This popular casebook is highly regarded for its ability to provide a solid introduction to the practical realities of constitutional decision-making by taking a distinctive historical approach. In its revised and updated Fifth Edition, PROCESSES OF CONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONMAKING is an invaluable tool for teaching students the origins and development of constitutional doctrine.Proven effective through years of successful classroom use, the casebook:traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law, then considers constitutional questions in a broad historical contextpresents cutting-edge contributions from important contemporary legal scholarsdiscusses seminal cases from the annals of history that show the relevance of historical materials to modern constitutional analysisprovides full treatment of the important issues of civil rights, federalism, and separation of powersdraws on the combined expertise of an outstanding author teamcontains particularly strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality and raceLongtime users will find much new information in the Fifth Edition, including:timely coverage of civil liberties during wartimerevised and expanded treatment of constitutional rights of sexual orientation minoritiesmore material on rights of the poor and constitutional rights in the welfare statefull analysis of new doctrines on federalism and civil rights powersBrest, Paul is the author of 'Processes of Constitutional Decision Making Cases And Materials', published 2006 under ISBN 9780735550629 and ISBN 073555062X.
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