The Dynamic Constitution

An Introduction to American Constitutional Law

The Dynamic Constitution
  • By Richard H. Fallon

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Online Publication Date:July 2009

    Online ISBN:9780511511103

    Hardback ISBN:9780521840941

    Paperback ISBN:9780521600781

  • Book DOI:

    Subjects: US law

Harvard law professor Richard H. Fallon introduces non-lawyers to the workings of American constitutional law. He writes about leading constitutional doctrines and issues, including freedom of speech and religion, the guarantee of equal protection, rights to fair procedures, and rights to privacy and sexual autonomy. Fallon describes many of the fascinating cases and personalities that have shaped constitutional law, demonstrating how historical, cultural, and other factors have influenced constitutional adjudication. Furthermore, Fallon argues that the Constitution must serve as a dynamic document that adapts to the changing conditions inherent in human affairs.


" offers what is arguably the best single introduction to modern American constitutional law short of a casebook. Highly recommended." J.R. Vile, Middle Tennessee State University, Choice

"This is a superb book. Though written for non-lawyers, the brilliance of The Dynamic Constitution is that everyone from constitutional law professors to those with no training in law can enjoy, understand, and learn from reading it.. I believe that Richard Fallon has produced a successor to Robert McCloskey's classic, The American Supreme Court." Erwin Chemerinsky, University of Southern California Law School

"Fallon's work here offers ascinating insight into the complexities of constitutional law." Kennebec Journal

"For each controversial issue that concerns Americans today, Fallon supplies fascinating judicial history." The Victoria Advocate


CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2006

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