Constitutional Law: Principles and Policy, Cases and Materials


Author: Jerome A. Barron,C. Thomas Dienes,Wayne McCormack,Martin H. Redish
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 032717434X
Category: Law
Page: 1760
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The authors of this casebook are committed to reflect fully the dynamism, controversy, and excitement that characterize contemporary Constitutional Law. While generally striving for brevity, the authors lightly edit cases where the Court appears to be embarking on a new doctrinal course so that sharply different constitutional philosophies are fully and fairly presented. Features of the new Eighth Edition include: • Hamdan v. Rumsfeld -- the legality of the use of military commissions by the Executive Branch. • Boumediene v. Bush -- alien enemy combatants detained at Guantanamo and "the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus." • District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago -- the personal right to keep and bear arms vis-a-vis federal and state governments. • Gonzales v. Carhart -- limiting the abortion right. • United Haulers Association, Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority -- state regulation of solid waste and the dormant Commerce Clause • Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 -- affirmative action in the public schools. In the area of free expression, among the many cases featured are: • Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project -- national security v. political advocacy. • Snyder v. Phelps -- offensive speech and funeral picketing. • Morse v. Frederick -- student speech in the high schools. • Garcetti v. Ceballos -- free expression rights of government employees. • United States v. Stevens -- animal cruelty and the limits of freedom of expression. • Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association -- protecting children from violent video games. • Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission -- unleashing campaign spending by corporations and unions. The new 8th edition includes some of the latest law review literature as well as the leading constitutional cases covered in the previous edition. Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies is updated annually with a supplement addressing recent developments in the area of Constitutional Law.

Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law


Author: Brian Thompson,Michael Gordon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199678219
Category: Law
Page: 736
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Cases & Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law provides you with a comprehensive selection of legal resources to accompany your studies. Extracts from leading cases, academic works, and political documents are drawn together with incisive author commentary and thought-provoking questions to highlight the historical debates and ongoing development of the subject. The authors take a critical look at the doctrines of constitutional law and the principles of administrative law, showing how the constitution operates in relation to Parliament, the Executive, and the citizen. The eleventh edition has been fully revised and updated with new extracts and commentary from recent case law and legislation, and also features a new chapter on devolution.

Constitutional Law


Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860596
Category: Law
Page: 1900
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A leading fifth edition text by a prominent scholar, Constitutional Law, is known for its concise, yet comprehensive presentation. Professor Chemerinsky’s distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and his own essays, and with the author’s context and background information, the law becomes more readily understood. The text’s flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures so that no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material. Finally, a complete Teacher's Manual and Annual Case Supplement round out this acclaimed Constitutional Law text. Features: Comprehensive coverage; accessible writing style Distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays Provides context and background information Flexible organization—no chapter assumes that students have read other chapters Updated throughout; includes major new cases

The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority


Author: Michael A. Dichio
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438472544
Category: Political Science
Page: 294
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Traces the US Supreme Court’s effect on federal government growth from the founding era forward. This book explores the US Supreme Court’s impact on the constitutional development of the federal government from the founding era forward. The author’s research is based on an original database of several hundred landmark decisions compiled from constitutional law casebooks and treatises published between 1822 and 2010. By rigorously and systematically interpreting these decisions, he determines the extent to which the court advanced and consolidated national governing authority. The result is a portrait of how the high court, regardless of constitutional issue and ideology, persistently expanded the reach and scope of the federal government. “Dichio takes a fairly unique approach to thinking about the relationship between the US Supreme Court and the development of the American state. Scholars interested in American political development and historical work on the law and the courts should grapple with the evidence on offer here.” — Keith E. Whittington, coauthor of American Constitutionalism, Second Edition

Constitutional Law: Principles and Practice


Author: Joanne Banker Hames,Yvonne Ekern
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111648549
Category: Law
Page: 640
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Specifically written for paralegal students, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 2nd Edition identifies and explains the concepts behind constitutional law,and connects them to everyday experiences both inside the law practice and out. Carefully edited for non-lawyers, the major cases presented show how the Supreme Court's decisions impact lawyers, lawmakers, and the general public, while breaking down complex concepts for paralegals-in-training to grasp more easily. Each chapter also contains numerous pedagogical elements including learning objectives, review and analysis questions, and vocabulary terms to build reader confidence with the material, and demonstrate the ways paralegals perform in the workplace. Focusing on practical application, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 2nd Edition offers multiple hands-on opportunities to help students excel. Helpful appendices include samples of commonly used legal documents, while the readings are packed with hypothetical cases, ethical dilemmas, and end-of-chapter assignments for practicing analytical skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Rights and World Public Order

