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    20. The Constitution of the United

    1. Constitutional Law
    by Kathleen M. Sullivan, Gerald Gunther
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    Asin: 1587787768
    Catlog: Book (2004-08)
    Publisher: Foundation Pr
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    Now in its 15th edition, Sullivan and Gunther's "Constitutional Law" is one of the leading casebooks on the subject.

    This thorough treatment of constitutional law focuses on three core areas -- The Judicial Function in Constitutional Cases, The Structure of Government, and Individual Rights.

    The new edition has been updated to include recent major Supreme Court decisions, as well as expanded materials on executive power, military tribunals and separation of powers in the war on terrorism. ... Read more

    2. An Introduction to the International Criminal Court
    by William A. Schabas
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    Asin: 0521011493
    Catlog: Book (2001-07-05)
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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    Arguably the most significant international organization to be created since the United Nations, the International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights. The ICC is designed to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national justice systems are either unwilling or unable to do so themselves. This volume reviews the history of international criminal prosecution, the drafting of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the principles of its operation, including the scope of its jurisdiction and the procedural regime. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars A nice historical introduction
    I have attended author's lectures at Strasbourg. This book is a nice historical introduction about the ICC. I guess after the court is established and the Judges settle down on their chairs and volumes of case laws come out in Report form -- till then this book is a must read for everyone interested in this field.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Ignore Bush, Read This Book
    Schabas succeeds fully in introducing the reader to the main features of the new International Criminal Court (ICC). His book is a model of legal exposition. He writes clearly, situates the ICC within the history of international law, relates the substantive law of the ICC to the jurisprudence of the Yugoslavia and Rwanda tribunals, and has interesting comments on the negotiating history that led to the ICC. After finishing Schabas' book, I was struck most of all by the care and thought that went into the design of the ICC, which conforms to the main lines of international law as the law has developed since 1945. The ICC is the world's best hope for bringing war criminals, human rights violators, and genocidalists to justice. It is a disgrace that the U.S. has tried to smother it in the cradle. (I am a U.S. State Department official.) ... Read more

    3. Constitutional Law (University Casebook Series)
    by Kathleen M. Sullivan, Gerald Gunther
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    Asin: 1566629071
    Catlog: Book (2001-09)
    Publisher: Foundation Press
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    Focuses on four key areas: Federalism (Lopez, NY v. U.S., Term Limits, and Seminole Tribe), Equal Protection (affirmative action and voting rights), Free Speech (indecent speech in the internet, tobacco advertising and campaign money), and Religion (Religious Freedom Restoration Act, debates over the meaning of religious liberty). ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Disaster.
    This is one of the worst law books I have ever read. It was assigned for an upper-level constitutional class. Trying to decipher what the authors are attempting to impart through the near total use of squibs as opposed to full opinions, and their own cryptic notes interspersed among snipets of the cases, is next to impossible to accomplish. In addition, their particular method of editing is intrusive and annoying. Some of the brightest minds in the country have written classic opinions on the very important subjects in this book. Why in the world Sullivan and Gunther think they can do better is beyond me given their result. Avoid this book like the plaque if at all possible.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
    This is a classic Law school Constitutional Law case book. It's very complete, with A LOT of cases, but some useful explanations and the latest development in constitutional history.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A very good casebook for a very difficult subject
    Profs Gunther and Sullivan's casebook is an excellent casebook for Constitutional Law which is a difficult area of law professors to teach and for law students to understand.

    Pros: Good case edits; excellent, almost flawless treatment of materials up until the First Amendment materials; instructive, informative, and, at times, prophetic notes to the cases.

    Cons: The First Amendment Section of the book (roughly the last 500 pages) suffers at times from a thematic layout that sometimes confuses the chronological timeframes; because of the formatting of the text, the notes that follow the case are sometimes difficult to distinguish from the cases themselves and/or note cases.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tough Topic, Great Casebook
    This is as good a constitutional law casebook as it gets. Nobody ever said that this area of the law is even remotely clear and easily accessible. Gunther and Sullivan have managed to put together a comprehensive list of cases that does justice to the, sometimes, mind - boggling complexity of the law. Those that just want to get through law school will be satisfied reading Emanuels; those that are scholars of the law will enjoy the challenge of this casebook.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent casebook on Constitutional Law
    Unfortunately, law school is not for everyone (see the reviews below). However, I would not lay the blame at the feet of what is an excellent casebook. If one is looking for a quick and shallow statement of the blackletter law then I recommend reading Emmanuel's (full disclosure: I was a paid reviewer for Emmanuel's). If you want to understand Constitutional Law without having to read the cases, then I highly recommend American Constitutional Law by Laurence Tribe, which is an excellent book in its own right, and I would strongly recommend it in addition to the Gunther and Sullivan casebook. However, it is necessary in order to gain a full understanding of the law to go through the process of case analysis.

