American Constitutional Law

American Constitutional Law

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A course on constitutional law and civil liberties can be-and is-nothing less than an extended inquiry into the meaning of America. American Constitutional Law, newly revised by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, and Gary J. Jacobsohn, is a casebook made for such an inquiry. True to the liberal arts tradition from which it emerges, it goes beyond the facts and rulings of the great Supreme Court cases to engage important issues of political theory and the nature of our democracy. Although the focus is on law in the United States, Kommers, Finn, and Jacobsohn break new ground by incorporating comparative materials that enrich the study of the American Constitution, challenging the reader to assess American values in light of other legal systems and understandings of governance. In an era of constitutional globalization, this new edition of a distinguished text is essential to an appreciation of tradition and diversity.Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn. Baldus does not contend that his statistics prove that race enters into any capital sentencing decisions or that race was a factor in ... McCleskeya#39;s argument that the Constitution condemns the discretion allowed decisionmakers in the Georgia capital sentencing system ... Not only can a jury decline to impose the death sentence, it can decline to convict or choose to convict of a lesser offense.

Title:American Constitutional Law
Author:Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2004-01-01


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