Tuesday, June 28, 2011
CRS on the Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation
If you're thinking ahead to your fall courses (as I am), and if you're looking for a good, but inexpensive, treatise to recommend for your students, you might consider The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, prepared by the Congressional Research Service as Senate Document 108-17.
The document is free on FDsys (for Federal Digital System), the new gpoaccess, and linked below. Just one problem: It appears to be updated only through 2008.
The main volume, the 2002 Edition, weighs in at 2,628 pages, but has a good table of contents and so is easily navigable. Also posted are the 2004 Supplement, the 2006 Supplement, and the 2008 Supplement.