Written by an American political scientist who is also a barrister, and a practicing American lawyer, this casebook emphasizes the deep roots of American constitutional rights in both English and American constitutional development. It illustrates how these rights grow or declineothrough constitutional amendments, executive actions, statutes, custom, and judicial decisions. The five parts of the book cover rights enforceable against the federal government and states, physical and economic rights, rights of the accused, freedom of speech and press, and the guarantee of a republican form of government.
William A. Carroll is Professor of Political Science at Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, and a Barrister at Law of the Middle Temple. Norman B. Smith is a member of the bar of North Carolina and the Supreme Court.