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Constitutional Law Stories

  • Edition : 2nd ed., 2009
  • Author(s) : Dorf
    • ISBN: 9781599411699
    • SKU: 50356
    • Condition: New
    • Format: Paperback


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This useful study aid provides a student with an understanding of ten leading U.S. constitutional law cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges and socioeconomic factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. It is suitable for adoption as a supplement in an introductory constitutional law course, or as a text for an advanced seminar.

Table of Contents includes:
The Structural Constitution The Story of Marbury v. Madison: Making Defeat Look Like Victory
The Story of McCulloch: Banking on National Power
The Story of Wickard v. Filburn: Agriculture, Aggregation, and Congressional Power over Commerce
The Story of Clinton v. Jones: Presidential Promiscuity and the Paths of Constitutional Retribution
The Story of Dred Scott: Originalism’s Forgotten Past
The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson: The Death and Resurrection of Racial Formalism
The Story of Brown v. City of Oneonta: The Uncertain Meaning of Racially Discriminatory Policing under the Equal Protection Clause
The Story of Korematsu: The Japanese–American Cases
The Story of Baker v. Carr
The Story of Lochner v. New York: Impediment to the Growth of the Regulatory State
The Story of Roe v. Wade: From a Garage Sale for Women’s Lib, to the Supreme Court, to Political Turmoil
The Story of Whitney v. California: The Power of Ideas
The Story of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette: The Pledge of Allegiance and the Freedom of Thought
The Story of Al Smith: The First Amendment Meets Grandfather Peyote
The Story of City of Boerne v. Flores: Federalism, Rights, and Judicial Supremacy