American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Overview

Employing the traditional cases-and-notes approach but with eminently clear and streamlined note material, Calvin Massey offers a concise, approachable, and engaging examination of the fundamental questions of constitutional law and doctrine.

A remarkably sharp and precise teaching tool, American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties, features:

succinct yet complete coverage
excellent teaching cases, carefully edited
well-crafted hypotheticals
lucid and insightful exposition
flexible organization
manageable length

Updated to reflect current case law, the Third Edition offers:

• additional hypothetical problems
expanded discussion of the theories of constitutional interpretation
new coverage of the Second Amendment

If you’re weary of leading your students on a forced march through dense note material and secondary sources, take a look at Calvin Massey’s streamline and uncluttered casebook. For complete and focused coverage, consider American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties, now in its Third Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735578562
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 4/6/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1249
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Role of the Courts in Constitutional Interpretation
Chapter 1. Judicial Review and Constitutional Structure
Chapter 2. Doctrines Limiting the Scope of Judicial Review

Part II: Enforcing the Constitutional Allocation of Governmental Power
Chapter 3. The Limits of Federal Legislative Power: Judicially or Politically Enforceable Federalism?
Chapter 4. Limiting the Scope of State Power Over Interstate Commerce
Chapter 5. Separation of Powers

Part III: Individual Rights: Limits on the Use of Government Power

Chapter 6. Due Process
Chapter 7. Economic Rights: The Takings and Contracts Clauses
Chapter 8. Equal Protection
Chapter 9. Free Expression of Ideas
Chapter 10. The Religion Clauses
Chapter 11. State Action and the Power to Enforce Constitutional Rights
Chapter 12: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Table of Cases
Index

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