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The Heritage Guide to the Constitution
Edwin Meese, III
159698001X
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This guide is the first of its kind, and presents the U.S. Constitution as never before, including a clause-by-clause analysis of the document, each amendment and relevant court case, and the documents that serve as the foundation of the Constitution.

From the Inside Flap
"The Constitution," pledged George Washington, "is the guide which I will never abandon." Can we say the same today? With the leadership of former Attorney General Edwin Meese, and in conjunction with the nation’s preeminent think tank—The Heritage Foundation—The Heritage Guide to the Constitution brings together more than one hundred of the nation’s best legal experts to provide the first ever line-by-line examination of the of the complete Constitution and its contemporary meaning. ...


Constitutional Law (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1411400577
January 2004
Paperback
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Cases in Constitutional Law (9th Edition)

0130832790


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Book Description
Containing more than 130 edited Supreme Court cases and commenting on over 1,000 more, this best-selling, all inclusive casebook details how the Supreme Court interprets the Constitution, and follows the growth and change in U.S. laws over periods of time. Focuses first on cases that deal with the basic structure of the United States government, and then explores those that deal with the right of individuals against government. Precedes each excerpt from the Court's opinion with notes placing it in its social, economic, or political context to help readers see how the meaning of the Constitution has changed over time, and what factors have directed this evolution. Features diverse case studies which enable readers to follow the dramatic change in personnel of the court and the impassioned nature of the divisions...


Constitutional Law
Kathleen Sullivan
1587787768
August 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Now in its 15th edition, Sullivan and Gunther's "Constitutional Law" is one of the leading casebooks on the subject. This thorough treatment of constitutional law focuses on three core areas -- The Judicial Function in Constitutional Cases, The Structure of Government, and Individual Rights. The new edition has been updated to include recent major Supreme Court decisions, as well as expanded materials on executive power, military tribunals and separation of powers in the war on terrorism.

About the Author
Kathleen M. Sullivan is the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and former Dean of the Stanford University School of Law. Gerald Gunther is the late William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Emeritus, Stanford University School of Law.


The Constitution of the United States
Floyd G. Cullop
0451627245
Oct 1969
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Floyd G. Cullop's study of The Constitution Of The United States carefully explains and comments on its Preamble, main body and amendments so that readers may fully understand what it meant to our founding fathers and what it means to us today. This revised and updated edition covers all the changes that have been made in the structure of the federal government since the original publication of the book. This is the ideal introduction to a document that remains as relevant today as when it was first drafted over two hundred years ago.


Constitutional Law (Hornbook Series) (Hornbook Series Student Edition)

0314144528


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Book Description
In this text the authors provide analysis of the constitutional issues that are most studied and litigated today. As in earlier editions of this single volume book, little attention is given to issues that are not commonly studied in law school courses on constitutional law, such as court jurisdiction, conflict of laws, and criminal procedure. Within each Chapter the reader will find subsections that differ in length and depth of treatment of particular issues-varying from summations of the Supreme Court's work to lengthy, analytical evaluations of the judicial process. The authors hope that each major section, when reviewed as a unit, will give an accurate picture of what the Court has done and an evaluation of that work in terms of accepted scholarly critiques and their own analyses.


Constitutional Law
Erwin Chemerinsky
073554946X
May 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Sum & Substance Audio on Constitutional Law

0314160183


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Book Description
This CD set provides a succinct, expert overview of fundamental concepts of constitutional law. Exam tips are included to help you maximize your retention and application of the material presented.


Active Liberty
Stephen G. Breyer
0307263134
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Supreme Court Justice Breyer offers his view of constitutional interpretation at a crucial time, when the Court's future is very much at stake. Breyer himself made the crucial deciding votes recently in the two 10 Commandments cases: he notably split his vote, supporting the display in Texas and opposing the one in Kentucky, a nuanced choice that confounded many and that he explains lucidly here. Breyer works this explanation into a larger look at an important aspect of his judicial philosophy: the need for justices to look at cases in light of how their decisions will promote what he calls "active liberty," the Constitution's aim of promoting participation by citizens in the processes of government. It's an approach that emphasizes "the document's underlying values" and looking broadly at a law's purpose and...


Constitutional Law
Geoffrey R. Stone
073555014X
March 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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The Constitution in Exile : How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land
Andrew P. Napolitano
1595550305
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Napolitano, New Jersey Superior Court Judge and analyst for Fox News, explains how the federal government has manipulated the Constitution to take power from the states and the people. Written for a general audience, Napolitano's book also includes a brief history of the founding of the United States, the Bill of Rights, the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution and an explanation of relevant legal precedents. Napolitano's nonpartisan apprehension toward a strong central government is clear as he takes issue with both Democratic and Republican legislative initiatives, including the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1992, the Patriot Act, attempted FCC regulation of HDTV sets and the retention of Yasser Hamdi and Jose Padilla. However, the book is disappointingly sparse on ways to fix the...


The Federalist Papers
Charles Rossiter
0451528816
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies
Erwin Chemerinsky
0735524289
March 2002
Textbook Paperback
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America's Constitution
Akhil Reed Amar
1400062624
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. You can read the U.S. Constitution, including its 27 amendments, in about a half-hour, but it takes decades of study to understand how this blueprint for our nation's government came into existence. Amar, a 20-year veteran of the Yale Law School faculty, has that understanding, steeped in the political history of the 1780s, when dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation led to a constitutional convention in Philadelphia, which produced a document of wonderful compression and balance creating an indissoluble union.Amar examines in turn each article of the Constitution, explaining how the framers drew on English models, existing state constitutions and other sources in structuring the three branches of the federal government and defining the relationship of the that government to the...


