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An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Ev...
by , Josh Blackman

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<p></p><p>This multimedia platform combines a book and video series that will change the way you study constitutional law. <strong><em>An Introduction to Constitutional Law</em></strong> teaches the narrative of constitutional law as it has developed over the past two centuries. All students鈥攅ven those unfamiliar with American history鈥攚ill learn the essential background information to grasp how this body of law has come to be what it is today. An online library of sixty-three videos (access codes provided with purchase of the book) brings the Supreme Court鈥檚 one hundred most important decisions to life. These videos are enriched by photographs, maps, and even audio from the Supreme Court. The book and videos are accessible for all levels: law school, college, high school, home school, and independent study. Students can read and watch these materials before class to prepare for lectures or study after class to fill in any gaps in their notes. And, come exam time, students can watch the entire canon of constitutional law in about twelve hours.聽</p><p></p>
Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty - Upd...
by Randy E. Barnett

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

November 24, 2013

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<p>The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In <i>Restoring the Lost Constitution</i>, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's founding, but especially since the 1930s, the courts have been cutting holes in the original Constitution and its amendments to eliminate the parts that protect liberty from the power of government. From the Commerce Clause, to the Necessary and Proper Clause, to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, to the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court has rendered each of these provisions toothless. In the process, the written Constitution has been lost.</p><br /><p> Barnett establishes the original meaning of these lost clauses and offers a practical way to restore them to their central role in constraining government: adopting a "presumption of liberty" to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens when laws restrict their rightful exercises of liberty. He also provides a new, realistic and philosophically rigorous theory of constitutional legitimacy that justifies both interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning and, where that meaning is vague or open-ended, construing it so as to better protect the rights retained by the people.</p><br /><p> As clearly argued as it is insightful and provocative, <i>Restoring the Lost Constitution</i> forcefully disputes the conventional wisdom, posing a powerful challenge to which others must now respond.</p><br /><p> This updated edition features an afterword with further reflections on individual popular sovereignty, originalist interpretation, judicial engagement, and the gravitational force that original meaning has exerted on the Supreme Court in several recent cases.</p>
American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup
by F.H. Buckley

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English

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January 14, 2020

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Americans have never been more divided, and we鈥檙e ripe for a breakup. The bitter partisan animosities, the legislative gridlock, the growing acceptance of violence in the name of political virtue鈥攊t all invites us to think that we鈥檇 be happier were we two different countries. In all the ways that matter, save for the naked force of law, we are already two nations.聽<br />There鈥檚 another reason why secession beckons, says F.H. Buckley: we鈥檙e too big. In population and area, the United States is one of the biggest countries in the world, and <i>American Secession</i> provides data showing that smaller countries are happier and less corrupt. They鈥檙e less inclined to throw their weight around militarily, and they鈥檙e freer too. There are advantages to bigness, certainly, but the costs exceed the benefits. On many counts, bigness is badness.<br /><br /><br />Across the world, large countries are staring down secession movements. Many have already split apart. Do we imagine that we, almost alone in the world, are immune? We had a civil war to prevent a secession, and we鈥檙e tempted to see that terrible precedent as proof against another effort. This book explodes that comforting belief and shows just how easy it would be for a state to exit the Union if that鈥檚 what its voters wanted.<br /><br /><br />But if that isn鈥檛 what we really want, Buckley proposes another option, a kind of Secession Lite, that could heal our divisions while allowing us to keep our identity as Americans.
Impeachment: An American History
by , Jeffrey A. Engel

