The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, 2016 Supplement, Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 27, 2016

The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, 2016 Supplement, Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 27, 2016
The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, 2016 Supplement, Analysis of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 27, 2016
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The need for a comprehensive treatise on the Constitution was apparent to Congress from early in the 20th century. In 1911, the Senate Manual (a compilation of the Senate’s parliamentary procedures) included the United States Constitution and amendments with citations to U.S. Supreme Court constitutional decisions. A century later, the field of constitutional law has expanded exponentially. As a result, this present iteration of that early publication exceeds 2300 hundred pages, and references almost 6000 cases.

Sixty years ago, Professor Edward S. Corwin wrote an introduction to this treatise that broadly explored then existent trends of constitutional adjudication. In some respects—the law of federalism, the withdrawal of judicial supervision of economic regulation, the continued expansion of presidential power and the consequent overshadowing of Congress—he has been confirmed in his evaluations. But, in other respects, entire new vistas of fundamental law of which he was largely unaware have opened up. Brown v. Board of Education was but two Terms of the Court away, and the revolution in race relations brought about by all three branches of the Federal Government could have been only dimly perceived. The apportionment-districting decisions were still blanketed in time; abortion as a constitutionally protected liberty was unheralded. The Supreme Court’s application of many provisions of the Bill of Rights to the States was then nascent, and few could anticipate that the expanded meaning and application of these Amendments would prove revolutionary. Sixty years has also exposed the ebb and flow of constitutional law, from the liberal activism of the 1960s and 1970s to a more recent posture of judicial restraint or even conservative activism. Throughout this period of change, however, certain movements, notably expansion of the protection of speech and press, continued apace despite ideological shifts.

This publication includes the Court’s treatment of the doctrines of constitutional law over the last sixty years, with a closer focus on issues that have arisen since the last volume of this treatise was published ten years ago. For instance, in previous editions we noted the rise of federalism concerns, but only in the last two decade has the strength of the Court’s deference toward states become apparent. Conversely, in this treatise as well as in previous ones, we note the rise of the equal protection clause as a central concept of constitutional jurisprudence in the period 1952–1982. Although that rise has somewhat abated in recent years, the clause remains one of the predominant sources of constitutional constraints upon the Federal Government and the States. Similarly, the due process clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, recently slowed in their expansion, remain significant both in terms of procedural protections for civil and criminal litigants and in terms of the application of substantive due process to personal liberties.


Table of Contents

Article I Legislative Department
Article II Executive Department
Article III Judicial Department
Article IV States' Relations
Article V Mode of Amendment
Article VI Prior Debts, National Supremacy Clause, and Oaths of Office
Article VII Ratification

Amendments to the Constitution
Bill of Rights  First Through Tenth Amendments
1st Amendment Religion and Free Expression
2nd Amendment Bearing Arms
3rd Amendment Quartering Soldiers
4th Amendment Search and Seizure
5th Amendment Rights of Persons
6th Amendment Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions
7th Amendment Civil Trials
8th Amendment Further Guarantees in Criminal Cases
9th Amendment Unenumerated Rights
10th Amendment Reserved Powers
11th Amendment Suits Against States
12th Amendment Election of President
13th Amendment Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
14th Amendment Rights Guaranteed
15th Amendment Right of Citizens to Vote
16th Amendment Income Tax
17th Amendment Popular Election of Senators
18th Amendment Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors
19th Amendment Women's Suffrage Rights
20th Amendment Commencement of the Terms of Office
21st Amendment Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
22nd Amendment Presidential Tenure
23rd Amendment Presidential Electors for D.C.
24th Amendment Abolition of the Poll Tax
25th Amendment Presidential Vacancy and Disability
26th Amendment Reduction of the Voting Age
27th Amendment Congressional Pay Limitation

The Index and Tables From the Constitution Annotated
Table of Cases
Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional
State Laws Held Unconstitutional
Supreme Court Cases Overruled
Proposed Amendments Not Ratified


Anyone interested in law and how it is decided, applied, and amended by the Supreme Court of the United States.  This includes law students and professors, teachers interested in sharing with younger students the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the changes made to the original, and members of the general public who wish to know their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States.  In addition, professional lawyers and researchers will want to have access to this current version of the U.S. Constitution to see case precedents.

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