    This is especially true in the field of Constitutional Law. While it is perhaps possible for one to become an expert on the topic of Criminal Law or Torts on Emmanuel's alone, it is necessary to read the cases to fully understand Constitutional Law. This is because Constitutional law is composed of primarily three things: first, the text of the Constitution itself; second, historical documentation such as the Federalist Papers (I strongly recommend the Mentor edition); and third, the cases themselves, precedent. This is the stuff that con law is made of, Justice Brennan and the "spirit" of the Constitution notwithstanding.

    If you have the capacity and the desire to learn constitutional law, I would strongly recommend purchasing this casebook. Gunther and Sullivan do an excellent job of structuring the cases, and the notes will probe and challenge your understanding of the material, and even provide a synopsis of the "law" in case you failed to read the case as thoroughly as perhaps you should have. ... Read more

    4. The Death of Innocents : An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
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    Asin: 0679440569
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-28)
    Publisher: Random House
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    5. Constitutional Law: Cases, Comments and Questions, 9th Ed.
    by Fallon Choper
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    Asin: 0314247165
    Catlog: Book (2001-05-15)
    Publisher: West Publishing Company
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    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    Casebook for critical examination of present and potential developments in constitutional law.Special attention has been paid to portions of the book affected by the Court’s revived interest in judicial protection of states' rights. Revisions include sections on the origins of substantive due process and the Lochner> era.Other revisions include chapter 3 (separation of powers), chapter 4 (state power to regulate), chapter 13 (limitations on judicial review), and parts of chapter 10 (equal protection) dealing with affirmative action (Sec. 2, VI), gender discrimination (Sec. 3), and special scrutiny for other classifications (Sec. 4). Includes updated notes, comments, and questions. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Not for the casual reader...
    We used this book for two semesters of Constitutional Law at law school. Even so we covered less than half of it. It is not easy reading but when used with other study aids or Lexis the cases become more clear.

    If you are looking at this for law school purposes you probably don't have a choice. For those of you who are non students just looking for a book on constitutional law I would not recommend it. It is just too dense. Guess that is why it is used in a teaching environment.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Exhaustive Detail... Invaluable Information
    Yes, the text is pretty dense and makes for a slow read, but the the detailed index and sheer volume of cases makes this a valuable resource. No, it's not ideal for a soak in the tub or as a coffee table volume, but useful nonetheless.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Difficuilt to read
    The textbook is extremely difficuilt to read. The exceptions from the articles which are supposed to help in the understanding of the case complicate issue even more. You have to supplement reading of this book with hornbook or Emanuel/Gilbert. If you can avoid this book feel yourself lucky ... Read more

    6. Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings In Sociology, Revised
    by Susan JFerguson
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    Catlog: Book (2001-12-04)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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    Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, this best-selling reader includes 56 readings that represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology. ... Read more

    7. Employment Discrimination Law (Employment Discrimination Law)
    by David P. Twomey
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    This text is a concise guide to employment-discrimination and related laws especially designed for management students. The information contained raises awareness of the issues in the work place and enables future business managers to provide informed leadership necessary for a discrimination- and harassment-free work place. ... Read more

    8. Understanding the Constitution
    by Sue Davis, J. W. Peltason
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    Asin: 0534614078
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    Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    For over fifty years, UNDERSTANDING THE CONSTITUTION has helped students understand and interpret the document that outlines America's fundamental rules and government structures. Always current and concise, this textbook goes beyond generalities to discover the major constitutional issues of our times, a constantly evolving process. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book
    They removed my last review, maybe this one will make it. Don't buy this book. Its written by a pack of convoluted thinking leftist bedwetters. if you want a factual book about the U.S. Constitution buy one published by the Cato Institute.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Step by step clarification
    This book is a wonderful resource for someone interested in learning about the constition. This book walks you through the constitution line by line explaining and giving examples from actual court cases along the way. It's a little bit old, but I think it's definitly worth reading as a first look at the constitution. ... Read more

