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Cases in Constitutional Law, 9th Edition

By Robert F. Cushman, Brian Stuart Koukoutchos

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 29, 1999

Table of Contents


1. The Supreme Court and the Nature of the Constitution.

Amending the Constitution. Hawke v. Smith. Coleman v. Miller. Judicial Review: Establishment. Marbury v. Madison. Eakin V. Raub. Cases and Controversies. Muskrat v. United States. Luther v. Borden. Colegrove v. Green. Baker v. Carr. Frothingham v. Mellon. Flast v. Cohen. Valley Forge Christian College v. Americans United.

2. The Legislative Branch.

Congressional Control over the Court. Ex parte McCardle. Legislative Investigations. McGrain v. Daugherty. Barenblatt v. United States. The Delegation of Legislative Power. Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States. United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation.

3. The Executive Branch.

Constitutional Powers of the President. Ex parte Milligan. In re Neagle. Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company v. Sawyer. United States v. Nixon. Nixon v. Fitzgerald. Clinton v. Jones. United States v. Belmont. Political Control Over Administration. Myers v. United States. Humphrey's Executor v. United States. Buckley v. Valeo. Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha. Morrison v. Olson.

4. The Electorate.

Citizenship. Prigg v. Pennsylvania. Dred Scott v. Sandford. The Slaughter-House Cases. Kennedy v. Mendoza-Martinez. The Right to Vote. Ex part Yarbrough. United States v. Classic. Smith v. Allwright. Right to Equal Representation. Reynolds v. Sims. Shaw v. Reno. Defining the Federal Polity. U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton.

5. Division of Power Between Nation and States.

Nature of National Power. McCulloch v. Maryland. Martin v. Hunter's Lessee. The Nature of State Power. Coyle v. Smith. United States v. Butler. Collector v. Day. University of Illinois v. United States. United States v. California. National League of Cities v. Usery. Garcia v. San Antonio Metro. Gregory v. Ashcroft. Printz v. United States. Federal Power to Tax and Spend. Hylton v. United States. Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Company. Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Company. South Dakota v. Dole. Federal Commerce Power. Gibbons v. Ogden. Cooley v. The Board of Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia. Edwards v. California. United States v. E.C. Knight Co.. The Shreveport Case. Hammer v. Dagenhart. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States. NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States. Katzenbach v. McClung. United States v. Darby. United States v. Lopez. War and Treaty Powers. Woods v. Miler. United States v. Verdugo-Urquidez. Missouri v. Holland.


6. The Original Constitution's Guarantees of Rights.

Ex Post Facto Laws. Calder v. Bull. Bills of Attainder. United States v. Brown. The Contract Clause. The Dartmouth College Case.

7. The Nationalization of the Bill of Rights.

Early Efforts to Extend the Bill of Rights to the States. Barron v. Baltimore. Substantive Due Process and the Police Power. Munn v. Illinois. Nebbia v. New York. Lochner v. New York. West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish. Criminal Procedure and the Bill of Rights. Hurtado v. California. Powell v. Alabama. Palko v. Connecticut. Due Process as Fundamental Fairness. Betts v. Brady. Gideon v. Wainwright. Rochin v. California. Irvine v. California. McKeiver v. Pennsylvania. DeShaney v. Winnebago Soc. Serv.. Substantive Due Process Revisited. Griswold v. Connecticut. Roe v. Wade. Bowers v. Hardwick. Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Washington v. Glucksberg. Vacco v. Quill. The Bargaining Away of Constitutional Rights. Wyman v. James. Bordenkircher v. Hayes.

8. First Amendment Rights.

Free Speech and Security. Schenck v. United States. Gitlow v. New York. Dennis v. United States. Free Assembly and Public Order. Adderley v. Florida. R.A.V. v. St.Paul. Wisconsin v. Mitchell. Walker v. Birmingham. Censorship and the Right to Publish. Near v. Minnesota. Kingsley Books v. Brown. Miller v. California. New York Times Co. v. United States. Rust v. Sullivan. Reno v. ACLU. Free Press—Fair Trial. Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia. Freedom of Religion. Murdock v. Pennsylvania. West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette. Employment Division v. Smith. Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah. Establishment of Religion. Zorach v. Clauson. Mueller v. Allen. Rosenberger v. University of Virginia. Edwards v. Aguillard. Lynch v. Donnelly.

9. Equal Protection of the Laws.

How Equal Is Equal? The Traditional Test. Goesaert v. Cleary. Strict Scrutiny. Korematsu v. United States. Kramer v. Union Free School District. Intermediate Test. San Antonio v. Rodriguez. Plyler v. Doe. Race Discrimination. Baston v. Kentucky. Shelley v. Kraemer. Plessey v. Ferguson. Sweatt v. Painter. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. Milliken v. Bradley. Richmond v. Croson. Discrimination Against Women. Geduldig v. Aiello. Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan. United States v. Virginia. Discrimination Against the Poor. Maher v. Roe. Discrimination Against Non-Suspect Groups. Romer v. Evans.

10. The Power to Protect Individuals.

The Civil Rights Cases. United States v. Guest. South Carolina v. Katzenbach. Boerne v. Flores. Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co..

Appendix: The Constitution of the United States.


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