Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties, and Justice, 7th Edition

ISBN-10: 1604265159
ISBN-13: 9781604265156
Edition: 7th 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $104.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 11/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

Political factors influence judicial decisions. Arguments and input from lawyers and interest groups, the ebb and flow of public opinion, and especially the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices all combine to influence the development of constitutional doctrine. Constitutional Law for a Changing America draws on political science as well as legal studies to analyze and excerpt cases.With meticulous revising and updating throughout, Epstein and Walker streamline material while accounting for recent landmark cases and new scholarship. This seventh edition features two important improvements:- a completely revamped interior layout and design that clearly delineates between commentary and opinion excerpts while more effectively showcasing photos, justice biographies, and the “Aftermath” and “Global Perspective” sidebars.- the case commentary not only details the case “Facts” but now includes an “Arguments” section that details the attorneys’ arguments for each side, leading to more focused and effective reading of the case.Cases new to this edition of Rights, Liberties, and Justice include Morse v. Frederick (2007), United States v. Williams (2008), Arizona v. Grant (2009), Safford Unified School District #1 v. Redding (2009), Herring v. United States (2009), Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007), Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education (2007), and Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008).

Lee Epstein (PhD, Emory University) is Provost Professor of Law and Political Science and Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She is the author, coauthor and/or editor of fifteen books, including The Supreme Court Compendium : Data, Decisions, and Developments , Fifth Edition , with Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth, and Thomas G. Walker; Courts, Judges and Politics, Sixth Edition , with Walter F. Murphy, C. Herman Pritchett, and Jack Knight; The Choices Justices Make with Jack Knight, which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award for the best book on law and courts; and Advice and Consent: The Politics of Judicial Appointments with Jeffrey A. Segal. Her most recent book is The Behavior of Federal Judges with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner.

Thomas Walker is Associate Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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