Constitutional Law Principles and Practice

ISBN-10: 1401807348
ISBN-13: 9781401807344
Edition: 2005
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Description: This text explains and clarifies the major legal principles found in the Constitution and in the Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Constitution. It also shows how those principles affect both the practice of law and the daily lives of  More...

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List price: $199.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/22/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

This text explains and clarifies the major legal principles found in the Constitution and in the Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Constitution. It also shows how those principles affect both the practice of law and the daily lives of Americans. Several learning aids are included in each chapter to help the student grasp the legal concepts and relate those concepts to law practice and to day-to-day living. These learning aids include margin-definitions of legal vocabulary, chapter learning objectives, chapter review questions, questions for analysis and various assignments and projects, tables and charts, hypothetical scenarios illustrating the practical aspect of constitutional principles, edited Supreme Court cases and summaries of Supreme Court cases.

Preface
Table of Cases
Introduction to Constitutional Law
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Historical Background
The United States Constitution
The Constitution and Case Law
How to Read a Supreme Court Case
The Constitution and Other Sources of U.S. Law
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
The Constitution and the Federal Government: An Overview
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Federalism
Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
The Legislative Branch (Article I)
The Executive Branch (Article II)
The Judicial Branch (Article III)
The Judiciary Act of 1789
The Federal Court System
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Federal Judicial Power
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts
Case or Controversy: Justiciability
The Nature of Judicial Power
Judicial Review
Sovereign Immunity and the Eleventh Amendment
The Relationship between Federal and State Courts
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Federal Legislative Powers
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
The Legislative Power in General
Taxation and Spending Powers
Interstate Commerce Power
War Powers
Fiscal Powers
Power to Investigate
Delegation of Congressional Powers
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Federal Executive Power
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Executive Orders and Proclamations
Express versus Inherent Powers
The President as Commander in Chief
Treaties and Executive Agreements
Appointment Power
Power to Pardon
Executive Privilege
Executive Immunity
Impeachment of the President
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
State Powers and the Constitution
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Federal Preemption
Dormant Commerce Clause
State Tax Laws and Commerce
Other Constitutional Challenges to State Laws
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Constitutional Protections of Civil Rights and Liberties
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Civil Rights and Liberties: Sources of Protections
The Bill of Rights and State Government
Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments
The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
Privileges and Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
Congress and Civil Rights Legislation
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Equal Protection
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Classification versus Invidious Discrimination
Application of the Equal Protection Clause to State and Federal Government
How the Supreme Court Reviews Laws for Equal Protection Violations
Violations of Equal Protection: Applying the Tests
Equal Protection and Voting Rights
Remedies for Violations of Equal Protection
Nonlegislative Remedies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Due Process
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Due Process-An Overview
Substantive Due Process
Procedural Due Process
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Economic Freedom and Property Rights
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Economic Due Process
The Fifth Amendment Takings Clause
The Contract Clause
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Freedom of Expression
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Background
Freedom of Speech
Peaceable Assembly and the Right to Petition
Freedom of the Press-The Press Clause of the First Amendment
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Freedom Of Religion
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
Religious Protections of the First Amendment
What Is Religion?
The Establishment Clause
Education and Religion
Financial Aid to Religion
The Free Exercise Clause
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
The Right to Privacy Under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
The Right to Privacy
The Ninth Amendment
The Right to Marry
The Right to Reproductive Freedom
Contraception
Abortion Rights
Constitutional Protection for Sexual Acts and Sexual Orientation
The Right to Die
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
Criminal Justice and the Constitution
Chapter Outline
Chapter Objectives
The Exclusionary Rule
The Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure
The Fifth Amendment: Self-Incrimination, Grand Jury, and Double Jeopardy
The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel and a Fair Trial
Eighth Amendment: Bail and Cruel and Unusual Punishment
The Juvenile Justice System
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Key Sites
Questions for Review
Questions for Analysis
Assignments and Projects
Putting It into Practice
The Constitution
Historical Documents
Magna Carta
English Bill of Rights
Articles of Confederation
Legal Documents-Constitutional Law and the Courts
Application and Affidavit for Search Warrant
Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
Complaint Form-Department of Justice/Discrimination Claim
Civil Rights Complaint (Prisoners)
War Powers Resolution Act
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
Clarence Darrow's Examination of W.J. Bryan in the Scopes Trial
Glossary
Index

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