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American Constitutional Law


ISBN13: 9781107623514
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99



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Originally published in 1955, this book by legal historian Bernard Schwartz presents the workings of American constitutional law for a non-American audience. Schwartz explains in the preface that 'essential to an understanding of the United States is some knowledge of the American system of constitutional law. For it is no exaggeration to say that the Federal Constitution is the fulcrum upon which American institutions turn.' This book will be of value to legal historians and anyone with an interest in the American legal system.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Foreword
Preface

Part I. The Structure:
1. The bases of the American system
2. The federal system
3. The Congress
4. The President
5. The courts

Part II. Modern Developments:
6. The new federalism
7. Presidential prerogative and the steel seizure case
8. The changing role of the Supreme Court
9. The negro and the law
10. Civil liberties and the 'Cold War'
11. Administrative law
12. The United States and the United Nations

Appendix. Constitution of the United States of America
Index of cases
General index.