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An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know Kindle Edition
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This multimedia platform combines a book and video series that will change the way you study constitutional law. An Introduction to Constitutional Law teaches the narrative of constitutional law as it has developed over the past two centuries. All students—even those unfamiliar with American history—will learn the essential background information to grasp how this body of law has come to be what it is today. An online library of sixty-three videos brings the Supreme Court’s one hundred most important decisions to life. These videos are enriched by photographs, maps, and even audio from the Supreme Court. The book and videos are accessible for all levels: law school, college, high school, home school, and independent study. Students can read and watch these materials before class to prepare for lectures or study after class to fill in any gaps in their notes. And, come exam time, students can binge-watch the entire canon of constitutional law in about twelve hours.
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Randy Barnett and Josh Blackman have created a remarkable guide to what they label the 100most important Supreme Court cases in our history. Students (and their teachers) should espe-cially profit from the multimedia blend of information and analysis. Inevitably there will bequibbles about some few cases included and, therefore, others left out, but if I am typical, mostlegal academics will agree with at least 90% of their choices, which is impressive indeed. Thismay prove to be a true event in legal education--and not only for law students. --Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Barnett and Blackman have made learning the basics of American constitutional law as painlessand as fun as possible. The case discussions are concise; the videos are full of fascinating picturesand historical details. If you think you might be interested in Constitutional Law, this is a greatway to get started. --Jack M. BalkinYale Law School --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
<div> <div> <div> <span>Josh Blackman </span><span>is an Associate Professor of Law at the South Texas College of LawHouston. Josh is the author of two books, one casebook, four dozen law reviewarticles, and his commentary has appeared in national publications. Josh is thePresident of the Harlan Institute and founder of FantasySCOTUS. </span>
</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07XWQJ3SC
- Publisher : Aspen Publishing (13 September 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 18497 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 332 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 517,614 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As the cover blurb notes, this resource “will innovate how constitutional law is studied.” Both Blackman and Barnett are conservatives and members of the Federalist Society and originalists. We might differ at times on issues of the court and Constitution, but wherever you are on the ideology spectrum, I highly recommend this book. It is balanced, and describes the decisions in plain English and concisely, but you will learn so much. The book is especially effective when it discusses a series of cases decided over a period of time, such as Roe v. Wade and its subsequent cases.
I agree with the foreword by Erwin Chemerinsky: “Although many of the cases are controversial, [p]rofessors Barnett and Blackman present them in an unbiased and ideologically neutral manner.” The authors tie important cases and issues together, raise thoughts to ponder on the 100 cases they picked and boil those cases down to a few pages, explaining each decision in layman’s terms.
I have not gone online to watch the videos, but Blackman often posts his lectures at South Texas, and they are very informative , and I am confident that the multimedia will only enhance the value of this book. Given the lack of civics knowledge in the nation, we can all use a resource to help us think through that 232-year-old document, the U.S. Constitution. One can learn much about the guiding document and its interpretation by reading this excellent book.
While designed for law students and professors at law schools, it is a book that is digestible and accessible to everyone. Hopefully it will give us a more informed public. Boom to Blackman and Barnett.
Imagine listening to the video clip of this production with a constant "Wheel of Fortune" countdown playing in the background as you try to focus on what is being read!!!!
This is an awful poorly produce video/audio and it would be painful to listen to over 100 of the same audio backgrounds over and over. I've never experienced anything as bad as this production.
Great material if you can concentrate above the "Wheel of Fortune" audio track. The text is also great. Be forewarned and sample it if available.
Two quibbles: the promised videos require an access code, and mine has been slow to arrive. Also, the Kindle version has some formatting issues, most notably stray page numbers that don't match up with the Kindle's formatting.