Constitutional Law and Politics: Struggles for Power and Governmental Accountability (Paperback)
A topical and comprehensive look at the cases that have shaped our nation.
This authoritative casebook presents a wide range of excerpts and opinions from the most significant Supreme Court cases and places each case in its historical and political context. Special feature boxes, headnotes, and introductions help students understand complicated decisions. The Ninth Edition has been updated to include recent landmark rulings on contemporary issues, such as same-sex marriage and heath care.
About the Author
David M. O'Brien is Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in philosophy and political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the author of numerous books, including Constitutional Law and Politics and Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, winner of the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.