Constitutional Law

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Aspen Publishers, 2007 - Law - 264 pages
The 2007 Supplement to Constitutional Law will include cases from the
three terms (October Terms 2004, 2005, and 2006) that have occurred since the
publication of the second edition of the book. In addition to the cases
included in the 2006 Supplement, new cases likely will include:
Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation, considering whether taxpayers have
standing to challenge executive offices of Faith-Based and Community
Initiative to provide money to religious organizations providing social
Phillip Morris USA v. Williams, limiting what a jury's ability to award
punitive damages for harm to third parties.
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, and
Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education, considering whether it
violates equal protection for a school system to use race in assigning
students to secondary schools so as to achieve desegregation.
Gonzales v. Carhart, upholding the constitutionality of the federal Partial
Birth Abortion Act of 2003.
Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life, considering whether
the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act is unconstitutional as applied to
prevent issue advertising by an organization that exists for advocacy purposes.
Morse v. Frederick, considering whether a student may be punished for holding
a banner (*Bong Hits 4 Jesus*) at a school event on a public sidewalk outside
the school.

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The Federal Legislative Power
The Federal Executive Power
Limits on State Regulatory and Taxing Power

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About the author (2007)

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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