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Constitutional Law

Front Cover - Constitutional Law

Sixth Edition

Geoffrey R. Stone, University of Chicago
Louis M. Seidman, Georgetown University
Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard University
Mark V. Tushnet, Harvard University
Pamela S. Karlan, Stanford University

2009.  1,776 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-7719-0. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

Long among the leading casebooks in its field, Constitutional Law, Sixth Edition, offers a rich selection of critical and social perspectives on constitutional issues. With incisive analysis and a multi-disciplinary approach, this luminary author team offers a full and nuanced exploration of constitutional themes.

A contemporary view of constitutional law within a traditional doctrinal structure, Constitutional Law, Sixth Edition, features:

  • a range of critical and social perspectives
  • a multi-disciplinary approach that includes political theory, philosophy, sociology, ethics, history, and economics
  • a combination of lightly and more tightly edited cases that encourages close textual analysis while providing a range of important opinions and pivotal cases
  • brilliant text and note material that summarizes the state of the law and its development
  • a logical two-part organization:
    - balance of powers
    among the Supreme Court and local, state, and federal governments
    - the rights and powers of individuals
  • comprehensive coverage that is ideal for a two-semester course
  • annual supplementation—in this annual supplement, the First Amendment materials are separated out to facilitate research
  • outstanding coverage of First Amendment law, now updated and revised to incorporate:
    - cases and materials on campaign finance regulation
    - sexual expression, child pornography, and commercial advertising

Along with streamlined note material, the Sixth Edition provides new, revised, and updated coverage that includes:

  • the Constitution and the war on terror
  • the Court's use of foreign law material
  • the law and politics of abortion
  • vote dilution, political gerrymandering, and requirements
  • treaties and federal power as tied to the Court's decision in Medellin v. Texas
  • Reconstruction Amendments in light of Nevada v. Hibbs and Tennessee v. Lane
  • substantially revised school desegregation materials, with Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1
  • revised materials on sexual orientation
  • climate change and standing

Examine your complimentary copy of the updated and revised Sixth Edition of Constitutional Law. There, you'll find rich notes, text, and material that will deepen your students' understanding of constitutional issues far beyond doctrinal analysis alone.