Article 1, Section 10 contains the most significant limits on state power found in the main text of the U.S. Constitution. Chief Justice John Marshall, perhaps the most important Justice in U.S. history, used this provision a number of times in a number of significant decisions to limit state power. These decisions effectively enhanced the power of our new federalist form of government. This book delves into the modern issues pertaining to state limitations by tracing its history and looking at today's most important factors.
This work makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the U.S. Constitution by detailing the most significant limits on state power. The many provisions studied in the book provide insights into the various aspects of constitutional interpretation.
|Series:||Reference Guides to the United States Constitution Series , #14|
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About the Author
James M. McGoldrick Jr. is Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law where he has served for 33 years, also serving as Associate Dean during eight of those years. He began his career as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the attorney general's Program for Honor Law Graduates, Antitrust division. He is a member of the California State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Kenneth Starr
History and Introduction to Article I, Section 10
The Contract Clause
Bills of Attainder
Ex Post Facto Laws
The Non-Retroactive Provisions of Article I, Section 10
The Import and Export Clause
Concluding Comments on Article I, Section 10
Table of Cases