About the Author
Vikram David Amar is professor of law at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of many books and articles on law including Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials (with William Cohen and Jonathan D. Varat), 12th edition, and Federal Practice and Procedure, Jurisdiction 3D, Vols. 17, 17A, and 17B (with Charles A. Wright, Arthur R. Miller, and Edward H. Cooper). He authors a biweekly online column on constitutional matters for Findlaw.com, the most frequently visited Web site devoted to legal matters.