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Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking 6E

Front Cover - Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking 6E

Paul Brest
Professor of Law Emeritus
Stanford Law School

Sanford Levinson
W. St. John Garwood & W. St. John Garwood, Jr.
Centennial Chair and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Jack M. Balkin
Knight Professor of Constitutional Law 
and the First Amendment
Yale Law School

Akhil Reed Amar
Sterling Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Reva B. Siegel
Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law
Yale Law School

2014. 2016 pages. 978-0-7355-9444-9. With Teacher’s Manual.

About the Book

In Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking, an extraordinary team of authors traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law. Students will consider constitutional questions in a broad historical context, with cutting-edge insights from contemporary scholars. This book has been updated to include all new developments in the field, and delivers strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality, race, civil rights, separation of powers, and federalism.

This casebook:

• Traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law, then considers constitutional questions in a broad historical context
• Considers constitutional questions in a broad historical context
• Presents cutting-edge contributions from important contemporary legal scholars
• Discusses seminal cases from the annals of history that show the relevance of historical materials to modern constitutional analysis
• Provides full treatment of the important issues of civil rights, federalism, and separation of powers
• Draws on the combined expertise of an outstanding author team
• Contains particularly strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality and race
• Includes a Teacher’s Manual

New to the Sixth Edition: 

• Coverage of the Health Care Case (NFIB v. Sebelius) and Shelby County v. Holder
• New materials on sexual orientation, race, and gender.
• Completely revised materials on sexual autonomy and abortion.
• Coverage of Second Amendment rights.
• Coverage of new developments in executive power and national security law.
• Increased coverage of the history of important political and social movements and their effects on American constitutional development. 
• Expansion of the rich historical materials for which the casebook is famous--including new materials on the formation of the Constitution, the early Republic, the legislative history of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Gilded Age, and the constitutional struggle over the New Deal.

Preface / Sample Chapters