    9. Original Intent:The Courts, the Constitution and Religion
    by David Barton
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    Asin: 1932225269
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    Publisher: WallBuilder Press
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    Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
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    Discover how the United States Supreme Court has reinterpreted the Constitution, diluting the Biblical foundations upon which it was based. Filled with hundreds of the Founders' quotes revealing their beliefs on the role of religion in public affairs, the proper role of the courts, the intended limited scope of federal powers, and numberous other current issues. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Historical Work
    David Barton has done an excellent job in factually documenting the faith as well as the opinions of our Founding Fathers regarding the Constitution. He has used first hand documents from the Founders era, not revisionist opinions from the 1900's. This is a must read book for anyone interested in the true intent of the 1st Amendment. One word of caution: This book could depress you once you realize how far we have strayed from the "Original Intent."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Relationship of courts, Constitution and religion made clear
    This is the single best book on the judiciary and the Constitution I have ever read, and I recommend it without reservation to anyone interested in judicial activism. For those who believe that the courts have way over-stepped their Constitutional limits, this book will provide sources and ammunition to make anyone who thinks different look like an idiot. For those who believe in a "living Constitution" (PC code-word meaning a judge can do anything he wants), you had better read this to understand the strength of the opposition's view point.

    Barton explores extensively the role of Christianity in founding this country and devastates the current revisionists who claim the founders were randy, atheistic and selfish. He uses so many quotes and original sources that I sometimes found myself thinking, "Enough already - You've proved the point." He explodes the current myths demonizing Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and the like with research rather than misleading rhetoric.

    "Original Intent" is especially strong when discussing the title concept. There is no question that the current judicial legislation is directly opposite to what the Constitution intended.

    In spite of studying the founding of this country for years, the author finds and quotes so many new sources that I am amazed that I've missed all of these for all these years. Which, of course, fits Barton's broad assertions of a society where truth is ridiculed and censored away from the people so that it is difficult to find the truth even if you try.

    Read this if it's the only book on the subject you read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution, and Religion
    David Barton has put together a brilliant compilation of information, and legal decisions that completely shames all those that would lie about our nations true beginnings and heritage.Our country is being systematically dissolved through a court system only interested in furthering a tainted atheistic minority view of our nations forefathers and their original intent, when they drafted our greatest U.S. documents. They were human and imperfect, yet few today, could hope to draft such an eloquent document as the United States Constitution, without divine direction, obviously present in most of these mens lives so long ago. It is books like Mr. Barton's, that gives a normal God loving man hope in such a dark spiritual time for our country.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Barton is a Christian apologist and NOT a Historian
    Barton has been shown to have numerous errors and outright lies in his work. He is not a serious historical scholar but rather just sifts through records looking for anything to support his biased revisionist view. His work will appeal to those fundamentalists who want a book to tell them their belief system is right and that America was founded as a Christian nation. As a Historian who actually had to study the historical record to earn my MA in the field, I can tell you Barton's version of history is wrong. America was founded as a secular Republican Consitutional Republic that tacked on a Bill of Rights to guarentee the civil liberties of the minority (including freedom from religion by erecting a wall of separation between church and state) against the tyranny of the majority. Read the actual works of Jefferson, Madison and the other Founders who authored these documents rather than getting the misguided Sunday School version from a known revisionist like Barton. If truth is what you seek, unless it threatens your belief system, then do not allow Barton to lead you astray.

    1-0 out of 5 stars More Bias...More Rhetoric...
    This book is full of bias right-wing fundamentalist rhetoric. Anyone who knows anything about the Bible and the history of America will easily see right through the smoke screen presented in this book. If you have not a concern for truth of Christianity and our country...this book is for you. ... Read more

    10. Constitutional Law and Politics, Volume 1: Struggles for Power and Governmental Accountability, Fifth Edition
    by David M. O'Brien
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    Asin: 039397748X
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    The market leader in constitutional law casebooks, Constitutional Law and Politics, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive text that presents excerpts and opinions from important Supreme Court cases and provides the background material necessary to understand the decisions and their historical significance. For the Fifth Edition, Professor O'Brien has refined the case introductions and headnotes, strengthened the pedagogical program, and added twenty-one new cases, including Bush v. Gore. ... Read more

    11. The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
    by Ralph Ketcham
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    The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties.

