Higher Education

Constitutional Law, 1st Edition

  • C. Suzanne Bailey, J.D. Western Illinois University-Quad Cities
  • Chana Barron, J.D., M.S. J.D., M.S. University of Iowa; Assistant Professor Auburn Univ Montgomery
  • ISBN-10: 076684014X  |  ISBN-13: 9780766840140
  • 752 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.00



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.

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Features and Benefits

  • Presents subjects in a concise format for appropriate coverage of all topics in an undergraduate course
  • Offers a shortened book length without compromising content so classes are easier to plan and students aren't overwhelmed by the material
  • Conveys written instruction with undergraduates in mind, so students can understand difficult concepts more quickly
  • Adds narrative to cases so instructors can choose what material to discuss and still benefit students with key information
  • Provides key terms, review and discussion questions, and well-prepared cases to reinforce and develop students' problem-solving skills and analytical abilities

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.


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Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0766840158 | ISBN-13: 9780766840157)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

C. Suzanne Bailey, J.D.

C. Suzanne Bailey practiced law for several years prior to becoming a professor. Throughout her teaching career she has taught criminal procedure, evidence, current issues in the courts, civil law, employment law, alternative dispute resolution, legal research and a variety of special topic courses. Professor Bailey has published a number of articles over the course of her career and has previously co-authored the book, Constitutional Law. She is currently an Associate Professor at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities in Moline, Illinois.

Chana Barron, J.D., M.S.

Chana Barron, J.D., M.S. is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Iowa, where she is an Instructo in the Sociology Department. Prior to that she was an Assistant Professor at Auburn University at Montgomery. She also work for the Dept. of Justice and Public Safety School during her previous years at Auburn University.