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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes (Paperback)

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A course on constitutional law and civil liberties can be-and is-nothing less than an extended inquiry into the meaning of America. American Constitutional Law, newly revised by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, and Gary J. Jacobsohn, is a casebook made for such an inquiry. True to the liberal arts tradition from which it emerges, it goes beyond the facts and rulings of the great Supreme Court cases to engage important issues of political theory and the nature of our democracy. Although the focus is on law in the United States, Kommers, Finn, and Jacobsohn break new ground by incorporating comparative materials that enrich the study of the American Constitution, challenging the reader to assess American values in light of other legal systems and understandings of governance. In an era of constitutional globalization, this new edition of a distinguished text is essential to an appreciation of tradition and diversity.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesConstitution: government & the state Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 16/12/2003 ISBN-13: 9780742535695  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Donald P. Kommers is Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Notre Dame University. John E. Finn is professor of government at Wesleyan University. Gary J. Jacobsohn is Patterson-Banister Professor of Government at the University of Texas, Austin.

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