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- West Academic Publishing
The new 10th edition--and the best edition ever--of this long-popular constitutional law casebook is designed to stimulate critical examination of present and potential developments in constitutional law. The many provocative and insightful notes, comments and questions, which have long been a hallmark of the book, have been thoroughly updated and greatly enriched. Every part of the book has been extensively revised--even the sections on the origins of substantive due process and the Lochner era. The current edition accords special recognition to the abortion and homosexual sodomy cases, probably more criticized and more praised than any Supreme Court rulings in the last half century, by including fuller commentary from every direction on these issues than any other casebook in the field. Finally, this edition continues to be one of the very few that contains a substantial section on the death penalty, important most recently not only because of the connection to substantive due process but also because, like the homosexual sodomy cases, of the opinions' use of foreign and international law.