'A concise and brilliant overview of the Fourteenth Amendment's hardest questions, by the brightest young scholar in law teaching today.'
Steven G. Calabresi - Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
'The clearest, most straightforward book explaining our Constitution's promises of equal citizenship, the rule of law, and protection from violence.'
Christopher R. Green - University of Mississippi School of Law and author of Equal Citizenship, Civil Rights, and the Constitution
'This timely book shows how the country ended slavery and embraced a new constitutional vision of equality in the wake of the Civil War.'
Michael W. McConnell - Stanford Law School
'A bold and wide-ranging exploration of the Fourteenth Amendment’s key rights-bearing provisions, staking out an ambitious thesis that is grounded in history and defended with clarity and verve.'
Julian Davis Mortenson - University of Michigan Law School
'This diligent, comprehensive study of the Fourteenth Amendment, its framers, and its foes raises the bar for the next generation of originalists, nonoriginalists, and those who ‘play in the joints.’'
Shaakirrah R. Sanders - University of Idaho College of Law
‘This is an extremely well researched and written book that all Americans should read … Highly recommended.’
M. D. Brewer