The Basic Policies of an International Law of Human Dignity
Author: Myres S. McDougal,Harold D. Lasswell,Lung-chu Chen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190882654
Category: Law
Page: 800
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In 1980, Professors McDougal, Lasswell, and Chen published the original edition of Human Rights and World Public Order to present a "comprehensive framework of inquiry" from which to approach international human rights law, and international law, and inadequacies therein in the discourse of that time by combining theme, structure, method, and process. As a classic text of the New Haven School of International Law, this book explores human rights and international law in the broadest sense, taking into account social sciences research while embracing all values secured, or consequently fulfilled, or needed to thus be achieved. The book endured as a lasting contribution that reframed human rights within the New Haven School tradition, and as a magnificent work of scholarship freed from the confines of positivism and the static concerns of any one political or historical period. Co-author Lung-chu Chen spearheaded the re-issuance of this venerable title, complete with a contemporary, fresh Introduction to unveil this work to a new generation of scholars, students, and practitioners of international law and human rights. This Introduction surveys the major developments in human rights since 1980, including many doctrines and concepts that have emerged since. It covers contemporary events to provide today's readers with the opportunity to contextualize the chapters and to apply the book's framework to future endeavors.

AfroAsian Encounters

Culture, History, Politics
Author: Heike Raphael-Hernandez,Shannon Steen
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814776906
Category: Social Science
Page: 342
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With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters is the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian diasporas. While these two groups have often been thought of as occupying incommensurate, if not opposing, cultural and political positions, scholars from history, literature, media, and the visual arts here trace their interconnections and interactions, as well as the tensions between the two groups that sometimes arise. AfroAsian Encounters probes beyond popular culture to trace the historical lineage of these coalitions from the late nineteenth century to the present. A foreword by Vijay Prashad sets the volume in the context of the Bandung conference half a century ago, and an afterword by Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the history of Japanese jazz composers to the current popularity of black/Asian “buddy films” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into studies of race and ethnicity and a crucial look at the shifting meaning of race in the twenty-first century.

Constitutional Law

Text, Cases and Materials
Author: Oran Doyle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781905536160
Category: Law
Page: 522
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Adopting the casebook method, this book both provides an introduction to the general principles and themes in constitutional law and offers a critical insight and analysis that will be challenging to student, practitioner and academic alike.

Cases & Materials on Constitutional & Administrative Law


Author: Brian Thompson,Michael Gordon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198767730
Category:
Page: 736
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Cases & Materials on Constitutional & Administrative Law provides students with a comprehensive selection of legal resources to accompany their studies. Extracts from leading cases, academic works, and political documents are drawn together with incisive author commentary and thought-provoking questions to highlight the historical debates and ongoing development of the subject. The authors take a critical look at the doctrines of constitutional law and the principles of administrative law, showing how the constitution operates in relation to Parliament, the Executive, and the citizen. Online Resource Centre This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre providing a wide range of extra resources to further support students in their studies, including: - Updates in constitutional and administrative law - An extensive range of web links - An interactive timeline of significant public law events throughout history - 'Oxford News Now'- a live feed on topical public law issues, sourced from news websites such as the BBC and Guardian

Cases and Materials on EU Law


Author: Stephen Weatherill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198748809
Category: Law
Page: 720
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Cases and Materials on EU Law is a highly respected EU law text and the only cases and materials book in the field. With his clear, engaging writing style, Stephen Weatherill presents the main constitutional and substantive areas of EU law alongside the themes and principles that have shaped the development of the EU and its policies. The 12th edition provides a wealth of carefully selected case law alongside engaging extracts and materials to help explain the complexities of EU law in a contextualized and thought-provoking manner. Insightful author notes and questions accompany each extract, providing valuable additional detail to challenge understanding and encourage students to engage critically with the material. This title is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, providing students with extra learning materials including: - an interactive map of Europe - a timeline of the EU - video footage - a guide to further web resources - a table of equivalences - legal updates - guidance for lecturers on using the book when teaching.

Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law


Author: Michael Allen,Brian Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199579040
Category: Law
Page: 737
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Filling a need for a case and materials book on constitutional and administrative law, this textbook reflects the latest thinking particularly in relation to the European Communities.

American Constitutional Law, Volume II: Civil Rights and Liberties


Author: Otis Stephens, Jr.,John Scheb, II
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495097055
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
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AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to maximize your learning and understanding in this course. These comprehensive volumes cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Each of the chapters includes an extended essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural contexts for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court case that follows. In selecting, editing, and updating the materials, the authors emphasize recent trends in major areas of constitutional interpretation. At the same time, the authors include many landmark decisions, some of which retain importance as precedents while others illustrate the transient nature of constitutional interpretation. Because the book provides a good balance of decisions and authorial commentary, this text appeals to instructors of law as well as instructors of political science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

British Government and the Constitution

Text, Cases, and Materials
Author: Colin Turpin
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780406988041
Category: Constitutional law
Page: 630
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The fourth edition of this manual on constitutional law has been updated for 1999, in the light of key developments in case law and legislation. It examines the Human Rights Act 1998, devolution in Scotland and Wales, Freedom of Information and electoral reform proposals.

