The Dynamic Constitution: An Introduction to American Constitutional Law / Edition 1

The Dynamic Constitution: An Introduction to American Constitutional Law / Edition 1

by Richard H. Fallon
     
 

The US Constitution is by no means just a fragile nut-brown document left in a nice glass case at the end of some corridor. Fallon (constitutional law, Harvard Law School) focuses on the social impact of the Constitution, and he begins with its original design and describes the theories and processes of judicial review. He examines civil rights including freedom of… See more details below

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The US Constitution is by no means just a fragile nut-brown document left in a nice glass case at the end of some corridor. Fallon (constitutional law, Harvard Law School) focuses on the social impact of the Constitution, and he begins with its original design and describes the theories and processes of judicial review. He examines civil rights including freedom of speech and association, freedom of religion, protection of economic liberties, equal protection, and fundamental rights. He analyzes the separation of powers, elections and political democracy, limits on state power and resulting individual rights, war and emergency, the reach of the Constitution and the enforcement power of Congress. After his very interesting conclusion about the future of constitutional law, he takes that fragile document out of its case and prints it as an appendix, for those amongst us who have misplaced it somewhere. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521600781
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : Bush v. Gore
Introduction : the dynamic Constitution1
1Freedom of speech31
2Freedom of religion57
3Protection of economic liberties75
4Rights to fair procedures91
5Equal protection of the laws106
6Fundamental rights138
7The powers of Congress157
8Executive power173
9Judicial power189
10Elections, political democracy, and the Constitution207
11Structural limits on state power and resulting individual rights225
12The Constitution in war and emergency237
13The reach of the Constitution and Congress's enforcement power254
14Conclusion269
AppThe Constitution of the United States278

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