For those absorbed in Constitutional Law this semester, there are some good background resources out on the Web. One of my favorites is "The American Constitution - A Documentary Record." Part of Yale Law Library's Avalon Project, it gathers the state constitutions from the founders' era, delegates' notes from the Constitutional Convention, ratification documents, and other early compacts, charters and resolutions on which the U.S. Constitution was built. Another good source for background and review is the annotated U.S. Constitution found on Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute (LII) site. For each section and amendment, there is a link to a discussion of the text in historical and theoretical context, with case citations, prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which provides objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to Congressional committees and members of Congress.
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