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6th Edition
ISBN: 9780327177647
Published: July 18, 2014
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View or download the free 2015 Online Supplement for this product.This casebook is mostly traditional in approach. It begins with judicial review, deals next with legislative and executive powers, and contains coverage of individual rights in the latter half. The landmark cases, from Marbury v. Madison to Brown v. Board of Education to Bush v. Gore and beyond, are present. Though traditional in approach, Cases and Materials on Constitutional Law includes many unique features to create an accessible yet stimulating learning experience for the student of Constitutional Law. Distinct features of this casebook include:

•  Inclusion of actual litigation documents from constitutional cases;
•  Full text of the Constitution placed at the beginning of the book to encourage students to read it;
•  Prefatory chapter presenting a short history of the Constitution;
•  Numerous problems based on cutting-edge issues;
•  A brief chapter on state constitutional law; and
•  A concise chapter on the Second Amendment that provides an excellent opportunity for student interpretation in light of the relative scarcity of court opinions in this nevertheless socially significant area.

The authors aim to make the fundamentals easy for students to grasp so that professors can devote more class time to more interesting issues. Complex chapters are introduced by text that gives students a “road map” of the issues. Cases are edited with student comprehension in mind, with explanations of difficult principles inserted in brackets.

The Sixth Edition has the following new features:

Coverage of the Supreme Court’s decisions through 2013.
•  Expanded coverage of developing areas, such as Free Speech (United States v. Stevens), Gay Rights (United States v. Windsor), Congressional Powers (Sebelius and Shelby County) and our Chapter on Second Amendment Rights.
•  Expanded and revised Notes.
•  Generally, maintained traditional structure and concise presentation format. (This is a “readable” book for students.)
•  Expanded and revised Problems, often based on real cases.
•  Revised Appendices (a popular feature of the casebook since the first edition).
•  The continued inclusion of “practice” insights and suggestions for litigation and settlement of constitutional cases.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 0 PREFATORY CHAPTER THE CONSTITUTION AND ITS ADOPTION

Chapter 1 JUDICIAL POWER AND ITS LIMITS

Appendix 1 THEORIES OF JUDICIAL REVIEW: HOW SHOULD THE JUDGES READ THE CONSTITUTION?

Chapter 2 CONGRESSIONAL POWER

Chapter 3 FEDERALISM: NATIONAL POWER AS AFFECTING THE POWERS OF THE STATES

Appendix 3 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IN PRACTICE--NEGATIVE COMMERCE CLAUSE AND PREEMPTION ARGUMENTS IN PENNZOIL CO. v. TEXACO, INC.

Chapter 4 STATE TAXATION OF INTERSTATE COMMERCE

Chapter 5 PRESIDENTIAL POWER AND RELATED POWERS OF CONGRESS; SEPARATION OF POWERS

Chapter 6 CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION OF ECONOMIC RIGHTS

Chapter 7 THE ANATOMY OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CASE: REDI-MART, INC. v. LONDON RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION

Chapter 8 THE BASIC PROCEDURAL STRUCTURE OF DUE PROCESS AS A PROTECTION AGAINST STATE ACTION

Appendix 8 SAMPLE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENT SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION

Chapter 9 DUE PROCESS: SUBSTANTIVE RIGHTS OF "PRIVACY" AND PERSONAL AUTONOMY

Chapter 10 EQUAL PROTECTION

Chapter 11 SPEECH, PRESS, AND ASSOCIATION

Appendix 11 THE STORY OF A FIRST AMENDMENT CASE-SELECTED MATERIALS FROM RANKIN v. McPHERSON

Chapter 12 FREEDOM OF RELIGION

Chapter 13 STATE ACTION vs. PRIVATE ACTION

Chapter 14 CONGRESSIONAL ENFORCEMENT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS AMENDMENTS

Chapter 15 THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS AND THE MILITIA CLAUSES

Chapter 16 STATE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Table of Cases

Table of Secondary Authorities

Index