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POLS 105G: American Constitutional Law: U.S. Constitution

This guide will help you find information about the United States Constitution and its amendments, including primary sources.

Who are the U.S. Supreme Court justices?

There are nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. The current members, listed by rank, are:

  • Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • Clarence Thomas
  • Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Elena Kagan
  • Neil M. Gorsuch
  • Brett M. Kavanaugh
  • Amy Coney Barrett
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Justice Jackson, the most recent addition to the Court, was sworn in on June 30, 2022, after Justice Stephen G. Breyer retired.

Books About the U.S. Constitution

  • Books located in the Stacks may be borrowed from the Library with your student ID card. 
  • To view electronic books from off-campus, enter the same login and password that you use to open your "Student Workday" account.


The books listed below discuss the U.S. Constitution and how its meaning has developed over the last two centuries. The text of the U.S. Constitution (including the amendments) are part of the United States Code Annotated (USCA). A print copy of the USCA is available at the Mack Library (Bethlehem campus); it may also be read online by going to the Westlaw database. The annotations include references to court cases that have changed how the Constitution has been interpreted, and how the law is applied.


The Bill of Rights

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known, collectively, as the Bill of Rights. To read a list of these amendments, visit the National Archives website.

It's easy to borrow books with LIBRARY to GO!

Good news!

Even though both NCC Libraries are open again, you can still borrow books and other materials remotely by using our Library to Go service. You can choose quick pickup on campus, or free delivery to your home.

Use Library to Go PLUS to request:

  • Access to materials that your instructor has put on electronic reserve in Blackboard;
  • Scanned pages from reference books like encyclopedias;
  • Scanned articles from print journals in the Library's Periodicals Tower.