9780131717695

Constitutional Values : Governmental Power and Individual Freedoms

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131717695

  • ISBN 10:

    0131717693

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/22/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Constitutional Values: Governmental Power and Individual Freedoms in American Politicsis a single volume that examines both constitutional law and civil liberties using narrative, well-edited cases, and real-world interpretations. It introduces readers to the underlying political structure of the American judiciary, explores the constitutional foundations for governmental authority, and reviews the legal protections for individual rights and liberties in the American political system. Chapter questions are included to provoke readersrs" analytical and critical thinking skills, and over 100 cases help readers understand how constitutional doctrines are applied. Presents a sound discussion of governmental structure and authority in the first part of the book. Follows with a clear presentation of civil liberties and civil rights in the second part of the book. Contains over 100 edited cases which are referenced in Part Two of the book. Includes important U.S. Supreme Court opinions regarding governmental authority and individual freedoms. Covers standard Supreme Court cases and also incorporates contemporary constitutional controversies. Discusses unique local cases which demonstrate the local implications of constitutional politics. Includes cases from Maryland, New York, Connecticut, California, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Rhode Island, Alabama, Virginia and more! Provides true insights into the day-to-day realities of constitutional law. Encourages readers to apply constitutional doctrines to local controversies.Anyone interested in or involved with constitutional law and civil liberties.

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