Freedom and the Court Civil Rights and Liberties in the United States

ISBN-10: 0700612629

ISBN-13: 9780700612628

Edition: 8th 2003

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 9/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936

The author of numerous books, Henry J. Abraham is James Hart Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. In 1993, he was the first member of the profession to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

Barbara A. Perry, a well-known authority on the Kennedys, is a Senior Fellow in the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. As part of her extensive research on the American presidency, she interviews prominent members of previous administrations. She is the author of Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier, among other works, and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Preface to the Eighth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
The "Double Standard"
The Evolution of the Double Standard
The Expression and Justification of the Double Standard
The Bill of Rights and Its Applicability to the States
Historical Background
The Fourteenth Amendment
The Evolution of "Incorporation"
Leading Positions on Incorporation
The Fascinating World of "Due Process of Law"
Some Basic Guidelines
Substantive and Procedural Due Process of Law
Due Process of Law in Perspective
The Precious Freedom of Expression
Judicial Line Formulae
Some Basic Concepts
Drawing Lines: Some Brief Examples
Some Concluding Thoughts
Religion
Some Basic Considerations
The Free Exercise of Religion
"Establishment": The Separation of Church and State
Race--The American Dilemma: The Evolving Equal Protection of the Laws
A Glance at History
"Separate but Equal": Rise and Demise
The Quest for Suffrage
State Action and Beyond: A True Dilemma
Gender and Race Under the New Equal Protection
A Glance at the Evolving History of Gender Discrimination
The 1973 Abortion Decisions and Their Offspring
The Wrench of "Affirmative Action" and "Reverse Discrimination"
Coda
Statistical Data on Supreme Court Justices
Civil Rights and Liberties in the Constitution
General Index
Name Index
Case Index
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