American Bar Association
THE INTELLIGIBLE CONSTITUTION
By Joseph Goldstein Oxford University Press New York, N.Y. 201 pages; $22.95
Reviewed by Gary Lawson
This slim, readable volume will be of great value to anyone interested in constitutional law or the work of the Supreme Court. Very few books offer as high a return on as small an investment of time.
Goldstein, a professor at Yale Law School, is concerned primarily with the form rather than the substance of Supreme Court decision-making. His modest but powerful claim is that whatever interpretative methods the Court uses (or should use) to decide constitutional cases, its decisions at least should communicate an intelligible message to ordinary people who seek to understand their governing charter.
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