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U.S. Constitution: Subject Guide: Constitutional Law Books

This guide will help you find information and resources on the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court. Click on the various links to access library resources plus reliable, relevant websites.

Books in the GSU Atlanta Library on Constitutional Law

These are just a few of the books available in the University Library, Atlanta campus. To locate additional books, click on the Find Additional Books tab at the top of the page.

Introductory & Reference Resources

The following are just a few of the books available in the University Library. For additional books, search the Library Catalog.

Case Analysis Yearbooks / Reviews

Discussions of Landmark Cases

Cases on Specific Topics

The links below will take you to a list of books available in the various GSU libraries on the specific topics adjudicated by the Supreme Court.

Discussions of Specific Chief Justices

The links below will take you to a list of books available in the various GSU libraries on the life and court of the Supreme Court Chief Justices. The Chief Justice sets the agenda for the weekly meetings where the justices review the petitions, to decide whether to hear or deny each case. The Chief Justice also presides over oral arguments before the court, usually speaks first, and when the court renders an opinion, the Chief Justice—when in the majority—decides who writes the court's opinion. The power to determine the opinion author (including the option to select oneself) allows a Chief Justice in the majority to influence the historical record.

Name of Justice / Term of Service

Judicial Review

Judicial review is the doctrine under which legislative and executive actions are subject to review by the judiciary. A court with judicial review power may invalidate laws and decisions that are incompatible with a higher authority, such as the terms of a written constitution.