American Constitutional Law: Sources of Power and Restraint

American Constitutional Law: Sources of Power and Restraint

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AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to make the texts a perfect instructional choice. 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.FDRa#39;s Court-Packing Plan Unquestionably, the most dramatic attempt by a president to control the Supreme Court through the appointment power was launched by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937. The Court, as previously mentioned, hadanbsp;...

Title:American Constitutional Law: Sources of Power and Restraint
Author:Otis Stephens, Jr., John Scheb, II
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-02-07


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