You are here

Constitutional Law for a Changing America

Constitutional Law for a Changing America
Rights, Liberties, and Justice

Tenth Edition

August 2018 | 776 pages | CQ Press
PART I: The Supreme Court and the Constitution
The Living Constitution  
The Road to the Bill of Rights  
The Amendment Process  
The Supreme Court and the Amendment Process  
Chapter 1: Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court
Processing Supreme Court Cases  
Supreme Court Decision Making: Legalism  
Supreme Court Decision Making: Realism  
Conducting Research on the Supreme Court  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 2: The Judiciary: Institutional Powers and Constraints
Judicial Review  
Marbury v. Madison (1803)  
Constraints on Judicial Power  
Ex parte McCardle (1869)  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 3: Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
Must States Abide by the Bill of Rights? Initial Responses  
Barron v. Baltimore (1833)  
Incorporation through the Fourteenth Amendment: Early Interpretations  
Hurtado v. California (1884)  
Tests Emerge  
Palko v. Connecticut (1937)  
Incorporation in the Aftermath of Palko  
Duncan v. Louisiana (1968)  
Annotated Readings  
PART II: Civil Liberties
Approaching Civil Liberties  
Chapter 4: Religion: Exercise and Establishment
Defining Religion  
Free Exercise of Religion  
Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940)  
Sherbert v. Verner (1963)  
Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)  
Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith (1990)  
City of Boerne v. Flores (1997)  
Religious Establishment  
Everson v. Board of Education (1947)  
School District of Abington Township v. Schempp; Murray v. Curlett (1963)  
Lemon v. Kurtzman; Earley v. DiCenso (1971)  
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002)  
Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer (2017)  
Edwards v. Aguillard (1987)  
Town of Greece v. Galloway (2014)  
Van Orden v. Perry (2005)  
Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employer Opportunity Commission (2012)  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 5: Freedom of Speech, Assembly, and Association
The Development of Legal Standards  
Schenck v. United States (1919)  
Gitlow v. New York (1925)  
Contemporary Tests and Constitutional Guidelines  
Content and Contexts  
United States v. O’Brien (1968)  
Texas v. Johnson (1989)  
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (1942)  
Cohen v. California (1971)  
McCullen v. Coakley (2014)  
Snyder v. Phelps (2011)  
United States v. Alvarez (2012)  
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969)  
Morse v. Frederick (2007)  
First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti (1978)  
Bates v. State Bar of Arizona (1977)  
Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation v. Public Service  
Commission of New York (1980)  
Walker v. Texas Divisions, Sons of Confederate Veterans (2015)  
Matal v. Tam (2017)  
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943)  
Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, Inc. (2006)  
Boy Scouts of America v. Dale (2000)  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 6: Freedom of the Press
Prior Restraint  
Near v. Minnesota (1931)  
New York Times v. United States (1971)  
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier (1988)  
Government Control of Press Content  
News Gathering and Special Rights  
Branzburg v. Hayes (1972)  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 7: The Boundaries of Free Expression: Libel, Obscenity, and Emerging Areas of Government Regulation
New York Times v. Sullivan (1964)  
Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (1988)  
Roth v. United States (1957)  
Miller v. California (1973)  
New York v. Ferber (1982)  
Cruelty and Violence  
Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011)  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 8: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Initial Interpretations  
The Second Amendment Revisited  
District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)  
Heller and the States  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 9: Privacy and Personal Liberty
The Right to Privacy: Foundations  
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)  
Reproductive Freedom and the Right to Privacy: Abortion  
Roe v. Wade (1973)  
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)  
Personal Liberty and Privacy Beyond Reproductive Freedom  
Lawrence v. Texas (2003)  
Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)  
Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health (1990)  
Annotated Readings  
PART III: The Rights of the Criminally Accused
The Criminal Justice System and Constitutional Rights  
Overview of the Criminal Justice System  
Trends in Court Decision Making  
Chapter 10: Investigations and Evidence
Searches and Seizures  
Katz v. United States (1967)  
United States v. Jones (2012)  
Illinois v. Gates (1983)  
Florida v. Jardines (2013)  
Safford Unified School District #1 v. Redding (2009)  
Terry v. Ohio (1968)  
Enforcing the Fourth Amendment: The Exclusionary Rule  
Mapp v. Ohio (1961)  
United States v. Leon (1984)  
Hudson v. Michigan (2006)  
The Fifth Amendment and Self-Incrimination  
Escobedo v. Illinois (1964)  
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)  
Missouri v. Seibert (2004)  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 11: Attorneys, Trials, and Punishments
The Right to Counsel  
Powell v. Alabama (1932)  
Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)  
The Pretrial Period and the Right to Bail  
The Sixth Amendment and Fair Trials  
Batson v. Kentucky (1986)  
Sheppard v. Maxwell (1966)  
Richmond Newspapers v. Virginia (1980)  
Trial Proceedings  
Final Trial Stage: An Overview of Sentencing  
The Eighth Amendment  
Gregg v. Georgia (1976)  
Atkins v. Virginia (2002)  
Posttrial Protections and the Double Jeopardy Clause  
Postrelease Protections  
Annotated Readings  
PART IV: Civil Rights
Civil Rights and the Constitution  
The Fourteenth Amendment  
The Fifteenth Amendment  
Chapter 12: Discrimination
Race Discrimination and the Foundations of Equal Protection  
Initial Approaches to the Fourteenth Amendment  
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)  
Sweatt v. Painter (1950)  
Brown v. Board of Education (I) (1954)  
Brown v. Board of Education (II) (1955)  
Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1971)  
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1  
State Action Requirement  
Shelley v. Kraemer (1948)  
Burton v. Wilmington Parking Authority (1961)  
Moose Lodge No. 107 v. Irvis (1972)  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 13: Contemporary Approaches to Equal Protection
Rational Basis Scrutiny  
Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center (1985)  
Strict Scrutiny and Claims of Race Discrimination  
Loving v. Virginia (1967)  
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)  
Fisher v. University of Texas (2016)  
Heightened Scrutiny and Claims of Gender Discrimination  
Reed v. Reed (1971)  
Craig v. Boren (1976)  
United States v. Virginia (1996)  
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation  
Romer v. Evans (1996)  
Discrimination Based on Economic Status  
San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973)  
Discrimination against Aliens  
Plyler v. Doe (1982)  
Annotated Readings  
Chapter 14: Voting and Representation
Elections and the Supreme Court  
Bush v. Gore (2000)  
Voting Rights  
South Carolina v. Katzenbach (1966)  
Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder (2013)  
Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008)  
Regulation of Election Campaigns  
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)  
McCutcheon, et al. v. Federal Election Commission (2014)  
Political Representation  
Reynolds v. Sims (1964)  
Miller v. Johnson (1995)  
Annotated Readings  

Preview this book

For instructors

This book is not available as a review copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9781506380308