This book describes the fundamentals of American constitutional law. It therefore emphasizes how the Constitution grants powers to the Federal government, while recognizing the powers that the States retain. The book also provides a framework for understanding how the Constitution, as implemented by the courts, protects the rights of individuals. And it aims to do so efficiently, providing a usable framework for cogent analysis, without neglecting the historical context that is the background for the law and its interpretation.
About the Author:
David Gruning is the William L. Crowe, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans. He earned his J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1982, magna cum laude, where he was articles editor of the Tulane Law Review, a member of Order of the Coif, and recipient of the Rufus T. Harris Civil Law Award. At Loyola, he has been a full professor since 1993. He has lectured at several universities in France, teaching both contract law and constitutional law, including Paris V, Lyon III, and Caen, and has consulted in Madagascar and Morocco on constitutional and commercial law. He has also lectured at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Mississippi College. At the University of Montreal (2001-2003), he helped create the graduate program in North America Common Law. He serves on several committees of the Louisiana State Law Institute including Sales, Commercial Law, and Security Rights. He is a member of the American Law Institute. He is co-author of the volume of the Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Sale (2012) (with Dian Tooley-Knoblett) and of The Louisiana Law of Sale and Lease: a Précis (3rd ed. 2015) (with Alain Levasseur). He has translated several works on French law, including the French Civil Code (Legifrance 2015) and the proposed revision of that Code on the law of Obligations and Contracts (with Alain Levasseur) (Association Henri Capitant 2006). He delivered the 2006 Fresco Lecture at the University of Genoa, Italy, on The Limits of Liability in American Tort Law and lectured on the survival of the civil law at Keio University, Tokyo, in 2012.
August 2020, Paperback 622 pages, Ebook ISBN: 978-1-60042-499-1