Constitutional Values: Governmental Power and Individual Freedoms / Edition 1

Constitutional Values: Governmental Power and Individual Freedoms / Edition 1

by Daniel E. Hall, John Feldmeier
     
 

Constitutional Values: Governmental Power and Individual Freedoms in American Politics is a single volume that examines both constitutional law and civil liberties using narrative, well-edited cases, and real-world interpretations. It introduces readers to the underlying political structure of the American judiciary, explores theSee more details below

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Constitutional Values: Governmental Power and Individual Freedoms in American Politics is a single volume that examines both constitutional law and civil liberties using narrative, well-edited cases, and real-world interpretations. It introduces readers to the underlying political structure of the American judiciary, explores the constitutional foundations for governmental authority, and reviews the legal protections for individual rights and liberties in the American political system. Chapter questions are included to provoke readers’ analytical and critical thinking skills, and over 100 cases help readers understand how constitutional doctrines are applied. Presents a sound discussion of governmental structure and authority in the first part of the book. Follows with a clear presentation of civil liberties and civil rights in the second part of the book. Contains over 100 edited cases which are referenced in Part Two of the book. Includes important U.S. Supreme Court opinions regarding governmental authority and individual freedoms. Covers standard Supreme Court cases and also incorporates contemporary constitutional controversies. Discusses unique local cases which demonstrate the local implications of constitutional politics. Includes cases from Maryland, New York, Connecticut, California, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Rhode Island, Alabama, Virginia and more! Provides true insights into the day-to-day realities of constitutional law. Encourages readers to apply constitutional doctrines to local controversies. Anyone interested in or involved with constitutional law and civil liberties.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131717695
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Series:
Pearson Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART ONE: GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE AND AUTHORITY

1. History of the Constitution

2. Dividing Governmental Power

3. The Judiciary: Its Role and Judicial Review

4. The Judiciary: Jurisdiction

5. Congress

6. The Presidency

7. Administrative Agencies in the Constitutional Scheme

8. Contemporary Federalism: The State and Federal Relationship

PART TWO: INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES

9. The Bill of Rights

10. The Freedom of Expression

11. Religion and the Constitution

12. Substantive Due Process, Privacy, and Other Liberties

13. Equal Protection

14. Civil Liberties in the Criminal Justice System

APPENDIX A: CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

APPENDIX B: HOW TO BRIEF A CASE

APPENDIX C: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES JUSTICES BY SEAT

APPENDIX D: GLOSSARY

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