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Cover Image: The U.S. Constitution A to Z, 2nd Edition
  • Date: 07/01/2008
  • Format: Print Cloth
  • Price: $110.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-87289-764-9
  • Pages: 693

  • Format: Online Edition
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The U.S. Constitution A to Z, 2nd Edition
Robert L. Maddex, CQ Press

There is no other volume that so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the U.S. Constitution. This classic, easy-to-use reference is thoroughly updated with new entries covering the events of recent years including court cases with impact on Constitutional rights. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides accessible insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Constitution. All entries are updated with content through the end of 2007.


Highlights in this new edition include:

  • Quick answers to questions as well as in-depth background on the U.S. Constitution
  • A new interior design that makes accessing information easy and fun
  • Historical and contemporary photos
  • Internet addresses for quick reference
  • Detailed appendices, tables, and an index

New entries include: 

  • Kelo v. New London
  • Hamdi v. Rumsfeld
  • Lawrence v. Texas
  • The Patriot Act
  • Sex Offenders
  • Torture
  • Gay marriage and civil unions
"A useful and well-developed resource that is highly recommended to several types of libraries, including school, public, and academic libraries." - American Reference Books Annual

"The most current and cost-effective constitutional guide now available.... Recommended for public, secondary, and postsecondary collections." - Library Journal
Robert L. Maddex, CQ Press

Robert L. Maddex is an attorney specializing in international law who serves as an advisor on constitutional procedures and issues. He is the author of Congressional Quarterly's Constitutions of the World, Illustrated Dictionary of Constitutional Concepts, and State Constitutions of the United States.

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