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Constitutional Law for a Changing America
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Constitutional Law for a Changing America
Institutional Powers and Constraints

Eleventh Edition


March 2022 | 1 016 pages | CQ Press
A host of political factors—both internal and external—influence the Court’s decisions and shape the development of constitutional law. Among the more significant forces at work are the ways lawyers and interest groups frame legal disputes, the ideological and behavioral propensities of the justices, the politics of judicial selection, public opinion, and the positions that elected officials take, to name just a few. Combining lessons of the legal model with the influences of the political process, Constitutional Law for a Changing America shows how these dynamics shape the development of constitutional doctrine. 


 
PART I • THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
 
CHAPTER 1 • Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court
 
PART II • INSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY
 
CHAPTER 2 • The Judiciary
 
CHAPTER 3 • The Legislature
 
CHAPTER 4 • The Executive
 
CHAPTER 5 • Interbranch Interactions
 
PART III • NATION-STATE RELATIONS
 
CHAPTER 6 • Federalism
 
CHAPTER 7 • The Commerce Power
 
CHAPTER 8 • The Power to Tax and Spend
 
PART IV • ECONOMIC LIBERTIES
 
CHAPTER 9 • The Contract Clause
 
CHAPTER 10 • Economic Substantive Due Process
 
CHAPTER 11 • The Takings Clause
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ISBN: 9781071822128
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