The U.S. Constitution
Terry L. Jordan
1891743007
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Features the entire text of The U.S Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, plus much more!


Constitutional Law
Emanuel
0735551715
September 2005
Paperback
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Constitutional Chaos
Andrew P. Napolitano
0785260838
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description

In this alarming book, Fox News commentator Judge Napolitano makes the solid case that there is a pernicious and ever-expanding pattern of government abuse in America's criminal justice system, leading him to establish his general creed: "The government is not your friend." As an attorney, a law professor, a commentator, a judge, and now a successful television personality, Judge Napolitano has studied the system inside and out, and his unique voice has resonance and relevance. In this sensational book, Napolitano sets the record straight, speaking frankly from his own experiences and investigation about how government agencies will often arrest without warrant, spy without legal authority, imprison without charge, and kill without cause.



Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials
William Cohen
1587788810
May 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Constitutional Law, Cases and Materials provides an overview of constitutional law, focusing closely on Supreme Court decisions. The casebook cites key cases in its discussions of the Court’s re-emphasis on federalism disputes, racial gerrymandering, sex discrimination material, and changes in first amendment standards. Federalism dispute cases include Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida, United States v. Lopez, and U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton. Racial gerrymandering cases include Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena. New sex discrimination material includes J.E.B. v. Alabama ex rel. T.B. and United States v. Virginia. Changes in First Amendment standards cases include 44 Liquormart, Inc. v. Rhode Island. First Amendment limits on cable television regulation cases include Denver Area Educational...


The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
Ralph Ketcham
0451528840
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties.

Edited and introduced by Ralph Ketcham.


A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
Carol Berkin
0156028727
October 20, 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
"The majority of historians seem to suggest that the founders knew just what to do--and did it, creating a government that would endure for centuries," writes CUNY historian Carol Berkin in the introduction to A Brilliant Solution. Sitting atop the pedestals we've placed them on, these figures would be "amused" by such notions, she says, because in reality the Constitutional Convention was gripped by "a near-paranoid fear of conspiracies" and might easily have succumbed to "a collective anxiety" over its daunting task. The story of the birth of the U.S. Constitution has been told many times, perhaps best by Catherine Drinker Bowen in Miracle at Philadelphia. Berkin's rendition of these well-known events is clear and concise. It does a bit more telling than showing, but this seems to be in the service of brevity--the main...


Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism (Examples and Explanations Series)
Christopher N. May
0735540543
January 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Understanding the Constitution
Sue Davis, J. W. Peltason
0534614078
October 15, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
For over fifty years, UNDERSTANDING THE CONSTITUTION has helped students understand and interpret the document that outlines America's fundamental rules and government structures. Always current and concise, this textbook goes beyond generalities to discover the major constitutional issues of our times, a constantly evolving process.

About the Author
Sue Davis received her Ph.D. from the University of California ? Santa Barbara, then joined the Political Science Department at the University of Delaware, where she specializes in Constitutional Law and Political Theory. Professor Davis teaches Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Politics and Literature, American Political Thought, and Mexican Politics. She is currently finishing a book that examines Elizabeth Cady Stanton's...


God Vs. the Gavel
Marci A. Hamilton
0521853044
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intelligent and forcefully argued book, Hamilton, a self-professed former "Polyanna" when it comes to religion, explores the thorny conflicts between religion and society, detailing how some religious groups and institutions misuse laws intended to protect religious freedoms to justify child abuse, employment discrimination and other ills. She is vocal in her criticism of efforts to exempt religious groups from the laws secular organizations must abide by, saving particular disdain for deal-making lawmakers, whom she compares to "hear-no-evil, see-no-evil, speak-no-evil monkeys." Hamilton dedicates about half of the book to examining six broad areas where religious groups enjoy special treatment-from marriage laws to preferential treatment within prisons to land use and local zoning ordinances....


Understanding Constitutional Law
Norman Redlich
0820561371
April 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Miracle at Philadelphia
Catherine Drinker Bowen
0316103985
Sept 1986
Paperback
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Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties, and Justice
Lee Epstein
1568028172
October 2003
Textbook Paperback
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From the Publisher
This new edition of Rights, Liberties, and Justice is part of the innovative, highly successful two-volume text that blends the best of legal and political science approaches to constitutional law. Lee Epstein and Thomas G. Walker have carefully selected excerpts from important cases and have provided extensive commentary to help students follow the path of the evolving law. While Epstein and Walker excerpt in the traditional manner both new and classic cases that best illustrate the development of constitutional law, their approach is distinctive in that it also recognizes the political factors that influence judicial decisions. They emphasize the arguments raised by lawyers and interest groups, and include material that brings out the rich political context in which decisions are made, including the ideological...


Constitutional Law: Cases, Comments and Questions, Ninth Edition (American Casebooks)
Fallon Choper
0314247165
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Casebook for critical examination of present and potential developments in constitutional law. Special attention has been paid to portions of the book affected by the Court’s revived interest in judicial protection of states' rights. Revisions include sections on the origins of substantive due process and the Lochner> era. Other revisions include chapter 3 (separation of powers), chapter 4 (state power to regulate), chapter 13 (limitations on judicial review), and parts of chapter 10 (equal protection) dealing with affirmative action (Sec. 2, VI), gender discrimination (Sec. 3), and special scrutiny for other classifications (Sec. 4). Includes updated notes, comments, and questions.

About the Author
Professor of Law, Cornell University


Constitutional Law 2005 (Emanuel Law Outlines)
Steven L. Emanuel
0735551723
October 2005
Paperback
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