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Constitutional Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems

Front Cover - Constitutional Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems

Third Edition

Russell Weaver, University of Louisville
Steven Friedland, Elon University
Catherine Hancock, Tulane University
Bryan Fair, University of Alabama
John Knechtle, Florida Coastal School of Law
Richard Rosen, Texas Tech

2013.  Approx. 1,896 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-3053-5.

With Teacher’s Manual.

About the Book

Constitutional Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems is designed as a “teacher’s book” by stimulating thought, inviting classroom discussion, and helping professors to effectively teach. Its thought-provoking problem approach encourages students to delve deeper into constitutional doctrine and gives them an accessible and interesting way to learn constitutional issues. Problems at the beginning of each chapter are referenced throughout the text for continuity. Principal constitutional law cases are edited as lightly as possible to allow the Supreme Court to speak for itself, and shorter notes accompany the problems. A detailed Teacher’s Manual gives insights into the problems and cases in the text.

The topic of the chapter-opening problems in the Third Edition is the Historic Preservation Act. The Occupy Wall Street Movement is carefully explored as well. New court cases are included, such as National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Arizona v. United States, United States v. Alvarez, Knox v. Service Employees International Union, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, Snyder v. Phelps, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, Sorrel v. IMS Health Inc., Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan, Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Board, Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, and United States v. Stevens.

Hallmark features of Constitutional Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems:
  • designed as a “teacher’s book” 
  • stimulating thought 
  • inviting classroom discussion
  • helping professors to teach effectively
  • thought-provoking problem approach 
  • students delve deeper into constitutional doctrine 
  • accessible, interesting way to learn constitutional issues
  • problems at the beginning of each chapter referenced throughout the text for continuity
  • includes principal constitutional law cases edited as lightly as possible to allow the Supreme Court to speak for itself
  • employs shorter notes combined with problems
  • a detailed Teacher’s Manual with insights into problems and cases in the text
Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:
  • new chapter-opening problems on the Historic Preservation Act.
  • discussion of the Occupy Wall Street Movement 
  • new court cases:
  • National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, Arizona v. United States, United States v. Alvarez, Knox v. Service Employees International Union, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, Snyder v. Phelps, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, Sorrel v. IMS Health Inc., Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan, Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Board, Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, and United States v. Stevens