This collection of essays offers a comprehensive amendment-by-amendment, clause-by-clause account of the Bill of Rights' recent transmutation. The essays are based on the assumption that to understand the Bill of Rights today, one must both understand the original meaning of the amendments and explore the history, theory and practice behind those amendments. The book suggests that the provisions of the Bill of Rights have been subjected to greater interpretative revision by the Supreme Court than other parts of the Constitution. It should be of interest not only to lawyers and law and political science students, but to anyone with an interest in the ongoing interpretation of the Bill of Rights.
Eugene W. Hickock, Jr. is Associate Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College and Adjunct Professor of law at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Understanding the Bill of Rights, Charles Rice et al; Original Intent and the First Amendment, John S. Baker Jr et al; The Second Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Stephen P. Halbrook and Don B. Kates Jr; Original Intent and the Fourth Amendment, Bradford P. Wilson et al; Due Process and the Administrative State, Christopher Wolfe; Private Property, the Takings Clause and Due Process, Harry N. Scheiber et al; Confessions, the Self-Incrimination Clause and Due Process, Ralph Rossum and Stephen J. Schulhofer; Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Raoul Berger et al; The Sixth Amendment and the Right to Counsel, William Gangi and Kathleen E. Brickey; The Seventh Amendment and the Right to Civil Jury Trial, Morris S. Arnold; Original Intent and the Ninth Amendment, Charles J. Cooper and Edward J. Erler; Original Intent and the Tenth Amendment, Eugene W. Hickok Jr and Paul J. Mishkin.