American Constitutional Law: Liberty, Community, and the Bill of Rights / Edition 2by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn
Pub. Date: 02/28/2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
A course on constitutional law and civil liberties can be—and is—nothing less than an extended inquiry into the meaning of America. American Constitutional Law: Volume 2 Liberty, Community, and the Bill of Rights, newly revised by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, and Gary J. Jacobsohn, is a casebook made for such an inquiry. True to the liberal arts… See more details below
A course on constitutional law and civil liberties can be—and is—nothing less than an extended inquiry into the meaning of America. American Constitutional Law: Volume 2 Liberty, Community, and the Bill of Rights, newly revised by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, and Gary J. Jacobsohn, is a casebook made for such an inquiry. True to the liberal arts tradition from which it emerges, it goes beyond the facts and rulings of the great cases in American constitutional law to engage important issues of political theory and the nature of our constitutional democracy. Although the focus is on American constitutional law, Kommers, Finn, and Jacobsohn break new ground by incorporating comparative materials that enrich the study of the American Constitution by challenging the reader to assess American constitutional values in light of other traditions and understandings of constitutional governance. In an era of constitutional globalization, this new edition of a distinguished text is essential to an appreciation of tradition and diversity. Volume 2 focuses on civil rights and basic freedoms and includes separate chapters on race and gender.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Part I Institutional and Interpretive Foundations Chapter 4 1 The Supreme Court Chapter 5 2 The Constitution and Its Interpretation Chapter 6 3 Judicial Power Part 7 II Liberty, Community, and Constitutional Interpretation Under the Bill of Rights Chapter 8 4 The Bill of Rights, Incorporation, and Capital Punishment Chapter 9 5 Liberty and Property Chapter 10 6 Fundamental Rights: Privacy and Personhood Chapter 11 7 Freedom of Speech Chapter 12 8 Freedom of Religion in Public and Private Life Chapter 13 9 The Equal Protection Clause and Racial Discrimination Chapter 14 10 Gender Discrimination and Other Claims to Equality Chapter 15 Appendix A The Declaration of Independence Chapter 16 Appendix B The United States Constitution Chapter 17 Appendix C First Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln Chapter 18 Appendix D The Gettysburg Address Chapter 19 Appendix E Understanding Supreme Court Opinions Chapter 20 Appendix F Glossary of Terms Chapter 21 Appendix G Chronological Chart of the Justices Chapter 22 Appendix H Legal Research on the World Wide Web Chapter 23 Appendix I The Federalist No. 78
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