Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Legal Issues / Edition 9 available in Paperback
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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.
Table of ContentsPART 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