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Wayne Law professor's book published for international audience

June 02, 2014

A second edition of Constitutional Law in the United States by Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Professor Robert Sedler has been released.

Sedler is an awarded, world-renowned and often-quoted scholar of constitutional law who has been at Wayne Law since 1977.

Constitutional Law in the United States was first published in 1994 as a part of the multivolume International Encyclopaedia of Laws and was updated and reprinted in 2000 and 2005. The first edition of Sedler’s work in book form was published in 2012 and has now been released in paperback in a second edition by Kluwer Law International.

“I have very much welcomed the opportunity to prepare a work on American constitutional law for an international audience,” Sedler said. “Although our Constitution is well over 200 years old, it has provided a model for democratic government and the constitutional protection of individual rights throughout the world. It is my hope that in this work I may have explained to an international audience the operation of the American constitutional system and how that system has promoted democratic government and protected individual rights throughout this nation’s history.”

The book fully describes the American political system, historical background, role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence and administration regulations, as well as covers the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military and constitutional relationship between church and state, according to the publisher.

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