Author: Michel Rosenfeld,András Sajó
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The field of comparative constitutional law is vast and diverse, international and interdisciplinary. The first single source of reference on the topic, the entries in Handbook are written by leading authorities and discuss the most important subjects in the field, covering the history and development of the discipline, core concepts, structure and interpretations, institutions, rights, and emerging trends. It is an invaluable resource for everyone in the field.
Author: Tom Ginsburg,Rosalind Dixon
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
This landmark volume of specially commissioned, original contributions by top international scholars organizes the issues and controversies of the rich and rapidly maturing field of comparative constitutional law. Divided into sections on constitutional design and redesign, identity, structure, individual rights and state duties, courts and constitutional interpretation, this comprehensive volume covers over 100 countries as well as a range of approaches to the boundaries of constitutional law. While some chapters reference the text of legal instruments expressly labeled constitutional, others focus on the idea of entrenchment or take a more functional approach. Challenging the current boundaries of the field, the contributors offer diverse perspectives - cultural, historical and institutional - as well as suggestions for future research. A unique and enlightening volume, Comparative Constitutional Law is an essential resource for students and scholars of the subject.
A Critical Introduction
Author: Ian Loveland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Administrative law
Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights provides an introduction to public law which draws on developments in politics, the law and society to help the reader gain a fundamental appreciation of the law in its wider context. In addition, it explores the latest ongoing debates around potential constitutional reforms and the author's stimulating style encourages critical analysis. Online resources This book is accompanied by the following online resources: - a fully-integrated online casebook, with edited versions of leading cases and relevant legislation - a selection of mind-maps to help with revision - bonus chapters on the history of the EU - suggested tutorial outlines for lecturers
Author: Michael Forde,David Leonard
Publisher: A&C Black
Since the previous edition of this book, changes have taken place with Ireland's Articles of the Constitution, including challenges to the Articles, referenda, new legislation, and judicially-considered cases. This third edition is almost completely re-written as a result of the tumultuous changes in Irish constitutional law. Author Michael Ford - an accomplished constitutional law author and practitioner - offers the reader everything needed to know on this complex subject.
Author: Joanne Banker Hames,Yvonne Ekern
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Specifically written for paralegal students, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 2nd Edition identifies and explains the concepts behind constitutional law,and connects them to everyday experiences both inside the law practice and out. Carefully edited for non-lawyers, the major cases presented show how the Supreme Court’s decisions impact lawyers, lawmakers, and the general public, while breaking down complex concepts for paralegals-in-training to grasp more easily. Each chapter also contains numerous pedagogical elements including learning objectives, review and analysis questions, and vocabulary terms to build reader confidence with the material, and demonstrate the ways paralegals perform in the workplace. Focusing on practical application, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, 2nd Edition offers multiple hands-on opportunities to help students excel. Helpful appendices include samples of commonly used legal documents, while the readings are packed with hypothetical cases, ethical dilemmas, and end-of-chapter assignments for practicing analytical skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Hiroyuki Hata,Gō Nakagawa
Following a general introduction on Japan, including information on the political system and the historical background of Japan, this book deals with: the sources of constitutional law (treaties, constitutions, legislation, jurisprudence, unwritten law, subordinate rules and regulations and hierarchy of legal rules) the form of Government (outlining the legal status of the Head of State the Legislature, the Executive, the Judiciary and independent agencies) the State and its subdivisions citizenship and the administration of justice (nationality, human rights, judicial control, legal position of aliens) specific problems such as foreign relations, the power of the military, emergency laws and taxing power
Author: Louis Fisher,Katy Jean Harriger
Publisher: CUP Archive
This paperback volume (subtitled ''Constitutional Rights: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties'') includes chapters 10 through 19 of Fisher/Harriger, American Constitutional Law, Tenth Edition (hardback). Now in its tenth edition, American Constitutional Law is the only book that develops constitutional law in the comprehensive sense. Along with containing analyses and excerpts of court decisions, the book highlights the efforts of legislatures, executives, the states, and the general public to participate in an ongoing political dialogue rather than passively receive a series of unilateral judicial commands. It covers all new developments in case law, congressional statutes, presidential policies, and initiatives undertaken by states under their own constitutions. The book includes readings not only from cases but congressional floor debates, committee reports, committee hearings, presidential vetoes and other statements, state actions, Federalist papers, and professional journals. It also includes a chapter on equal protection that addresses immigration law and the rights of aliens.
