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I figure I'll try to get a bit of background over the holidays, so I've ordered the Aspen E&E Constitutional Law books, on the recommendation of some of my readers. I'll post a more thorough review later. Thanks for anyone who's put forth recommendations, and if anyone has any further advice on CrimLaw or ConLaw, please feel free to share.

Also, I'm working on a site redesign at the moment, so updates may be a bit far between. While I'm going to try to make the site more attractive, I'd also like to make it more usable, and I'd appreciate your help. If you have any suggestions about making the site easier to use, features that you like/don't like, or any other recommendations, I'd be happy to hear them.


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Honestly, I'd suggest Erwin Chemerinsky's Con Law treatise over the E&E books. If you've already ordered, those are still solid buys, but ol' Chemmy covers *everything* and does it very, very well.
It's good advice, Adam, and I'm taking it--but I think it's cheaper back at the Columbia bookstore, so I'm not ordering it online. (Also, I think my course may have a required hornbook, so I figured I'd wait and see.)
I'm reading Renhquist's history of the Supreme Court for basic background. It's quite interesting.
A good novel you might want to check out for CrimLaw is Willard Gaylin's The Killing of Bonnie Garland. Gaylin tries to answer the question "why do killers kill?" but I gotta warn you, it is positively nauseating in parts. But it's an easy read for a precursor to Crim, an introduction to the insanity defense and the M'Naghten test, etc. As a side note, Bonnie's killer and ex-lover, Richard Herrin, only served 8 years and got a job as a security guard when he was released. How's that for justice, eh?
Great Books for studying for the final... they have several good hypotheticals But the Cherenisky Con Law Treatise is very good Buy Chemerinsky and check out the Examples and Explanations from your Law Library, Get the best of both worlds.

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