Executive impoundment of appropriated funds, the impeachment issue, the politics of the judiciary, and an acute awareness on the part of the bar that its every public action is being critically observed surely contribute to a mounting interest in constitutional law. For the lawyer, the very center of constitutional government is found in the vast body of case law crafted not only by the Supreme Court of the United States but also by every judicial body including municipal courts, which are called upon to rule on the myriad constitutional questions raised daily in their precincts. Nebraskans might, in light of all this, take a certain pride in the recently published Court and Constitution in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Interpretation by Professor William F. Swindler of the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Professor Swindler was at the University of Nebraska from 1946 to 1956 as professor and director of the School of Journalism. He took his legal training at Nebraska, receiving his degree in 1958 before going to William and Mary that fall. He is now one of the most prolific scholars in the area of constitutional law, having contributed in a most significant sense to the understanding of the vital processes of American government and law. The Modern Interpretation fills a vacuum, for a student who desires a ready reference as a companion to his study of constitutional law, for the practitioner who only occasionally is confronted by a knotty problem in constitutional law and, indeed, for the layman whose understanding of the field has grown rusty by time and disuse.
Richard E. Shugrue,
Swindler's Book Provides “Constitutional Roadmap”: Court and Constitution in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Interpretation—By William F. Swindler,
53 Neb. L. Rev. 630
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