American Constitutional Law: The Bill of Rights and Subsequent Amendments / Edition 6

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Overview

AMERICAN CONSITITUTIONAL LAW provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, the text puts current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish. Each volume examines the interpretations of a variety of sources, including the founding generation, the Supreme Court, lower federal courts and state judiciaries, and extrajudicial materials of constitutional significance (such as congressional acts and resolutions). Volume I focuses on federal rights and powers, and is appropriate for the first semester in the two-semester course sequence in Constitutional Law. Volume II focuses on individuals' rights and responsibilities and is appropriate for the second semester in the two-semester course sequence in Constitutional Law commonly called Civil Rights and Liberties.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534603991
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/13/2002
  • Edition description: With InfoTrac
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 740

Meet the Author

Ralph A. Rossum received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. He is Henry Salvatori Professor of Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College.

G. Alan Tarr received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. He is professor of political science and director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, Camden. Professor Tarr has served as a constitutional consultant in Russia, South Africa, and Cyprus. Twice an NEH Fellow, he is currently editor of a fifty-two volume reference series on state constitutions.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors. Preface. 1. Interpretation of the Constitution. 2. Constitutional Adjudication. 3. Rights Under the Constitution. 4. Economic Due Process and the Takings Clause. 5. Freedom of Speech, Press, and Association. 6. Freedom of Religion. 7. Criminal Procedure. 8. The Equal Protection Clause and Racial Discrimination. 9. Substantive Equal Protection. 10. Voting and Representation. 11. The Right to Privacy. The Constitution of the United States of America. Justices of the Supreme Court. Glossary of Common Legal Terms. Table of Cases.

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