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Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality

Steven D. Jamar

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  • ISBN: 9781454870326

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    Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality presents most of the constitutional law cases generally considered canonical and, with one important exception, follows the tried and true organization employed in many constitutional law texts: dividing chapters and sections are along subject matter lines such as the Commerce Clause, equal protection, freedom of expression, and so on. Nonetheless, this book differs from other constitutional law textbooks in important ways. The text introduces cases by providing contextual information and by explicitly articulating much of the black letter law being introduced. Under this structure, the cases provide the student with the opportunity to more easily see the difference between the doctrine per se and how it is actually developed and used by the Court. Cases become examples of the rules being applied and vehicles for deeper exploration of broader principles and themes. Starting with explanations rather than cases allows deeper and more immediate exploration of the interrelationship of history, methods of constitutional interpretation, underlying policies, and the content of constitutional doctrine. The book presents many short, simple hypotheticals on most subjects to help them confirm their ability to articulate the rules and to apply them in a straightforward way. The teachers’ manual provides more sophisticated problems suitable for workshops or extended consideration in class at the professor’s discretion. Selected comparative law coverage deepens understanding through contrast with constitutional provisions from other countries and with international human rights treaties. Occasional sections highlight social justice in constitutional interpretation and doctrine to help students see things in cases that traditional focus on doctrine, interpretation, and political aspects may miss.

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    Page Count 1312
    Published 02/21/2017
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    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)

    Summary of Contents

    Contents
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    The Constitution of the United States

    PART ONE
    FOUNDATIONS
    CHAPTER 1 Studying Constitutional Law
    CHAPTER 2 Foundational Principles and Cases

    PART TWO
    FEDERAL POWER
    CHAPTER 3 Judicial Power
    CHAPTER 4 Congressional Power: An Introduction
    CHAPTER 5 Congressional Power: The Commerce Clause
    CHAPTER 6 Congressional Power: Taxing and Spending Powers
    CHAPTER 7 Congressional Power: Necessary and Proper Power and Other Powers
    CHAPTER 8 Congressional Power: The Reconstruction Amendments
    CHAPTER 9 Executive Power
    CHAPTER 10 Separation of Powers

    PART THREE
    STATE POWER AND THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION
    CHAPTER 11 Federal Constitutional Limits on State Power
    CHAPTER 12 Federalism and State Sovereignty: The Tenth and Eleventh Amendments

    PART FOUR
    LIBERTY, RIGHTS, AND EQUALITY
    CHAPTER 13 Equal Protection
    CHAPTER 14 Procedural Due Process
    CHAPTER 15 Economic Rights
    CHAPTER 16 Substantive Due Process, Unenumerated Rights, and Incorporation
    CHAPTER 17 Freedom of Expression
    CHAPTER 18 Freedom of the Press
    CHAPTER 19 Freedom of Association
    CHAPTER 20 Freedom of Religion
    CHAPTER 21 State Action

    Table of Cases
    Index

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