Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism features straightforward, informal text that is never simplistic. Its unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations pedagogy combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions. A problem-oriented guide, it takes students through the principal doctrines of constitutional law covered in a typical course.
Key Features:Updated examples and explanations Incorporates roughly 50 important new decisions from the Supreme Court’s October 2009, 2010, and 2011 terms Bond v. United States ; Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn; Camreta v. Greene; Ashcroft v. al-Kidd Authors have 60 years of combined experience teaching Constitutional Law
Features:Coverage of the Health Care Case (NFIB v.Sebelius) and Shelby County v. Holder New materials on sexual orientation, race, and gender. Completely revised materials on sexual autonomy and abortion. Coverage of Second Amendment rights. Coverage of new developments in executive power and national security law. Increased coverage of the history of important political and social movements and their effects on American constitutional development. Expansion of the rich historical materials for which the casebook is famous--including new materials on the formation of the Constitution, the early Republic, the legislative history of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Gilded Age, and the constitutional struggle over the New Deal
Key FeaturesMore cases, fewer notesThoughtful case selectionEmphasis on canonical casesNotes that provide nuanced understanding, but that don't bog things down with every last detailDiscussion problems provided throughoutComprehensive coverage, including It covers Justiciability, Jurisdiction, Erie & Federal Common Law, Lawsuits Against Governments and Government Officials (Federal and State Sovereign Immunity, Bivens, Section 1983, and Official Immunity), Abstention Doctrines, Supreme Court Review of State Courts, and Habeas Corpus.