American Constitutional Law: Introductory Essays and Selected Cases

Paperback | February 9, 2011

byAlpheus Thomas Mason, Grier Stephenson

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This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it endeavors to heighten students' understanding of and interest in these critical areas of our governmental system.

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This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it endeavors to heighten students' understanding of and interest in thes...

Alpheus Thomas Mason, now deceased, was McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus at Princeton University Grier Stephenson is Charles A. Dana Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 9.07 × 7.42 × 1.57 inPublished:February 9, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205108997

ISBN - 13:9780205108992

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Preface Introduction: A Political Supreme Court 1. Jurisdiction and Organization of the Federal Courts 2. The Constitution, The Supreme Court, and Judicial Review 3. Congress and the President 4. Federalism 5. The Electoral Process 6. The Commerce Clause 7. National Taxing and Spending Power 8. Property Rights and the Development of Due Process 9. The Bill of Rights 10. Criminal Justice 11. Freedom of Expression 12. Religious Liberty 13. Privacy 14. Equal Protection of the Laws 15. Security and Freedom in Wartime 16. Epilogue: American Constitutional Development as Reflected in a Chronology of Judicial Decisions Reprinted in this Book 17. Appendices