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American Constitutional Law : Introductory Essays and Selected Cases

American Constitutional Law : Introductory Essays and Selected Cases - 15th edition

ISBN13: 978-0136029915

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American Constitutional Law : Introductory Essays and Selected Cases - 15TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136029915

Adephus T. Mason and Donald G. Stephenson

ISBN13: 978-0136029915
ISBN10: 0136029914
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 15TH 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it displays the role of the U.S. Supreme Court as a legal and political institution and as a major playerin American government.The volume examines and presents supporting cases regarding jurisdiction and organization of the federal courts, the constitution, the supreme court, and judicial review, congress and the president, federalism, the electoral process, the commerce clause, national taxing and spending power, property rights and the development of due process, nationalization of the bill of rights, criminal justice, freedom of expression, protest and symbolic speech, freedom of association, freedom of press, religious liberty, privacy, equal protection of the laws, and security and freedom in wartime.For those interested in American constitutional law.

Table of Contents

Preface introduction

A Political Supreme Court Constitutional Interpretation and Political Choice A Changing Judiciary Appointment Politics, 1968-1984 Appointment Politics, 1984-1992 Appointment Politics, 1992-2006 Key Terms Queries Selected Readings on Federal Judicial Appointments Selected Readings on the Supreme Court Selected Biographies chapter one Jurisdiction and Organization of the Federal Courts The Judicial Power Supreme Court Decision Making Source Materials Reading a Supreme Court Decision Key Terms Queries Selected Readings chapter two The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Review Granting and Limiting Power The Doctrine of Judicial Review Influences on Judicial Decisionmaking Checks on Judicial Power Finality of Supreme Court Decisions Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation Judicial Reviewndash;A Distinctively American Contribution Key Terms Queries Selected Readings

I. Establishing and Testing Judicial Review Unstaged Debate of 1788:Robert Yatesv.Alexander Hamilton Marburyv.Madison(1803) Eakinv.Raub(1825) Scottv.Sandford(1857)

II. External and Internal Checks on Judicial Power Ex parteMcCardle(1869) Bakerv.Carr(1962)

III. Finality of Supreme Court Decisions City of Boernev.Flores(1997) Unstaged Debate:Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Arkansasv.The Supreme Court

IV. Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation Unstaged Debate of 1986:Judge Borkv.Professor Tribe chapter three Congress and the President Separation of Powers Congress and Lawmaking The President and Executive Power Foreign Policy and National Security Key Terms Queries Selected Readings 000 I. Delegation and Lawmaking 000 Mistrettav.United States(1989) 000 Immigration and Naturalization Servicev.Chadha(1983) 000

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