American Constitutional Law The Bill of Rights and Subsequent Amendments

ISBN-10: 0813347475

ISBN-13: 9780813347479

Edition: 9th 2014

Authors: Ralph A. Rossum, G. Alan Tarr

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American Constitutional Law provides a comprehensive account of the nation’s defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, this text puts current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish. The authors examine the constitutional thought of the founders, as well as interpretations of the Constitution by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries. Now fully updated, the ninth edition of this classic volume features several new cases including National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Arizona v. United States, Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Company, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Perry v. Brown, and Snyder v. Phelps. Visit for instructor resources, including cases decided after the ninth edition, cases included in previous editions, and a glossary.
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List price: $143.99
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 952
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.268
Language: English

Note to the Reader
Interpretation of the Constitution
Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation
The Approaches in Perspective
The Ends of the Constitution
Constitutional Means to Constitutional Ends
Selected Readings
Constitutional Adjudication
The Justices of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court in the Federal Judicial System
How Cases Get to the Supreme Court
How the Supreme Court Decides Cases
The Impact of Supreme Court Decisions
Analyzing Supreme Court Decisions
Sources in Constitutional Law
Selected Readings
Rights Under the Constitution
Rights and the Founding
The Fourteenth Amendment
Due Process and the Bill of Rights
Rights During Wartime and Other Emergencies
The Second Amendment
Selected Readings
Barron v. Baltimore (1833)
Palko v. Connecticut (1937)
Adamson v. California (1947)
Duncan v. Louisiana (1968)
Ex parte Milligan (1866)
Korematsu v. United States (1944)
Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004)
Boumediene v. Bush (2008)
District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)
Economic Due Process and the Takings Clause
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Evisceration (and Possible Recent Restoration?) of the Privileges or Immunities Clause
Economic Regulation and the Rise of Substantive Due Process
The Demise of Substantive Due Process in the Economic Realm
Punitive Damages: An Exception to the Demise of Substantive Due Process in the Economic Realm?
The Emergence of Substantive Due Process in the Civil Liberties Realm
The Takings Clause
Selected Readings
The Slaughter-House Cases (1873)
Saenz v. Roe (1999)
Munn v. Illinois (1877)
Lochner v. New York (1905)
West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish (1937)
Williamson v. Lee Optical Company (1955)
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Campbell (2003)
Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Company (2009)
United States v. Carolene Products Company (1938)
Kelo v. City of New London (2005)
Nollan v. California Coastal Commission (1987)
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (1992)
Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (2002)
Dolan v. City of Tigard (1994)
Freedom of Speech, Press, and Association
The Meaning of the First Amendment
First Amendment Standards
Political Expression
The Regulation of Speech and Association
Restraints on the Press
Libel and the Invasion of Privacy
Selected Readings
Gitlow v. New York (1925)
Schenck v. United States (1919)
Dennis v. United States (1951)
Barenblatt v. United States (1959)
Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969)
Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (2010)
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000)
Texas v. Johnson (1989)
R. A. V. v. City of St. Paul (1992)
Snyder v. Phelps (2011)
Near v. Minnesota (1931)
New York Times Company v. United States (1971)
Branzburg v. Hayes (1972)
Memorandum Opinion and Order, Federal Communications Commission (1987)
New York Times v. Sullivan (1964)
Miller v. California / Paris Adult Theater I v. Slaton (1973)
Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1997)
Indianapolis Anti-Pornography Ordinance (1984)
Freedom of Religion
Establishment of Religion
Free Exercise of Religion
Reconciling the Religion Clauses
Trends and Prospects
Selected Readings
Everson v. Board of Education (1947)