    Edited and introduced by Ralph Ketcham.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The political background of the birth of our Constitution
    I highly recommend "The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates" along with the companion volume "The Federalist Papers." Reading these two books will give you both sides of the arguments that revolved around the creation and adoption of our Constitutional government. "The Anit-Federalist Papers.." contains an excellent introduction by Ralph Ketcham, the complete Anti-Federalist papers and Constitutional Convention Debates with commentaries, an Index of Ideas, and cross-references to "The Federalist Papers."

    The original intent of the Convention of States was to simply amend the Articles of Confederation, but instead it set out to frame an entirely new constitution. The Conventional debates began on May 29, 1787, in Philadelphia, with the "Virginia Plan" as the topic of the debates. This was James Madison's plan to strengthen the national government. However, not all our founding fathers wanted a centralized government. Statesmen such as Patrick Henry and John DeWitt argued for a decentralized government with a minimal central government. These men saw that the government as depicted in the Constitution would not represent the people adequately and that rights and liberties recently won from England would be lost.

    This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the political thought which shaped our Constitution.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Anti-Federalist Papers
    The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutuional Convention Debates edited by Ralph Ketcham is the counter to the Federalist Papers we know so much about. Yes, debate was strong as were the opinions expressed by the people between 1765 and 1787, as nothing was certain and the fledgling United States of America was going through dissenting opinions and concepts to ensure that the threats to the rights and liberties that were recently won from England were not thrown to the wind.

    To get a better knowledge of what was going on at that time in our history we need to read about what was really going on and how was the political climate. Reading the "Federalist Papers" will not give you a complete picture, a good start, yes, but the concept of a strong central government was looked upon as an infringement of individual and states rights. The constitutions ws looked upon, by some, as a threat. Thus, this volume, of dissenting opinions, is valuable to balance the thought process.

    Patrick Henry and John DeWitt are but two of these men who had a different concept of what a federal govenment should be, as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. Madison was primary in the consept of compromise or composite, partly national is that some powers impinged directly on the people (taxing power) and partly national as the states acted as "units" of a central government. This early on would be the ground work for dual-sovereignty, but with carefully laid out laws.

    This book cross-references to the "Federalist Paper" making his an excellent book for the novice reader. Also, there are complete texts of the Anti-Federalist papers and Constitutional Convention Debates complete with commentaries and an Index of Ideas making the olume invaluable to anyone interested in political thought in action. As political independence required new mode of thinking, the United States became a hotbed of political thought about government. Thus, the next step was national indetity and to accomplish this they had to have a national government acting as one, a union and confederated government. As the debate flurished, giving rise to pamphlets, newspaper articles and other writings on questions of a representative government, eventually a quest for freer and more democratic government persisted.

    This book has quite a lot of informantion in it and along with other readings makes the reader better prepared to underdstand as to why things are as they are, with respect to the Constitution of the United States, the oldest still-in-use.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Biased edition
    The Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers contain the arguments and debate that surrounded the creation of the federal government. The Federalist Papers argue for a strong, centralized federal government. The Anti-Federalist Papers argue for decentralized government, with only the minimal central government necessary - a confederation - to provide for the common interests of the States without becoming a monarchy or dictatorship. It's good to read both sides. Those who feel the U.S. federal government has become too big and too intrusive may be surprised to find themselves more aligned with the Anti-Federalist Papers.

    However, I would not recommend this edition. The editor is clearly Federalist. For example, his bias can be found at the bottom of page 214, where he inserts the comment "[Here Mr. Henry strongly and pathetically expatiated on the probability of the President's enslaving America and the horrible consequences that must result.]" Strongly? Pathetically? Expatiated? These are pretty strong words, certainly not the words of an unbiased historian. The "Mr. Henry" he is referring to is Patrick Henry, one of our nation's greatest patriots. The comment is inserted in the middle of one of Patrick Henry's speeches. The editor's bias casts doubt on the analysis, comments, historical reference, and background information he has inserted throughout the book, ostensibly to provide a frame of reference for better understanding the actual documents. If the frame of reference is tilted, your understanding risks being tilted.

