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American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties, Sixth Edition

Calvin R. Massey, Brannon P. Denning

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  • ISBN: 9781543801484

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    American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties, Sixth Edition provides a broad survey of the field without overwhelming students. The basics of constitutional theory are presented without getting mired in highly theoretical discussions, and cases are tightly edited to focus on the most important aspects, with additional cases on select topics condensed into narrative summaries. The book focuses on cases and expository text rather than extensive academic commentary, and introductory text provides direction to students as they read and analyze the materials that follow. Additionally, challenging hypotheticals are provided throughout the text for use as student self-assessments or to launch stimulating class discussions.This highly teachable book can be used for a one- or two-semester course and is easily adaptable to suit each professor’s preferences.

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 2/1/2019
    Copyright: 2019
    Pages: 1422
    Hardcover + Casebook Connect: 9781543801484
    Looseleaf + Casebook Connect: 9781543811964
    Digital Only Casebook Connect: 9781543812008
    Rental + Casebook Connect: 9781543811988

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    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)
    Preface to the Sixth Edition

    Summary of Contents

    Preface to the Sixth Edition
    Preface to the Fifth Edition
    Preface to the Fourth Edition
    Preface to the Third Edition
    Preface to the Second Edition
    Preface to the First Edition
    The Constitution of the United States

    Chapter 1 Judicial Review and Constitutional Structure
    Chapter 2 Doctrines Limiting the Scope of Judicial Review

    Chapter 3 The Limits of Federal Legislative Power: Judicially or Politically Enforceable Federalism?
    Chapter 4 Limiting the Scope of State Power over Interstate Commerce
    Chapter 5 Separation of Powers

    Chapter 6 Due Process
    Chapter 7 Economic Rights: The Takings and Contracts Clauses
    Chapter 8 Equal Protection
    Chapter 9 Free Expression of Ideas
    Chapter 10 The Religion Clauses
    Chapter 11 State Action and the Power to Enforce Constitutional Rights
    Chapter 12 The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    Brannon Denning

    A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Professor Denning earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee School of Law. He then spent two years in the health law group at Baker, Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell, P.C. in Memphis.

    Opportunity led Professor Denning north in 1997 to Yale Law School where he took a position as a research associate and Senior Fellow. He earned an LL.M. degree from Yale in 1999. From 1999-2003, he taught at the Southern Illinois University School of Law before joining the Cumberland faculty. During the summers, has regularly taught constitutional law at the University of Tennessee College of Law and in Cumberland’s Study Abroad Program at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. He was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Cumberland in 2014.

    Professor Denning writes in the area of constitutional law; specifically he has written on the Commerce Clause and the dormant commerce clause; judicial and executive branch appointments; the constitutional amendment process; foreign affairs and the Constitution; and the Second Amendment. He collaborated with Boris I. Bittker, Late Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale on Bittker on the Regulation of Interstate Commerce and Foreign Commerce (Aspen Law and Business 1999), and is the sole author of the second edition. In 2016, he published Guns and the Law: Cases, Materials, and Explanation (with Andrew Jay McClurg), a casebook published by Carolina Academic Press that covers various aspects of the legal regulation of firearms from the Second Amendment to the laws governing the use of deadly force.

    Most recently, he has published the sixth edition of American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties, for which he is the successor author to the late Calvin Massey. He also recently combined two volumes of the previously-published The Glannon Guide to Constitution Law, publishing a third edition of The Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties. All are published by Wolters Kluwer. He also wrote Developing Professional Skills: Constitutional Law, an innovative text that furnishes materials allowing students to hone their drafting, analysis, and negotiation skills through constitutional law problems. In addition, he is the co-author of Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate’s Guide, a soup-to-nuts guide for the aspiring legal academic.

    Professor Denning’s other writings have been published in Foreign Affairs, Constitutional Commentary, the Northwestern University Law Review, the William and Mary Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the American Journal of International Law, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems among other journals and periodicals. He was the recipient of the 2008 Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award for upper-level classes and of the Lightfoot, Franklin & White award for Faculty Scholarship, which he won in 2012, 2016, and again in 2019.

    Calvin Massey

    Professor Massey was a product of small towns in the mountains of the American West. He was a graduate of Whitman College, Harvard Business School, and Columbia Law School, and practiced law in San Francisco for a dozen years before joining the Hastings faculty in 1987. Among his books are American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties and Silent Rights: The Ninth Amendment and the Constitution's Unenumerated Rights. He also authored some 50 articles, most of which involve matters of constitutional law. Professor Massey taught Constitutional Law, Property, Trusts and Estates, and Corporations.

    Professor Massey was the first Daniel Webster Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

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