The Constitution in Congress

Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226131149
Release Date: 1997-05-15
Genre: Law

In the most thorough examination to date, David P. Currie analyzes from a legal perspective the work of the first six congresses and of the executive branch during the Federalist era, with a view to its significance for constitutional interpretation. He concludes that the original understanding of the Constitution was forged not so much in the courts as in the legislative and executive branches, an argument of crucial importance for scholars in constitutional law, history, and government. "A joy to read."—Appellate Practive Journal and Update "[A] patient and exemplary analysis of the work of the first six Congresses."—Geoffrey Marshall, Times Literary Supplement

The Constitution in the Supreme Court

Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226222424
Release Date: 2015-02-27
Genre: Political Science

Currie's masterful synthesis of legal analysis and narrative history, gives us a sophisticated and much-needed evaluation of the Supreme Court's first hundred years. "A thorough, systematic, and careful assessment. . . . As a reference work for constitutional teachers, it is a gold mine."—Charles A. Lofgren, Constitutional Commentary

The Constitution of the United States

Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226190037
Release Date: 2010-03-18
Genre: Law

A masterly introduction to the United States Constitution, this slim book leads the reader through a concise overview of the document's individual articles and amendments. With clear and accessible language, Currie then examines each of the three branches of the federal government and explains the relation between the federal and state governments. He analyzes those constitutional provisions that are designed to protect citizens from governmental interference, such as the due process and equal protection clauses and the confusing first amendment provisions respecting the separation of church and state, and includes discussions of judicial review and freedom of speech and of the press. A sympathetic yet critical guide, Currie's book enables students and laypersons to understand one of the cornerstones of the Western political tradition. The second edition, along with an updated chronology and bibliography, incorporates the Supreme Court decisions over the past decade that have affected constitutional interpretation. "Superb . . . highly recommended for those seeking a reliable, understandable, and useful introduction to our constitution."—Appellate Practice Journal and Update

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany

Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226131130
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Law

A leading scholar of the constitution of the United States, David Currie, in this book turns his attention to one of the most important bodies of constitutional law in the world, the Basic Law of Germany. It is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the study of the German constitution. Beginning with an overview of the essential features of the Basic Law of Germany, Currie then elucidates those features by analyzing a number of decisions of the German Constitutional Court. Contrasting German constitutional law with the American model, Currie further illuminates the German system and provides an invaluable comparative perspective on American institutions, judicial methods, and constitutional principles. The German constitutional court recently has become the object of international attention as it has grappled with controversies involving abortion, ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, and the reunification of East and West. Currie examines these issues and their impact on the German constitution. An appendix includes (in English translation) the complete Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany of May 23, 1949 as amended to December 1, 1993.

2000 Years

Author: Currie
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745938841
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Religion

Twenty visual spreads document some of the most memorable stages in Britain's Christian history, from Roman times through to the late-1990s. The text includes coverage of: the first British missionaries; the Norman conquest; crusaders and pilgrims; the English Reformation; and Bible translation.

The Constitution

Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company
ISBN: 0673133966
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Background material about how the Constitution came to be written precedes the actual document which is explained paragraph by paragraph.

Macroeconomic Policies in an Interdependent World

Author: Ralph C. Bryant
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1557751110
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Economic policy

Copublished with the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, and edited by Ralph Bryant, David Currie, Jacob A. Frenkel, Paul Masson, and Richard Portes, this volume considers economic interdependence among well developed countries as well as between them and the developing regions of the world.