Corwin, Edward S. The Constitution and What it Means Today
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1958 Twelfth Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket
Signed by Author
v-xvi, 344 pp., index, table of cases, text of the Constitution. A presentation copy inscribed by the author in 1958. Spine slightly slanted. A clean, attractive copy.
Decisions of the Supreme Court constitute the primary substance of this volume, using cases through the 1953 term. The author states: "I have endeavored, especially in connection with such important subjects as judicial review, the commerce clause, executive power, the war power, national supremacy, freedom of speech, press and religion, etc., to accompany explanation of currently prevailing doctrine and practice with a brief summation of the historical development thereof." The author also attempts to discuss the impact of a succession of such national crises as the "necessity of providing New Deal legislation safe habitation within the Constitutional fold."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author