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b>Four experts on the American presidency examine the three times impeachment has been invoked鈥攁gainst Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton鈥攁nd explain what it means today.</b><br /><br />Impeachment is a double-edged sword. Though it was designed to check tyrants, Thomas Jefferson also called impeachment 鈥渢he most formidable weapon for the purpose of a dominant faction that was ever contrived.鈥?On the one hand, it nullifies the will of voters, the basic foundation of all representative democracies. On the other, its absence from the Constitution would leave the country vulnerable to despotic leadership. It is rarely used, and with good reason.<br /><br /> Only three times has a president鈥檚 conduct led to such political disarray as to warrant his potential removal from office, transforming a political crisis into a constitutional one. None has yet succeeded. Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 for failing to kowtow to congressional leaders鈥攁nd, in a large sense, for failing to be Abraham Lincoln鈥攜et survived his Senate trial. Richard Nixon resigned in August 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against him for lying, obstructing justice, and employing his executive power for personal and political gain. Bill Clinton had an affair with a White House intern, but in 1999 he faced trial in the Senate less for that prurient act than for lying under oath about it.<br /><br /> In the first book to consider these three presidents alone鈥攁nd the one thing they have in common鈥擩effrey A. Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker explain that the basis and process of impeachment is more political than legal. The Constitution states that the president 鈥渟hall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,鈥?leaving room for historical precedent and the temperament of the time to weigh heavily on each case. This book reveals the complicated motives behind each impeachment鈥攏ever entirely limited to the question of a president鈥檚 guilt鈥攁nd the risks to all sides. Each case depended on factors beyond the president鈥檚 behavior: his relationship with Congress, the polarization of the moment, and the power and resilience of the office itself. This is a realist view of impeachment that looks to history for clues about its potential use in the future.
The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade ...
by Eric Foner

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p><strong>From the Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning scholar, a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation鈥檚 foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time.</strong></p><br /><p>The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as American law. The Reconstruction amendments abolished slavery, guaranteed all persons due process and equal protection of the law, and equipped black men with the right to vote. They established the principle of birthright citizenship and guaranteed the privileges and immunities of all citizens. The federal government, not the states, was charged with enforcement, reversing the priority of the original Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In grafting the principle of equality onto the Constitution, these revolutionary changes marked the second founding of the United States.</p><br /><p>Eric Foner鈥檚 compact, insightful history traces the arc of these pivotal amendments from their dramatic origins in pre鈥揅ivil War mass meetings of African-American 鈥渃olored citizens鈥?and in Republican party politics to their virtual nullification in the late nineteenth century. A series of momentous decisions by the Supreme Court narrowed the rights guaranteed in the amendments, while the states actively undermined them. The Jim Crow system was the result. Again today there are serious political challenges to birthright citizenship, voting rights, due process, and equal protection of the law. Like all great works of history, this one informs our understanding of the present as well as the past: knowledge and vigilance are always necessary to secure our basic rights.</p>
I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street
by Matt Taibbi

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<b>A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police鈥攆rom the bestselling author of <i>The Divide</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE WASHINGTON POST</i></b><br /><br /> On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner died on a Staten Island sidewalk after a police officer put him in what has been described as an illegal chokehold during an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes. The final moments of Garner鈥檚 life were captured on video and seen by millions. His agonized last words, 鈥淚 can鈥檛 breathe,鈥?became a rallying cry for the nascent Black Lives Matter protest movement. A grand jury ultimately declined to indict the officer who wrestled Garner to the pavement.<br /> 聽<br /> Matt Taibbi鈥檚 deeply reported retelling of these events liberates Eric Garner from the abstractions of newspaper accounts and lets us see the man in full鈥攚ith all his flaws and contradictions intact. A husband and father with a complicated personal history, Garner was neither villain nor victim, but a fiercely proud individual determined to do the best he could for his family, bedeviled by bad luck, and ultimately subdued by forces beyond his control.聽<br /> 聽<br /> In America, no miscarriage of justice exists in isolation, of course, and in <i>I Can鈥檛 Breathe</i> Taibbi also examines the conditions that made this tragedy possible. Featuring vivid vignettes of life on the street and inside our Kafkaesque court system, Taibbi鈥檚 kaleidoscopic account illuminates issues around policing, mass incarceration, the underground economy, and racial disparity in law enforcement. No one emerges unsullied, from the conservative district attorney who half-heartedly prosecutes the case to the progressive mayor caught between the demands of outraged activists and the foot-dragging of recalcitrant police officials.聽<br /> 聽<br /> A masterly narrative of urban America and a scathing indictment of the perverse incentives built into our penal system, <i>I Can鈥檛 Breathe</i> drills down into the particulars of one case to confront us with the human cost of our broken approach to dispensing criminal justice.<br /><br /><b>鈥淏rilliant . . . Taibbi is unsparing is his excoriation of the system, police, and courts. . . . This is a necessary and riveting work.鈥濃€?lt;i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b>
The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution (S...
by Linda R. Monk