Cases and Commentary
Author: Daniel E. Hall,Ransford Pyle
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Category: Business & Economics
The history of the constitution and the supreme court are used to lay the ground work for Constitutional Law: Governmental Powers, Structures, and Limits, which is by far the most thorough and current examination of the constitutional aspects of state and federal government published. Some of the topics discussed consist of the structure and organization of government, federalism, separation of powers, and intergovernmental immunities. Chapter questions are included to provoke a student's analytical and critical thinking skills.ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructorâ€™s Manual, ISBN:0-8273-7188-8
Author: Ian D. Loveland
This title was first published in 2000: This volume of essays explores a number of fundamental constitutional law questions in a variety of historical and jurisdictional contexts. The contributions focus on the role to be played by courts and legal principles in the resolution of major political controversies and on the progressive development of constitutional jurisprudence in countries sharing a broadly common law legal tradition. The guiding theme pervading the collection is an attempt to measure the legitimacy of judicial (in-)activism when courts are faced with difficult political choices on matters such as slavery, internment, racism and voting rights and radical economic policies and are also confronted with the requirement to attach concrete meanings to such abstract concepts as the separation of powers and the rule of law.
Author: Jacqueline R. Kanovitz
An incomparably clear and contemporary introduction to the field, Constitutional Law decodes the "legalese," simplifies jurisprudence, and examines those specific provisions that govern the day-to-day work of criminal justice personnel while protecting the individual rights of whom they serve. Part one's highly organized sequencing and structure explains legal concepts and principles in digestible sections, breaking complex ideas down into parts and making them easier to swallow. The first chapter summarizes the organization and content of the Constitution, providing an overview of our judicial system and how cases reach the Supreme Court. The next five chapters provide in-depth coverage of constitutional restrictions on police authority to detain, arrest, use force, search for and seize evidence, engage in technologically assisted surveillance, interrogate suspects, and obtain confessions. The next three chapters cover the Fifth Amendment privilege against compulsory self-incrimination, the Fourth Amendment defense against highly intrusive bodily searches, Due Process requirements for witness identification procedures, a criminal defendant's right to counsel, and the constitutional safeguards applicable during the trial and punishment phases of a criminal case. The final chapter covers the constitutional and other legal protections criminal justice professionals enjoy in their capacity as employees, as well as their civil liability for violating the constitutional rights of others. The second part of the book contains approximately 200 pages of summarized cases which have been newly edited to ensure accessibility. These cases are specifically mapped to individual chapter topics to help you learn the doctrines and methods of constitutional argument, as well as how these can applied in a variety of prospective scenarios. * Updated with current constitutional decisions and precedents that reflect those issues of most concern to criminal justice professionals. * Each chapter begins with a outline, concludes with a summary, and includes boxed key terms and concepts. * A highly organized structure explains legal concepts and principles in digestible sections, breaking complex ideas down into parts and making them easier to grasp. * Part II contains briefs of key judicial decisions that exemplify how constitutional provisions covered earlier have been interpreted.
Analysis and Cases
Author: Ziyad Motala,Cyril Ramaphosa
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A comprehensive and analytical treatment of constitutional law and the constitution-making process in South Africa. An invaluable resource to students of law, lawyers, academics and politicians worldwide.
