51 Imperfect Solutions

States and the Making of American Constitutional Law
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Released: Jun 04, 2018
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ISBN: #9781684415885
Narrator/s: David Drummond
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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When we think of constitutional law, we invariably think of the United States Supreme Court and the federal court system. Yet much of our constitutional law is not made at the federal level. In 51 Imperfect Solutions, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton argues that American Constitutional Law should account for the role of the state courts and state constitutions, together with the federal courts and the federal constitution, in protecting individual liberties. The book tells four stories that arise in four different areas of constitutional law: equal protection; criminal procedure; privacy; and free speech and free exercise of religion. Traditional accounts of these bedrock debates about the relationship of the individual to the state focus on decisions of the United States Supreme Court. But these explanations tell just part of the story. The book corrects this omission by looking at each issue-and some others as well-through the lens of many constitutions, not one constitution; of many courts, not one court; and of all American judges, not federal or state judges. Taken together, the stories reveal a remarkably complex, nuanced, ever-changing federalist system.


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51 Imperfect Solutions
Product Number: BX00103385
Product Number:Z100108985
Product Number:DD39582

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Author(s): Jeffrey S. Sutton
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number Z100108985
Released: Aug 28, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684415892

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