Constitutional law

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Aspen Publishers, May 1, 2005 - Law - 1574 pages
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In its first edition, Erwin Chemerinskys CONSTITUTIONAL LAW proved that a casebook does not have to be simplistic to be student-friendly. Revised and updated for its Second Edition, this class-tested casebook is a comprehensive, accessible, and current alternative that will enliven your class and enlighten your students. The book retains its distinctive characteristics: thorough, yet concise to avoid overwhelming students with superfluous detail presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays provides both background information and context on constitutional law doctrine flexible organization, no chapter assumes that students have read other chapters for adaptability in the classroom straightforward, accessible writing style Look for these changes in the Second Edition: new subsection, Presidential Powers And The War on Terrorism, In the chapter on federal executive power, which examines executive authority, detentions, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, And The constitutionality of military tribunals expanded treatment of sovereign immunity, To better reflect the way the topic is taught enriched coverage throughout the book, with fuller presentation of some cases And The inclusion of some dissents This careful revision also presents the most recent and significant cases in a number of areas, such as: partisan gerrymandering and the political question doctrine (Vieth v. Jubelirer) sovereign immunity (University of Alabama v. Garrett, Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs, Tennessee v. Lane) preemption (Lorrilard Tobacco Co. v. Reilly, American Insurance v. Garimendi) state action, emphasizing entwinement (Brentwood Academy Secondary School v. Tennessee Athletic Association) the taking clause (Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, Tahoe Sierra Preservation Counci, Inc.l v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington) the overruling of Bowers v. Hardwick in Lawrence v. Texas affirmative action (Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger) the First Amendment (Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union, Ashcroft v. The Free Speech Coalition, Virginia v. Black, McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, Good News Club v. Milford Central School) the Establishment Clause as it pertains to vouchers (Zelman v. Simmons Harris), The Pledge of Allegiance (Elk Grove Unified School Dist. v. Newdow), And The question of whether the government must allow its scholarships to be used by students studying For The clergy (Locke v. Davey) Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book. Website:

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The Constitution of the United States

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About the author (2005)

Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean of the University of California Irvine Law School. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School. After teaching law at DePaul College of Law, ?he moved to the University of Southern California, where he taught from 1983 to 2004. He frequently argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals in various jurisdictions and occasionally before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is well known in Los Angeles, where he helped draft a new city charter (he chaired the charter commission), issued a report on the city's police department, and commented on the O.J. Simpson trial. From 2004 to 2008 he taught at Duke University School of Law, before returning to southern California to start the law school at UCI

He is the author of "Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies", a widely used law school textbook.

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