Constitutional law

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Aspen Publishers, Mar 1, 2005 - Law - 1704 pages
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The new edition of this best-selling constitutional law casebook offers a variety of critical and social perspectives, drawing not only on traditional doctrinal materials, but also on materials from political theory, philosophy, history, ethics, economics, and more. Long held in high regard For The quality of its scholarship, Constitutional Law responds to a broad range of current constitutional issues in its Fifth Edition. Longtime users will recognize these distinctive characteristics of the casebook: multi-disciplinary approach that utilizes a variety of critical and social perspectives to explore constitutional law a contemporary examination of Constitutional Law within a traditional doctrinal structure extensive textual summaries of the state of the law and its development logical two-part organization: first, the balance of powers among the Supreme Court and local, state, and federal governments, then the rights and powers of individuals comprehensive book ideal for a two-semester course supplemented annually, with First Amendment materials separated from the other coverage for ease of research clear and concise coverage of First Amendment law, especially valuable for law schools that do not have a separate course in the area Changes For The Fifth Edition reflect recent developments and class experience: issues of constitutional obligation and constitutionalism in times of crisis incorporated into the opening chapter reorganization of materials on the powers of Congress, with the materials on "other powers of congress" separated into a new Chapter 3 completely updated chapter on the Distribution of National Powers, with new material growing out of the war on terrorism and its implications for free speech, immigration, naturalization, privacy, and due process, As well as enemy combatant controversies notes are shortened, simplified, and thoroughly updated without diminishing depth of coverage Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book. Website:

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Biographical Notes on Selected U S Supreme
B The Origins of the U S Constitution
G The Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court

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Stone is the Harry Kalven Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law and provost of the University of Chicago.

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