Constitutional Law, National Power And Federalism / Edition 4

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Part of a two-volume set, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: National Power and Federalism continues to be a favorite with its tried-and-true E&E pedagogy. It is a problem-oriented guide designed and organized to complement major Constitutional Law casebooks. It takes students through the principal doctrines of constitutional law covered in a typical course, focusing on the powers of the federal courts, Congress, and the President; and examines the doctrines of separation of power and federalism, as well as some of the limitations that the Constitution imposes on state powers.

This edition retains the great features that have always made it a dependable source for students. The text is:

  • straightforward in nature, though not overly simplistic
  • presented in a format that is unique and time-tested. Its E&E pedagogy combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test students' comprehension of the material and provide practice in applying legal principles to fact patterns. The questions, which develop a variety of issues in one fact situation, are similar to those on a law school or bar examination
  • a problem-oriented guide that takes students through the principal doctrines of constitutional law that are covered in a typical course
  • designed to make students think, with depth and perception, about the larger issues of constitutional law
  • part of a two-volume set that includes a corresponding treatment of Individual Rights. Together, these volumes present a foundation in the doctrines and methods of constitutional law and constitutional argument
  • organized in easily digestible sections. It explains legal concepts and principles, followed by examples and analysis that illustrate how to apply these concepts and principles in hypothetical situations
  • strong in authorship, as the authors have more than 50 years of combined experience in the area of constitutional law

The Fourth Edition also includes an abundance of updated & timely information, including:

  • approximately forty new Supreme Court cases decided during the 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2005-06 terms, as well as a number of significant lower federal court decisions. Some of the more noteworthy cases are: - DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno (taxpayer standing); - Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow (parental standing); - Kowalski v. Tesmer (attorney standing); - Gonzales v. Raich (government's use of the commerce power to regulate medicinal use of homegrown marijuana); - Tennessee v. Lane (congressional abrogation of state sovereign immunity); - Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon (binding effect of World Court treaty interpretations on U.S. Supreme Court); - Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (judicial review of presidential war powers during wartime); - Evans v. Stephens (President's appointment of federal judges without consent of Senate); and - Bach v. Pataki (state discrimination against nonresidents with respect to ability to carry handguns).
  • refreshed and updated examples and explanations to put the material in context for your students
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735562110
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/21/2006
  • Series: Examples & Explanations Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 0.93 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents     xi
Preface     xxi
Acknowledgments     xxiii
Judicial Review     1
Congressional Power to Limit the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Inferior Federal Courts     61
Justiciability     97
Special Limitations on Judicial Review of State Laws     153
The Powers of the National Government     207
The Supremacy Clause     265
The Separation of Powers     289
The Dormant Commerce Clause     345
The Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV     389
Table of Cases     411
Index     421
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