Vice President violated the Equal Virginia vote whole number William