Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 October 2020

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190088811

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51 Imperfect Solutions

States and the Making of American Constitutional Law

Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton

  • Illuminates the role of the federal and state constitutions, as well as the federal and state courts, in protecting bedrock liberty and property guarantees
  • Illustrates the role that the state courts have played in the past in vindicating constitutional rights and offers ideas for increasing that role in the future through American federalism
  • Tells four stories about four constitutional debates—school funding, the exclusionary rule, eugenics, and mandatory flag salutes—that confirm the surprisingly complex interaction between the states and federal government in protecting individual rights

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