School District of Abington Township v. Schempp (1963)
Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971)
Wallace v. Jaffree (1985)
Lee v. Weisman (1992)
McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties Union (2005)
Van Orden v. Perry (2005)
Rosenberger v. University of Virginia (1995)
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002)
West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)
Sherbert v. Verner (1963)
Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith (1990)
City of Boerne v. Flores, Archbishop of San Antonio (1997)
Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC (2012)
Criminal Procedure
The Ex Post Facto Clauses
Search and Seizure
Self-incrimination and Coerced Confessions
Due Process of Law
The Right to Counsel
The Insanity Defense
The Entrapment Defense
Trial by Jury
The Right to a Speedy Trial
The Right to Confrontation
Plea Bargaining
Bail and Pretrial Detention
Cruel and Unusual Punishments
Prisoners' Rights
Retroactive Application of Criminal Procedure Guarantees
Basic Themes in the Court's Criminal Procedure Decisions
Selected Readings
Stogner v. California (2003)
Smith v. Doe (2003)
Board of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County v. Earls (2002)
Indianapolis v. Edmond (2000)
Mapp v. Ohio (1961)
Olmstead v. United States (1928)
Katz v. United States (1967)
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
Dickerson v. United States (2000)
Nix v. Williams (1984)
Connecticut Department of Public Safety v. Doe (2003)
Powell v. Alabama (1932)
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
Clark v. Arizona (2006)
Jacobson v. United States (1992)
Blakely v. Washington (2004)
Michigan v. Bryant (2011)
Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
Kennedy v. Louisiana (2008)
Roper v. Simmons (2005)
Miller v. Alabama (2012)
Harmelin v. Michigan (1991)
Ewing v. California (2003)
The Equal Protection Clause and Racial Discrimination
Race and the Founding
Racial Desegregation
Private Discrimination and the Concept of State Action
Racial Discrimination in Jury Trials
Racial Discrimination in Prisons
Proof of Discrimination: Disparate Treatment Versus Disparate Impact
Selected Readings
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Boiling v. Sharpe (1954)
Brown v. Board of Education (1955)
Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1911)
Milliken v. Bradley (1974)
United States v. Fordice (1992)
Missouri v. Jenkins (1995)
Shelley v. Kraemer (1948)
Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis (1972)
Georgia v. McCollum (1992)
Johnson v. California (2005)
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
Ricci v. DeStefano (2009)
Substantive Equal Protection
The Two-Tier Approach
The Development of an Intermediate Level of Review
Suspect Classifications
Fundamental Rights
The Future of Equal-Protection Analysis
Selected Readings
Richmond v. J. A. Croson Company (1989)
Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (1995)
Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)
Gratz v. Bollinger (2003)
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007)
Foley v. Connelie (1978)
Trimble v. Gordon (1977)
Massachusetts Board of Retirement v. Murgia (1976)
Frontiero v. Richardson (1973)
United States v. Virginia (1996)
Rostker v. Goldberg (1981)
Shapiro v. Thompson (1969)
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973)
Armour v. Indianapolis (2012)
Voting and Representation
Equal Protection and the Right to Vote
Race and Representation: The Fifteenth Amendment and the Voting Rights Act
Selected Readings
Wesberry v. Sanders (1964)
Reynolds v. Sims (1964)
Vieth v. Jubelirer (2004)
Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections (1966)
Dunn v. Blumstein (1972)
Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008)
Bush v. Gore (2000)
Katzenbach v. Morgan (1966)
Thornburg v. Gingles (1986)
Shaw v. Reno (1993)
League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry (2006)
Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder (2009)
The Right to Privacy
The Constitutional Basis
What the Right to Privacy Protects
Qualifications on the Right to Privacy
Privacy and the Right to Die
Selected Readings
Troxel v. Granville (2000)
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)
Gonzales v. Carhart (2007)
Lawrence v. Texas (2003)
Perry v. Brown (2012)
Defense of Marriage Act of 1996
Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health (1990)
Washington v. Glucksberg (1997)
Vacco v. Quill (1997)
The Constitution of the United States of America
Justices of the Supreme Court
Glossary of Common Legal Terms
Table of Cases
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