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American Constitutional Law
     

American Constitutional Law

by Ralph A. Rossum, G. Alan Tarr
 

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To understand the principles, prospects, and problems of American government, one must understand the U.S. Constitution. AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Fifth Edition, analyzes the design and purpose of this document, and in doing so examines how power is conferred and limited among the branches of the federal government. Drawing on constitutional interpretations from

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To understand the principles, prospects, and problems of American government, one must understand the U.S. Constitution. AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Fifth Edition, analyzes the design and purpose of this document, and in doing so examines how power is conferred and limited among the branches of the federal government. Drawing on constitutional interpretations from many sources, this text provides a complete depiction of the United States' defining document.

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A basic text for courses in constitutional law and civil liberties, using landmark cases to demonstrate the fundamental principles of the American constitutional system. Covers the distribution of power in the government, distribution of power between the national government and the states, and between the government and the individual. Case headnotes provide a historical perspective and indicate where the case stands in relation to current law. Contains the text of the Constitution, a glossary, and a list of justices of the Supreme Court. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312102609
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
American Constitutional Law Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.59(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author


Ralph A. Rossum received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. He is Henry Salvatori Professor of Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College.

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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