American Constitutional Law / Edition 9

American Constitutional Law / Edition 9

by Louis Fisher, Katy J. Harriger
     
 

The only book that develops constitutional law in the comprehensive sense, American Constitutional Law not only contains the results of court decisions but also highlights the efforts of legislatures, executives, the states, and the general public. Available in two formats - a single, hardback volume or two paperback volumes - it covers all new developments in case… See more details below

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The only book that develops constitutional law in the comprehensive sense, American Constitutional Law not only contains the results of court decisions but also highlights the efforts of legislatures, executives, the states, and the general public. Available in two formats - a single, hardback volume or two paperback volumes - it covers all new developments in case law, congressional statutes, presidential policies, and initiatives undertaken by states under their own constitutions.

Most constitutional law books focus only on case law and judicial pronouncements, but American Constitutional Law illustrates how both judicial and non-judicial forces shape constitutional law. Compared to other texts, this book offers more citations to earlier decisions, allowing the reader to research areas in greater depth and better understand the process of trial and error used to shape constitutional principles. A broad range of cases (not just landmark cases) is combined with nonjudicial contributions. Fisher and Adler also cover state involvement in constitutional law by offering examples of how states, by interpreting their own constitutions, may depart from Supreme Court doctrines. Readings include not only court cases, but presidential statements and congressional debates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594609534
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1168
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Constitutional Politics3
2The Doctrine of Judicial Review35
3Threshold Requirements: Husbanding Power and Prestige77
4Judicial Organization121
5Decision Making: Process and Strategy147
6Separation of Powers: Domestic Conflicts171
7Separation of Powers: Emergencies and Foreign Affairs273
8Federal-State Relations331
9Economic Liberties431
10Free Speech in a Democratic Society485
11Freedom of the Press553
12Religious Freedom615
13Rights of the Accused699
14Search and Seizure767
15Racial Discrimination831
16Emerging Group Pressures917
17Rights of Privacy997
18Political Participation1073
19Efforts to Curb the Court1167
App. 1The Constitution of the United States1205
App. 2Justices of the Supreme Court (1789-2000)1219
App. 3: Glossary of Legal Terms1221
App. 4: How to Research the Law1225
Table of Cases1231
Index1269

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