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Introductory Essays and Selected Cases

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American Constitutional Law: Introductory Essays and Selected Cases by Adephus T. Mason
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For one/two-semester, sophomore/graduate-level courses in American Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, American Constitutional History. 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.

Table of Contents

Preface introduction A Political Supreme Court Constitutional Interpretation and Political Choice A Changing Judiciary Appointment Politics, 1968--1984 Appointment Politics, 1984--1992 Appointment Politics, 1992-2006 Key Terms Queries Selected Readings on Federal Judicial Appointments Selected Readings on the Supreme Court Selected Biographies chapter one Jurisdiction and Organization of the Federal Courts The Judicial Power Supreme Court Decision Making Source Materials Reading a Supreme Court Decision Key Terms Queries Selected Readings chapter two The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Review Granting and Limiting Power The Doctrine of Judicial Review Influences on Judicial Decisionmaking Checks on Judicial Power Finality of Supreme Court Decisions Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation Judicial Review--A Distinctively American Contribution Key Terms Queries Selected Readings I. Establishing and Testing Judicial Review Unstaged Debate of 1788: Robert Yates v. Alexander Hamilton Marbury v. Madison (1803) Eakin v. Raub (1825) Scott v. Sandford (1857) II. External and Internal Checks on Judicial Power Ex parte McCardle (1869) Baker v. Carr (1962) III. Finality of Supreme Court Decisions City of Boerne v. Flores (1997) Unstaged Debate: Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Arkansas v. The Supreme Court IV. Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation Unstaged Debate of 1986: Judge Bork v. Professor Tribe chapter three Congress and the President Separation of Powers Congress and Lawmaking The President and Executive Power Foreign Policy and National Security Key Terms Queries Selected Readings 000 I. Delegation and Lawmaking 000 Mistretta v. United States (1989) 000 Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha (1983) 000 Clinton v. City of New York (1998) 000 II. Congressional Investigations 000 Watkins v. United States (1957) 000 Barenblatt v. United States (1959) 000 III. Presidential Privilege and Immunity 000 United States v. Nixon (1974) 000 Nixon v. Fitzgerald (1982) 000 Clinton v. Jones (1997) 000 IV. Appointment and Removal 000 Myers v. United States (1926) 000 Humphrey's Executor v. United States (1935) 000 Morrison v. Olson (1988) 000 V. Foreign Policy and National Security 000 Ex parte Milligan (1866) 000, 000 Missouri v. Holland (1920) 000 United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp. (1936) 000 Korematsu v. United States (1944) 000, 000 Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) 000 United States v. United States District Court (1972) 000, 000 War Powers Resolution (1973) 000 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006) 000,000 Chapter four Federalism 000 Sources of Contention 000 Nature of National Authority 000 Concepts of Federalism 000 The Return of Dual Federalism 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Defining the Nature of the Union 000 Chisholm v. Georgia (1793) 000 McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) 000 Cohens v. Virginia (1821) 000 Collector v. Day (1871) 000 II. National Supremacy v. Dual Federalism in the Modern Era 000 U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton (1995) United States v. Morrison (2000) 000 Tennessee v. Lane (2004) 000 Gonzales v. Raich (2005) 000, 000 Chapter five The Electoral Process 000 Voting 000 Representation 000 Party Politics and Campaigns 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Voting 000 Bush v. Gore (2000) 000 II. Representation 000 Baker v. Carr (1962) 000 Reynolds v. Sims (1964) 000 Vieth v. Jubelirer (2004) 000 Miller v. Johnson (1995) 000 Hunt [Easley] v. Cromartie (2001) 000 III. Party Politics and Campaigns 000 CaliforniaDemocratic Primary v. Jones (2000) 000 Republican Party of Minnesota v. White (2002) 000 McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003) chapter six The Commerce Clause 000 Views of the Framers 000 The Marshall Doctrine 000 The Doctrine of the Taney Court 000 States and the Commerce Clause Today 000 The National Commerce Power: Competing Visions 000 Constitutional