Principles of the Constitutional Law of the United States (Classic Reprint)

Westel W Willoughby

Excerpt from Principles of the Constitutional Law of the United States This volume is an abridgment of the authors larger treatise in two volumes, published in 1910 under the title The Constitutional Law of the United States. The aim has been to present the general principles of our constitutional jurisprudence in a form suitable for class-room use. In pursuance of this aim care has been taken to cite those cases which not only support the positions stated in the text but which Will best repay individual examination and study by the student. In particular the effort has been made to suggest, and in a measure to discuss, the unsettled questions of our Federal jurisprudence. The necessary limits of space have prevented in many instances an adequate presentation of the arguments supporting the doctrines stated, but, from a pedagogic point of view this may be a merit rather than a defect, for it will furnish opportunity for a presentation by the students of the courts reasoning as gained by a reading of the cases, and a criticism by the instructor of the reasoning as thus pre sented. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.