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Power & Rights in US Constitutional Law

Thomas Lundmark


This book provides a coherent, readily accessible analysis of the tensions inherent in American constitutional law between the governing body and the governed. It is, in short, about democratic government and its citizens. Government possesses power. Citizens enjoy rights that protect them against untoward exercises of this power. All exercises of governmental power are traceable to, and legitimated by, the people, making them democratic. This book combines both an analytic framework for understanding constitutional law as well as excerpts from seminal Supreme Court decisions on controversial ... More

Keywords: constitutional law, government, liberty, equal protection, separation of powers, United States Supreme Court, free speech, freedom of religion, abortion, school desegregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195368727
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Lundmark, author
Professor of Law, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster