Constitutional Law

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Aspen Publishers, 2005 - Law - 1574 pages
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In its first edition, Erwin Chemerinskys CONSTITUTIONAL LAW proved that
a casebook does not have to be simplistic to be student-friendly. Revised and
updated for its Second Edition, this class-tested casebook is a comprehensive,
accessible, and current alternative that will enliven your class and enlighten
your students. the book retains its distinctive characteristics: thorough,
yet concise to avoid overwhelming students with superfluous detail presents
the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays provides both
background information and context on constitutional law doctrine flexible
organization, no chapter assumes that students have read other chapters for
adaptability in the classroom straightforward, accessible writing style Look
for these changes in the Second Edition: new subsection, Presidential Powers
and the War on Terrorism, in the chapter on federal executive power, which
examines executive authority, detentions, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, and the
constitutionality of military tribunals expanded treatment of sovereign
immunity, to better reflect the way the topic is taught enriched coverage
throughout the book, with fuller presentation of some cases and the inclusion
of some dissents This careful revision also presents the most recent and
significant cases in a number of areas, such as: partisan gerrymandering and
the political question doctrine (Vieth v. Jubelirer) sovereign
immunity (University of Alabama v. Garrett, Nevada Department of Human
Resources v. Hibbs, Tennessee v. Lane) preemption (Lorrilard Tobacco
Co. v. Reilly, American Insurance v. Garimendi) state action, emphasizing
entwinement (Brentwood Academy Secondary School v. Tennessee Athletic
Association) the taking clause (Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, Tahoe
Sierra Preservation Counci, Inc.l v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Brown v.
Legal Foundation of Washington) the overruling of Bowers v. Hardwick in
Lawrence v. Texas affirmative action (Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v.
Bollinger) the First Amendment (Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties
Union, Ashcroft v. the Free Speech Coalition, Virginia v. Black, McConnell v.
Federal Election Commission, Good News Club v. Milford Central School)
the Establishment Clause as it pertains to vouchers (Zelman v. Simmons
Harris), the Pledge of Allegiance (Elk Grove Unified School Dist. v.
Newdow), and the question of whether the government must allow its
scholarships to be used by students studying for the clergy (Locke v. Davey)
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Contents Preface
The Constitution of the United States

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About the author (2005)

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean and distinguished professor of law and the Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in political science. He lives in Irvine.

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