Constitutional Law, 2004 Supplement

Constitutional Law, 2004 Supplement




This timely 2004 Case Supplement adds currency and depth to the balanced presentation of doctrine and practice that has earned Constitutional Law, Fourth Edition, by Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, and Tushnet its leading position in the field.

This 2004 Supplement integrates coverage of cases through the 2003-2004 Supreme Court term.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735540859
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Edition description: Supplement
Pages: 311
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Casesxi
Table of Authoritiesxv
Chapter 1.The Role of the Supreme Court in the Constitutional Order1
A.Introduction: Some Notes on the History and Theory of the Constitution1
B.The Basic Framework1
E."Case or Controversy" Requirements and the Passive Virtues3
Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow3
Vieth v. Jubelirer9
Bush v. Gore17
Note: Bush v. Gore30
Chapter 2.The Powers of Congress45
B.The Basic Issues: Federalism and Judicial Review45
C.The Evolution of Commerce Clause Doctrine: The Lessons (?) of History46
D.Other Powers of Congress: Are They More (or Less) Plenary than the Commerce Power?50
Chapter 3.Judicial Efforts to Protect the Expansion of the Market Against Assertions of Local Power55
A.The Fundamental Framework55
C.Facially Neutral Statutes with Effects on Commerce56
Chapter 4.The Distribution of National Powers57
C.Domestic Affairs59
D.Foreign Affairs63
Hamdi v. Rumsfeld65
Chapter 5.Equality and the Constitution97
B.Equal Protection Methodology: Rational Basis Review97
C.Equal Protection Methodology: Heightened Scrutiny and the Problem of Race99
Grutter v. Bollinger109
Gratz v. Bollinger130
D.Equal Protection Methodology: Heightened Scrutiny and the Problem of Gender134
Nguyen v. Immigration and Naturalization Service136
E.Equal Protection Methodology: The Problem of Sexual Orientation142
F.Equal Protection Methodology: Other Candidates for Heightened Scrutiny143
Chapter 6.Implied Fundamental Rights147
E.Fundamental Interests and the Equal Protection Clause147
Vieth v. Jubelirer150
F.Modern Substantive Due Process156
Lawrence v. Texas156
G.Procedural Due Process172
H.The Contracts and Takings Clauses173
Palazzolo v. Rhode Island173
Chapter 7.Freedom of Expression183
B.Content-Based Restrictions: Dangerous Ideas and Information187
C.Overbreadth, Vagueness, and Prior Restraint198
D.Content-Based Restrictions: "Low" Value Speech199
Thompson v. Western States Medical Center202
Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Reilly205
Ashcroft v. The Free Speech Coalition214
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union219
City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books223
Virginia v. Black226
E.Content-Neutral Restrictions: Limitations on the Means of Communication and the Problem of Content-Neutrality241
Bartnicki v. Vopper241
Legal Services Corp. v. Velazquez249
United States v. American Library Association253
McConnell v. Federal Election Comm'n268
F.Freedom of the Press282
Chapter 8.The Constitution and Religion289
B.The Establishment Clause290
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris291
D.Permissible Accommodation298
Chapter 9.The Constitution, Baselines, and the Problem of Private Power301
C.Constitutionally Impermissible Departures from Neutrality: State Subsidization, Approval, and Encouragement301
Brentwood Academy v. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association301

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