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Published: 10 April 2008

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780195334340

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Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Jeffrey M Shaman

  • Systematically explores the nature of federalism and state constitutionalism through the prism of civil rights and liberties
  • Traces the treatment of the following "hot button" issues under state constitutions: same-sex marriage, de facto segregation, school financing, the ERA, parental rights, the right to physician-assisted suicide, the right to smoke marijuana
  • Clearly identifies where states have recognized new rights beyond federal constitutional rights
  • Aids understanding of state constitutional law helpful to the litigation of state constitutional cases

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