Freedom and the court

civil rights and liberties in the United States

Author: Henry Julian Abraham,Barbara Ann Perry

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 554

View: 3998

Since its original publication in 1967, "Freedom and the Court has become the standard text on civil liberties law, with more than 100,000 copies in print. This classic is now updated to cover Supreme Court decisions through 2003 and address essential questions of how to reconcile civil liberties--especially personal privacy--with national security in the aftermath of 9/11. Henry J. Abraham and Barbara A. Perry continue to portray the intriguing human stories behind landmark constitutional law cases as they focus on fundamental issues of individual rights relating to freedom of religion, separation of church and state, freedom of expression, due process, and political, racial, and gender equality. This eighth edition of "Freedom and the Court delineates recent pathbreaking developments by the Rehnquist Court in civil rights regarding abortion, affirmative action, capital punishment, computers and the Internet, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also analyzes the narrowly divided Court's controversial return to a more state-centered jurisprudence and to certain pre--New Deal, pro-business commitments. The book's coverage ranges widely to consider criminal rights in light of the 1990s war on crime, free speech cases involving everything from campaign finance to nude dancing, and equal protection pertaining not only to minority litigation but also to the "Bush v. Gore decision--whose first oral argument (for the Palm Beach County case) the authors attended at the U.S. Supreme Court. It also explains the ongoing impact of the Court's invalidation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, and it continues to include comprehensive charts for cases involving freedom ofreligion, separation of church and state, and gender that are unmatched by any other book. Impeccably researched and enormously readable, "Freedom and the Court remains then basic work in the field and is indispensable to the teach

The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America

Author: David Schultz,John R. Vile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457137

Category: Medical

Page: 40

View: 6507

Driven by the growing reality of international terrorism, the threats to civil liberties and individual rights in America are greater today than at any time since the McCarthy era in the 1950s. At this critical time when individual freedoms are being weighed against the need for increased security, this exhaustive three-volume set provides the most detailed coverage of contemporary and historical issues relating to basic rights covered in the United States Constitution. The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America examines the history and hotly contested debates surrounding the concept and practice of civil liberties. It provides detailed history of court cases, events, Constitutional amendments and rights, personalities, and themes that have had an impact on our freedoms in America. The Encyclopedia appraises the state of civil liberties in America today, and examines growing concerns over the limiting of personal freedoms for the common good. Complete with selected relevant documents and a chronology of civil liberties developments, and arranged in A-Z format with multiple indexes for quick reference, The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America includes in-depth coverage of: freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly, as outlined in the first amendment; protection against unreasonable search and seizure, as outlined in the fourth amendment; criminal due process rights, as outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth amendments; property rights, economic liberties, and other rights found within the text of the United States Constitution; Supreme Court justices, presidents, and other personalities, focusing specifically on their contributions to or effect on civil liberties; concepts, themes, and events related to civil liberties, both practical and theoretical; court cases and their impact on civil liberties.

Civil Rights and Liberties

Provocative Questions and Evolving Answers

Author: Harold J Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317349482

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 666

For undergraduate courses in Constitutional Law, Civil Rights & Liberties, Introduction to American Government,Introduction to Law and Legal Process, and Judicial Process & Politics. Examining contemporary and perennial constitutional issues in civil liberties and rights, this text engages students in an exploration of how and why U.S. Supreme Court Justices have interpreted the provisions of the U.S. Constitution relating to freedom of expression and religion, and equal protection and privacy.

We Dissent

Talking Back to the Rehnquist Court : Eight Cases that Subverted Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Author: Michael Avery

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814707238

Category: Law

Page: 237

View: 9351

"We Dissent" boldly takes the Constitution back from the Rehnquist Court that has reneged on its promises, and eloquently shows us what the Constitution can be at its best--a progressive guardian of liberty, equality, and justice for the most vulnerable.--David Cole, author of "Enemy Aliens."

Direct Democracy and the Courts

Author: Kenneth P. Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521765641

Category: Law

Page: 278

View: 5113

This book analyzes the conflict between two rising powers - direct democracy and the courts. Many voter-approved initiatives are challenged in court after the election and many are invalidated. The resulting conflict between the people and the courts threatens to produce a popular backlash against judges and raises profound questions about the proper scope of popular sovereignty and judicial power in a constitutional system.

Constitutional Law: Rights, Liberties and Justice 8th Edition

Author: Lee Epstein,Thomas G. Walk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452226741

Category: Law

Page: 841

View: 7026

Judicial decisions never occur in a vacuum û they are influenced by a myriad of political factors. From lawyers and interest groups, to the shifting sentiments of public opinion, to the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices, Epstein and Walker show how all these dynamics play an integral part in the overall development of constitutional doctrine. Drawing deeply from the spheres of political science and legal studies, the exceperted case material is skillfully analyzed and presented for todayÆs students. Known for fastidious revising and streamlining, the authors account for the latest scholarship in the field and offer rock-solid analysis of recent landmark cases, including as all the important opinions handed down through 2011. Building on the successes of the 7th edition, the bookÆs clean layout and design clearly distinguishes between commentary and opinion excerpts. Not only does the design make the book an easier read for students, it effectively showcases photos, justice biographies, and the ôAftermathö and ôGlobal Perspectiveö sidebars. And based on positive user feedback, the authors have added even more Aftermath boxes in this new edition. New cases in the 8th edition: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012) Snyder v. Phelps (2011) Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011) United States v. Jones (2012) Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Political Conflict in America

Author: A. Ware

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010339

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 1648

Recently, there has been a high level of conflict in American politics. Massive disagreements over government policies have pitted one group of Americans against another. This book explores how and why this style of politics developed and argues that fundamental disagreements between Americans have always been at the root of its politics.

