Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties and Justice / Edition 3

Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties and Justice / Edition 3

by Lee Epstein, Thomas G. Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568021402

ISBN-13: 9781568021409

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Can Congress impose limits to free speech on the Internet? May a doctor or a family member assist a terminally-ill patient to commit suicide? Is it constitutional for a government agency to give preferences to minorities in awarding federal contracts?

Covers various Americans' right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press,

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Can Congress impose limits to free speech on the Internet? May a doctor or a family member assist a terminally-ill patient to commit suicide? Is it constitutional for a government agency to give preferences to minorities in awarding federal contracts?

Covers various Americans' right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, discrimination and defendant's rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568021409
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Constitutional Law for a Changing America Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
869
Product dimensions:
7.57(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.57(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
IThe Supreme Court and the Constitution
1Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court11
2The Judiciary: Institutional Powers and Constraints46
3Incorporation of the Bill of Rights66
IICivil Liberties
4Religion: Exercise and Establishment95
5Freedom of Speech, Assembly, and Association225
6Freedom of the Press323
7The Boundaries of Free Expression: Obscenity and Libel357
8The Right to Privacy409
IIIThe Rights of the Criminally Accused
9Investigations and Evidence487
10Attorneys, Trials, and Punishments564
IVCivil Rights
11Discrimination639
12Voting and Representation756
Reference Material
Subject Index845
Case Index862
Illustration Credits869

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