Flexible in design, this book offers comprehensive coverage of two traditional constitutional law subjects: governmental powers and civil liberties. It strives to balance historically significant cases with contemporary problems and includes excerpts of significant cases within the text. Written in a style designed for undergraduates, legal terms are defined in a running glossary and applications assignments appear at the end of each chapter. A special feature, Your Constitutional Values, helps make students aware that constitutional law occurs at all levels, branches and areas of the government–not just the U.S. Supreme Court.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
PART ONE: GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE AND AUTHORITY
1. History of the Constitution
2. Dividing Governmental Power
3. The Judiciary: Its Role and Judicial Review
4. The Judiciary: Jurisdiction
6. The Presidency
7. Administrative Agencies in the Constitutional Scheme
8. Contemporary Federalism: The State and Federal Relationship
PART TWO: INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES
9. The Bill of Rights
10. The Freedom of Expression
11. Religion and the Constitution
12. Substantive Due Process, Privacy, and Other Liberties
13. Equal Protection
14. Civil Liberties in the Criminal Justice System
APPENDIX A: CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
APPENDIX B: HOW TO BRIEF A CASE
APPENDIX C: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES JUSTICES BY SEAT
APPENDIX D: GLOSSARY
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