School Library JournalGr 7 Up-The United States has a history of restricting rights during times of war. This volume examines four significant Supreme Court cases: Charles T. Schenck v. United States (1919), involving suppressing speech that poses a clear and present danger; Toyosaburo Korematsu v. United States (1944), which deals with the evacuation of Japanese Americans; New York Times Co. v. United States (1971), which revolves around the publication of the Pentagon Papers and the issue of prior restraint; and Yaser Esam Hamdi et al. v. Donald H. Rumsfeld et al. (2004), which entails due-process rights and enemy combatants. A synopsis of each case is followed by the court's decision, presenting both majority and dissenting opinions, as well as other considerations by individuals associated with it. An annotated table of contents is followed by an introduction to the topic beginning with Lincoln's suspension of civil liberties during the Civil War. An important, timely addition for most collections.-Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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