The 13th edition maintains the structure of recent editions while thoroughly streamlining material and updating the cases covered.
- Federalism - The latest decisions on clashes between federal and state authority, including Lopez, NY v. U.S., Term Limits, and Seminole Tribe
- Equal Protection - Updated focus on current controversies over affirmative action and voting rights
- Free Speech - Current controversies from indecent speech on the Internet to proposed regulations of tobacco advertising and campaign money
- Religion - The constitutionality and Interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and debates over the meaning of religious liberty