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Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints [Paperback]

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In a thorough exploration of the Supreme Court's interpretation of the political power distributed by the Constitution, Epstein and Walker explain and analyze such essential concepts as separation of powers and federalism, as well as the authority to tax, spend, conduct war, regulate commerce, and limit rights to property and contracts. This revised volume includes both recent and important rulings on limits to federal power, and thoughtfully examines the impact of national emergencies, terrorism, and the war in Iraq on the government's capacity to act in the interests of national security.

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Pages   746
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   2.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2007
Publisher   CQ Press
ISBN  1933116811  
ISBN13  9781933116815  

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More About Lee Epstein

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lee Epstein received her PhD from Emory University. She is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Washington University of St. Louis. She is the author of 'Conservatives in Court' (1985) and the co-author of 'The Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Developments' (1994); 'Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints' (1992);'Constitutional Law for A Changing America: Rights, Liberties and Justice: A Short Course' (1996);'The Choices Justices Make' (1998);'The Supreme Court of the United States: An Introduction' (1993);'The Supreme Court and Legal Change: Abortion and the Death Penalty' (1992);'Public Interest Law Sourcebook: An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide' (1992) and 'Public Interest Law Groups' (1989), as well as various journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. Epstein serves on the board of multiple Political Science Associations and has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, the Center for New Institutional Social Science, the Business, Law, and Economics Center at Washington University, Southern Methodist University, and the Earhart Foundation. Southern Methodist University awarded her the Margareta Deschner Teaching Award in 1988 and the Rotunda Teaching Award in 1988 and 1991. She has also been named Professor of the Year, 2000 by Washington University's Undergraduate Political Science Association; Faculty of the Year, 2000 by the Washington University Student Union and Outstanding Faculty Member, 1999 by Washington University's Women's Panhellenic Association.

Lee Epstein was born in 1958 and has an academic affiliation as follows - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Washington University, St Louis Washington Uni.

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A great overview of the most important cases in Constitutional law  Dec 8, 2007
I had a Constitutional Law class while an undergraduate which relied very heavily on this book, and I could not be more satisfied. While I was a chemistry major, I really enjoyed this book because it had the actual written opinions (or significant excerpts thereof) of the most important and precedent-making cases in a variety of topics of Constitutional Law. Having those opinions ready available was great, and the analysis that followed was also quite helpful to get at some of the cases with denser reasoning.

Anyway, whether for class or pleasure, a great read and highly recommended.
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