978-0-7355-1250-4 / 9780735512504

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This popular casebook is highly regarded for its ability to provide a solid introduction to the practical realities of constitutional decision-making by taking a distinctive historical approach. In its revised and updated Fifth Edition, <b>PROCESSES OF CONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONMAKING</b> is an invaluable tool for teaching students the origins and development of constitutional doctrine.<p class=copymedium> Proven effective through years of successful classroom use, the casebook: <li class=copymedium>traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law, then considers constitutional questions in a broad historical context <li class=copymedium>presents cutting-edge contributions from important contemporary legal scholars <li class=copymedium>discusses seminal cases from the annals of history that show the relevance of historical materials to modern constitutional analysis <li class=copymedium>provides full treatment of the important issues of civil rights, federalism, and separation of powers <li class=copymedium>draws on the combined expertise of an outstanding author team <li class=copymedium>contains particularly strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality and race</ul><p class=copymedium> Longtime users will find much new information in the Fifth Edition, including: <li class=copymedium>timely coverage of civil liberties during wartime <li class=copymedium>revised and expanded treatment of constitutional rights of sexual orientation minorities <li class=copymedium>more material on rights of the poor and constitutional rights in the welfare state <li class=copymedium>full analysis of new doctrines on federalism and civil rights powers</ul>

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