American Constitutional Law: Sources of Power and Restraint, Volume 1

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Cengage Learning, Feb 7, 2011 - Political Science - 448 pages
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AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to make the texts a perfect instructional choice. These comprehensive volumes cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Each of the chapters includes an extended essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural contexts for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court case that follows. In selecting, editing, and updating the materials, the authors emphasize recent trends in major areas of constitutional interpretation. At the same time, the authors include many landmark decisions, some of which retain importance as precedents while others illustrate the transient nature of constitutional interpretation. Because the book provides a good balance of decisions and authorial commentary, this text appeals to instructors of law as well as instructors of political science.
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Supreme Court in the Constitutional System
16
Congress and the Development of National Power
88
Constitutional Underpinnings of the Presidency
175
The Administrative State and the Complexities of Modern Governance
250
The Dynamics of the Federal System
312
The Constitution of the United States of America
381
Chronology of Justices of the United States Supreme Court
393
Supreme Court Justices by Appointing President State Appointed from and Political Party
397
Glossary
399
Internet Resources
425
Table of Cases
427
Index
431
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Otis H. Stephens, Jr. is Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and Resident Scholar of Constitutional Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Professor Stephens holds a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee. Professor Stephens is the author of THE SUPREME COURT AND CONFESSIONS OF GUILT (1973) and co-author, with Gregory J. Rathjen, of THE SUPREME COURT AND THE ALLOCATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL POWER (1980) and, with John M. Scheb II, of AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: ESSAYS AND CASES (1988). He is co-author with Richard A. Glenn of UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURES: RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES UNDER THE LAW (2006). He is co-editor with John M. Scheb II and Kara A. Stookesbury of ENCYLCOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES VOLUMES I-III (2006). He has contributed chapters to COMPARATIVE HUMAN RIGHTS, ed. Richard A. Claude (1976) and THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS, ed. Tinsely E. Yarborugh (1985) and AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES IN AN ERA OF TERRORISM, eds. David B. Cohen and John W. Wells (2004) and to LAW TOUCHED OUR HEARTS: A GENERATION REMEMBERS BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION, eds. Mildred Wigfall Robinson and Richard J. Bonnie (2009). He has also authored or co-authored a number of articles in professional journals, including the GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL, the JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW, the TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW, the WIDNER JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW, the SOUTHEASTERN POLITICAL REVIEW, and the CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN. Dr. Stephens is also a member of the Tennessee Bar and of the United States Supreme Court Bar. Professor Stephens now teaches full time for the UT College of Law. PUBLIC LAW, the TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW, the WIDNER JOURNAL OF PUBLIC LAW, the SOUTHEASTERN POLITICAL REVIEW, and the CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN. Dr. Stephens is also a member of the Tennessee Bar. Professor Stephens now teaches full time for the UT College of Law.

John M. Scheb II is a professor of political science & director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Tennessee & coauthor of American Constitutional Law, among other books. In partnership with Dr. Lyons, he provides campaign consulting services for political candidates & applied-survey research for businesses & organizations.

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