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. 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.
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  • Hardback | 744 pages
  • 180.3 x 236.2 x 40.6mm | 1,179.35g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 14th edition
  • 0131174371
  • 9780131174375

Table of contents

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: Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Arkansas v. The Supreme Court. Unstaged Debate of 1986: Judge Bork v. Professor Tribe. 3. Congress and the President. CASES: Mistretta v. United States (1989). Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha (1983). Clinton v. City of New York (1998). Watkins v. United States (1957).Barenblatt v. United States (1959). United States v. Nixon (1974). Nixon v. Fitzgerald (1982). Clinton v. Jones (1997). Morrison v. Olson (1988). 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). War Powers Resolution (1973). 4. Federalism. CASES: Chisholm v. Georgia (1793). McCulloch v. Maryland (1819). Cohens v. Virginia (1821). 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: Bush v. Gore (2000). Baker v. Carr (1962). Reynolds v. Simms (1964). Davis v. Bandemer (1986). Miller v. Johnson (1995). Hunt [Easley] v. Cromartie (2001). California Democratic Primary v. Jones (2000). Republican Party of Minnesota v. White (2002). Federal Election Commission v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee (2001). McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003).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 & 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. Nationalization of the Bill of Rights. CASES: Jefferson-Madison Correspondence, (1787-1789). Palko v. Connecticut (1937). Adamson v. California (1947). Duncan v. Louisiana (1968). 10. Criminal Justice. Minnesota v. Carter (1998). Mapp v. Ohio (1961). United States v. Leon (1984). Chimel v. California (1969). California v. Acevedo (1991). Olmstead v. United States (1928). Katz v. United States (1967). United States v. United States District Court (1972). Kyllo v. United States (2001). Atwater v. City of Lago Vista (2001). Terry v. Ohio (1968). Board of Education of Pottawatomie County v. Earls (2002). Powell v. Alabama (1932). Gideon v. Wainwright (1963). Miranda v. Arizona (1966). Dickerson v. United States (2000). Gregg v. Georgia (1976). Atkins v. Virginia (2002). 11. Freedom of Expression. CASES: Scheck v. United States (1919). Gritlow v. New York (1925). Whitney v. California (1927). Dennis v. United States (1951). Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969). Clark v. Community for Creative Non-Violence (1984). Good News Club v. Milford Central School (2001). United States v. O'Brien (1968). Texas v. Johnson (1989). Virginia v. Black (2003). Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council v. Dale (2000). New York Times Company v. Sullivan (1964). New York Times Company v. United States (1971). Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (2002). Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1997). 12. Religious Liberty. CASES: Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe (2000). Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971). Agostini v. Felton (1997). Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002). Minersville School District v. Grobitis (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). Sherbet v. Verner (1963). Employment Division v. Smith (1990). City of Boerne v. Flores (1997). 13. Privacy. CASES: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965). Roe v. Wade (1973). Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992). Stenberg v. Carhart (2000). Washington v. Glucksberg (1997). Lawrence v. Texas (2003) 14. Equal Protection of the Laws. CASES: Korematsu v. United States (1944). Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center (1985). Roomer v. Evans(1996). Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Brown v. Board of Education (First Case) (1954). Bolling v. Sharpe (1954). Brown v. Board of Education (Second Case) (1955). Milliken v. Bradley (1974). Civil Rights Cases (1883). Moose Lodge v. Iris (1972). Frontiero v. Richardson (1973). Craig v. Boren (1976). Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan (1982). Shapiro v. Thompson (1969). San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973). Grutter v. Bollinger (2003). Grats v. Bollinger (2003). 15. Epilogue: Security and Freedom in Wartime. Ex parte Milligan (1866). Ex Parte Quirin (1942). Korematsu v. United States (1944). New York Times Co. v. United States (1971). United States v. United States District Court (1972). Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2003). Appendix. Index of Cases. Index of Justices.
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