Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers and Individual Freedoms (3e) : 9780133767698

Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers and Individual Freedoms (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780133767698
ISBN 10
 
0133767698
Published
 
21/01/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
656
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$220.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in constitutional law.

 

Introduces the core principles of constitutional law using real world scenarios and contemporary topics to bring the constitution alive for today’s student!

 

Relevant and readable, this 3rd Edition of Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers and Individual Freedoms remains the most up-to-date constitutional law textbook on the market. The text introduces students to the core principles, cases, and doctrines surrounding the major issues of constitutional law, with an emphasis on governmental powers and civil liberties. Considering real-world cases and contemporary legal scenarios, along with ample visual aids, the text brings the constitution alive, making constitutional law seem relevant to students rather than remote and theoretical. Modern challenges, cases outside of the Supreme Court, and historical context are also considered, and the 3rd Edition has been updated with dozens of new cases and contemporary topics.

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 CONSTITUTIONALISM AND RULE OF LAW
  • Chapter 2 Dividing Governmental Power
  • Chapter 3 THE JUDICIARY: ITS ROLE AND JURISDICTION
  • Chapter 4 CONGRESS
  • Chapter 5 THE PRESIDENCY
  • Chapter 6 ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL SCHEME
  • Chapter 7 CONTEMPORARY FEDERALISM: THE STATE AND FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP
  • Chapter 8 THE BILL OF RIGHTS
  • Chapter 9 FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOMS OF EXPRESSION, ASSOCIATION, AND PRESS
  • Chapter 10 RELIGION AND THE CONSTITUTION 
  • Chapter 11 SUBSTANTIVE DUE PROCESS: PRIVACY, PERSONAL AUTONOMY, AND OTHER LIBERTIES
  • Chapter 12 EQUAL PROTECTION
  • Chapter 13 CIVIL LIBERTIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
New to this edition
  • Chapters have been revised and updated to include contemporary topics in constitutional law, including:
    • Chapter 4 has been updated to include the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
    • New materials in Chapter 11 discussing same-sex marriage and the ruling in Obergevell v. Hodges.
    • Updated materials on the police use of excessive force in Chapter 13.
    • New materials on corporate exercise of religion in Chapter 10, including Hobby Lobby’s challenge to the ACA.
    • New materials on free speech in cyberspace in Chapter 9, including the recent Court ruling on constitutional protection of Facebook posts.
    • Updated materials on affirmative action in higher education in Chapter 12.
  • Dozens of new cases are included, keeping students up-to-date on applications of constitutional law and maintaining the text’s status as the most updated constitutional law textbook on the market.
  • A new chart on 8th Amendment analysis in Chapter 13 addresses contemporary events involving deadly use of force by police.
  • New visual aids, including charts, graphs, and visual summaries synthesize material and enhance learning.
Features & benefits
  • NEW! Chapters have been revised and updated to include contemporary topics in constitutional law, including:
    • Chapter 4 has been updated to include the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
    • New materials in Chapter 11 discussing same-sex marriage and the ruling in Obergevell v. Hodges.
    • Updated materials on the police use of excessive force in Chapter 13.
    • New materials on corporate exercise of religion in Chapter 10, including Hobby Lobby’s challenge to the ACA.
    • New materials on free speech in cyberspace in Chapter 9, including the recent Court ruling on constitutional protection of Facebook posts.
    • Updated materials on affirmative action in higher education in Chapter 12.
  • NEW! Dozens of new cases are included, keeping students up-to-date on applications of constitutional law and maintaining the text’s status as the most updated constitutional law textbook on the market.
  • NEW! A new chart on 8th Amendment analysis in Chapter 13 addresses contemporary events involving deadly use of force by police.
  • NEW! New visual aids, including charts, graphs, and visual summaries synthesize material and enhance learning.
  • “The Constitution in Action” feature adds applied learning exercises to the end of every chapter, bringing constitutional law to life through modern applications.
  • “Modern Challenges” feature at the end of each chapter provides predictive observations regarding constitutional questions that courts might face in the next few years. These forward-thinking assessments seek to stimulate creative and analytical thinking among students, while providing further opportunities for readers to appreciate the dynamic nature of constitutional law.
  • “Your Constitutional Values” feature is designed to make students aware that constitutional law occurs at all levels, branches, and areas of government—not just at the United States Supreme Court. Consistent with the adage that “all politics is local,” included excerpts of constitutional law cases that did not make it “all the way to the Supreme Court” contain interesting issues and facts relevant to constitutional jurisprudence. These sections, included in each chapter, allow students to consider and apply key constitutional principles and terms to constitutional disputes using their own constitutional values.
  • Balances historically significant cases with contemporary problems, such as the Patriot Act, child pornography, federal/state power issues, and the presidential/congressional tug-of-wars.
  • Embeds excerpts of significant cases in the text, providing students with access to important content and enabling students to learn critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Gives readers quick access to important documents, such as the Constitution of the United States, selected statutes, and selected Federalist papers (see the end-of-text appendices).
Author biography

Daniel E. Hall, a native of Indiana, earned his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University, Juris Doctor at Washburn University, and Doctor of Education in higher education curriculum and instruction at the University of Central Florida. He worked as an intern in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the Brookings Institution before attending law school, as law clerk to both the Honorable Gene E. Brooks, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia immediately following law school.

 

He has practiced law in both the United States and the Federated State of Micronesia, where he served as Assistant Attorney General following his judicial clerkship with the Supreme Court of Micronesia. In this capacity, he litigated some of the young nation’s first cases addressing important constitutional and traditional law issues.

 

He has been a member of the faculties of the University of Central Florida, the University of Toledo, and Miami University, where he is currently professor and chairperson of Justice and Community Studies. He is also visiting professor of law at Sun Yatsen University in Goungzhou, China. He is the author or coa-uthor of twenty-one textbooks, including revisions, and a dozen journal articles on public law subjects. He is father of Grace Kathryn Hall and Eva Joan Hall. You can learn more about Daniel at danielhall.org. He welcomes your comments and suggestions for this book, which may be sent to hallslawbooks@gmail.com.

 

John P. Feldmeier earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio Dominican College, Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School, and M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Miami University. Before joining the academy, Dr. Feldmeier practiced law in Ohio, handling numerous cases involving important constitutional issues, including one that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Feldmeier has published several articles on constitutional subjects in law reviews and political science journals. He is currently a Professor of Political Science at Wright State University. John resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, Melissa, and his two children, Emma and Jack.

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