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The Constitution in the Supreme Court: The Second Century traces the development of the Supreme Court from Chief Justice Fuller (1888-1910) to the retirement of Chief Justice Burger (1969-1986). Currie argues that the Court's work in its second century revolved around two issues: the constitutionality of the regulatory and spending programs adopted to ameliorate the hardsh ...more
Paperback, 682 pages
Published February 10th 1994 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1990)
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In this book, Currie runs through virtually every constitutional case over a century. Really quickly. And then dismisses it for being dumb or wrong or apprently not in line with Currie's understanding.

It's vaguely useful as an encyclopedia -- like if you wanted a one-sentence summary of a case. But both the description and the criticism (certainly not analysis) are so quick and disconnected not much is to be gained.

Also, lotta footnoes. Normally I can't complain because they're usually better t
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David P. Currie was the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, noted for his histories of the Constitution in Congress and the Supreme Court, his casebooks on federal courts and conflict of laws, and his award-winning teaching at the Law School.
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