Constitutional Law: Principles and Practice

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Cengage Learning, Mar 16, 2012 - Law - 640 pages
Specifically written for paralegal students, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 2nd Edition identifies and explains the concepts behind constitutional law,and connects them to everyday experiences both inside the law practice and out. Carefully edited for non-lawyers, the major cases presented show how the Supreme Court's decisions impact lawyers, lawmakers, and the general public, while breaking down complex concepts for paralegals-in-training to grasp more easily. Each chapter also contains numerous pedagogical elements including learning objectives, review and analysis questions, and vocabulary terms to build reader confidence with the material, and demonstrate the ways paralegals perform in the workplace. Focusing on practical application, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 2nd Edition offers multiple hands-on opportunities to help students excel. Helpful appendices include samples of commonly used legal documents, while the readings are packed with hypothetical cases, ethical dilemmas, and end-of-chapter assignments for practicing analytical skills.
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Contents

The Constitution and the Federal Government An Overview
26
Federal Judicial Power
56
Federal Legislative Powers
84
Federal Executive Power
114
State Powers and the Constitution
134
Constitutional Protections of Civil Rights and Liberties
164
Equal Protection
196
Due Process
234
Criminal Justice and the Constitution
418
The Constitution of the United States
456
Historical Documents
474
Legal DocumentsConstitutional Law and the Courts
491
Excerpt from Petition for Writ of Certiorari
512
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
520
Darrows Examination of Bryan in the Scopes Trial
530
Selections from Attorney Briefs to the Supreme Court in
538

Economic Freedom and Property Rights
266
Freedom of Expression
290
Freedom of Religion
340
The Right to Privacy Under Due Process and the Equal Protection Clause
374
Glossary
554
Index
561
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Joanne Banker Hames is an instructor and the coordinator for the paralegal program at DeAnza Community College in Cupertino, California. Formerly an instructor at Santa Clara University Paralegal Institute, Ms. Hames was also an attorney in a busy litigation law firm, where she worked in all aspects of civil litigation, including pre-trial preparation, jury trials, and appeals. She earned her J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, and has been an active member of the California Bar since January 1972.

Yvonne Ekern is a member of the Law Faculty at Santa Clara Law School and an instructor for the DeAnza Community College Paralegal Program in Cupertino, California. Formerly the Chair of the Paralegal Program at West Valley Community College, Ms. Ekern received her J.D. from the University of Idaho School of Law.

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