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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
Political factors influence judicial decisions. Arguments and input from lawyers and interest groups, the ebb and flow of public opinion, and especially the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices all combine to influence the development of constitutional doctrine. The Eleventh Edition of Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints draws on political science as well as legal studies to analyze and excerpt landmark cases, including key opinions handed down through 2021.

This book is ideal for Constitutional Law courses in the two-semester sequence that covers powers and constraints. For courses that cover both rights and liberties and the separation of powers in one semester, see Constitutional Law for a Changing America: A Short Course.
 

 
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

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
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Online resources included with this text

The online resources for your text are available via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site, which offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides.
 
ConLaw Resource Center
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Take your constitutional law class beyond the book with the Con Law Resource Center, featuring more than 100 excerpted, supplemental cases referenced in the commentary of the Constitutional Law for a Changing America volumes. The authors have excerpted each case in the same format as those in the text, featuring the justices’ votes, a summary of case facts, and a carefully edited version of the justices’ opinions.
 
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