    Read the Anti-Federalist papers, by all means. But get an edition with no bias, or a bias in favor of the anti-federalist viewpoint.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful stuff
    Remember what happened to Tom Paine ? Crucial to the Revolution. Discovered corruption in Congress. Was hounded out of the country. They were wise to be worried. And so was the South. There is a stronger case for States Rights today than ever before. The European Union offers a model of a federation of sovereign states whose central government only controls common interests and doesn't interfere in direct taxation or local law, but by importing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (itself based on Paine's Rights of Man) into law it gives certain guarantees which have hardly been mentioned in the US (prisoners' rights for instance). Equally the Canadian constitution is a good model for a modern constitution (it includes the rights of women!). These guys could see the problems. How do we get our 'representatives' to see the problem ? By turning the US Constitution into a kind of holy document, we actually work against the ideas of the people who first conceived it. This book is an excellent one to give those 'constitutionalists' who would rather not think for themselves.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Significant points to ponder about why we made Mistakes.
    The three most difficult books I have ever read, not because of content but just sheer intensity and repetitiveness were "The Politics of Bad Faith" by David Horowitz, the "Federalist Papers" by Jay, Madison and Hamilton and this book "The Anti-federalist Papers." Ketcham clearly gives us the basic facts on why numerous founders did not want to rush into ratification of the Newly Formed Constitution of the United States. In addition there is good justification why another convention to discuss these issues might have produced a better product and avoided numerous present day conflicts. But the time might also have been used to destroy the entire project and that would have been even a worse fate. Their fears were completely justified and warranted for their worst fears have actually come true. It is interesting that these wise men could foresee so fare into the future based only on a document that was being worked on at the time. I have often times pondered that the negative elements in our society, which to me are the fanatic liberals and the misguided progressive movement. Simply took all the fears of both the founding Federalist and the Founding anti-federalist and said hey let us join together to do all these wrong things and move off in this wrong direction that the others say is wrong with these documents and PESTO! You have the modern Democrat Party and all it's hypocrisy for us to observe and complain about. Just as foretold centuries ago. In any case the basics of the Anti-federalist can be summarized in a few statements. Here they are. 1. The plan is to disregard the States in Favor of an all-powerful single and central Government, which they did not believe, could effectively represent the people.

    2. That this central government would attempt to make carbon copies of all Americans based upon some elitist, special interest monopoly or aristocratic group of self-serving social engineers. Effectively taking away their true liberty and freedoms guaranteed by stronger state governments.

    3. That the Supreme Court would work tirelessly towards the end of taking power from the states and depositing it in the Federal Legislature and then in pulling it into it's own hands.

    4. That the power to tax was the power to enslave and manipulate the masses.

    5. That even though virtuous men would start out in these positions of power, deviant and corrupt men and women would end up their, through design, corruption, creed and a lust for power.

    6. That in a large Republic with only one central government the welfare of the people will be given over to a thousand opinions, special interest corrupters and to insane partisanship.

    7. That, once politicians gain power or the people's money. They will never give it back.

    8. That once the people surrender their power and their money. They can never take it back.

    9. Standing armies rob the people of freedom.

    10. That the government as envisioned in the constitution would not ensure that the people get adequate representation.

    These are the 10 most prominent I saw in this book, but of course there are more and although it is a sleep maker, the material in it is essential to a complete understanding of the Founding Era. In addition it is critical to any real Constitutional Scholar's Reading material. Recommend it for a long summer of exhaustive reading. ... Read more

    12. History on Trial : My Day in Court with David Irving
    by Deborah E. Lipstadt
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    13. Administrative Law: Bureaucracy in a Democracy (2nd Edition)
    by Daniel E. Hall
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    14. Human Rights (University Casebook Series)
    by Louis Henkin, Gerald L. Neuman, Diane F. Orentlicher, David W. Leebron
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    15. Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection Guide
    by David Cohen, Rosa De LA Vega, Gabrielle Watson
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    Building civil society and nurturing democracy has become part of mainstream development discourse. But while some NGOs are taking the lead in this work, others still lack the skills needed to assume new roles in policy advocacy for social and economic justice. Advocacy for Social Justice is a direct and interactive response to this growing need.

    Based on a legacy of experience from the Advocacy Institute and Oxfam America, this volume is the first comprehensive guide for worldwide social and economic justice advocates. Intended for the practitioner, trainer, teacher and student of activism, it explores the elements of advocacy and offers a toolkit for taking action, comprehensive case studies, as well as hundreds of resource listings. ... Read more

    16. The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
    by Linda R. Monk
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    Asin: 0786867205
    Catlog: Book (2003-02)
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Sales Rank: 23788
    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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    An entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, from an award-winning journalist.

