Most helpful critical review
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2010
Honestly, I really wanted to like this book because I am a big fan of Kathleen Sullivan, but this is not a great textbook. I am a second-year law student, so this book might work better for someone in an undergraduate course or someone reading Constitutional Law for fun.
Good selection of cases to achieve the finer points of Constitutional Law
Mostly useful notes after cases
There are many typos in the casebook, and some weird citations. The formatting is generally poor, and I think they should have waited or had more copyediting done with this text.
The notes section, though helpful as stated earlier, is often incredibly long, and this can make it hard to synthesize different portions of the notes together
In this vein, sometimes portions of full cases that are cited later are referenced in lengthy notes earlier, when it would have been easier to merely insert the full case in the earlier section