Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pg. 99: Lucas A. Powe Jr.'s "America’s Lone Star Constitution"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation by Lucas A. Powe Jr.

About the book, from the publisher:
Texas has created more constitutional law than any other state. In any classroom nationwide, any basic constitutional law course can be taught using nothing but Texas cases. That, however, understates the history and politics behind the cases. Beyond representing all doctrinal areas of constitutional law, Texas cases deal with the major issues of the nation. Leading legal scholar and Supreme Court historian Lucas A. Powe, Jr., charts the rich and pervasive development of Texas-inspired constitutional law. From voting rights to railroad regulations, school finance to capital punishment, poverty to civil liberties, this wide-ranging and eminently readable book provides a window into the relationship between constitutional litigation and ordinary politics at the Supreme Court, illuminating how all of the fiercest national divides over what the Constitution means took shape in Texas.
Lucas A. Powe, Jr. is Anne Green Regents Chair in the School of Law and Professor of Government at the University of Texas.

Learn more about America's Lone Star Constitution at the University of California Press website.

The Page 99 Test: America's Lone Star Constitution.

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