- Series: For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (December 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118023781
- ISBN-13: 978-1118023785
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Discover the ins and outs of constitutional law
Are you looking for trusted, plain-English guidance on the ins and outs of constitutional law? Look no further! Constitutional Law For Dummies provides a detailed study guide tracking to this commonly required law course. Explaining complicated legal jargon in modern, easy-to-understand language, it's just what you need for quick learning and complete understanding.
Constitutional Law 101 — get a handle on the historical perspective of the Constitution and gain an appreciation of the overall context of the document
Checks and balances and Federal/state relations — discover the basic formulas modern jurists use to resolve controversies over national government powers
Keep it to yourself — take a look at how the Constitution protects rights to privacy at home and in public
Fight for your rights — understand how the Constitution and Bill of Rights were made to protect individual liberties and property rights
Express yourself — find out how speech is protected, how separate church and state should really be, and how the Constitution shapes the "rules of engagement" in the political arena
Open the book and find:
The basics for understanding the Constitution as a whole
Equal-protection guarantees for Americans
The 4-1-1 on freedom of speech and press
A detailed roadmap of the "separation of powers"
What's left of (and for) the states
The right to vote, associate with political parties, and run for government office
Break down complicated material into easy-to-understand parts
Grasp the parameters and applications of the U.S. Constitution
Understand the ins and outs of the Supreme Court and constitutional interpretation
About the Author
Glenn C. Smith is a professor of constitutional law at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA, and creator of a nationally recognized seminar in which law students learn about the Supreme Court by role-playing as current justices and lawyers arguing before them.
Patricia Fusco is a government attorney and a criminal prosecutor working in the California Attorney General's Office, Special Crimes Unit. As a trial attorney, she deals with issues of constitutional law on a daily basis.
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