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Constitutional Law for a Changing America

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

Twelfth Edition

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Law & Courts

November 2024 | 944 pages | CQ Press
In Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties, and Justice, bestselling authors Lee Epstein, Kevin T. McGuire, and Thomas G. Walker show students how political factors influence judicial decisions and shape the development of constitutional law. The Twelfth Edition, updated with additional material such as recent court rulings, more than 500 supplemental cases, and greater coverage of freedom of expression, will facilitate a deeper understanding of how the U.S. Constitution protects civil rights and liberties.

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Part One: The Supreme Court and the Constitution
Chapter One: Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court
Chapter Two: The Judiciary: Institutional Powers and Constraints
Chapter Three: Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
Part Two: Civil Liberties
Chapter Four: Religion: Exercise and Establishment
Chapter Five: Foundations of Freedom of Expression
Chapter Six: Modern-Day Approaches to Free Expression
Chapter Seven: Freedom of the Press
Chapter Eight: The Boundaries of Free Expression: Libel, Obscenity, and Emerging Areas of Government Regulation
Chapter Nine: The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Chapter Ten: Privacy and Personal Liberty
Part Three: The Rights of the Criminally Accused
Chapter Eleven: Investigations and Evidence
Chapter Twelve: Attorneys, Trials, and Punishments
Part Four: Civil Rights
Chapter Thirteen: Race Discrimination and the Foundations of Equal Protection
Chapter Fourteen: Contemporary Approaches to Equal Protection
Chapter Fifteen: Voting and Representation


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