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

August 11, 2015

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<strong>THE WORDS WE LIVE BY</strong> takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, gun control, and affirmative action.<br /><br />In <strong>THE WORDS WE LIVE BY</strong>, Linda Monk probes the idea that the Constitution may seem to offer cut-and-dried answers to questions regarding personal rights, but the interpretations of this hallowed document are nearly infinite. For example, in the debate over gun control, does "the right of the people to bear arms" as stated in the Second Amendment pertain to individual citizens or regulated militias? What do scholars say? Should the Internet be regulated and censored, or does this impinge on the freedom of speech as defined in the First Amendment? These and other issues vary depending on the interpretation of the Constitution.<br /><br />Through entertaining and informative annotations, <strong>THE WORDS WE LIVE BY</strong> offers a new way of looking at the Constitution. Its pages reflect a critical, respectful and appreciative look at one of history's greatest documents. <strong>THE WORDS WE LIVE BY</strong> is filled with a rich and engaging historical perspective along with enough surprises and fascinating facts and illustrations to prove that your Constitution is a living--and entertaining--document.<br /><br />Updated now for the first time, <strong>THE WORDS WE LIVE BY</strong> continues to take an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, and affirmative action.<br />
Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump
by , Sam Koppelman

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br /><b>Why President Trump has left us with no choice but to remove him from office, as explained by celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.</b><br /><br /> No one is above the law. This belief is as American as freedom of speech and turkey on Thanksgiving鈥攈eld sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues in <i>Impeach</i>, if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of our democracy. To quote President George Washington鈥檚 Farewell Address: 鈥淔oreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.鈥?Impeachment should always be our last resort, explains Katyal, but our founders, our principles, and our Constitution leave us with no choice but to impeach President Trump鈥攂efore it鈥檚 too late.聽
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
by Carol Anderson Ph.D.

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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<b>National Book Critics Circle Award Winner</b><br /><b><i>New York Times</i><i> </i>Bestseller</b><br /><b>A <i>New York Times</i><i> </i>Notable Book of the Year</b><br /><b>A <i>Washington Post</i> Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year</b><br /><b>A <i>Boston Globe</i> Best Book of 2016</b><br /><b>A <i>Chicago Review of Books</i> Best Nonfiction Book of 2016</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America.</b><br /><br />As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 鈥渂lack rage,鈥?historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in <i>The Washington Post</i> suggesting that this was, instead, "white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames," she argued, "everyone had ignored the kindling."<br /> <br /> Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i> decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House, and then the election of America's first black President, led to the expression of white rage that has been as relentless as it has been brutal. <br /> <br /> Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, <i>White Rage</i> will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.
Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (Aspen Treatise Serie...
by Erwin Chemerinsky

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English

Pages

1507

Publication Date

June 17, 2019

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<p>Relied on by students, professors, and practitioners, Erwin Chemerinsky鈥檚 popular treatise clearly states the law and identifies the underlying policy issues in each area of constitutional law. Thorough coverage of the topic makes it appropriate for both beginning and advanced courses.</p> <p><strong>New to the Sixth Edition:</strong></p> <ul> <li>New discussion of the Preamble to the Constitution in Ch. 1</li> <li>Discussion of many new cases throughout the book. Major new decisions include: <em>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission; Gill v. Whitford; Zivotofsky v. Kerry; Lucia v. SEC; South Dakota v. Wayfair; Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin; Obergefell v. Hodges; Whole Women鈥檚 Health v. Hellerstedt; Matal v. Tam; Williams-Yulee v. Florida State Bar; National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra; Janus v. American Federation; Town of Greece v. Galloway</em>; and <em>Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer</em></li> <li>New materials on presidential power, immigration, and travel bans under the Trump administration, including <em>IRAP v. Trump</em> and <em>Hawaii v. Trump</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Professors and students will benefit from:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Renowned authorship</li> <li>Examination of black-letter law and all the myriad issues of constitutional interpretation with unrivaled thoroughness and lucidity</li> <li>Excellent historical overview of the creation and ratification of the Constitution, examining the existential question of why we have a constitution</li> </ul>

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