Processes of Constitutional Decision-Making: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition / Edition 5 by Brest, Sanford Levinson, Jack M. Balkin, Akhil Reed Amar | | 9780735550629 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Processes of Constitutional Decision-Making: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

Processes of Constitutional Decision-Making: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

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by Brest, Sanford Levinson, Jack M. Balkin, Akhil Reed Amar
     
 

ISBN-10: 073555062X

ISBN-13: 9780735550629

Pub. Date: 05/10/2006

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

This popular casebook is highly regarded for its ability to provide a solid introduction to the practical realities of constitutional decision-making by taking a distinctive historical approach. In its revised and updated Fifth Edition, PROCESSES OF CONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONMAKING is an invaluable tool for teaching students the origins and development of

Overview

This popular casebook is highly regarded for its ability to provide a solid introduction to the practical realities of constitutional decision-making by taking a distinctive historical approach. In its revised and updated Fifth Edition, PROCESSES OF CONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONMAKING is an invaluable tool for teaching students the origins and development of constitutional doctrine.

Proven effective through years of successful classroom use, the casebook:

• traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law, then considers constitutional questions in a broad historical context
• presents cutting-edge contributions from important contemporary legal scholars
• discusses seminal cases from the annals of history that show the relevance of historical materials to modern constitutional analysis
• provides full treatment of the important issues of civil rights, federalism, and separation of powers
• draws on the combined expertise of an outstanding author team
• contains particularly strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality and race

Longtime users will find much new information in the Fifth Edition, including:

• timely coverage of civil liberties during wartime
• revised and expanded treatment of constitutional rights of sexual orientation minorities
• more material on rights of the poor and constitutional rights in the welfare state
• full analysis of new doctrines on federalism and civil rights powers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735550629
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date:
05/10/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1856
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 2.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part One. Introduction

• The Bank of the United States: A Case Study
• The Marshall Court
• The Taney Court and the Civil War: 1835-1865
• From Reconstruction to the New Deal: 1866-1934

Part Two. Constitutional Adjudication in the Modern World

• Economic Regulation, Federalism, and Separation of Powers in the Modern Era
• The Burdens of History: The Constitutional Treatment of Race
• Sex Equality
• Implied Fundamental Rights: The Constitution, the Family, and the Body
• The Constitution in the Modern Welfare State

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