American Constitutional Law: The Structure of Government / Edition 6

American Constitutional Law: The Structure of Government / Edition 6

by Ralph A. Rossum, G. Alan Tarr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534603904

ISBN-13: 9780534603908

Pub. Date: 12/09/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning


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…  See more details below

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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:
9780534603908
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/09/2002
Edition description:
with InfoTrac
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents


About the Authors. Preface. 1. Interpretation of the Constitution. 2. Constitutional Adjudication. 3. The Judicial Power. 4. The Legislative Branch. 5. The Executive Branch. 6. War and Foreign Affairs. 7. Federalism. 8. The Exercise of National Power. 9. The Exercise of State Power. 10. The Contract Clause. 11. Economic Due Process and the Takings Clause. 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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