Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (edited by Leonard W. Levy and Kenneth L. Karst)

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Brown, Kevin D.
Macmillian Reference USA; Digital Repository @ Maurer Law
Constitutional Law; United States; Encyclopedias; Law
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This 6-volume update of the 1987 Dartmouth Medal winner includes all of the material from the original 4-volume set and 1992 Supplement, as well as updated original articles and completely new articles covering recent concepts and court cases since 1992. New material (which is alphabetically integrated throughout the set) covers such topics as adoption, race, and the Constitution; birthright citizenship; Clinton v. Jones; disability discrimination; hate crimes; modern militias; Violence Against Women Act; and more. Appendices include a case index and primary documents.The articles in the set provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government’s legal framework (supreme court justices, presidents, cabinet members, lawyers, and more). Judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court are also analyzed. Congressional laws, executive orders and other public acts that impacted our legal structure are also examined. Finally, articles also cover historical periods (of the Court as well as US historical eras). Contributors---all professionals (lawyers, historians, and political scientists) who had their own impact in the topics covered in this set---focused their writing on the constitutional aspects of the topics.Professor Brown's entry is tilted "Afrocentric Schools".