    Would national identity cards impose on our liberty?

    Did the Supreme Court really "choose" George W. Bush as our president?

    Do campaign contribution caps infringe on our freedom of speech?

    The United States Constitution is the basis for our most fundamental rights as Americans, and is a key element in nearly every major legal and political debate ever argued. But how many of us actually understand the language used by our Founding Fathers?

    Now Linda R. Monk, an award-winning author and journalist, takes us through the Constitution, line by line, to help us comprehend this amazing document. From the Preamble, which she analyzes with inspiration from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Charlton Heston, and James Madison, to each and every amendment, Monk enlightens us by offering insight, legal expertise, surprising facts and trivia, opposing interpretations, and historical anecdotes to breathe life into this provocative and hallowed document. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfectly suited as an informed and informative reference
    To put it simply but emphatically, The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide To The Constitution by Linda R. Monk should be in every school and community library collection in America. Divided into two major sections (Part I: The Constitution Of The United States; Part II: Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States), the highly readable, easy to assimilate text is enhanced with occasion b/w photography. From high-school students fulfilling school assignments about the Constitution, to adults wanting to refresh themselves with respect to national issues of controversy with reference to Constitutional rights and responsibilities (especially with issues arising from the current "War on Terrorism" and "The Patriot Act"), The Words We Live By is perfectly suited as an informed and informative reference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Now I love history
    Today I'm making up for years of avoiding history because the the classes I took in school demanded memorization of facts and dates, based on history-in-a-box principles. I've come to realize that history represents the same kind of confusing mixture of pro and con, give and take, good and evil that today's social, political and economic issues do. That fascinates me, and now I can't get enough of history -- yesterday's and today's.

    That's the reason I find "The Words We Live By" both a great text and a great read. Linda Monk uses people's quotes and stories that bring the Constitution alive as a document that affects our lives in ways we seldom recognize.

    The quotes from Ben Franklin, from a black soldier from Louisiana fighting for his rights in the Civil War, from Norma McCorvey, the real Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade -- and dozens more -- help me understand the real people who have created the essence and strength of America's government.

    If this book had been available to me in my high school's American History class, I would have loved history from the beginning. I think it should be in every American History classroom in the U.S.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Glad I read it and want my sons to read it
    I found this book a great read. I'm now wanting to share with others the information that was revealed to me. My boys are working on their Citizenship In the Nation merit badge and I want them to read to read it also. The book has a friendly voice that is comfortable to read. Nothing stiff or stuffy about this one!

    2-0 out of 5 stars O.K. but on the wrong side of history
    The authors understanding of the Second Amendment is not sincere to historical fact. The national gaurd was not formed until well over a century after the bill of rights was ratified. A government force. The "militia" as clearly stated within the amendment is "the people". The entire premise of the bill of rights was to protect civilian authority from government tyranny. That is its clear intention. By what logic does this author gain the view of a government force (national gaurd) needing a "right" to bear arms?

    This overall is a good work but flawed, like many, that seek to read the second amendment out of existence. Something that the enemies of the first amendment might apply one day.
    I would suggest reading "The Bill of Rights" by Akhil Reed Amar" for an accurate understanding of this "doomsday provision".

    "The framers recognized that self-government required bullets as well as ballots"- A.R. Amar

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent read Good for classroom use
    I am neither a teacher or a student but do enjoy reading for my personal knowledge. I read a book of fiction which spoke about the Constitution and decided to learn something more about it. I searched AMAZON for Constitution and one of the books selected was "The Words We Live By". I noted that it had a 5 star rating so I thought I would check it out. I read the excerpt and was hooked.
    This book gives you everything. The entire text of the Constitution, plain explanations of each section, history surrounding each section, major court cases, sidebars and pictures. I read it, not like a novel but would pick it up and read then put it down and let the information settle. There is a lot there and a lot to think about. It would be a good book for classroom study or when you want something that will hold your interest other than the usual novel. ... Read more

