9781139108867 (ebook) 9781107021402 (hardback) 9781107642577 (paperback)
In this revised and updated second edition of The Dynamic Constitution, Richard H. Fallon, Jr provides an engaging, sophisticated introduction to American constitutional law. Suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this book discusses contemporary constitutional doctrine involving such issues as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, rights to privacy and sexual autonomy, the death penalty, and the powers of Congress. Through examples of Supreme Court cases and portraits of past and present Justices, this book dramatizes the historical and cultural factors that have shaped constitutional law. The Dynamic Constitution, 2nd edition, combines detailed explication of current doctrine with insightful analysis of the political culture and theoretical debates in which constitutional practice is situated. Professor Fallon uses insights from political science to explain some aspects of constitutional evolution and emphasizes features of the judicial process that distinguish constitutional law from ordinary politics.
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Formatted Contents Note
The Dynamic Constitution Part I. Individual Rights under the Constitution Freedom of speech Freedom of religion Protection of economic liberties Fundamental rights 'enumerated' in the Bill of Rights Equal protection of the laws "Unenumerated" fundamental rights Part II. The Constitutional Separation of Powers The powers of Congress Executive power Judicial power Part. III. Further Issues of Constitutional Structure and Individual Rights Structural limits on state power and resulting individual rights The Constitution in war and emergency Reach of the Constitution and Congress' enforcement powers Conclusion.