This casebook presents a thorough examination of fundamental questions of law and doctrine -- and engages students in careful consideration of crucial underlying issues.
Massey achieves depth of coverage without excessive length through skillful use of:
well-edited cases and clearly-written notes to explain the basic doctrines
narrative summaries instead of extensive treatment of academic commentary
shorter case excerpts that preserve the Court's voice without overwhelming students
carefully crafted hypotheticals that stimulate student thinking and class discussion
Three major sections address the full range of topics in the typical survey course:
the Role of the Courts in Constitutional Interpretation
enforcing the Constitutional Allocation of Governmental Power
Individual Rights: Limits on the Use of Governmental Power
With an extensive Teacher's Manual to assist in class preparation and a decidedly student-oriented tone, AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Powers and Liberties deserves your careful consideration for adoption.