Constitutional Law for a Changing America
A Short Course
- Lee Epstein - Washington University in St. Louis, USA
- Kevin T. McGuire - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Thomas G. Walker - Emory University, USA
Law & Courts
—Dr. Wendy Brame, Briar Cliff University
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 shape the development of constitutional doctrine. Drawing on political science as much as from legal studies, Constitutional Law for a Changing America: A Short Course helps students realize that Supreme Court cases are more than just legal names and citations. With meticulous revising, the authors streamline material while accounting for recent landmark cases and new scholarship.
Ideal for a one semester course, the Eighth Edition of A Short Course offers all the hallmarks of the Rights and Powers volumes in a more condensed format. Students and instructors benefit from the online Con Law Resource Center which houses the supplemental case archive, links to CQ Press reference materials, a moot court simulation, instructor resources, and more.
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Take your constitutional law class beyond the book with the regularly updated SAGE Edge 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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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
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“Excellent balance of case excerpts and author explanation, highly appropriate for undergraduate students.”
“This textbook achieves the difficult task of being both accessible and thorough.”
This textbook was used by my predecessor so naturally I was inclined to adopt it. After reading the description of the course and reviewing this eighth edition, I find that this textbook is more than adequate for this class and I look forward to teaching my students from it.
Going back to this text as it is accessible and has a positive track record.
Its a good text for undergrads