Constitutional LawConstitutional Law: Principles and Policies, 4th Edition
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 0735598975 ISBN13: 9780735598973 DDC: 342.73 Edition: Paperback; 2011-05-27
Summary:Relied on by students, professors, and practitioners, Erwin
Chemerinsky's popular treatise, Constitutional Law: Principles and
Policies, Fourth Edition, clearly states the law and identifies the
underlying policy issues in each area of constitutional law. The
characteristics that make this treatise so highly valued include:
Thorough coverage of all areas of constitutional law, suitable for
both beginning and advanced courses. Issues are presented clearly and
with a neutral approach that examines all sides in constitutional law
issues. Discussion not only of doctrines but of the underlying policy
issues of the law. Flexible organization: the chapters can be used
separately in any order. Updated throughout, the Fourth Edition:
Focuses particularly on developments since the publication of the
third edition, including issues involving standing, congressional
power, presidential power and the war on terror, preemption, school
desegregation, abortion rights and voting rights, and First Amendment
issues concerning speech and religion. Includes coverage of the most
recent and significant cases: Hein v. Freedom from Religion
Foundation and its implications for taxpayer standing Boumediene v.
Bush and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, concerning the war on terror Wyeth v.
Levine and Riegel v. Medtronic (preemption cases) Philip Morris USA
v. Williams and the law of punitive damages District of Columbia v.
Heller (an in-depth look at this case in a new section on the Second
Amendment) Gonzalez v. Carhart and its importance in analyzing issues
concerning abortion rights Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd. and
the law of voting rights Parents Involved in Community Schools v.
Seattle School District No. 1, on the use of race in school
desegregation Garcetti v. Ceballos and its significance for the
speech of government employees Citizens United v. Federal Election
Commission, Randall v. Sorrell, and Wisconsin Right to Life v. FEC
(campaign finance law) Morse v. Frederick and student speech
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