New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1943. x, 243 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Number IV of the Columbia Legal Studies, Edwin W. Patterson, ed. L.S. Rowe, foreword. A near fine copy with "Review Copy" stamp on free front endpaper. No dust jacket. Item #34920
"This discussion of Argentine constitutional law is particularly concerned with the role of the judicial department in the maintenance of the federal system and in protection of individual rights. There is emphasis, too, on the relationship between Argentine consitutional law and that of the United States. Many of the provisions of the Argentine constitution of 1853 were modeled on similar provisions of the constitution of the United States. The decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have served constantly as precedents for Argentine judicial decisions, and profound knowledge of the constitutional law and history of the U.S. has helped to shape Argentine constitutional history. But the dissimilarities in social and economic conditions in the two countries have been reflected in differences in their constitutions and laws. The differences as well as the similarities are analyzed in this illuminating study," (Publlisher).