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:
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.
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