Righteous Anger at the Wicked States

Author: Calvin H. Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521852326
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This book explains the adoption of the US Constitution in terms of what the proponents were trying to accomplish.

Tax Law and Racial Economic Justice

Author: Andre L. Smith
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498503667
Format: PDF
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This book explores how taxation creates and maintains racial inequalities in the United States. It demonstrates why those interested in Black redemption should pay attention to tax law, explores tax systems of pre-colonial African civilizations, and sets forth an agenda for tax scholars to obliterate racial caste and march toward equal opportunity.

The Law of American State Constitutions

Author: Robert Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199711305
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The Law of American State Constitutions provides complete coverage of the legal doctrines surrounding, applying to, and arising from American state constitutions and their judicial interpretation. Using specific examples, Professor Williams provides legal analysis of the nature and function of state constitutions by contrast to the federal Constitution, including rights, separation of powers, policy-based provisions, the judicial interpretation issues that arise under state constitutions and the processes for their amendment and revision. Reference is made to history and political theory, but legal analysis is the primary focus. The Law of American State Constitutions provides an important analytical tool that explains the unique character and the range of judicial interpretation of these constitutions, together with the specialized techniques of argument and interpretation surrounding state constitutions. This is the first book to present a complete picture of the current body of state constitutional law and its judicial interpretation.

The U S Supreme Court and New Federalism

Author: Christopher P. Banks
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442218584
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Constitutional scholars Christopher P. Banks and John C. Blakeman offer the most current and the first book-length study of the U.S. Supreme Court’s “new federalism” begun by the Rehnquist Court and now flourishing under Chief Justice John Roberts. While the Rehnquist Court reinvorgorated new federalism by protecting state sovereignty and set new constitutional limits on federal power, Banks and Blakeman show that in the Roberts Court new federalism continues to evolve in a docket increasingly attentive to statutory construction, preemption, and business litigation

Liberty s Blueprint

Author: Michael Meyerson
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN:
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Examines how the Federalist Papers were written and the philosophical thinking that shaped the Constitution, and explores how the wisdom of the Papers' main authors can illuminate current discussions of controversial issues.

1789

Author: David Andress
Publisher: Little Brown GBR
ISBN: 9780316731973
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A dramatic history of the year 1789 as the world was poised on the brink of unprecedented change.

McCulloch v Maryland

Author: Mark Robert Killenbeck
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN:
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Federalism--including its meanings and limits--remains one of the most contested principles in constitutional law. To fully understand its importance, we must turn to a landmark decision nearly two centuries old. M'Culloch v. Maryland (1819) is widely regarded as the Supreme Court's most important and influential decision--one that essentially defined the nature and scope of federal authority and its relationship to the states. Mark Killenbeck's sharply insightful study helps us understand why. Killenbeck recounts how the cashier of the Baltimore branch of the Second Bank of the United States refused to pay Maryland's tax on the bank and how that act precipitated a showdown in the Supreme Court, which addressed two questions: whether the U.S. Congress had the authority to establish a national bank and whether Maryland's tax on the bank was barred by the Constitution. In one of Chief Justice John Marshall's most famous opinions, the Court unanimously answered yes to both, authorizing the federal government to exercise powers not expressly articulated in the Constitution--and setting an alarming precedent for states-rights advocates. The issues at the heart of M'Culloch are as important today as they were then: the nature and scope of federal constitutional authority, the division of authority between federal and state governments, and the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting and applying the Constitution. Situating the case within the protracted debate about the bank and about federal-state relations, the Panic of 1819, the fate of the Second Bank following the Court's momentous decision, and the ever-expanding and increasingly contentious debate over slavery, Killenbeck's bookprovides a virtual constitutional history of the first fifty years of the nations. As such, it shows that the development of the Constitution as a viable governing document took place over time and that M'Culloch, with its very broad reading of federal power, marked a turning point for the Constitution, the Court, and the nation. As the Court continues to reshape the boundaries of federal power. M'Culloch looms large as a precedent in a debate that has never been fully settled. And as states today grapple with such questions as abortion, gay rights, medical marijuana, or assisted suicide, this book puts that precedent in perspective and offers a firm grasp of its implications for the future.

Symposium

Author: University of Pennsylvania. Law School
Publisher:
ISBN:
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