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This newly revised and expanded edition of The Bill of Rights in Modern America captures the contentious national debate about the nature and extent of our individual rights. Free speech, the separation of church and state, public safety and gun control, property rights, the rights of criminals and victims, the limits of law enforcement, the death penalty, affirmative action, the right to privacy, abortion, states' rights -- the Bill of Rights has been evoked as the legal basis for every one of these issues. Twelve distinguished legal scholars discuss the history of and the current debates on these and other important rights issues in a book that is certain to stimulate thoughtful discussion among all citizens.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. v
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. The Bill of Rights (and the Fourteenth Amendment)
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. M Part I. The myth and Reality of Rights
  2. p. 5
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  1. 1. Rights Consciousness in American History
  2. pp. 7-24
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  1. 2. The Explosion and Erosion of Rights
  2. pp. 25-46
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  1. Part II. Modern Rights in Controversy
  2. p. 47
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  1. 3. The First Amendment and the Freedom to Differ
  2. pp. 49-66
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  1. 4. Church and State: The Religion Clauses
  2. pp. 67-87
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  1. 5. Public Safety and the Right to Bear Arms
  2. pp. 88-107
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  1. 6. The Enigmatic Place of Property Rights in Modern Constitutional Thought
  2. pp. 108-125
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  1. 7. Reversing the Revolution: Rights of the Accused in a Conservative Age
  2. pp. 126-147
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  1. 8. Police Practices and the Bill of Rights
  2. pp. 148-171
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  1. 9. The “Cruel and Unusual Punishment” Clause:A Limit on the Power to Punish or Constitutional Rhetoric?
  2. pp. 172-189
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  1. 10. Equal Protection and Affirmative Action
  2. pp. 190-212
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  1. Part III. Rights Remembered, Revised, and Extended
  2. p. 213
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  1. 11. The Right to Privacy
  2. pp. 215-240
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  1. 12. Second Wind for the State Bill of Rights
  2. pp. 241-253
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 255-279
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  1. Bibliographic Essays
  2. pp. 281-296
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 297-300
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  1. Table of Cases
  2. pp. 301-303
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 304-322
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253000279
Print ISBN
9780253351593
MARC Record
OCLC
266932296
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-11
Language
English
Open Access
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