United States constitutional law is the foundation of American society. The federal and state constitutions define the relationship between the branches of government and impact every aspect of life and commerce. From constitutional law we derive our rights and freedoms as citizens and the boundaries of government.
If you have an issue that involves your constitutional rights, you will need an attorney who practices in this highly complex and challenging area of law. Volumes have been written by the courts in interpreting what the constitution says and what it means.
The clients of constitutional law attorneys include citizens suing the government, bureaucrats, and criminal prisoners.
Constitutional law attorneys defend the U.S. Constitution and the rights and freedoms of U.S. citizens. That includes arguing that a law adopted by a state legislature or Congress is unconstitutional or constitutional.
Attorneys practicing in constitutional law deal with disputes stemming from the articles of the constitution and the interpretations of the Bill of Rights rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court. They also litigate the eligibility requirements for campaigning for public office and voting.
As American society evolves, new issues that the writers of the U.S. Constitution could have never anticipated emerge, such as gay rights, must be litigated by constitutional lawyers to determine if the way the new issues are addressed legally are or are not constitutional.