Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2010-03-18
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
Author: Paul Leicester Ford
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 1888
Ford, Paul Leicester. Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, Published During Its Discussion by the People 1787-1788. Brooklyn, N.Y., 1888. viii, 451 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-25089. ISBN 1-886363-95-1. Cloth. $75. * A collection of rare pamphlets that treat the question of the Constitution, with annotations and a bibliography by Ford, author of a bibliography of Franklin's works. "Recommended by Warren for 'The sources from which interpretations of the meaning of the provisions of the Constitution (U.S.) have been obtained at various times in the past...' Warren, The Making of the Constitution 784." Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 375.