I received a Ph.D. in American Constitutional Law from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1979 and was a full time professor of Constitutional law until 1985. In 1985 I went to the Villanova University School of Law and received a J.D. in 1988. Upon graduation from law school I practiced law full time in Philadelphia and taught part time at Arcadia University. I retired from the practice of law in 2014 but continue to teach constitutional law at Arcadia University and Bucks County Community College. I currently live in Bucks County Pennsylvania.
Why did you write this book?
Because being an American Citizen requires at least a basic understanding of the Constitution. It is the most important document in our political system and is mentioned constantly by government officials, political candidates and the media.
Why did you choose to e-publish your book?
The main reason I chose to e-publish my book was to hold down the cost to the reader. There is no way I could charge only $4.95 a copy if I had used traditional publishing. Second, because the use of internet search engines has become so prevalent I think an e-published book can generate a much greater audience much faster than a traditionally published book.
An basic introduction to the essential nature of the U.S. Constitution via an examination of pre-constitutional history and the fundamental principles of Constitutional interpretation by the Supreme Court. Each of the Constitution's key principles and clauses will identified and their meaning discussed in the context of Supreme Court decisions.