The three provisions of the U.S. Constitution, Full Faith and Credit Clause, the Privileges and Immunities Clause and the Equal Protection Clause have been presenting problems of understanding for lawyers and jurists since about the time the Constitution was drafted. They apply to so many different factual situations that they defy a cogent description or definition. To solve this dilemma Professor Emeritus Maloy, in his usual adroit manner, has stated verbatim five Uniform Acts and analyzed almost 700 cases in which courts have resolved issues concerning the provisions under examination. This lexicon (word book) has been constructed with the assistance of three brilliant people â€“ two lawyers and a sagacious layman, as well as the scholarly tome "Making Our Democracy Work," recently written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer, - to whom this book has been dedicated. Only with an understanding of the cases considering the clauses and the observations of a knowledgeable jurist can an understanding of the Constitutional provisions be gained. They cannot be succinctly described. The cases are presented in short understandable wording, with an in-depth presentation of a few of the more complicated ones.
This book has, of course, been written for lawyers, but also for those many laymen who have expressed to the author, an interest in those often considered, but seldom completely understood, terms so often used in American jurisprudence.
Professor Richard H.W. Maloy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Miami. During his 34 years of law practice in Miami, Florida he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami and the author of books on appellate practice, pleadings and bankruptcy. For 25 years he continually updated his 14 volume set of Florida Forms of Practice for the law book publisher, Matthew Bender & Co. He has been on the faculty of St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami since 1991, and is a Professor Emeritus at that school, where he teaches Conflict of Laws and Remedies.