Florida Constitutional Law, a casebook used in Florida since 1992, is now in its fifth edition. Authors Cooper, Dunham and Woody include the functions of a state constitution and how the Florida constitution is amended; separation of power issues; the major constitutional limits on legislative power; the constitutional jurisdiction of Florida courts, as well as the separation of powers limits on the courts that resemble the Article III limits on federal judicial power; units of local government and their relationship to the state and each other; the major constitutional limitations on taxation and borrowing; a selected review of various provisions of the Declaration of Rights, including Florida’s privacy guarantee (which is far more extensive than privacy under the United States Constitution); and Florida’s homestead provision. The authors have made this edition more user friendly than the fourth edition and have created an accompanying teacher’s manual.
The 2013 Electronic Supplement to this text is available to adopters upon request. The supplement includes 14 practice problems, along with discussion points, that can be used to enhance student synthesis and legal analysis, as well as sample syllabi. If you have adopted the book for a course, contact mjones (at) cap-press (dot) com to request the supplement. Please include in the email the school and name of the course for which you have adopted this book.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.