Constitutional Remedies: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution by Michael Wells, Thomas A. Eaton |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Constitutional Remedies: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Constitutional Remedies: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

by Michael Wells, Thomas A. Eaton
     
 

Understanding the impact of constitutional rights in the real world depends on understanding the law of constitutional remedies for their violation. Integrating the history, doctrine, and policy of constitutional remedy, Wells and Eaton explain how people go about trying to obtain redress for violations of their constitutional rights. Diverse issues arise when

Overview

Understanding the impact of constitutional rights in the real world depends on understanding the law of constitutional remedies for their violation. Integrating the history, doctrine, and policy of constitutional remedy, Wells and Eaton explain how people go about trying to obtain redress for violations of their constitutional rights. Diverse issues arise when persons seek to bring a lawsuit against governments, officials, or private individuals for violation of their constitutional rights. Among them are whether the injury ought to be accorded constitutional status at all, or instead should be treated as a routine wrong, no different in principle from a traffic accident. If the case warrants constitutional status, the next issue is whether or not suit may be brought against the officer who committed the wrong or his government employer, and so on. On each of these and other issues the authors guide the reader through the complex body of doctrine, the lively case law debates, and the scholarly literature over the appropriate mix of policies and the means by which to achieve them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313314490
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2002
Series:
Reference Guides to the United States Constitution Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL WELLS is J. Alton Hosch Professor at the University of Georgia Law School. He has written a number of articles on constitutional remedies, constitutional law, and federal courts. He is co-author of the casebook Constitutional Torts (1995).

THOMAS A. EATON is J. Alton Hosch Professor at the University of Georgia Law School. Eaton has written numerous articles on constitutional torts and is co-author of the casebook Constitutional Torts (1995).

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