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Bill of Rights Revised
     

Bill of Rights Revised

by David J. Bodenhamer
 

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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,

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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.

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The Journal of Southern History

"A collection of short and lively essays that make splendid reading for anyone interested in law or civil liberties [and] an excellent resource for stimulating and guiding classroom discussion." —The Journal of Southern History, reviewing a previous edition or volume

Choice

"A worthy contribution to the continuing debate over the meaning of the American Bill of Rights." —Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume

From the Publisher
"A collection of short and lively essays that make splendid reading for anyone interested in law or civil liberties [and] an excellent resource for stimulating and guiding classroom discussion." —The Journal of Southern History, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"A worthy contribution to the continuing debate over the meaning of the American Bill of Rights." —Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253219916
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Edition description:
Revised, Expanded Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,162,755
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

David J. Bodenhamer is Professor of History and Executive Director of the Polis Center at Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis. He is author or editor of several books and more than thirty book chapters and journal articles. He lives in Carmel, Indiana.

James W. Ely, Jr., is Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law and Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. He is author of The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights and American Legal History: Cases and Materials, among other works. He lives in Nashville,Tennessee.

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