ISBN-10:
0072371390
ISBN-13:
9780072371390
Pub. Date:
02/02/2000
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Legal Issues / Edition 9

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Legal Issues / Edition 9

by Irwin/McGraw-Hill

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Overview

This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in the law. The readings,which represent the arguments of leading legal scholars,judges,and legal commentators,reflect a variety of viewpoints and are staged as "pro" and "con" debates. Issues debated include the operation of legal institutions; law and social values; and law and crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072371390
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 02/02/2000
Series: Taking Sides Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1. Law and the Individual
ISSUE 1. Is Abortion Protected by the Constitution?
YES: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania et al. v. Casey et al., U.S. Supreme Court
NO: William H. Rehnquist, from Dissenting Opinion, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania et al. v. Casey et al., U.S. Supreme Court
ISSUE 2. Are Restrictions on Physician-Assisted Suicide Constitutional?
YES: William H. Rehnquist, from Majority Opinion, Washington et al. v. Glucksberg et al., U.S. Supreme Court
NO: Stephen Reinhardt, from Majority Opinion, Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
ISSUE 3. Do People Have a Legal Right to Clone Themselves?
YES: Cass Sunstein, from "The Constitution and the Clone," in Martha C. Nussbaum and Cass R. Sunstein, eds., Clones and Clones: Facts and Fantasies About Human Cloning
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