Constitutional Values Governmental Power and Individual Freedoms

ISBN-10: 0131717693

ISBN-13: 9780131717695

Edition: 2009

List price: $145.40
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"Constitutional Values: Governmental Power and Individual Freedoms in American Politics" is a single volume that examines both constitutional law and civil liberties using narrative, well-edited cases, and real-world interpretations. It introduces readers to the underlying political structure of the American judiciary, explores the constitutional foundations for governmental authority, and reviews the legal protections for individual rights and liberties in the American political system. Chapter questions are included to provoke readers' analytical and critical thinking skills, and over 100 cases help readers understand how constitutional doctrines are applied. Presents a sound discussion of governmental structure and authority in the first part of the book. Follows with a clear presentation of civil liberties and civil rights in the second part of the book. Contains over 100 edited cases which are referenced in Part Two of the book. Includes important U.S. Supreme Court opinions regarding governmental authority and individual freedoms. Covers standard Supreme Court cases and also incorporates contemporary constitutional controversies. Discusses unique local cases which demonstrate the local implications of constitutional politics. Includes cases from Maryland, New York, Connecticut, California, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Rhode Island, Alabama, Virginia and more! Provides true insights into the day-to-day realities of constitutional law. Encourages readers to apply constitutional doctrines to local controversies. Anyone interested in or involved with constitutional law and civil liberties.
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Book details

List price: $145.40
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Governmental Structure and Authority
History of the Constitution
Dividing Governmental Power
The Judiciary: Its Role and Judicial Review
The Judiciary: Jurisdiction
Congress
The Presidency
Administrative Agencies in the Constitutional Scheme
Contemporary Federalism: The State and Federal Relationship
Individual Liberties
The Bill of Rights
The Freedom of Expression
Religion and the Constitution
Substantive Due Process, Privacy, and Other Liberties
Equal Protection
Civil Liberties in the Criminal Justice System
Constitution of the United States of America
How to Brief a Case
History of United States Justices by Seat
Glossary
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