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Federalism: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Federalism: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

by Vicki C. Jackson, Susan Low Bloch
     
 

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This book analyzes the structure of our constitutional system of government, providing an overview of the constitutional history of American federalism as it has been developed in decisions of the United States Supreme Court.

• Provides historical information in a clear, chronological order

• Enables law students and lawyers to improve their

Overview

This book analyzes the structure of our constitutional system of government, providing an overview of the constitutional history of American federalism as it has been developed in decisions of the United States Supreme Court.

• Provides historical information in a clear, chronological order

• Enables law students and lawyers to improve their understanding of the legal doctrines that underlie today's conflicts.

• Documents the relationships among different doctrines across particular time periods

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is the latest in a series titled Reference Guides to the United States Constitution. Dubbed as a reference guide, it is really a comprehensive treatise on the development of federalism as seen through Supreme Court decisions. . . . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." - Choice

"With its emphasis on decisions regarding the rights and responsibilities of the federal and state governments, this title is an excellent complement to John Vile's historical approach in the Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789–2010. . . . Recommended for upper-division political science, pre-law, and law students studying constitutional law and the role the U.S. Supreme Court plays in determining limitations of the federal and state governments." - Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313318849
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/31/2013
Series:
Reference Guides to the United States Constitution Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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What People are saying about this

Harry T. Edwards
"Two highly respected constitutional scholars, Susan Low Bloch and Vicki C. Jackson, have written a most welcome book on federalism, a topic that has troubled the courts since the Constitution was written. From landmark decisions of the Marshall Court, such as McCulloch vs. Maryland and Gibbons v. Ogden, to recent decisions of the Roberts Court, including those upholding the Affordable Health Care Act and striking down much of the Arizona Immigration Act, federalism has raised numerous troubling questions. Professors Bloch and Jackson approach these questions with the expertise and professionalism the topic deserves. They are careful to present a balanced view of what has been and continues to be a contentious subject. In a relatively short presentation, the authors illuminate the evolution of the concept of federalism, its importance over the centuries, and the vital, dynamic role it continues to play today. It is a masterful effort. Students, practitioners, jurists, and scholars will gain great profit from this sterling work for years to come."

Meet the Author

Susan Low Bloch, JD, is professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. Bloch is the coauthor of Inside the Supreme Court: The Institution and Its Procedures as well as Supreme Court Politics: The Institution and Its Procedures.

Vicki C. Jackson, JD, BA, is Thurgood Marshall Professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA. Her published works include Constitutional Engagement in a Transnational Era; Federal Courts Stories, with Judith Resnik; and Inside the Supreme Court: The Institution and Its Procedures with Susan Low Bloch.

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