Sharon E. Rush


In reviewing Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, & Tushnet's <em>Constitutional Law</em>, the author focuses on the casebook’s exploration of race to illustrate why she uses the book, and why she finds it valuable. The outstanding qualities of the book, however, are not limited to race. It provides excellent material on just about every possible area of discrimination law, as well as on the basics of separation of powers, federalism, and First Amendment issues. Inevitably, any textbook will be of limited use to a professor who has had time to reflect on the area of the law and who has perhaps written in the field because the professor's personality will shape how the book is used. But the <em>Stone</em> textbook is so thorough that the author uses it to cover almost anything touching on constitutional law from the basic course to her Fourteenth Amendment class to her Outsider Jurisprudence Seminar (where it supplements a reader). She relies on it to present thought-provoking questions and to provide up-to-date case coverage and scholarly articles.