Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints (Constitutional Law for a Changing America 8th Revised edition)

Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints (Constitutional Law for a Changing America 8th Revised edition)

By: Thomas G. Walker (author), Lee J. Epstein (author)Paperback

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Known for attentive revising and streamlining, the authors continue to strengthen the distinctive features of their best-selling text-its currency, scholarship, and the inclusion of both concurring and dissenting opinions-while closely following the pressing issues the Roberts Court has taken up in recent years. Author commentary preceding excerpted opinions includes: the case Facts and key Arguments made by the attorneys on both sides; Aftermath boxes that reveal what happened to litigants after a ruling; Global Perspective boxes that explain how U.S. case law compares to other nations; and NEW to these editions, Annotated Readings that give direction about where to go for more information.

About Author

Lee Epstein is Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. A recipient of 12 grants from the National Science Foundation for her work on law and legal institutions, Epstein has authored or co-authored over 100 articles and essays, as well as 15 books, including The Choices Justices Make (co-authored with Jack Knight), which won the Pritchett Award for the Best Book on Law and Courts and the Lasting Contribution Award for making a "lasting impression on the field of law and courts." The Constitutional Law for a Changing America series (co-authored with Thomas G. Walker) received the Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Her most recent books are The Behavior of Federal Judges, with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner, and An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research, with Andrew D. Martin. Thomas G. Walker is the Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science at Emory University, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and the judicial process. He is the coauthor of A Court Divided (1988), with Deborah Barrow, which won the V. O. Key, Jr. Award for the best book on southern politics, and the Constitutional Law for a Changing America series, with Lee Epstein. He is also author of Eligible for Execution: The Story of the Daryl Atkins Case (2009).


Chronological Table of Cases Tables, Figures, and Boxes Preface I. THE SUPREME COURT AND THE CONSTITUTION The Living Constitution 1. Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court 2. The Judiciary: Institutional Powers and Constraints 3. Incorporation of the Bill of Rights II. CIVIL LIBERTIES 4. Religion: Exercise and Establishment 5. Freedom of Speech, Assembly, and Association 6. Freedom of the Press 7. The Boundaries of Free Expression: Libel, Obscenity, and Emerging Areas of Government Concern 8. The First Amendment and the Internet 9. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms 10. The Right to Privacy III. THE RIGHTS OF THE CRIMINALLY ACCUSED 11. Investigations and Evidence 12. Attorneys, Trials, and Punishments IV. CIVIL RIGHTS 13. Discrimination 14. Voting and Representation Reference Material Constitution of the United States Federalist Paper, No. 78 U.S. Presidents Thumbnail Sketch of the Supreme Court's History The Justices Natural Courts Supreme Court Calendar Briefing Supreme Court Cases Glossary Online Case Archive Index Subject Index Case Index Image Credits About the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9781452226767
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 784
  • ID: 9781452226767
  • weight: 1270
  • ISBN10: 1452226768
  • edition: 8th Revised edition

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