Legislative Process, Second Edition / Edition 2

Legislative Process, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Abner J. Mikva, Eric Lane, Eric Lane
     
 

Once again, expert authors Mikva and Lane draw on their considerable experience to explore and explain the legislative institutions and processes of the United States. Legislative Process, Second Edition, offers a current and comprehensive examination about the realities of how law is made.

Here are just a few reasons why so many of your colleagues

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Overview

Once again, expert authors Mikva and Lane draw on their considerable experience to explore and explain the legislative institutions and processes of the United States. Legislative Process, Second Edition, offers a current and comprehensive examination about the realities of how law is made.

Here are just a few reasons why so many of your colleagues choose this distinctive casebook:

  • extraordinary authorship, Abner J. Mikva is a former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, a five-term Congressman, and Counsel to the President during the Clinton Administration. Eric Lane has extensive experience with both state and local legislatures
  • effective use of primary materials, including bills and statutes, committee reports and debates, legislative rules, Constitutional provisions and legislative authorities, and cases
  • practical and process-oriented approach shows students what happens, plus how it happens, step-by-step
  • historical focus gives context to the topics and perspective to current legislative enactments
  • a statutory paperback from the same authors is also available

    Completely revised for its Second Edition, the casebook now covers:

  • new limits to Congress' commerce clause power
  • an enhanced discussion of what documents evidence the enactment of statutory law
  • the continuing debate over statutory construction
  • the end of the term limit movement
  • the New Lobbying Disclosure Act and campaign finance proposals
  • equal protection jurisprudence to limit the reach of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • major new cases US v. Morrison (Violence Against Women Act), Hunt v. Cromartie (voting rights), US Term Limits v. Thornton and Cook v. Gralike (congressional term limits), Colorado Federal Campaign Committee cases (limits on First Amendment), and Clinton v. New York (balanced budget bill)

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735524811
    Publisher:
    Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date:
    04/28/2002
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    1093
    Product dimensions:
    6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.80(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface to the Second Edition
    Preface to the First Edition
    Acknowledgments
    About the Authors
    Pt. IIntroduction: Legislatures and Statutes1
    Ch. 1The Age of Statutes3
    Ch. 2The Anatomy and Publication of Statutes53
    Ch. 3The Interpretation of Statutes95
    Pt. IIThe Exercise of the Lawmaking Power155
    Ch. 4The Structures and Processes of American Legislatures157
    Ch. 5The Functions and Procedures of Legislative Committees207
    Ch. 6The Enactment of Legislation303
    Pt. IIIThe Legitimizing Characteristics of American Legislatures369
    Ch. 7Representativeness - The Electorate371
    Ch. 8Representativeness - Elections, Qualifications, Representative Duties465
    Ch. 9Accessibility595
    Ch. 10Deliberativeness677
    Pt. IVEstablishing the Meaning of a Statute831
    Ch. 11The Applicability of Plain Meaning833
    Ch. 12Resolving Ambiguities963
    Table of Cases1077
    Bibliography1081
    Index1089

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