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America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Lucas A. Powe Jr.


Texas has created more constitutional law than any other state. In any classroom nationwide, any basic constitutional law course can be taught using nothing but Texas cases. That, however, understates the history and politics behind the cases. Beyond representing all doctrinal areas of constitutional law, Texas cases deal with the major issues of the nation. This book charts the rich and pervasive development of Texas-inspired constitutional law. From voting rights to railroad regulations, school finance to capital punishment, poverty to civil liberty, this book provides a window into the rela ... More

Keywords: school finance, Texas, constitutional law, voting rights, railroad regulations, capital punishment, poverty, civil liberty, constitutional litigation, Texas Supreme Court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520297807
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520297807.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucas A. Powe Jr., author
University of Texas