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Constitutional Law: Cases in Context

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Edition: 2nd ed., 2013
Author(s): Barnett


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This innovative casebook breaks course content up into teachable “class-sized” chunks and replaces the typical dense note material found in other casebooks with more of the classic cases presented at greater length with background readings from varied sources. Emphasizing the evolution of constitutional law from the Founding to today, Constitutional Law: Cases in Context, employs a transparent and straightforward organization that is not only easy for readers to grasp.

This unique casebook is designed to be user-friendly:

Primary emphasis is placed on how Constitutional Law has developed rather than on doctrinal details, providing an accessible and engaging way to consider first principles and method, especially for those students without a basic familiarity with constitutional history;
To convey the context in which they were decided, the landmark “classic cases” that provide the basic vocabulary of Constitutional Law are presented chronologically, rather than doctrine-by-doctrine to encourage students on their own to discern and begin to internalize the significance of each key court decision;
Presenting an overall constitutional narrative is more efficient and less confusing than separately tracing the history of each doctrine, while allowing ample time to cover contemporary issues;
Both classic and modern cases are generously edited to allow the Justices themselves, rather than the casebook editor, to debate the development of constitutional law in their own words;
Cases, especially the early ones, are judiciously supplemented with other materials to provide further context that draws students into the subject. Rival interpretations of the Constitution by founders, Presidents, and other critics of the Court’s decisions are better represented here than in many other casebooks.

Table of contents includes:

Chapter 1. The Founding
Chapter 2. The Marshall Court
Chapter 3. The Taney Court
Chapter 4. The Civil War
Chapter 5. The Reconstruction Era
Chapter 6. The Progressive Era
Chapter 7. The New Deal Court
Chapter 8. The Warren Court
Article I — The Legislative Power
Chapter 10. Federalism Limits on Congressional Power
Chapter 11. Federalism Limits on State Power
Chapter 12. Article II — The Executive Power
Chapter 13. Article III — The Judicial Power
Chapter 14. Equal Protection
Chapter 15. Unenumerated Rights
Chapter 16. Freedoms of Speech and Press
Chapter 17. Freedom of Association
Chapter 18. The Free Exercise of Religion
Chapter 19. No Establishment of Religion
Chapter 20. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Chapter 21. Taking Private Property for Public Use.


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Format Hardcover
Author Barnett
ISBN 9781454806929
Edition 2nd ed., 2013
Publisher Aspen Publishing