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American constitutional law : essays, cases, and comparative notes

Designed for an undergraduate course in US constitutional law, the casebook takes a liberal arts approach, tracing constitutional doctrine and policy back to their foundation in social, moral, and political theory, and prompting students to engage the great questions of political life addressed by the Constitution and its interpretation. Opinions of the US Supreme Court constitute the core of the documents. The first edition was published in 1998; the second adds and updates topics. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Print Book, English, ©2004
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD, ©2004
xviii, 1095 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
9780742526877, 9780742526884, 9780742526938, 0742526879, 0742526887, 0742526933
The Supreme Court
The Constitution and its interpretation
The judicial power
Separation of powers
Foreign affairs and constitutional crises
Federalism and state regulation
Congressional powers
Voting and political representation
The Bill of Rights, incorporation, and capital punishment
Liberty and property
Fundamental rights : privacy and personhood
Freedom of speech
Freedom of religion in public and private life
The equal protection clause and racial discrimination
Gender dscrimination and other claims to equality