Taking Sides Clashing Views on Legal Issues

ISBN-10: 0078050499
ISBN-13: 9780078050497
Edition: 15th 2013
Authors: M. Ethan Katsh
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List price: $57.33
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Preface
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Introduction
Law and Terrorism
Should U.S. Citizens Who Are Declared to Be "Enemy Combatants" Be Able to Contest Their Detention Before a Judge?
Yes: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, U.S. Supreme Court (June 28, 2004)
No: Clarence Thomas, from Minority Opinion, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, U.S. Supreme Court (June 28, 2004)
Does the President Possess Constitutional Authority to Order Wiretaps on U.S. Citizens?
Yes: U.S. Department of Justice, from "Legal Authorities Supporting the Activities of the National Security Agency Described by the President" (January 19, 2006)
No: Letter to Congress, from 14 Law Professors and Former Government Attorneys to Congressional Leaders (January 2, 2006)
Law and the Individual
Are Violent Video Games Protected by the First Amendment?
Yes: Antonin Scalia, from Majority Opinion, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, U.S. Supreme Court (June 27, 2011)
No: Stephen Breyer, from Dissenting Opinion, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, U.S. Supreme Court (June 27, 2011)
Is It Constitutional to Ban "Partial-Birth" Abortions Without Providing for an Exception to Protect the Health of the Mother?
Yes: Anthony Kennedy, from Majority Opinion, Gonzales v. Carhart, U.S. Supreme Court (April 18, 2007)
No: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dissenting Opinion, Gonzales v. Carhart, U.S. Supreme Court (April 18, 2007)
Are Restrictions on Physician-Assisted Suicide Constitutional?
Yes: William H. Rehnquist, from Majority Opinion, Washington et al. v. Glucksberg et al., U.S. Supreme Court (June 26, 1997)
No: Stephen Reinhardt, from Opinion for the Court, Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1996)
Does the Sharing of Music Files Through the Internet Violate Copyright Laws?
Yes: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from "Concurring Opinion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, U.S. Supreme Court (June 27, 2005)
No: Stephen Breyer, from "Concurring Opinion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, U.S. Supreme Court (June 27, 2005)
Is the Eighth Amendment Protection Violated If Prisoners Are Deprived of Basic Sustenance, Including Adequate Medical Care?
Yes: Anthony Kennedy, from Majority Opinion, Brown v. Plata, U.S. Supreme Court (May 23, 2011)
No: Antonin Scalia, from Dissenting Opinion, Brown v. Plata, U.S. Supreme Court (May 23, 2011)
Law and the State
Should Judges Be Elected Rather Than Appointed?
Yes: Michael R. Dimino, Sr., from "The Worst Way of Selecting Judges-Except All the Others That Have Been Tried," Northern Kentucky L. Rev., v. 32, pp. 267-304 (2005)
No: Charles Gardner Geyh, from "Why Judicial Elections Stink," Ohio St. L. L, v. 64, pp. 43-79 (2003)
Do Religious Groups Have a Right to Use Public School Facilities After Hours?
Yes: Clarence Thomas, from Majority Opinion, Good News Club, et al., v. Milford Central School, U.S. Supreme Court (June 11 2001)
No: David Souter, from Dissenting Opinion, Good News Club, et al., v. Milford Central School, U.S. Supreme Court (June 11, 2001)
Does the First Amendment Protect Picketing a Funeral Even When It Intentionally Inflicts Emotional Distress on the Family?
Yes: John Roberts, from Majority Opinion, Snyder v. Phelps, U.S. Supreme Court (March 2, 2011)
No: Samuel Alito, from Dissenting Opinion, Snyder v. Phelps, U.S. Supreme Court (March 2, 2011)
Can a School Punish a Student for Speech at a School-Supervised Event Off of School Grounds When That Speech Could Be Viewed As Promoting Illegal Drug Use?
