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The Resource 51 imperfect solutions : states and the making of American constitutional law, Jeffrey S. Sutton

51 imperfect solutions : states and the making of American constitutional law, Jeffrey S. Sutton

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51 imperfect solutions : states and the making of American constitutional law
Title
51 imperfect solutions
Title remainder
states and the making of American constitutional law
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Sutton
Title variation
Fifty-one imperfect solutions
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When we think of constitutional law, we invariably think of the United States Supreme Court and the federal court system. Yet much of our constitutional law is not made at the federal level. In 51 Imperfect Solutions, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton argues that American Constitutional Law should account for the role of the state courts and state constitutions, together with the federal courts and the federal constitution, in protecting individual liberties. The book tells four stories that arise in four different areas of constitutional law: equal protection; criminal procedure; privacy; and free speech and free exercise of religion. Traditional accounts of these bedrock debates about the relationship of the individual to the state focus on decisions of the United States Supreme Court. But these explanations tell just part of the story. The book corrects this omission by looking at each issue-and some others as well-through the lens of many constitutions, not one constitution; of many courts, not one court; and of all American judges, not federal or state judges. Taken together, the stories reveal a remarkably complex, nuanced, ever-changing federalist system, one that ought to make lawyers and litigants pause before reflexively assuming that the United States Supreme Court alone has all of the answers to the most vexing constitutional questions. If there is a central conviction of the book, it's that an underappreciation of state constitutional law has hurt state and federal law and has undermined the appropriate balance between state and federal courts in protecting individual liberty. In trying to correct this imbalance, the book also offers several ideas for reform." -- Publisher's website
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DLC
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1960-
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Sutton, Jeffrey S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
Label
51 imperfect solutions : states and the making of American constitutional law, Jeffrey S. Sutton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. American constitutionalism: a second source of power comes with dual constraints on that power -- 3. Equality and adequacy of school funding -- 4. Search and seizure: the exclusionary rule -- 5. Compelled sterilization -- 6. Free speech, free exercise of religion, and freedom from mandatory flag salutes -- 7. Looking forward: what the state courts can do -- 8. Looking forward: what the rest of the legal community can do -- 9. Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780190866044
Lccn
2017050044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1007308330
Label
51 imperfect solutions : states and the making of American constitutional law, Jeffrey S. Sutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. American constitutionalism: a second source of power comes with dual constraints on that power -- 3. Equality and adequacy of school funding -- 4. Search and seizure: the exclusionary rule -- 5. Compelled sterilization -- 6. Free speech, free exercise of religion, and freedom from mandatory flag salutes -- 7. Looking forward: what the state courts can do -- 8. Looking forward: what the rest of the legal community can do -- 9. Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780190866044
Lccn
2017050044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1007308330

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