American Constitutional Interpretation

American Constitutional Interpretation

by Walter Murphy, James Fleming, Sotirios Barber, Stephen Macedo
     
 
This undergaduate text uses original essays, cases, and materials to study the very enterprise by which a constitution is interpreted and a constitutional government created. It explores the American polity as both a constitutional and democratic entity. This volume is organized around a set of basic interrogatives: What is the constitution that is to be

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This undergaduate text uses original essays, cases, and materials to study the very enterprise by which a constitution is interpreted and a constitutional government created. It explores the American polity as both a constitutional and democratic entity. This volume is organized around a set of basic interrogatives: What is the constitution that is to be interpreted? Who are its authoritative interpreters? How do they go about their interpretive tasks?

The new edition has been updated to include important new cases decided through the 2012-13 Supreme Court term.

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Booknews
New edition (first was 1986) of a casebook for a one- or two-semester course, containing readings which confront the core problems of constitutional interpretation. The volume is organized around a set of basic interrogatives: what is the constitution that is to be interpreted; who are its authoritative interpreters; and how do (and should) they go about their interpretive tasks? The focus isn't exclusively on legal doctrine, but on how constitutional interpretation connects with both political theory and public policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609301422
Publisher:
West Academic Publishing
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Series:
University Casebook Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1728
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.40(d)

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