Constitutional Law, 2011 Supplement / Edition 6

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A 2011 Case supplement will be available for Constitutional Law, Sixth Edition Casebook

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735507371
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 8/29/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases xi

Table of Authorities xiii

Chapter 1 The Role of the Supreme Court in the Constitutional Order 1

D The Sources of Judicial Decisions: Text, "Representation Reinforcement," and Natural Law 1

District of Columbia v. Heller 1

F "Case or Controversy" Requirements and the Passive Virtues 38

Chapter 2 Federalism at Work: Congress and the National Economy 43

A The Values of Federalism and Some Techniques for Implementing Them 43

C The Evolution of Commerce Clause Doctrine 45

D State Regulation of Interstate Commerce 46

Chapter 3 The Scope of Congress's Powers: Taxing and Spending, War Powers, Individual Rights, and State Autonomy 49

A Regulation through Taxing, Spending, and the War Power 49

B Congress's Enforcement Power Under the Reconstruction Amendments 53

C The Tenth Amendment as a Federalism-Based Limitation on Congressional Power 54

Bond v. United States 57

Chapter 4 The Distribution of National Powers 61

A Introduction 61

B A Case Study: Presidential Seizure 62

C Foreign Affairs 62

D Domestic Affairs 67

Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board 68

Chapter 5 Equality and the Constitution 81

C Equal Protection Methodology: Heightened Scrutiny and the Problem of Race 81

D Equal Protection Methodology: Heightened Scrutiny and the Problem of Gender 82

E Equal Protection Methodology: The Problem of Sexual Orientation 83

Chapter 6 Implied Fundamental Rights 87

A Introduction 87

C The Incorporation Controversy 88

McDonald v. City of Chicago 88

D Substantive Due Process: The Protection of Economic Interests and the Question of Redistribution 110

F Modern Substantive Due Process: Privacy, Personhood, and Family 111

G Procedural Due Process 113

H The Contracts and Takings Clauses 117

Chapter 7 Freedom of Expression 121

A Introduction 121

B Content-Based Restrictions: Dangerous Ideas and Information 122

Snyder v. Phelps 131

D Content-Based Restrictions: "Low" Value Speech 134

Sorrell v. IMS Health, Inc. 140

United States v. Stevens 143

Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass'n 150

E Content-Neutral Restrictions 160

Christian Legal Society Chapter v. Martinez 162

Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum 168

McConnell v. Federal Election Comm'n 176

Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett 180

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 191

F Freedom of the Press 210

Chapter 8 The Constitution and Religion 213

A Introduction: Historical and Analytic Overview 213

B The Establishment Clause 214

D Permissible Accommodation 217

Chapter 9 State Action, Baselines, and the Problem of Private Power 219

B Pure Inaction and the Theory of Governmental Neutrality 219

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