First published in 1954, Summaries of Leading Cases on the Constitution quickly became the gold standard for concise summaries of important U.S. Supreme Court cases on constitutional law. Covering decisions from the establishment of the Court to the present, the book incorporates every facet of constitutional law, including the powers and privileges of the three branches of the national government, federalism, war powers, and extensive briefs on civil rights and liberties. The fourteenth edition has been thoroughly reorganized to make it easier to use and to correspond more closely to the outline of the U.S. Constitution. In addition, it includes information on important concurring and dissenting opinions, the complete text of the Constitution, a readily useable index and dictionary, and information about Supreme Court justices. Updated through the end of the 2003 term, the fiftieth anniversary edition of Summaries of Leading Cases on the Constitution is an essential resource for law students, lawyers, and everyone interested in our nation's Constitution.
The late Joseph F. Menez was professor of political science at Ball State University and an alumnus of Harvard University and the University of Notre Dame. John R. Vile is professor of political science at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author or editor of numerous books on Political Science and Constitutional Law including Presidential Willerns and Losers: Words of Victory and Concession, The Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, and A Companion to the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 This is Our Supreme Court Part 3 Article I-The Legislative Branch Chapter 4 POWERS Chapter 5 COMMERCE Chapter 6 DELEGATION OF Chapter 7 IMPLIED POWERS Chapter 8 TAXING/SPENDING AND REGULATORY POWERS Chapter 9 PRIVILEGES AND TERMS OF MEMBERS Chapter 10 PRIVILEGES AND LIMITATIONS Chapter 11 SEPARATION OF POWERS ISSUES Chapter 12 TREATIES AND EXECUTIVE AGREEMENTS Part 13 Article III-The Judicial Branch Chapter 14 Introduction Chapter 15 JUDICIAL JURISDICTION AND STANDING Part 16 Articles IV And VI-Federalism Chapter 17 Introduction Chapter 18 ELEVENTH AMENDMENT & SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY OF STATES Chapter 19 JUDICIAL JURISDICTION OVER STATES Chapter 20 LIMITS ON THE STATES Chapter 21 LIMITS ON FEDERAL REGULATION OF STATES Chapter 22 STATUS OF THE STATES Chapter 23 TENTH AMENDMENT AND STATE POLICE POWERS Part 24 Article V-Constitutional Amending Process Chapter 25 Introduction Chapter 26 THE AMENDING PROCESS Chapter 27 Property Rights Chapter 28 Introduction Chapter 29 CONTRACT CLAUSE (ARTICLE 1, SECTION 10) Chapter 30 DUE PROCESS (ECONOMIC) AND FREEDOM OF CONTRACT (5TH AND 14TH AMENDMENTS) Chapter 31 TAKINGS CLAUSE (5TH AMENDMENT) Part 32 The Bill Of Rights And Its Application To The States Chapter 33 Introduction Chapter 34 INCORPORATION Part 35 First Amendment-Religious Rights Chapter 36 Introduction Chapter 37 ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE Chapter 38 FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE Part 39 First Amendment-Political Rights Chapter 40 Introduction Chapter 41 ASSOCIATION [IMPLIED], ASSEMBLY, & PETITION Chapter 42 PRESS Chapter 43 SPEECH Part 44 Second, Third, & Fourth Amendments Part 45 Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, & Eighth Amendments Chapter 46 DOUBLE JEOPARDY AND RIGHT TO CONFRONTATION Chapter 47 DUE PROCESS Chapter 48 JURIES Chapter 49 RIGHT TO COUNSEL Chapter 50 SELF INCRIMINATION & IMMUNITY Chapter 51 CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT Part 52 Ninth Amendment, The Right To Privacy, And Unenumerated Rights Chapter 53 Introduction Chapter 54 THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND OTHER ENUMERATED RIGHTS Part 55 Thirteenth And Fourteenth Amendments Chapter 56 Introduction Chapter 57 ENFORCEMENT POWERS OF CONGRESS Chapter 58 EQUAL PROTECTION & PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES Part 59 Voting Rights Chapter 60 Introduction Chapter 61 VOTING RIGHTS Chapter 62 Members Of The United States Supreme Court Chapter 63 The Constitution Of The United States Chapter 64 Glossary Chapter 65 Alphabetical List Of Cases Chapter 66 Chronological List Of Cases