Crisis 000 The Commerce Power Reborn 000 A Return to Limitations 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Defining the Commerce Power 000 Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) 000 Cooley v. Board of Wardens (1851) 000 II. States and the Commerce Power 000 Southern Pacific Co. v. Arizona (1945) Philadelphia v. New Jersey (1978) 000 Granholm v. Heald (2005) 000 III. Competing Visions of Congress's Commerce Power 000 United States v. E. C. Knight Co. (1895) 000 Champion v. Ames (1903) 000 Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918) 000 Stafford v. Wallace (1922) 000 IV. The New Deal in Court 000 Carter v. Carter Coal Co. (1936) 000 National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation (1937) 000 V. Contemporary Views of the Commerce Power 000 Wickard v. Filburn (1942) 000 Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States; Katzenbach v. McClung (1964) 000 United States v. Lopez (1995) 000 United States v. Morrison (2000) 000, 000 Gonzales v. Raich (2005) 000, 000 Chapter seven National Taxing and Spending Power 000 Direct and Indirect Taxes 000 Regulation Through Taxation 000 Regulation Through Spending 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Direct and Indirect Taxes 000 Hylton v. United States (1796) 000 Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Company (1895) 000 II. Regulation Through Taxation 000 McCray v. United States (1904) 000 Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co. (1922) 000 III. Regulation Through Spending 000 United States v. Butler (1936) 000 South Dakota v. Dole (1987) 000 Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (2006) 000 Chapter eight Property Rights and the Development of Due Process 000 The Doctrine of Vested Rights 000 Expansion of the Contract Clause 000 Twilight of the Contract Clause 000 Origins of Due Process 000 Judicial Restraint and the Fourteenth Amendment 000 Judicial Activism and the Fourteenth Amendment 000 Search for a Role: Footnote Four 000 Takings, Land Use, and the Fifth Amendment 000 "New Property" and Due Process of Law 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Vested Rights and the Ex Post Facto Clause 000 Calder v. Bull (1798) 000 II. The Contract Clause DartmouthCollege v. Woodward (1819) 000 Charles RiverBridge v. WarrenBridge (1837) 000 HomeBuilding& Loan Association v. Blaisdell (1934) 000 III. Property Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment 000 Slaughterhouse Cases (1873) 000 Munn v. Illinois (1877) 000 Unstaged Debate of 1893: Justice Brewer v. Professor Thayer 000 Lochner v. New York (1905) 000 Nebbia v. New York (1934) 000 West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937) 000 Ferguson v. Skrupa (1963) 000 IV. Fifth Amendment Takings and Land Use 000 Kelo v. City of New London (2005) 000 V. "New Property" 000 Saenz v. Roe (1999) 000 Chapter nine Nationalization of the Bill of Rights 000 Paths of Due Process of Law 000 The Bill of Rights 000 Incorporation: Applying the Bill of Rights to the States 000 The New Judicial Federalism: A New Double Standard 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Drive for a Bill of Rights 000 Jefferson--Madison Correspondence, 1787--1789 000 II. The Bill of Rights and the States 000 Palko v. Connecticut (1937) 000 Adamson v. California (1947) 000 Duncan v. Louisiana (1968) 000 Chapter ten Criminal Justice 000 Searches and Seizures 000 Right to Counsel 000 Self-Incrimination 000 Punishment 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Searches and Seizures 000 A. Whose Rights? 000 Minnesota v. Carter (1998) 000 B. The Exclusionary Rule 000 Mapp v. Ohio (1961) 000 United States v. Leon (1984) 000 C. Search Incident to Arrest 000 Chimel v. California (1969) 000 D. Automobile Searches 000 California v. Acevedo (1991) 000 E. Electronic Surveillance 000 Olmstead v. United States (1928) 000 Katz v. United States (1967) 000 United States v. United States District Court (1972) 000, 000 Kyllo v. United States (2001) 000 F. Arrests, Detentions, and Frisks 000 Atwater v. City of Lago Vista (2001) 000 Terry v. Ohio (1968) 000 G. Administrative Searches 000 Board of Education of Pottawatomie County v. Earls (2002) 000 II. Right to Counsel 000 Powell v. Alabama (1932) 000 Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) 000 III. Self-Incrimination 000 Miranda v. Arizona (1966) 000 Dickerson v. United States (2000) 000 IV. Capital Punishment 000 Gregg v. Georgia (1976) 000 Roper v. Simmons (2005) 000 Chapter eleven Freedom of Expression 000 Tests of Freedom 000 Internal Security 000 Public