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Contents

Constitutional Law and American Democracy: Cases and Readings

PART 1: FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1:  Judicial Authority
A: The Origins of Judicial Review
B: From Judicial Review to Judicial Supremacy

Chapter 2: Theories of Interpretation
A: Originalism
B: Proceduralism
C: Moral Reading of the Constitution
D: Pragmatism and Consequentialism 

PART 2: POWERS
Chapter 3: Congressional Authority and ItsLimits
A: The Idea of Enumerated Powers 
B: The Battle over Economic Regulation 
C: The New Federalism

Chapter 4: Presidential Authority and Its Limits
A: The Executive and the Separation of Powers
B: Foreign Affairs and the Power to Declare War
C: The Presidency and the Rule of Law

PART 3: LIBERTY
Chapter 5:  Free Speech
A: Political Speech 
B: Obscenity, Pornography, and Hate Speech

Chapter 6: Religion
A: Free Exercise and Accommodation 
B: Establishment, Public Funding, and Prayer

Chapter 7: Substantive Due Process and Fundamental Rights
A: Economic Substantive Due Process
B: Rights of the Family
C: The Right to Privacy: Sexual Relations, Reproductive Freedom, Abortion, and Assisted Suicide

PART 4: EQUALITY
Chapter 8: Race and Equality
A: Slavery, Segregation, and Racism 
B: Affirmative Action
C: Voting Discrimination 

Chapter 9: Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Equality
A: Sex and Gender
B: Sexual Orientation