Cases and Controversies

Cases and Controversies : Civil Rights and Liberties in Context

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This casebook--containing longer excerpts than those found in most other books-- includes cases from important Supreme Court opinions and material that places these cases and the issues they raise in a broad political, historical, and social context. The volume presents Supreme Court challenges and land mark decisions involving wartime protest and hysteria; the Great Depression; and conflicts over issues such as abortion. A focus on the "characters" who make up the stories of constitutional law--such as Dred Scott, Homer Plessy, Lillian Gobitis, Gordon Hirabayashi, Mary Beth Tinker, and Michael Hardwick--adds human faces and voices to the Supreme Court opinions, and introduces the fascinating players--with fundamental divisions of interest and values--who have had roles in making legal history. For individuals interested in constitutional law.
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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 25.4mm | 1,202.01g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130456241
  • 9780130456243

Table of contents

I. THE CONSTITUTION, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND JUDICIAL REVIEW. 1. To Form a More Perfect Union. 2. To Say What the Law Is. II. THE FIRST AMENDMENT: RELIGION, SPEECH, PRESS, AND ASSEMBLY. 3. An Establishment of Religion. 4. The Free Exercise of Religion. 5. Freedom of Speech. 6. Freedom of the Press. 7. Freedom of Assembly and Association. III. RACE, GENDER, AND THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE. 8. Race: Slavery and Segregation. 9. Schools: Separate and Unequal. 10. The Bill of Rights at War: The Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans. 11. Race, Gender, and Affirmative Action. 12. Gender and the Constitution. IV. THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSE. 13. Sterilization, Contraception, and Abortion. 14. The Rights of Gays and Lesbians. 15. The Right to Die. United States Constitution. Justices of the Supreme Court.
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About Peter Irons

Peter H. Irons is Emeritus Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego, USA. He is the author of numerous books on the Supreme Court and constitutional litigation.
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