The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law

Paperback | October 21, 2010

byMichael C. Dorf, Trevor W. Morrison

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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law presents an accessible introduction to the enduring topics of American constitutional law, including judicial review, methods of interpretation, federalism, separation of powers, equal protection, and individual liberties. One of the most important functions performed by the American Constitution and the more than two centuries' worth of cases interpreting it is the allocation of decision-making. Professor Dorf and Professor Morrison frame many of these constitutional debates with this question of authority. Whenshould courts rule that the Constitution takes some issue outside of the domain of ordinary politics? Should courts referee disputes between the branches of the federal government? Should they referee disputes between the states and the national government? Using what standards? This introduction to American constitutional law critically examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, which has resolved thousands of constitutional controversies based on the shortest national constitution on the planet. The authors also look beyond the Supreme Court, exploringthe arguments for and against judicial review and various versions of popular constitutionalism.

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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law presents an accessible introduction to the enduring topics of American constitutional law, including judicial review, methods of interpretation, federalism, separation of powers, equal protection, and individual liberties. One of the most important functions performed by the Ame...

Michael C. Dorf is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell University Law School. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Professor Dorf served as law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.19 × 5.39 × 0.71 inPublished:October 21, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Acknowledgments1. Who Decides?2. Judicial Review3. Constitutional Interpretation4. Federalism5. Separation of Powers6. Equal Protection7. Enumerated Rights: The First Amendment8. Unemumerated Rights9. Congressional Enforcement of Constitutional Rights10. Beyond the Courts