Highlights the interchange between courts and elected branches on constitutional law not covered in casebooks or constitutional theory supplements. Consists of 33 case studies, each with a detailed introductory essay followed by edited selections of primary source materials, including legislative debates and hearings, presidential signing statements and executive orders, correspondence between justices, Supreme Court briefs, and oral arguments. Case studies average 10 pages in length. Includes Federalism in the 1990s; Boerne v. Flores; impeachment; the item veto; and Romer v. Evans. Cases on abortion, affirmative action, War Powers, and independent counsels, moreover, have been significantly rewritten to take political and doctrinal developments into account. Current through August 2000.Louis Fisher is the author of 'Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law (American Casebook Series)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780314152244 and ISBN 0314152245.