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Constitutional Law: Rights, Liberties and Justice

Constitutional Law: Rights, Liberties and Justice - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-1452226743

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ISBN13: 978-1452226743
ISBN10: 1452226741
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 13
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly
Published: 2013
International: No
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Constitutional Law: Rights, Liberties and Justice - 8TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1452226743

Lee Epstein

ISBN13: 978-1452226743
ISBN10: 1452226741
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 13
Publisher: Congressional Quarterly

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

udicial decisions never occur in a vacuum - they are influenced by a myriad of political factors. From lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices, Epstein and Walker show how all these dynamics play an integral part in the overall development of constitutional doctrine. Drawing deeply from the spheres of political science and legal studies, the exceperted case material is skillfully analyzed and presented for today's students. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors account for the latest scholarship in the field and offer rock-solid analysis of recent landmark cases, including as all the important opinions handed down through 2011. Building on the successes of the 7th edition, the book's clean layout and design clearly distinguishes between commentary and opinion excerpts. Not only does the design make the book an easier read for students, it effectively showcases photos, justice biographies, and the "Aftermath" and "Global Perspective" sidebars. And based on positive user feedback, the authors have added even more Aftermath boxes in this new edition. New cases in the 8th edition: *Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012) *Snyder v. Phelps (2011) *Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011) *United States v. Jones (2012) *Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Table of Contents

     Preface     
I     The Supreme Court and the Constitution     
1     Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court     11
2     The Judiciary: Institutional Powers and Constraints     46
3     Incorporation of the Bill of Rights     66
II     Civil Liberties     
4     Religion: Exercise and Establishment     95
5     Freedom of Speech, Assembly, and Association     225
6     Freedom of the Press     323
7     The Boundaries of Free Expression: Obscenity and Libel     357
8     The Right to Privacy     409
III     The Rights of the Criminally Accused     
9     Investigations and Evidence     487
10     Attorneys, Trials, and Punishments     564
IV     Civil Rights     
11     Discrimination     639
12     Voting and Representation     756
    Reference Material     
    Subject Index     845
    Case Index     862
    Illustration Credits     869