Cases and Controversies Civil Rights and Liberties in Context

ISBN-10: 0130456241
ISBN-13: 9780130456243
Edition: 2005
Authors: Peter Irons
List price: $173.73
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Description: This casebookcontaining longer excerpts than those found in most other books includes cases from important Supreme Court opinions and material that places these cases and the issues they raise in a broad political, historical, and social context.  More...

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List price: $173.73
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

This casebookcontaining longer excerpts than those found in most other books includes cases from important Supreme Court opinions and material that places these cases and the issues they raise in a broad political, historical, and social context. The volume presents Supreme Court challenges and land mark decisions involving wartime protest and hysteria; the Great Depression; and conflicts over issues such as abortion. A focus on the “characters” who make up the stories of constitutional lawsuch as Dred Scott, Homer Plessy, Lillian Gobitis, Gordon Hirabayashi, Mary Beth Tinker, and Michael Hardwickadds human faces and voices to the Supreme Court opinions, and introduces the fascinating playerswith fundamental divisions of interest and valueswho have had roles in making legal history. For individuals interested in constitutional law.

Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He lives in San Diego, California.

The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and Judicial Review
To Form a More Perfect Union
To Say What the Law Is
The First Amendment: Religion, Speech, Press, and Assembly
An Establishment of Religion
The Free Exercise of Religion
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of the Press
Freedom of Assembly and Association
Race, Gender, and the Equal Protection Clause
Race: Slavery and Segregation
Schools: Separate and Unequal
The Bill of Rights at War: The Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans
Race, Gender, and Affirmative Action
Gender and the Constitution
The Right to Privacy and the Due Process Clause
Sterilization, Contraception, and Abortion
The Rights of Gays and Lesbians
The Right to Die
United States Constitution
Justices of the Supreme Court

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