With essential coverage of governmental powers, structures, and civil liberties, this text is distinguished from other law books by its concise approach for undergraduate study. Well-edited cases are used to illustrate the subject, as the authors describe and explain constitutional law in their own narrative. Students are also engaged in learning through the use of graphs, illustrations, and review and discussion questions, which enable them to develop problem-solving and analytical abilities. Without overwhelming amounts of material, the text challenges students to learn constitutional law in a progressive and reader-friendly format, and is particularly appealing to undergraduate instructors in legal studies, political science, and other law programs.
Table of Contents
Part I: Governmental Structures, Authorities, and Limitations.
Section I: History of the Constitution.
Section II: Dividing Governmental Power: Horizontally and Vertically.
Section III: The Judiciary; Its Role and Judicial Review.
Section IV: The Judiciary: Jurisdiction.
Section V: Congress.
Section VI: Presidency.
Section VII: Administrative Agencies.
Part II: Civil Liberties.
Section VIII: Fundamental Rights.
Section IX: Due Process and Equal Protection.
Section X: Discrimination.
Section XI: The Right to Privacy.
Section XII: Freedom of Expression and Association.
Section XIII: Freedom of Press.
Section XIV: Speech Not Protected by the First Amendment.
Section XV: Freedom of Religion.
Section XVI: The Establishment Clause.
Part IV: Appendices.