Cases in Context
Author: Randy E. Barnett,Howard E. Katz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Constitutional Law: Cases in Context places primary emphasis on how constitutional law has developed, its foundational principles, and recurring debates, rather than focusing simply on doctrinal details. Teachable, manageable, class-sized chunks of material are suited to one-semester courses or reduced credit configurations. Generous case excerpts make the text flexible for most courses, no matter the ideology or interpretative method. Unique, concise coverage of the dormant commerce clause material helps clarify this often murky area. This allows the introduction of discriminatory intent and effects concepts in a less charged setting than race or gender material. Cases are judiciously supplemented with background readings from various sources. Providing additional context, the readings are long enough to help students understand the arguments, and edited where necessary to prevent overwhelming them. Constitutional Law: Cases in Context represents rival interpretations of the Constitution by founders, Presidents, and other critics of the Court's decisions better than do many other casebooks. Study guide questions help students focus on the salient issues, challenge them to consider the court's opinions from various perspectives, suggest comparisons or connections with other cases, and invite the student to think about recurring foundational principles and debates. The Second Edition welcomes Howard E. Katz, of Elon University and co-author of "Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching: A Primer for New (and Not So New) Professors." Greatly reduced and more tightly edited introductory material preserves and expands content while providing additional balance. The text is updated with the most recent cases throughout. A two-color design features an art program and boxed Study Guides, and the text is available in e-formats as well as print. The Second Edition is one of three volumes specifically tailored for the most common courses, replacing the common one-size-fits-all format. Constitutional Law: Cases in Context , is designed for use both in one-semester courses and in two-semester sequences devoted to structure and rights. Constitutional Structure: Cases in Context covers Parts I and II of the parent book, and Constitutional Rights: Cases in Context covers Parts I and III. Each specialized volume can be taught in its entirety in one-semester Con Law I or Con Law II courses. Features: emphasis on how constitutional law has developed, its foundational principles, and recurring debates, rather than on just doctrinal details teachable, class-sized chunks manageable for professors and students better suited to one-semester courses or reduced credit configurations generous case excerpts for flexibility in teaching, no matter the approach unique, concise coverage of dormant commerce clause helps a normally murky area to be taught efficiently allows introduction of discriminatory intent and effects concepts (in a less charged setting than race or gender material) cases supplemented with judicious background readings various sources provide context readings are long enough to help students to understand arguments edited where necessary to prevent overwhelming the reader represents rival interpretations of the Constitution by founders, Presidents, and critics of the Court's decisions includes study guide questions
Author: Jerome A. Barron,C. Thomas Dienes,Wayne McCormack,Martin H. Redish
The authors of this casebook are committed to reflect fully the dynamism, controversy, and excitement that characterize contemporary Constitutional Law. While generally striving for brevity, the authors lightly edit cases where the Court appears to be embarking on a new doctrinal course so that sharply different constitutional philosophies are fully and fairly presented. Features of the new Eighth Edition include: • Hamdan v. Rumsfeld -- the legality of the use of military commissions by the Executive Branch. • Boumediene v. Bush -- alien enemy combatants detained at Guantanamo and "the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus." • District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago -- the personal right to keep and bear arms vis-a-vis federal and state governments. • Gonzales v. Carhart -- limiting the abortion right. • United Haulers Association, Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority -- state regulation of solid waste and the dormant Commerce Clause • Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 -- affirmative action in the public schools. In the area of free expression, among the many cases featured are: • Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project -- national security v. political advocacy. • Snyder v. Phelps -- offensive speech and funeral picketing. • Morse v. Frederick -- student speech in the high schools. • Garcetti v. Ceballos -- free expression rights of government employees. • United States v. Stevens -- animal cruelty and the limits of freedom of expression. • Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association -- protecting children from violent video games. • Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission -- unleashing campaign spending by corporations and unions. The new 8th edition includes some of the latest law review literature as well as the leading constitutional cases covered in the previous edition. Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies is updated annually with a supplement addressing recent developments in the area of Constitutional Law.
Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
A leading fifth edition text by a prominent scholar, Constitutional Law, is known for its concise, yet comprehensive presentation. Professor Chemerinsky’s distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and his own essays, and with the author’s context and background information, the law becomes more readily understood. The text’s flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures so that no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material. Finally, a complete Teacher's Manual and Annual Case Supplement round out this acclaimed Constitutional Law text. Features: Comprehensive coverage; accessible writing style Distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays Provides context and background information Flexible organization—no chapter assumes that students have read other chapters Updated throughout; includes major new cases
Rights, Liberties, and Justice
Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walker
Publisher: CQ Press
Category: Political Science
Capturing the authors’ excitement for constitutional law, this updated Tenth Edition of Constitutional Law for a Changing America shows you how judicial decisions are influenced by political factors—from lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices. Authors Lee Epstein and Thomas G. Walker show how these dynamics shape the development of constitutional doctrine. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors incorporate the latest scholarship in the fields of both political science and legal studies and offer solid analysis of both classic and contemporary landmark cases, including key opinions handed down through the 2017 session. Filled with additional supporting material—photographs of the litigants, sidebars comparing the United States with other nations, and “Aftermath” boxes that tell the stories of the parties' lives after the Supreme Court has acted—the text helps you develop a thorough understanding of the way the U.S. Constitution protects civil rights and liberties.