The Supreme Court and Individual Rights / Edition 3

The Supreme Court and Individual Rights / Edition 3

by Joan Biskupic, Elder Witt, Elder Witt, Edler Witt
     
 

This updated edition examines the impact of significant Supreme Court decisions on the rights and freedoms of the individual.

Focusing primarily on the 20th century, and current through the 1995-1996 term, the book provides full coverage of the freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights, including modern equality issues such as affirmative action and rights allowed

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Overview

This updated edition examines the impact of significant Supreme Court decisions on the rights and freedoms of the individual.

Focusing primarily on the 20th century, and current through the 1995-1996 term, the book provides full coverage of the freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights, including modern equality issues such as affirmative action and rights allowed illegal immigrants to the United States.

The Supreme Court and Individual Rights begins with an overview of individual rights and covers four main topics: Freedom for Ideas, The Rights of Political Participation, Due Process and Criminal Rights, and Equal Rights and Personal Liberties. Appendixes include a glossary of legal terms, an explanation of how to read a legal citation, and biographies of the justices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568022390
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Court and the Individual1
A Narrow Base: 1789-18651
The Civil War Amendments3
Political Rights9
Equality Before the Law11
Fundamental Fairness12
Ch. 2Freedom for Ideas: The Right to Believe, to Speak, to Assemble, to Petition, to Publish, and to Practice17
Freedom of Speech23
Freedom of the Press55
Freedom of Religion83
Ch. 3The Rights of Political Participation111
The Right to Vote: An Expanding Privilege113
The Right to an Equal Vote127
Freedom of Political Association140
Ch. 4Due Process and Criminal Rights167
A Fair Trial171
Search and Seizure181
Self-Incrimination197
The Aid of Legal Counsel207
Double Jeopardy213
Cruel and Unusual Punishment216
Ch. 5Equal Rights and Personal Liberties229
Racial Equality233
Equal Protection, the Alien and the Poor277
Sex Discrimination285
Liberty and Privacy295
Reference Materials309
Glossary of Legal Terms311
Sources of Supreme Court Decisions314
How to Read a Court Citation315
Supreme Court Justices316
Constitution of the United States320
Selected Bibliography327
Illustration Credits and Acknowledgments330
Subject Index331
Case Index350

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