Constitutional Debate in Action: Civil Rights and Liberties / Edition 2by H. L. Pohlman
Pub. Date: 01/28/2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Pohlman (political science, Dickinson College) examines some of the most important court cases concerning constitutional civil rights and liberties in the United States in the 20th century. He summarizes the briefs, oral arguments, opinions and post-decision developments in cases regarding racial discrimination in Brown v. Board of Education, affirmative action in Regents of University of California v. Bakke and Grutter v. Bollinger, reproductive rights in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, hate speech and cross burning in R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul and Virginia v. Black, campaign finance regulation and freedoms of speech in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, and freedom in choice and practice of religion in Employment Division, Department of Human Services of Oregon v. Smith. He also includes reactions to some of the cases from sources outside the judiciary. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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