Yes: John Roberts, from Majority Opinion, Deborah Morse, et al., v. Joseph Frederick, U.S. Supreme Court (June 25, 2007)
No: John Paul Stevens, from Dissenting Opinion, Deborah Morse, et al., v. Joseph Frederick, U.S. Supreme Court, (June 25, 2007)
Is a Strip Search of Middle School Students That Is Aimed at Finding Drugs Prohibited Under the Fourth Amendment?
Yes: David Souter, from Majority Opinion, Safford Unified School District, et al., v. April Redding, U.S. Supreme Court (June 25, 2009)
No: Clarence Thomas, from Dissenting Opinion, Safford Unified School District, et al., v. April Redding, U.S. Supreme Court (June 25, 2009)
Does the "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Clause of the Eighth Amendment Bar the Imposition of the Death Penalty on Juveniles?
Yes: Anthony Kennedy, from Majority Opinion, Roper v. Simmons, U.S. Supreme Court (March 1, 2005)
No: Antonin Scalia, from Dissenting Opinion, Roper v. Simmons, U.S. Supreme Court (March 1, 2005)
Is a Sentence of Life in Prison for Stealing $150 Worth of Videotapes Constitutional?
Yes: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Lockyer v. Andrade, U.S. Supreme Court (March 5, 2003)
No: David Souter, from Dissenting Opinion, Lockyer v. Andrade, U.S. Supreme Court (March 5, 2003)
Can Noise Coming from Inside an Apartment and Which the Police Believe Involves the Destruction of Drugs Constitute "Exigent Circumstances" That Allow Police Officers to Enter and Search a Home Without a Warrant?
Yes: Samuel Alito, from Majority Opinion, Kentucky v. King, U.S. Supreme Court (May 16, 2011)
No: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dissenting Opinion, Kentucky v. King, U.S. Supreme Court (May 16, 2011)
Is the Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure Guaranty Violated by the Use of High-Technology Thermal Imaging Devices?
Yes: Antonin Scalia, from Majority Opinion, Danny Lee Kyllo v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court (June 11, 2001)
No: John Paul Stevens, from Dissenting Opinion, Danny Lee Kyllo v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court (June 11, 2001)
Law and the Community
Is There a Constitutional Right to Possess a Firearm for Private Use?
Yes: Antonin Scalia, from Majority Opinion, District of Columbia, et al. v. Dick Anthony Heller, U.S. Supreme Court (June 26, 2008)
No: John Paul Stevens, from Dissenting Opinion, District of Columbia, et al. v. Dick Anthony Heller, U.S. Supreme Court (June 26, 2008)
Are Blanket Prohibitions on Cross Burnings Unconstitutional?
Yes: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Virginia v. Black, et al., U.S. Supreme Court (April 7, 2003)
No: Clarence Thomas, from Dissenting Opinion, Virginia v. Black, et al., U.S. Supreme Court (April 7, 2003)
Should Same-Sex Couples Receive Constitutional Protection?
Yes: Margaret Marshall, front Majority Opinion, Goodridge, et al., v. Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (2003)
No: Robert Cordy, from Minority Opinion, Goodridge, et al., v. Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (2003)
Do Race-Conscious Programs in Public University Admissions Policies Violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Guarantee of Equal Protection Under the Law?
Yes: Clarence Thomas, from Dissenting Opinion, Barbara Grutter v. Lee Bollinger et al., U.S. Supreme Court (June 23, 2003)
No: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Barbara Grutter v. Lee Bollinger et al., U.S. Supreme Court (June 23, 2003)
Does the Constitution's Commerce Clause Allow Congress to Require Uninsured Individuals to Buy Health Insurance?
Yes: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Opinion, National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius, Supreme Court (2012)
No: John G. Roberts, Jr., from Opinion, National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius, Supreme Court (2012)
Is It Unconstitutional for States to Imprison Undocumented Immigrants?
Yes: Anthony Kennedy, from Opinion of the Court, Arizona v. United States, Supreme Court (2012)
No: Antonin Scalia, from Dissenting Opinion, Arizona v. United States, Supreme Court (2012)
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