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The Dynamic Constitution: An Introduction to American Constitutional Law

by Richard H. Fallon

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I saw this book in an advertisement, and bought it on an obscure impulse to read something different. I enjoyed the text, and the history, predominately of Supreme Court decisions, about how constitutional law has been interpreted over the years, starting with Gore v. Bush. The constitution itself was appended, and I read it for the first time, marveling at the datedness of the text. The author is a law professor, and easily conversant with all the texts, and he writes with clarity. I learned that there is little prediction of how the court will rule unless the judges are known, and about FDR’s court packing plan in the 1930’s after judges had restricted the federal powers to regulate commerce for more than 50 years. ( )
  neurodrew | Mar 8, 2007 |
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The Average American's introduction to the Constitution! Harvard law professor Richard H. Fallon introduces non-lawyers to the workings of American constitutional law. He writes about leading constitutional doctrines and issues, including freedom of speech and religion, the guarantee of equal protection, rights to fair procedures, and rights to privacy and sexual autonomy. Fallon describes many of the fascinating cases and personalities that have shaped constitutional law, demonstrating how historical, cultural, and other factors have influenced constitutional adjudication. Furthermore, Fallon argues that the Constitution must serve as a dynamic document that adapts to the changing conditions inherent in human affairs.

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