Forum 000 Protest and Symbolic Speech 000 Freedom of Association 000 Print and Electronic Media 000 Postscript 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Internal Security 000 Schenck v. United States (1919) 000 Gitlow v. New York (1925) 000 Whitney v. California (1927) 000 Dennis v. United States (1951) 000 Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) 000 II. Public Forum 000 Clark v. Community for Creative Non-Violence (1984) 000 Good News Club v. MilfordCentral School (2001) 000 III. Protest and Symbolic Speech 000 United States v. O'Brien (1968) 000 Texas v. Johnson (1989) 000 Virginia v. Black (2003) 000 IV. Freedom of Association 000 Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council v. Dale (2000) 000 Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (2006) 000 V. Print and Electronic Media 000 New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964) 000 New York Times Co. v. United States (1971) 000 Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (2002) 000 Chapter twelve Religious Liberty 000 Competing Visions 000 The Establishment Clause 000 The Free Exercise Clause 000 Values in Tension 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Religion in Public Schools and Other Official Settings 000 Santa FeIndependent School District v. Doe (2000) 000 McCrearyCounty v. A.C.L.U. of Kentucky (2005) 000 II. State Aid to Religious Schools 000 Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) 000 Agostini v. Felton (1997) 000 Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002) 000 III. Free Exercise of Religion 000 The Flag-Salute Cases 000 MinersvilleSchool District v. Gobitis (1940) 000 Justice Frankfurter to Justice Stone, May 27, 1940: A Qualified Plea for Judicial Self-Restraint 000 West VirginiaStateBoard of Education v. Barnette (1943) 000 Sherbert v. Verner (1963) 000 Employment Division v. Smith (1990) 000 City of Boerne v. Flores (1997) , 000 Chapter thirteen Privacy 000 Dimensions of Privacy 000 Private Law and Public Law Beginnings 000 Invigorating a Right of Privacy 000 Abortion 000 A Developing Concept 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Invigorating a Right of Privacy 000 Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) 000 II. Abortion 000 Roe v. Wade (1973) 000 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992) 000 Gonzales v. Carhart (2007) 000 III. The Right to Die 000 Washington v. Glucksberg (1997) 000 IV. Sexual Orientation 000 Lawrence v. Texas (2003) 000 Chapter fourteen Equal Protection of the Laws 000 Identifying Forbidden Discrimination 000 Racial Discrimination 000 State Action 000 Gender Discrimination 000 Fundamental Rights Analysis 000 Congressional Protection of Civil Rights 000 Affirmative Action 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 I. Identifying Forbidden Discrimination 000 Korematsu v. United States (1944) 000, 000 Cleburne v. CleburneLiving Center (1985) 000 Romer v. Evans (1996) 000 II. Racial Discrimination 000 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) 000 Brown v. Board of Education (First Case) (1954) 000 Bolling v. Sharpe (1954) 000 Brown v. Board of Education (Second Case) (1955) 000 Milliken v. Bradley (1974) 000 III. State Action 000 Civil Rights Cases (United States v. Stanley, 1883) 000 Moose Lodge v. Irvis (1972) 000 IV. Gender Discrimination 000 Frontiero v. Richardson (1973) 000 Craig v. Boren (1976) 000 MississippiUniversityfor Women v. Hogan (1982) 000 V. Fundamental Rights Analysis 000 Shapiro v. Thompson (1969) 000 San AntonioIndependent School District v. Rodriguez (1973) 000 VI. Affirmative Action 000 Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) 000 Gratz v. Bollinger (2003) 000 Parents Involved in Community Schools v. SeattleSchool DistrictNo. 1 (2007) 000 Chapter fifteen Security and Freedom in Wartime 000 The Fragility of Civil Liberties 000 The USA Patriot Act 000 Anti-Terrorist Policies in Court 000 "Inter Arma Silent Leges" 000 Key Terms 000 Queries 000 Selected Readings 000 Ex parte Milligan (1866) 000 Ex parte Quirin (1942) 000 Korematsu v. United States (1944) 000 New York Times Company v. United States (1971) 000, 000 United States v. United States District Court (1972) 000 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006) 000
Release date Australia
December 20th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
15th Revised edition
Illustrations
black & white tables, maps, figures
Imprint
Longman Inc
Pages
768
Dimensions
178x234x39
ISBN-13
9780136029915
Product ID
3438656

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