1 edition of Constitutional law found in the catalog.
|Statement||Prima Facie Press|
|Publishers||Prima Facie Press|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 109 p. :|
|Number of Pages||74|
|2||Issue spotting : a guide for law students|
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There are relatively few clear answers in constitutional law and those that are clear--e. I understand, however, from years of teaching that constitutional law is not every student's cup of tea. What benefits come from a nation having a written constitution?
Some students become frustrated with its "fuzziness. Introduction I find the study of constitutional law to be immensely interesting. In its text and caselaw, constitutional law reveals the path of our history, from the drafting of the Constitution in 1787 through the adoption of the important 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments following the Civil War, through the desegregation battles of the 1950s and 1960s, to our confrontation of the perplexing issues of today such as regulation of the Internet and euthanasia.
The indefiniteness of constitutional law is a function of many things, including: 1 a text that is the product of long gone eras, 2 a text that in many cases e. Learn how judges are likely to weigh these various guides in various contexts. Do private organizations sometimes have constitutions? g, "due process of law," "equal protection of the laws" was intentionally vague to accomodate the needs of a changing society, and 3 important and often emotional issues that tend to bring the values and politics of judges into play more than in other areas of law, where judges are more likely to think of their judging as an intellectual exercise or puzzle.
Additional Questions for Class Discussion 1. Did you find provisions that fit into each of the six categories listed above? Constitutional law concerns some of the most fundamental questions about the nature of our government and our society.
Supreme Court Soon you will begin reading decisions of the United States Supreme Court."Can a 27-year-old be elected President? History of the Constitution No person played a greater role in that history than the man pictured above, James Madison. Constitutional law, it its baffling complexity, is a reflection of our Constitutional law values, our political Constitutional law, and our nation's moral trajectory.
How many constitutions are there in the United States? Madison not only prepared the draft that set the framework for debate at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, but also became the principal drafter of the Bill of Rights. With a solid knowledge of these things, students will be able to make intelligent and potentially convincing arguments--and make reasonable predictions about the likelihood of their arguments being successful in an actual case involving the same issues.
Do cities and counties have constitutions? If so, what might they be?
Constitutional law, it its baffling complexity, is a reflection of our deepest values, our political conflict, and our nation's moral trajectory.
As you read it, identify those provisions which perform each of the following functions: 1 set up the machinery of the national government; 2 on one of the three branches of the national government; 3 confer power on state governments; 4 limit the power of the national government; 5 limit the power of state governments; 6 limit the power of private individuals.
What purposes does the Constitution of the United States serve? What benefits come from a nation having a written constitution? Does every country have a constitution? If so, what might they be? Learn how judges are likely to weigh these various guides in various contexts.