ISBN-10:
039397748X
ISBN-13:
9780393977486
Pub. Date:
07/28/2002
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Constitutional Law and Politics: Struggles for Power and Governmental Accountability / Edition 5

Constitutional Law and Politics: Struggles for Power and Governmental Accountability / Edition 5

by David O'Brien
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Overview

The market leader in constitutional law casebooks, Constitutional Law and Politics, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive text that presents excerpts and opinions from important Supreme Court cases and provides the background material necessary to understand the decisions and their historical significance. For the Fifth Edition, Professor O'Brien has refined the case introductions and headnotes, strengthened the pedagogical program, and added twenty-one new cases, including Bush v. Gore.

Author Biography: First and foremost, David O'Brien is a teacher. As Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia, he continues to teach his very popular constitutional law course, on which his textbook Constitutional Law and Politics is based. Professor O'Brien is a regular commentator on the Supreme Court's activities and rulings. He is the author of over fifteen books, including the award-winning Storm Center, and regularly contributes op-ed pieces to the Los Angeles Times as a commentator on the Court.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393977486
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1048
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

David M. O'Brien is Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in philosophy and political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the author of numerous books, including Constitutional Law and Politics and Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, winner of the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.

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