Dynamic Constitution An Introduction to American Constitutional Law and Practice
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
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Description: In this revised and updated second edition of The Dynamic Constitution, Richard H. Fallon, Jr., provides an engaging, sophisticated introduction to American constitutional law. Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this book discusses contemporary constitutional doctrine involving such issues as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, rights to privacy and sexual autonomy, the death penalty, and the powers of Congress. Through examples of Supreme Court cases and portraits of past and present Justices, this book dramatizes the historical and cultural factors that have shaped constitutional law. The Dynamic Constitution, Second Edition combines detailed explication of current doctrine with insightful analysis of the political culture and theoretical debates in which constitutional practice is situated. Professor Fallon uses insights from political science to explain some aspects of constitutional evolution and emphasizes features of the judicial process that distinguish constitutional law from ordinary politics.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/22/2013
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Richard H. Fallon, Jr., is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
|Introduction: The Dynamic Constitution|
|Individual Rights under the Constitution:|
|Freedom of speech|
|Freedom of religion|
|Protection of economic liberties|
|Fundamental rights 'enumerated' in the Bill of Rights|
|Equal protection of the laws|
|'Unenumerated' fundamental rights|
|The Constitutional Separation of Powers:|
|The powers of Congress|
|Further Issues of Constitutional Structure and Individual Rights:|
|Structural limits on state power and resulting individual rights|
|The Constitution in war and emergency|
|Reach of the Constitution and Congress' enforcement powers|