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Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law
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Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Jeffrey M. Shaman


This book examines the evolution of liberty and equality under state constitutions from both a historical and jurisprudential perspective. The rise of the New Judicial Federalism has allowed many states to rediscover that they are empowered to enact their own constitutions and to interpret them as they see fit, independently of federal constitutional law. As the New Judicial Federalism gained ground, it was found that state constitutional law is an extremely important source of protection for individual rights and liberties. In some areas, the state courts are on the cutting edge of constituti ... More

Keywords: equality, due process, fundamental rights, right of privacy, state constitutional law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195334340
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey M. Shaman, author
DePaul University College of Law

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