Provides an accessible and informative introduction to the creation, meaning, and continuing role of the Constitution. Presents balanced treatments of all key constitutional provisions and up-to-date information on how key U.S. Supreme Court decisions have interpreted the Constitution. Includes a glossary, highlights of constitutional history, and an updated appendix of the names and dates of U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
Provides summaries of judicial review and its limits, national legislative powers, state power in American federalism, Congress and the executive power, due process of law, equal protection, freedom of expression and religion, state action, and controversial Supreme Court cases.
Analyzes and discusses the origins of judicial review and federal jurisdiction, the sources of national authority, the growth of federal commerce and fiscal powers, the limits on state laws that burden interstate commerce, individual liberties and due process, and limitations on the jurisdiction of federal courts.
Covers judicial interpretation of the Constitution; the state action doctrine; association, speech, and religion provisions; equal protection; and related constitutional principles. 3 volumes, updated annually with pocket parts.
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Contains a series of essays that offer a comprehensive overview and introduction to the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of history, political science, law, rights, and constitutional themes, while focusing on its development, structures, rights, and role in the U.S. political system and culture.