Reflections on constitutional law [electronic resource] /George Anastaplo.
By: Anastaplo, George.Material type: BookPublisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, �2006Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0813171342 (electronic bk.); 9780813171340 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Constitutional law -- United States | Constitutional history -- United States | Constitutional law -- United States -- Cases | Law | Droit constitutionnel -- �Etats-Unis | Droit constitutionnel -- �Etats-Unis -- Jurisprudence | �Etats-Unis -- Histoire constitutionnelle | LAW -- Constitutional | LAW -- Public | Constitutional history | Constitutional law | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Trials, litigation, etc.DDC classification: 342.73 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
An introduction to constitutionalism -- Magna Carta (1215) -- The Declaration of Independence (1776) -- The Articles of Confederation (1776-1789); the Northwest Ordinance (1787) -- Emergence of the constitution (1786-1791) -- Marbury v. Madison (1803) -- Swift v. Tyson (1842); Erie Railroad Company v. Tompkins (1938) -- Martin v. Hunter's Lessee (1816); M'culloch v. Maryland (1819) -- Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) -- Burdens on interstate commerce (19051981) -- Missouri v. Holland (1920); Wickard v. Filburn (1942) -- The presidency and the constitution -- A government of enumerated powers? -- Realism and the study of constitutional law -- The challenges of skepticism for the constitutionalist -- Constitutionalism and the common law: the Erie problem reconsidered -- The Confederate Constitution (1861-1865) -- The Japanese relocation cases (1943,1944) -- Calder v. Bull (1798); Barron v. Baltimore (1833) -- Corfield v. Coryell (1823) and the privileges and immunities puzzles -- The slaughter-house cases (1873): a false start? -- The civil rights cases (1883); Plessey v. Ferguson (1896): more false starts? -- Shelley v. Kraemer (1948); Brown v. Board of Education (1954, 1955) -- Affirmative action and the Fourteenth Amendment -- San Antonio independent school district v. Rodriguez (1973) -- Whose votes count for what and when?
In a trend that disturbs nationally known constitutional scholar George Anastaplo, law schools now place very little emphasis on the study of the United States Constitution as a document. Today, many constitutional law professors spend less than a week teaching the history, philosophical tenets, and legal origins of the Constitution itself and more time on Supreme Court cases. In Reflections on Constitutional Law, Anastaplo emphasizes the continuing significance and importance of the Constitution by examining the most important influences on the American constitutional system, including the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence. According to Anastaplo, a rigorous understanding of the Constitution is crucial to comprehending the true meaning of Supreme Court decisions.
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