Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 June 2018

296 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190866044

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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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