Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking: Cases and Materials

Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking: Cases and Materials

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Paul Brest;Sanford Levinson;Jack M. Balkin;Akhil Reed Amar;Reva B. Siegel
  • Publish Date: 2014-10-10

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This extraordinary team of authors traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law. Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking, Sixth Edition considers constitutional questions in a broad historical context, with cutting-edge insights from contemporary scholars. Updated to include all new developments in the field, it delivers strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality, race, civil rights, separation of powers, and federalism.


  • 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

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