9780314143426

Gilbert Law Summaries on Constitutional Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780314143426

  • ISBN10:

    0314143424

  • Edition: 29th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: West Academic

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Summary

The topics discussed in this law student study outline are the powers of federal government, including judicial power, powers of Congress, Presidential power, foreign affairs power, and intergovernmental immunities. Also included are separation of powers, regulation of foreign commerce, and regulation of interstate commerce. It also covers taxation of interstate and foreign commerce, due process, equal protection, "state action" requirements, freedoms of speech, press, and association, and freedom of religion.

Table of Contents

Constitutional Law Text Correlation Chart i
Constitutional Law Capsule Summary l
Approach to Exams i
Powers of the Federal Government
Chapter Approach
1(1)
Judicial Power
2(32)
Source and Scope of Power
2(5)
Chart: Impact of Eleventh Amendment
7(1)
Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
8(3)
Limitations on Jurisdiction of Federal Courts
11(5)
Chart: Checklist of Standing Elements
16(8)
Chart: Approach to Adequate and Independent State Ground Issues
24(9)
Effect of Declaration of Unconstitutionality
33(1)
Legislative Power
34(13)
Power of Congress---In General
34(3)
Commerce Power
37(1)
Taxing and Spending Powers
37(1)
Chart: Approach to Regulatory Taxes
38(4)
War Power
42(1)
Power Over External Affairs
42(1)
Power Over Naturalization and Citizenship
42(2)
Property Power
44(1)
Investigatory Power
45(1)
Congressional Immunity
45(2)
Chart: Sources of Congressional Power---Examples
47(1)
Executive Power
47(6)
Power Over Foreign Affairs
53(7)
Chart: Hierarchy of U.S. Law
57(2)
The Federal System---Intergovernmental Relations
Chapter Approach
59(1)
Nature and Scope of Federal and State Powers
60(2)
Intergovernmental Privileges and Immunities
62(4)
Chart: Article IV Privileges and Immunities Clause---Examples
65(1)
Intergovernmental Immunity
66(8)
Chart: Approach to Federal Regulation of State Governments
67(6)
Regulation and Taxation of Commerce
Chapter Approach
73(1)
Regulation of Foreign Commerce---Exclusive Federal Power
74(1)
Regulation of Interstate Commerce
74(22)
Chart: Approach to State Regulation of Interstate Commerce
81(9)
Chart: Commerce Clause vs. Article IV Privileges and Immunities
90(6)
Power of States to Tax Interstate Commerce
96(12)
Chart: Approach to State Taxation of Interstate Commerce
97(11)
Power of States to Tax Foreign Commerce
108(4)
Protection of Individual Rights
Chapter Approach
111(1)
Introduction---Bill of Rights
112(4)
Chart: Selective Incorporation of Bill of Rights into Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause
115(1)
Procedural Due Process
116(11)
Chart: Type of Process Required---A Summary
126(1)
Substantive Due Process
127(29)
Chart: Approach to Substantive Due Process Issues
128(9)
Chart: Approach to ``Takings'' Questions
137(5)
Chart: ``Taking'' vs. ``Regulation''---Examples
142(6)
Chart: Pre-Viability Abortion Regulation---A Summary
148(3)
Chart: Scope of Privacy Interests---Examples
151(5)
Impairment of Contractual Obligations
156(4)
Prohibition Against Ex Post Facto Laws
160(6)
Freedom of Speech, Press, and Association
Chapter Approach
163(3)
Introduction
166(9)
Chart: Summary of General Speech Regulation Standards
171(4)
Advocacy of Unlawful Action
175(4)
Defamation
179(6)
Chart: Fault and Damages Rules in Constitutional Defamation Actions
179(6)
Obscenity
185(6)
``Fighting Words'' and ``Hostile Audiences''
191(2)
Commercial Speech
193(7)
Chart: Approach to Commercial Speech
194(4)
Chart: Regulations on Commercial Speech---Examples
198(2)
Censorship and Prior Restraint
200(5)
Symbolic Conduct
205(2)
Chart: Symbolic Conduct Comparison Chart
207(1)
First Amendment Rights in Public Places
207(12)
Chart: Regulation of Speech in Public Places---An Approach
209(10)
First Amendment Freedoms and Special Government Interests
219(14)
Chart: Validity of Electoral Regulations---A Summary
226(7)
Freedom of Association---Special Rules
233(12)
Freedom of Press---Special Problems
245(8)
Freedom of Religion
Chapter Approach
253(1)
Introduction
253(1)
Chart: Constitutional Protection of Religion---A Comparison
254(1)
Establishment Clause
254(16)
Chart: Checklist of Approved Aid to Parochial School Students
258(4)
Chart: Aid to Church-Related Institutions---A Summary of Cases
262(4)
Chart: Religious Practices and Public Schools---A Summary of Cases
266(4)
Free Exercise Clause
270(9)
Equal Protection
Chapter Approach
279(1)
Introduction
279(2)
Chart: Approach to Equal Protection Issues
280(1)
Economic and Social Regulations---Traditional Rational Basis Test
281(2)
Suspect Classifications---Strict Scrutiny
283(20)
Chart: Checklist of Suspect Classifications
288(15)
Quasi-Suspect Classifications---Intermediate Level of Scrutiny
303(5)
Chart: Gender Classifications---A Summary of Cases
306(2)
Classifications That Are Not Suspect or Quasi-Suspect
308(4)
Chart: Discrimination Against the Poor---A Summary of Cases
311(1)
Fundamental Rights---Strict Scrutiny
312(14)
Chart: Durational Residency Requirements---A Summary
316(10)
``Nonfundamental'' Rights
326(2)
``Irrebuttable Presumptions'' and the Right to a Hearing
328(3)
The ``State Action'' Requirement
Chapter Approach
331(1)
Thirteenth Amendment
331(1)
Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments
332(9)
Chart: State Action vs. No State Action---A Comparison of Cases
338(3)
Congressional Power to Enforce Constitutional Rights
Chapter Approach
341(1)
Bases of Power
341(1)
Necessary and Proper Clause
341(1)
Thirteenth Amendment
342(1)
Fourteenth Amendment
343(5)
Fifteenth Amendment
348(1)
Other Sources of Power
349(2)
Safeguards in the Administration of Criminal Justice
Chapter Approach
351(1)
Evidentiary Matters
351(3)
Trial Issues
354(8)
Rights Regarding Punishment
362(5)
Post-Trial Issues
367(6)
Chart: Federal Habeas Corpus for State Prisoners
369(4)
Review Questions and Answers 373(22)
Exam Questions and Answers 395(22)
Table of Cases 417(14)
Index 431

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