American Constitutional Law / Edition 3

American Constitutional Law / Edition 3

by Otis H. Jr. Stephens, John M. II Scheb
     
 

More than a casebook, this comprehensive text contains thirteen chapters that cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Each of the chapters includes an extended essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural contexts for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court that follows. In selecting, editing, and updating

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More than a casebook, this comprehensive text contains thirteen chapters that cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Each of the chapters includes an extended essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural contexts for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court that follows. In selecting, editing, and updating the materials, the authors emphasize recent trends in major areas of constitutional interpretation. At the same time, the authors include many landmark decisions, some of which retain importance as precedents while others illustrate the transient nature of constitutional interpretation. Because the book provides a good balance of decisions and authorial commentary, this text appeals to instructors of law as well as instructors of political science.

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ISBN-13:
9780534545703
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
936
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Otis H. Stephens, Jr. is Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Tennessee. Professor Stephens holds a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee. Professor Stephens is the author of THE SUPREME COURT AND CONFESSIONS OF GUILT (1973) and co-author, with Gregory J. Rathjen, of THE SUPREME COURT AND THE ALLOCATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL POWER (1980) and, with John M. Scheb II, of AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: ESSAYS AND CASES (1988). He has contributed chapters to COMPARATIVE HUMAN RIGHTS (1976) and THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS (1985). He has also authored or co-authored a number of articles in professional journals, including the GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL, the JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW, the TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW, the WIDNER JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW, the SOUTHEASTERN POLITICAL REVIEW, and the CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN. Dr. Stephens is also a member of the Tennessee Bar. Professor Stephens now teaches full time for the UT College of Law.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: SOURCES OF POWER AND RESTRAINT. 1. The Supreme Court in the Constitutional System. 2. Congress and the Development of National Power. 3. Constitutional Underpinnings of the Presidency. 4. The Constitution and the Modern Administrative State (1976). 5. The Dynamics of the Federal System. Part II: CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES. 6. Constitutional Sources of Civil Rights and Liberties. 7. Property Rights and Economic Freedom. 8. Expressive Freedom and the First Amendment. 9. Religious Liberty and Church-State Relations. 10. The Constitution and Criminal Justice. 11. Personal Autonomy and the Constitutional Right of Privacy. 12. Equal Protection and the Antidiscrimination Principle. 13. Elections, Representation, and Voting Rights.

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