    17. The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review
    by Larry D. Kramer, Larry Kramer
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    Asin: 0195169182
    Catlog: Book (2004-05-01)
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Sales Rank: 22100
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    The United States Constitution is the foundation of the longest and most successful democratic experiment in modern human history.It serves not only as legal bedrock for the world's most powerful nation-state, but also, more broadly, it reflects that nation's fundamental aspirations and commitments as a society. Who then has the authority to interpret a blueprint of such extraordinary influence? Americans have come to treat the Constitution as something beyond their competence, something whose meaning should be decided by judges, assisted by a cadre of trained lawyers and academics.Yet this submission to a lawyerly elite is a radical and troublesome departure from what was originally the case. For America's founding generation celebrated the central role of 'the people' in supplying government with its energy and direction. In this groundbreaking interpretation of America's founding and its concept of constitutionalism, Larry Kramer reveals how the first generations of Americans fought for and gave birth to a very different system from our current one and held a very different understanding of citizenship from that of most Americans today. 'Popular sovereignty' was more than an empty abstraction, more than a mythic philosophical justification for government, and the idea of 'the people' was more than a flip rhetorical gesture to be used on the campaign trail. Ordinary Americans exercised active control and sovereignty over their Constitution.The constitutionality of governmental action met with vigorous public debate in struggles whose outcomes might be greeted with celebratory feasts and bonfires, or with belligerent resistance. The Constitution remained, fundamentally, an act of popular will:the people's charter, made by the people.And it was 'the people themselves' who were responsible for seeing that it was properly interpreted and implemented. With this book, Larry Kramer vaults to the forefront of constitutional theory and interpretation. In the process, he rekindles the original spark of 'We, the People,' inviting every citizen to join him in reclaiming the Constitution's legacy as, in Franklin D. Roosevelt's words, 'a layman's instrument of government' and not 'a lawyer's contract.' ... Read more

    18. Constitutional Law in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series)
    by Jerome A. Barron, C. Thomas Dienes
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    Asin: 0314261028
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-01)
    Publisher: West Group Publishing
    Sales Rank: 322867
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    A reliable guide to constitutional law. Expert authors summarize judicial review and its limits; national legislative powers; state power in American federalism; Congress and the executive power; due process of law; equal protection; freedom of expression and religion; state action; and congressional legislation in civil rights and liberties. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars I've been waiting about 3 months for this book, and nothing
    I heard this book was good, unfortunately it has been about three months since I ordered it from this place and I still have not been sent my order. If you want to get this book in time for finals, I would suggest thinking twice before ordering it here.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent supplement!
    I used this book as a supplement in a Constitutional Law course while in law school. I found that it set forth, in very plain terms, what were relatively complex issues to get a hold of. This book helped me get an 'A' in that course and made the lectures more meaningful by giving me an additional layer of context in which to put the class discussions. I highly recommend this book for any law school student. ... Read more

    19. Constitutional Rights of Prisoners (Constitutional Rights of Prisoners)
    by John W. Palmer, Stephen E. Palmer
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    Asin: 158360555X
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
    Publisher: Anderson Pub Co
    Sales Rank: 563112
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    20. The Constitution of the United States of America (Little Books of Wisdom)
    by Applewood Books, United States
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    Asin: 1557091056
    Catlog: Book (1995-08-01)
    Publisher: Applewood Books
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    Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    this book is perfect for someone who wants a copy of the document that shaped a nation. This book is perfect for a spot in a personal library or reference use in a Constituional Law class. It does not offer additional information, but gives you a beautiful copy of the document.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Better Books Available!
    I have purchased many books on the U.S. Constitution. This book was okay, but compared to others it only deserves one star. My two favorite books which I would give five stars are The U.S. Constitution for Everyone, and The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It. Read the reviews for those books and you'll see that many people share my opinion.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    The book does not go far enough to make it useful to most readers. It would have been easy to provide additional information on the Constitution, the signers, etc..., but instead the author(s) took the easy route and simply reprinted the document! Very weak book. Not work the money!

    5-0 out of 5 stars We the people of the united states!
    The Constitution of the United States of America is an imperative document since it teaches people the importance of the articles and the amendments. My favorite amendement is amendment II: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." This book,i.e., is an invaluable tool for a college or graduate student whom is studying history or politics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars In order to form a more perfect union...
    For any American remotely interested in trying to find their origins, this is a must read. To read the foundation of American Government without commentary is simply something that all Americans owe themselves to do. ... Read more

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