Jumpstart Constitutional Law: Reading and Understanding Constitutional Law Casesand#60;/and#62;, sheds light on the threshold issues and substantive questions common to all constitutional law cases thus bringing everything into focus for the student. Key to constructing cogent answers on a Constitutional Law exam, Jethro K. Lieberman s straightforward approach teaches students how to spot the issues and respond to the relevant questions in any constitutional law case.
Perspective A tour of the American Constitution from a bird s-eye view. and#60 \liand#62
Understanding threshold issues:
Who may decide constitutional disputes?
Under what circumstances may a court decide a case? Must the court take and answer a constitutional question in a property case?
Identifying substantive issues:
determining the scope of govenmental powers
federalism, and the relationship between federal and state powers; and,
constitutional restraints that limit the exercise of governmental power.
Interpreting the Constitution:
using tests to determin the limits of power and the extent of rights
tools of analysis for interpreting the Constitution; and
the role of precedent and change.
Training real preparation for taking the Constitutional Law exam:
a program for effective studying
sample constitutional law exam questions and answers; and