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

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Cengage Learning, Feb 27, 2007 - Political Science - 432 pages
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AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to maximize your learning and understanding in this course. 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
18
CONGRESS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL POWER
85
CONSTITUTIONAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THE PRESIDENCY
169
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE MODERN ADMINISTRATIVE STATE
234
THE DYNAMICS OF THE FEDERAL SYSTEM
295
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
363
CHRONOLOGY OF JUSTICES OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
371
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
375
GLOSSARY
1
INTERNET RESOURCES
27
TABLE OF CASES
31
INDEX
37
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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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