Text, Cases and Materials on Public Law and Human Rights


Author: Helen Fenwick,Gavin Phillipson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135339171
Category: Law
Page: 1144
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Building on the strengths of the Sourcebook on Public Law, this book has been comprehensively revised to take account of the radical programme of constitutional reform introduced by the Labour Government since 1997.

Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials 2e


Author: Andrew Le Sueur,Maurice Sunkin,Jo Murkens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199644187
Category: Law
Page: 885
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This dynamic text, cases, & materials book provides a thought-provoking guide to the public law of the UK. It sets out key institutions, legal principles, and conventions and its clear commentary draws on case studies and extracts from a range of sources to provide a full understanding of the law and the major theoretical and political debates.

Public Law

Text, Cases, and Materials
Author: Andrew Le Sueur,Barber Professor of Jurisprudence Andrew Le Sueur,Professor of Law and Head of Department of Law Maurice Sunkin, LLM,Jo Eric Khushal Murkens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198735383
Category:
Page: 936
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Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers a fresh approach to the study of constitutional and administrative law by exploring how the law works in practice. The inclusion of extracts from key cases, government reports and academic articles demonstrates the law in action and the incisive commentary that accompanies them explains the significance of each. The expert authors have distilled their knowledge of the institutions and legal principles into concise, focused prose, and they encourage reflection through regular questions and hypothetical examples. This leading text provides students with a thorough and wide-ranging knowledge of public law, together will a full understanding of the theoretical and political debates in this fascinating and dynamic area of law. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which provides a link to the authors' Twitter feed, web links to useful sites and, for lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions with answers and feedback.

Complete Public Law

Text, Cases, and Materials
Author: Lisa Webley,Harriet Samuels
Publisher: Complete
ISBN: 0198714491
Category: Public law
Page: 716
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Complete Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials combines extracts from key primary and secondary materials with clear explanatory text to provide a complete resource for students of constitutional and administrative law. The book has been carefully structured with the needs of undergraduate students in mind. Opening with a consideration of basic constitutional principles (in which no previous knowledge is assumed), the authors move on to cover parliamentary supremacy and the concept of responsible government, before closing with extensive consideration of the principles and procedures of judicial review. A wealth of learning features such as thinking points, diagrams, useful notes, summary points and reflective questions provide valuable support for students. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by a comprehensive Online Resource Centre which contains the following resources: For students: - Updates - Web links - A flashcard glossary of key terms - A timeline of key events For lecturers: - A fully customizable test bank of multiple choice questions with answer feedback

Military Justice: Cases and Materials


Author: Eugene R. Fidell,Elizabeth L. Hillman,Dwight H. Sullivan
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 032717837X
Category: Law
Page: 1382
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Military Justice: Cases and Materials gives teachers a new and powerful tool to introduce students to military law while deepening their understanding of criminal law and procedure, comparative law, international law, and constitutional law. At a time when the tempo of military operations around the world seems to increase constantly and high-profile courts-martial dominate the headlines, this book gives students and teachers unprecedented the tools needed to analyze, understand, and evaluate worldwide military justice. With prosecutions arising from prisoner abuse, atrocities against civilians, and servicemembers' opposition to ongoing wars, the military justice system now has a prominence unmatched since the Vietnam era. This higher profile for courts-martial, combined with the difficult and fundamental legal issues raised by the military commissions, suggests that military courses will now be in great demand. This casebook provides the text for such a course. Its coverage of the U.S. court-martial and other systems of military criminal law provides a framework through which students can explore the role and operation of military justice within a democratic society. In an era of worldwide deployments, multi-national operations, and global terrorism, this book illuminates the interconnectedness of military justice systems through a far-ranging collection of judicial opinions, statutes, regulations, commentaries, and scholarship. While the materials presented draw heavily from the United States, most chapters also present materials from other jurisdictions to enhance students' appreciation of both the unique American experience and the availability of alternative approaches to military discipline, accountability, and punishment. International norms are also examined. Part I, Foundations, sets the stage by exploring the origins and purposes of military justice, pointing out the many sources of law that govern this area, analyzing the unique and critical role of the commander in military justice, and assessing professional responsibility rules for military lawyers. Part II, Principles, steps further into legal analysis to study the jurisdiction of military courts, identify crimes and defenses that apply only in a military context, and analyze the extent to which the obligations of military service alter the protection of fundamental rights. Part III, Trials, brings students into the court-martial to meet military judges, juries, and counsel and to study the rules of procedure, evidence, sentencing, and appeal. Part IV, Special Contexts, takes a broader approach to assess the challenges that a military justice system faces during combat and peacekeeping operations. This part also looks at the topic of military commissions. Part V, The Future, gives students a glimpse into the changes that lie ahead by focusing on the processes of legal reform and globalization.