This innovative single-volume resource on constitutional law highlights the political context in which decisions are made. Covering the whole span of constitutional law, from the constitutional powers of the three branches of government to the civil rights and civil liberties of the individual, this up-to-date work is comprehensive yet compact, providing a broad view of the development of constitutional law.
Figures, tables, photographs and appendices illustrate the legal trends, political issues, and the people behind the cases, and enhance the reference value of this volume.
This casebook for students explores the authority of government as it has developed under U.S. constitutional law, with an emphasis on political factors. The volume contains excerpts from important Court rulings as well as commentary explaining how the law is being applied. Epstein (political science, Washington U., St. Louis) and Walker (political science, Emory U.) describe the events that lead up to the suits and the lawyers, litigants, and interest groups involved. Also included are a glossary of legal terms and brief biographies of justices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)