June 18, 2009

Two-book set covers the people, court cases, historical events, and terms required to interpret and understand the Constitution

Hamline University School of Business Professor David Schultz, noted expert on elections and politics, has just released his latest publication, Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution.

Published by Facts on File, Inc., this two-volume set provides detailed information about the people, court cases, historical events, and terms required to interpret and understand the United States Constitution.

With more than 700 entries, the publication explains the material that high school students need to know about the Constitution. The volumes are not designed solely as high school textbooks, however, but also as tools for lawyers, journalists, or others interested in the American legal system.

“This new resource makes the Constitution accessible to everyone, not just legal experts,” David Schultz said. “At a time when the Supreme Court is using the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to resolve many of the most important legal and political disputes in our society, and when there is a pending confirmation for a new Justice, Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution is a great guide to understanding the debates and controversies."

The two-book set is available for purchase online at www.factsonfile.com or by phone at (800)322-8755.

David Schultz is a professor of public administration and government ethics in the Hamline University School of Business. He has taught classes on American government and election law for more than 20 years.

Schultz is the author and editor of more than 25 books and 70 articles on American politics and law, and is a frequently quoted political analyst in the local, national and international media. Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution is the sixth encyclopedia that Professor Schultz has edited or co-edited.