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Enhance your understanding of the nationÂ's defining document with AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT! With a focus on federal rights and power, this political science text provides you with the information you need to understand the principles, prospects, and problems of America. Chapter and case introductions frame the development of the law and help you understand both the material and its context. Precedent-setting cases in areas such as privacy, criminal procedure, and abortion rights are included in the text and you can use the companion website to read additional cases of historical significance and current cases as they are decided.
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 Constitution and Native American Tribes. 11. The Contract Clause. 12. 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.