Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking

Author: Paul Brest
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887494
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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. Key Features: Coverage of recent cases and materials including: Obergefell v. Hodges - Same-Sex Marriage Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt – Abortion Regulation Zivotofsky v. Kerry – Presidential Power Fisher v. University of Texas – Affirmative Action New Discussion of Cooperative Federalism Sessions v. Morales–Santana – Sex Equality

Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking 2013

Author: Paul Brest
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9781454828235
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Summary of Contents Chapter 4. From Reconstruction to the New Deal: 1866-1934 Part Two: Constitutional Adjudication in the Modern World Chapter 5. Economic Regulation, Federalism, and Separation of Powers in the Modern Era Chapter 6. The Burdens of History: The Constitutional Treatment of Race Chapter 8. Implied Fundamental Rights: The Constitution, the Family, and the Body

America s Unwritten Constitution

Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 0465029574
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A renowned constitutional scholar explores the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many external factors that shape our interpretations of this foundational document.

Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea Second Edition

Author: Louis B. Sohn †
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004203567
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This second edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea compiles cases, treaties, U.N. documents, commentaries, and other teaching materials that systematically present law of the sea topics.

Foreign Relations Law

Author: Curtis A. Bradley
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888709
Format: PDF
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A leading casebook on foreign relations law, authored by two widely cited and experienced scholars, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition examines the law that regulates the conduct of contemporary U.S. foreign relations. It offers a compelling mix of cases, statutes, and executive branch materials, as well as extensive notes and questions and discussion of relevant historical background.

Problem Solving Decision Making and Professional Judgment

Author: Paul Brest
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195366328
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In Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers, Paul Brest and Linda Hamilton Krieger prepare students and professionals to be creative problem solvers, wise counselors, and effective decision makers. The authors provide readers with knowledge of decision theory, probability and statistics, social and cognitive psychology, and arm them against common sources of judgment error. The ultimate goal is to help readers "get it right" in their roles as professionals, citizens, and individuals.

The Laws of Change

Author: Jack M. Balkin
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0984253734
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As important to Chinese civilization as the Bible is to Western culture, the I Ching or Book of Changes is one of the oldest treasures of world literature. In this masterful new interpretation, Jack Balkin returns the I Ching to its rightful place as a book of wisdom that teaches how to live one's life in a changing and confusing world. Balkin's comprehensive and perceptive commentaries highlight a clear, understandable version of the core text of the I Ching that preserves its striking imagery while remaining faithful to the long tradition of ethical interpretations of the work. The I Ching is nothing less than an explanation of the laws of change in the world and how human beings can learn to live in harmony with them. Balkin presents it as a work of practical philosophy and ethics, concerned with helping people to cultivate their characters, achieve emotional balance, and maintain personal integrity in the face of adversity and ever-changing circumstances. He shows how the I Ching's divinatory system helps the reader discover the book's underlying philosophy through applying its insights to everyday problems. The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life offers the most detailed commentaries available in English on the I Ching's ethical and philosophical teachings, a comprehensive survey of different methods of consulting the I Ching, and an excellent history of the I Ching's transformation from a Bronze Age diviner's manual to a beloved book of wisdom that lies at the very heart of Chinese culture. This is an indispensable work for anyone who wants to understand the I Ching and its history.

America s Constitution

Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588364879
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In America’s Constitution, one of this era’s most accomplished constitutional law scholars, Akhil Reed Amar, gives the first comprehensive account of one of the world’s great political texts. Incisive, entertaining, and occasionally controversial, this “biography” of America’s framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also why the Constitution says it. We all know this much: the Constitution is neither immutable nor perfect. Amar shows us how the story of this one relatively compact document reflects the story of America more generally. (For example, much of the Constitution, including the glorious-sounding “We the People,” was lifted from existing American legal texts, including early state constitutions.) In short, the Constitution was as much a product of its environment as it was a product of its individual creators’ inspired genius. Despite the Constitution’s flaws, its role in guiding our republic has been nothing short of amazing. Skillfully placing the document in the context of late-eighteenth-century American politics, America’s Constitution explains, for instance, whether there is anything in the Constitution that is unamendable; the reason America adopted an electoral college; why a president must be at least thirty-five years old; and why–for now, at least–only those citizens who were born under the American flag can become president. From his unique perspective, Amar also gives us unconventional wisdom about the Constitution and its significance throughout the nation’s history. For one thing, we see that the Constitution has been far more democratic than is conventionally understood. Even though the document was drafted by white landholders, a remarkably large number of citizens (by the standards of 1787) were allowed to vote up or down on it, and the document’s later amendments eventually extended the vote to virtually all Americans. We also learn that the Founders’ Constitution was far more slavocratic than many would acknowledge: the “three fifths” clause gave the South extra political clout for every slave it owned or acquired. As a result, slaveholding Virginians held the presidency all but four of the Republic’s first thirty-six years, and proslavery forces eventually came to dominate much of the federal government prior to Lincoln’s election. Ambitious, even-handed, eminently accessible, and often surprising, America’s Constitution is an indispensable work, bound to become a standard reference for any student of history and all citizens of the United States.