Kommers, Donald P. The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany. Second Edition. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997. xix, 620pp. Cloth. New $80. * In the foreword David P. Currie remarks, "The German Basic Law is one of the great constitutions of the world. Adopted to the western part of a divided nation in 1949, it became the constitution of all Germany upon unification in 1990. It deserves study both for its own sake and for the insights into our own Constitution that comparative study can provide." Professor Kommers has selected, edited, and translated a broad selection of cases decided by the Constitutional Court, and has provided extensive textual material that places the decisions in context, furnishes a running commentary on them, and supplies a wealth of additional information.
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