Federal Constitutional Law: Introduction to Interpretive Methods and Federal Judicial Power, Volume 1
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This softcover book is the first volume in the Federal Constitutional Law Modular Casebook Series. This innovative modular approach to the material facilitates a focused study of particular topics within the field of federal constitutional law. Coverage includes:
• Introduction to the basic texts;
• Interpretations based on the structure of government, constitutional text, and historical antecedents;
• Interpretations based on the drafting and ratification debates;
• Interpretations based on traditional understandings of the constitution and judicial precedents;
• Judicial review and standards of review;
• Congressional power to structure (and restructure) the judiciary;
• Justiciability doctrines; and
• Governmental immunity from suit and the Eleventh Amendment in the Nineteenth Century.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE KEY FORMS OF CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION
Chapter 2 ADDITIONAL FORMS OF HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS
Chapter 3 THE EARLY JUDICIARY
Chapter 4 THE IMPACT OF AMENDMENTS ON THE CONSTITUTION'S MEANING: THE ELEVENTH AMENDMENT IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Chapter 5 THE ELECTION OF 1800 AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
Chapter 6 REFINING THE SCOPE OF THE JUDICIAL POWER
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