American Constitutional Law

American Constitutional Law : Introductory Essays and Selected Cases

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For one/two-semester, sophomore/graduate-level courses in American Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, American Constitutional History or Development. This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it displays the role of the U.S. Supreme Court as a legal and political institution and as a major player in American government.show more

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  • Hardback | 728 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.2 x 38.1mm | 1,242.85g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 13th Revised edition
  • 0130932930
  • 9780130932938

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Introduction: A Political Supreme Court. 1. Jurisdiction and Organization of the Federal Courts. 2. The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Review. CASES: Unstaged Debate of 1788: Robert Yates v. Alexander Hamilton. Marbury v. Madison (1803). Eakin v. Raub (1825). Scott v. Sandford (1857). Ex parte McCardle (1869). Baker v. Carr (1962). City of Boerne v. Flores (1997). Unstaged Debate on the Finality of Supreme Court Decisions: Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Arkansas v. The Supreme Court. Unstaged Debate of 1986: Judge Bork v. Professor Tribe. 3. Congress, the Court, and the President.CASES: Watkins v. United States (1957). Barenblatt v. United States (1959). Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha (1983). Mistretta v. United States (1989). Ex parte Milligan (1866). Missouri v. Holland (1920). United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp. (1936). Korematsu v. United States (1944). Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952). United States v. United States District Court (1972). United States v. Nixon (1974). Nixon v. Fitzgerald (1982). Morrison v. Olson (1988). War Powers Resolution (1973). Clinton v. Jones (1997). Clinton v. City of New York (1998). 4. Federalism.CASES: Chisholm v. Georgia (1793). McCulloch v. Maryland (1819). Cohens v. Virginia (1821). Texas v. White (1869). Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority (1985). U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton (1995). United States v. Morrison (2000). Kimel v. Florida Board of Regents (2000). 5. The Electoral Process.CASES: Baker v. Carr (1962). Reynolds v. Simms (1964). David v. Bandemer (1986). Shaw v. Reno (1993). Miller v. Johnson (1995). California Democratic Primary v. Jones (2000). Buckley v. Valeo (1976). Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois (1990). Bush v.Gore (2000). 6. The Commerce Clause.CASES: Gibbons v. Ogden (1824). Cooley v. Board of Wardens (1851). Southern Pacific Co. v. Arizona (1945). Philadelphia v. New Jersey (1978). Reeves, Inc. v. Stake (1980). United States v. E.C. Knight Co. (1895). Champion v. Ames (1903). Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918). Stafford v. Wallace (1922). Carter v. Carter Coal Co. (1936). National Labor Relations Board v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation (1937). Wickard v. Filburn (1942). Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States; Katzenbach v. McClung (1964). United States v. Lopez (1995). United States v. Morrison (2000). 7. National Taxing and Spending Power.CASES: Hylton v. United States (1796). Pollock v. Farmers' Loan and Trust Company (1895). McCray v. United States (1904). United States v. Butler (1936). South Dakota v. Dole (1987). National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley (1998). 8. Property Rights and the Development of Due Process.CASES: Calder v. Bull (1798). Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819). Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837). Home Building & Loan Association v. Blaisdell (1934). Slaughterhouse Cases (1873). Munn v. Illinois (1877). Unstaged Debate of 1893: Justice Brewer v. Professor Thayer. Lochner v. New York (1905). Nebbia v. New York (1934). West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937). Ferguson v. Skrupa (1963). Nollan v. California Coastal Commission (1987). Saenz v. Roe (1999). 9. Criminal Justice and the Nationalization of the Bill of Rights.CASES: I. Drive for a Bill of Rights. Jefferson-Madison Correspondence, 1787-1789. II. Nationalization of the Bill of Rights. Palko v. Connecticut (1937). Adamson v. California (1947). Duncan v. Louisiana (1968). III. The Exclusionary Rule. Mapp v. Ohio (1961). United States v. Leon (1984). IV. Searches and Seizures. Olmstead v. United States (1928). Katz v. United States (1967). United States v. United States District Court (1972). Terry v. Ohio (1968). Chimel v. California (1969). United States v. Robinson (1973). Arkansas v. Sanders (1979). California v. Acevedo (1991). Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives' Association (1989). Minnesota v. Carter (1998). V. Right to Counsel and Self-Incrimination. Powell v. Alabama (1932). Gideon v. Wainwright (1963). Miranda v. Arizona (1966). Dickerson v. United States (2000). VI. Capital Punishment. Gregg v. Georgia (1976). McCleskey v. Kemp (1987). 10. Freedom of Expression.CASES: I. Internal Security. Schenck v. United States (1919). Gitlow v. New York (1925). Whitney v. California (1927). Dennis v. United States (1951). II. Protest and Symbolic Speech. Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969). United States v. O'Brien (1968). Texas v. Johnson (1989). R.A.V v. City of St. Paul (1992). Wisconsin v. Mitchell (1993). III. Freedom of Association. Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council v. Dale (2000). IV. Print and Electronic Media. New York Times Company v. Sullivan (1964). New York Times Company v. United States (1971). Miller v. California (1973). Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1997). 11. Religious Liberty.CASES: Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940). Justice Frankfurter to Justice Stone, May 27 1940: A Qualified Plea for Judicial Self-Restraint. West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943). Sherbert v. Verner (1963). School District of Abington Township v. Schempp (1963). Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971). Employment Division v. Smith (1990). City of Boerne v. Flores (1997). Agostini v. Felton (1997). Sante Fe Independent School District v. Doe (2000). 12. Privacy.CASES: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965). Roe v. Wade (1973). Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992). Stenberg v. Carhart (2000). Bowers v. Hardwick (1986). Washington v. Glucksberg (1997). 13. Equal Protection of the Laws.CASES: Civil Rights Cases (1883). Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Korematsu v. United States (1944). Brown v. Board of Education (First Case) (1954). Bolling v. Sharpe (1954). Brown v. Board of Education (Second Case) (1955). Milliken v. Bradley (1974). Shapiro v. Thompson (1969). Moose Lodge v. Irvis (1972). San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973). Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center (1985). Frontiero v. Richardson (1973). Craig v. Boren (1976). Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan (1982). Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978). Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (1995). Romer v. Evans (1996). Appendix. The Constitution of the United States of America. Table 1: Justices of the Supreme Court. Table 2: Presidents and Justices. The Declaration of Independence. Index of Cases.Index of Justices.show more

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