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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
 

ISBN-10: 0521600782

ISBN-13: 9780521600781

Pub. Date: 04/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book Harvard law professor Richard H. Fallon introduces non-lawyers to American Constitutional Law. He writes with clarity and vigor about leading constitutional doctrines and issues, including the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the guarantee of equal protection, rights to fair procedures, and rights to privacy and sexual autonomy. Along the way,

Overview

In this book Harvard law professor Richard H. Fallon introduces non-lawyers to American Constitutional Law. He writes with clarity and vigor about leading constitutional doctrines and issues, including the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the guarantee of equal protection, rights to fair procedures, and rights to privacy and sexual autonomy. Along the way, Fallon describes many of the fascinating cases and personalities that have shaped constitutional law. He shows how historical, cultural, and other factors have influenced constitutional adjudication, making clear the dynamic nature of the Constitution. For both the courts and the American people, Fallon argues, the Constitution must serve as a dynamic document that adapts to the changing conditions inherent in human affairs

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

Preface; Prologue: Bush v. Gore; 1. The dynamic constitution; 2. Freedom of speech; 3. Freedom of religion; 4. Protection of economic liberties; 5. Rights to fair procedures; 6. Equal protection of the laws; 7. Fundamental rights; 8. The powers of congress; 9. Executive power; 10. Judicial power; 11. Elections, political democracy and the constitution; 12. Structural limits on state power and resulting individual rights; 13. The constitution in war and emergency; 14. The reach of the constitution and Congress's enforcement power; 15. Conclusion.

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