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Constitutional Rights: Cases in Context

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Edition: 1st ed., 2013
Author(s): Barnett, Katz


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Constitutional Rights: Cases in Context places primary emphasis on how constitutional law has developed, its foundational principles, and recurring debates, rather than focusing simply on doctrinal details. Teachable, manageable, class-sized chunks of material are suited to one-semester courses or reduced credit configurations. Generous case excerpts make the text flexible for most courses, no matter the ideology or interpretative method. Cases are judiciously supplemented with background readings from various sources. Providing additional context, the readings are long enough to help students understand the arguments, and edited where necessary to prevent overwhelming them. Constitutional Rights: Cases in Context represents rival interpretations of the Constitution by founders, presidents, and other critics of the Court’s decisions better than do many other casebooks. Boxed study guide questions before each case help students focus on the salient issues, challenge them to consider the court’s opinions from various perspectives, suggest comparisons or connections with other cases, and invite the student to think about recurring foundational principles and debates. 


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Format Paperback
Author Barnett, Katz
ISBN 9781454815617
Edition 1st ed., 2013
Publisher Aspen Publishing