American Constitutional Law: Introductory Essays and Selected Cases / Edition 13

American Constitutional Law: Introductory Essays and Selected Cases / Edition 13

by Alpheus T. Mason, Donald Grier Jr. Stephenson, Debbie W. Newsome, Donald Grier Stephenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130932930

ISBN-13: 9780130932938

Pub. Date: 06/29/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it displays the role of the U.S. Supreme Court as a legal AND political institution and as…  See more details below

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This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it displays the role of the U.S. Supreme Court as a legal AND political institution and as a major player in American government. Features 10 cases decided in 2000; several quick-reference charts, tables, graphs, and maps; and an easy-access section on "How to Read a Supreme Court Case." Introduction: A Political Supreme Court. Jurisdiction and Organization of the Federal Courts. The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Congress, the Court, and the President. Federalism. The Electoral Process. The Commerce Clause. National Taxing and Spending Power. Property Rights and the Development of Due Process. Criminal Justice and the Nationalization of the Bill of Rights (drive for a Bill of Rights; nationalization of the Bill of Rights; the exclusionary rule; searches and seizures; right to counsel and self-incrimination; capital punishment). Freedom of Expression (internal security; protest and symbolic speech; freedom of association; print and electronic media). Religious Liberty. Privacy. Equal Protection of the Laws. For those interested in American Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, American Constitutional History or Development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130932938
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/29/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : a political Supreme Court 1
Ch. 1Jurisdiction and organization of the federal courts24
Ch. 2The constitution, the Supreme Court, and judicial review41
Ch. 3Congress and the president80
Ch. 4Federalism132
Ch. 5The electoral process181
Ch. 6The commerce clause239
Ch. 7National taxing and spending power298
Ch. 8Property rights and the development of due process322
Ch. 9Nationalization of the bill of rights379
Ch. 10Criminal justice399
Ch. 11Freedom of expression472
Ch. 12Religious liberty534
Ch. 13Privacy579
Ch. 14Equal protection of the laws618
Ch. 15Epilogue : security and freedom in wartime679

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