On September 17th of this year, the Library of Congress celebrated Constitution Day by releasing a new resource, the Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation. This document contains the full text of the United States Constitution as well as in-depth analysis of each individual clause. As part of the analysis, the document includes discussions of every relevant Supreme Court case through June 26, 2013 and information about selected historical documents. It also includes, according to the app itself, a list of “all federal, state and local laws that have been struck down by the Supreme Court, and all cases where the Court overturned its previous precedent.” Available both online and as an iPhone or iPad app, the resource is fully searchable and also offers the option to export the content to your preferred e-reading app or to email sections to yourself. The table of cases and index in the app also help researchers to quickly locate relevant information. While the PDF format of the pages can be a bit difficult to read on an iPhone, the app includes so much useful information that it is worth checking out if you are interested in legal history of the U.S. Constitution. And, best of all, it is free!
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