Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints, 7th Edition / Edition 7

Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints, 7th Edition / Edition 7

by Lee Epstein, Thomas G Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604265167

ISBN-13: 9781604265163

Pub. Date: 05/04/2010

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Political factors influence judicial decisions. Arguments and input from lawyers and interest groups, the ebb and flow of public opinion, and especially the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices all combine to shape the development of constitutional doctrine. Drawing on political science as much as from legal studies, Constitutional Law for a

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Political factors influence judicial decisions. Arguments and input from lawyers and interest groups, the ebb and flow of public opinion, and especially the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices all combine to shape the development of constitutional doctrine. Drawing on political science as much as from legal studies, Constitutional Law for a Changing America helps students realize that Supreme Court cases are more than just legal names and citations.

As always, Epstein and Walker account for new scholarship as well as reconsider all excerpted cases for both additions and cuts. With meticulous updating throughout, the authors feature reworked and revised discussion on:

  • the methods of constitutional interpretation
  • jurisdiction stripping and standing
  • the appointments clause and theories of presidential power
  • theories of the separation-of-powers system
  • all cases related to the war on terrorism
  • theories of federalism and the current state of the federalism/commerce doctrine; in particular, linkages between chapters 6 and 7 have been made more explicit

Two important improvements in the book's design lead to more focused and effective reading:

  • a revamped interior layout clearly delineates between author commentary and opinion excerpts
  • a new “Arguments” section in the case commentary details the attorneys' arguments for each side

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604265163
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
776
Sales rank:
1,299,651
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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