Fascinating and rich in drama, Constitutional Law Stories edited by Columbia University Law Professor Michael C. Dorf, and featuring leading constitutional law scholars provides real lessons pertaining to the interpretation of the United States Constitution.
Constitutional Law Stories offers in-depth analysis of leading federal constitutional law cases by providing behind-the-scenes stories, outlining the historical context of each case and defining the role these cases play in framing fundamental questions about American law and government. The latest release from the Foundation Press "Law Stories" series, Constitutional Law Stories centers on 15 pivotal cases, including Roe v. Wade, which upheld a womans right to choose; Clinton v. Jones, which denied President Clinton temporary immunity from civil litigation, and set the stage for his eventual impeachment; and Korematsu v. United States, which questioned the legality of military orders excluding Japanese-Americans from the West Coast of the United States during World War II.
The selected cases represent three distinct areas of constitutional law: the structural constitution, which defines separation of powers and federalism; equality and the constitution (equal rights); and the constitution and liberty (individual rights, including First Amendment rights).
Todays leading constitutional law scholars, including Daniel Farber, University of California, Berkeley; Samuel Issacharoff, Columbia University; and Mark Tushnet, Georgetown University, are among the writers of the essays in Constitutional Law Stories.
General Editor Paul Caron and the editors of the "Law Stories" series bring landmark cases to life with a behind-the-scenes look at leading cases in important areas of law. Each book examines the parties of the dispute, the legal and historical context, and the immediate impact of the case, as well as the continuing importance of the case in shaping modern law. Other titles in the Law Stories series include Tax Stories, Torts Stories and Property Stories.