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An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases, Illustrated Edition

  • Randy E. Barnett
  • Josh Blackman
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Constitutional Law comes to life in An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know, Illustrated Edition. With nearly 500 distinctive and intriguing historical images, this unique book brings readers face-to-face with the people and events that have shaped American constitutional law.

This multimedia product innovates how constitutional law is studied: incisive and balanced summaries of landmark decisions, written by leading constitutional law scholars, combined with an engaging video library. An Introduction to Constitutional Law has been read by tens of thousands of students in law schools, universities, high schools, and homeschools, as well as by people with a general interest in the Supreme Court. Now, the Illustrated Edition brings to life the Supreme Court’s most important decisions. This elegant hardcover volume is enriched by photographs, maps, and archival documents connected to the Supreme Court cases. The Illustrated Edition includes the most recent Supreme Court cases on abortion, the Second Amendment, and the Free Exercise of Religion, as well as classic cases on the Freedom of Speech, Criminal Procedure, and Voting Rights. The Illustrated Edition is a perfect keepsake gift for anyone interested in the law—even those unfamiliar with American history—who will learn the essential background information to grasp how this body of law has come to be what it is today.

Features of this book:

  • Clear and concise case discussions include succinct analysis of Supreme Court decisions and their impact
  • 500+ images  
  • Thought provoking commentary and questions
  • The online video library (access codes provided with purchase of book) brings the Supreme Court’s most important decisions to life. Photographs, maps, and audio from the Supreme Court enrich the learning experience and encourage students to engage more directly with the content.
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About the authors
Randy E. Barnett
Georgetown University

Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts, and is Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County States’ Attorney’s Office in Chicago. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, Professor Barnett has been a visiting professor at Penn, Northwestern and Harvard Law School. In 2004, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2012, he was one of the lawyers representing the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Professor Barnett’s publications includes eleven books, more than one hundred articles and reviews, as well as numerous op-eds. New editions of his books, Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton) and The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (Oxford) will be released later this year, as will his coauthored book, A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case (Palgrave).

Josh Blackman

Josh is an Associate Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law in Houston who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Josh is the author of the critically acclaimedem Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare em(2013) and emUnraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Powerem (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Josh was selected by emForbes Magazineem for the “30 Under 30” in Law and Policy. Josh has twice testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of executive action on immigration and health care. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Josh is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of FantasySCOTUS, the Internet’s Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League, and blogs at Josh leads the cutting edge of legal analytics as Director of Judicial Research at LexPredict. Josh is the author of over three dozen law review articles, and his commentary has appeared in emThe New York Timesem, emWall Street Journalem, emWashington Postem, emUSA Todayem, emL.A. Timesem, and other national publications.

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