Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies

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Aspen Publishers, 2006 - Law - 1328 pages
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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Principles and Policies continues to serve as an incomparably clear introduction to both doctrine and policy in its Third Edition.
This highly successful student treatise offers distinct advantages:
thorough treatment of all areas of constitutional law covered in both beginning and advanced courses
direct, unambiguous identification of the issues
takes a neutral approach that examines all sides of constitutional law debates
presents both the doctrines and the underlying policy issues of the law, unlike many other texts which emphasize one or the other
flexible organization allows the chapters to be used in any order
For the Third Edition, the author:
updates the entire text, with new material introduced throughout
pays special attention to developments between editions, particularly in regard to presidential power in the war on terrorism, the many decisions concerning state sovereign immunity, the controversial rulings concerning the takings clause, the important decisions concerning affirmative action by colleges and universities, and significant developments concerning the Establishment Clause (such as the approval of vouchers and the Ten Commandments decisions)
covers the most recent and significant cases, among them Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (executive power to detain enemy combatants), Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs and Tennessee v. Lane (sovereign immunity), Gonzales v. Raich (Congresss ability to prohibit possession and cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes), City of New London, Connecticut v. Kelo (takings clause), Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger (equal protection), Lawrence v. Texas (sexual privacy), and Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (vouchers)

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Review: Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (Aspen Casebook Series)

User Review  - Keata138 - Goodreads

I relied completely on this book for class and it didn't let me down - it was infinitely better than the assigned book. His Barbri lectures (though terribly slow) are also really helpful. He even ... Read full review

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This is an amazing book... If you have any interest in learning about Constitutional Law this would teach you without having to go to law school! Read full review

Contents

Historical Background and Contemporary Themes
1
CHAPTER 2
32
The Federal Judicial Power
33
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean and distinguished professor of law and the Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in political science. He lives in Irvine.

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