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American Constitutional Law: Introductory Essays and Selected Cases, CourseSmart eTextbook, 16th Edition

By Alpheus Thomas Mason, Donald Grier Stephenson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 1, 2011

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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


Introduction: A Political Supreme Court

Chapter One: Jurisdiction and Organization of the Federal Courts

Chapter Two: The Constitution, The Supreme Court, and Judicial Review

Chapter Three: Congress and the President

Chapter Four: Federalism

Chapter Five: The Electoral Process

Chapter Six: The Commerce Clause

Chapter Seven: National Taxing and Spending Power

Chapter Eight: Property Rights and the Development of Due Process

Chapter Nine: The Bill of Rights

Chapter Ten: Criminal Justice

Chapter Eleven: Freedom of Expression

Chapter Twelve: Religious Liberty

Chapter Thirteen: Privacy

Chapter Fourteen: Equal Protection of the Laws

Chapter Fifteen: Security and Freedom in Wartime

Epilogue: American Constitutional Development as Reflected in a Chronology of Judicial Decisions Reprinted in this Book


            The Constitution of the United States of America

            Table 1: Justices of the Supreme Court

            Table 2: Presidents and Justices


Index of Cases

Index of Subjects and Names

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$61.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-10900-5