The Rights of the People

How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties

Author: David K. Shipler

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400079284

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

View: 1022

An impassioned critique of breakdowns in civil rights in the United States throughout the past decade explores specific causes and their impact on everyday life while sharing the stories of innocent individuals whose lives have been painfully challenged. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Arab and Jew. Reprint.

Equal Protection

Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Author: Francis Graham Lee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078507

Category: Law

Page: 383

View: 5280

Explores the legal right to equality in the United States based on the United States Constitution, covering such topics as race and gender equality, slavery, and segregation.

Encyclopedia of American civil rights and liberties

Author: Otis H. Stephens

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313327582

Category: Political Science

Page: 1448

View: 1016

A comprehensive and accessible compendium of information on civil rights and liberties in the United States.

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135947058

Category: Law

Page: 2304

View: 439

This Encyclopedia on American history and law is the first devoted to examining the issues of civil liberties and their relevance to major current events while providing a historical context and a philosophical discussion of the evolution of civil liberties. Coverage includes the traditional civil liberties: freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition. In addition, it also covers concerns such as privacy, the rights of the accused, and national security. Alphabetically organized for ease of access, the articles range in length from 250 words for a brief biography to 5,000 words for in-depth analyses. Entries are organized around the following themes: organizations and government bodies legislation and legislative action, statutes, and acts historical overviews biographies cases themes, issues, concepts, and events. The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties is an essential reference for students and researchers as well as for the general reader to help better understand the world we live in today.

In the Shadow of Korematsu

Democratic Liberties and National Security

Author: Eric K. Yamamoto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190878959

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 766

The national security and civil liberties tensions of the World War II mass incarceration link 9/11 and the 2015 Paris-San Bernardino attacks to the Trump era in America - an era darkened by accelerating discrimination against and intimidation of those asserting rights of freedom of religion, association and speech, and an era marked by increasingly volatile protests. This book discusses the broad civil liberties challenges posed by these past-into-the-future linkages highlighting pressing questions about the significance of judicial independence for a constitutional democracy committed both to security and to the rule of law. What will happen when those profiled, detained, harassed, or discriminated against under the mantle of national security turn to the courts for legal protection? How will the U.S. courts respond to the need to protect both society and fundamental democratic values of our political process? Will courts fall passively in line with the elective branches, as they did in Korematsu v. United States, or serve as the guardian of the Bill of Rights, scrutinizing claims of "pressing public necessity" as justification for curtailing fundamental liberties? These queries paint three pictures portrayed in this book. First, they portray the present-day significance of the Supreme Court's partially discredited, yet never overruled, 1944 decision upholding the constitutional validity of the mass Japanese American exclusion leading to indefinite incarceration - a decision later found to be driven by the government's presentation of "intentional falsehoods" and "willful historical inaccuracies" to the Court. Second, the queries implicate prospects for judicial independence in adjudging Harassment, Exclusion, Incarceration disputes in contemporary America and beyond. Third, and even more broadly for security and liberty controversies, the queries engage the American populace in shaping law and policy at the ground level by placing the courts' legitimacy on center stage. They address how critical legal advocacy and organized public pressure targeting judges and policymakers - realpolitik advocacy - at times can foster judicial fealty to constitutional principles while promoting the elective branches accountability for the benefit of all Americans. This book addresses who we are as Americans and whether we are genuinely committed to democracy governed by the Constitution.

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

Author: Kermit L. Hall,James W. Ely,Joel B. Grossman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195176618

Category: Law

Page: 1239

View: 7496

The second edition of this authoritative guide on the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society includes updated entries on key cases over the past thirteen years, as well as a fully revised treatment of areas of constitutional law.

All the Laws But One

Civil Liberties in Wartime

Author: William H. Rehnquist

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679767320

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 1839

The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court offers a thought-provoking look at the impact of war on America's civil liberties, examining repressive acts by the U.S. government during the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Rights at Risk

The Limits of Liberty in Modern America

Author: David K. Shipler

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0307594866

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

View: 5337

A Pulitzer Prize winner delivers an enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms.

The encyclopedia of civil liberties in America

Author: David Andrew Schultz,John R. Vile

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780765680631

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 342

In Defense of American Liberties

A History of the ACLU

Author: Samuel Walker

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809322701

Category: Law

Page: 479

View: 635

Argues that the American Civil Liberties Union helped shape mainstream American ideas of freedom rather than undermine them.

The Changing Supreme Court

Constitutional Rights and Liberties

Author: Thomas R. Hensley,Christopher E. Smith,Joyce A. Baugh

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 912

View: 3647

Provides a thorough discussion of the historical development of civil rights and liberties under the Constitution. A fresh approach features chapter opening case studies and places special emphasis on the modern Supreme Court and contemporary legal controversies. A unique chapter focuses on members of the Rehnquist Court which provides a background to understand how the make-up of the Court affects the decisions made and thus the development of the law. A broad selection of edited cases are integrated within each chapter. Unique Empirical Data Tables and Doctrinal Analysis Tables analyze decisions, voting patterns and show philosophical differences among members of the modern court.

Constitutional Law in Contemporary America

Civil Rights and Liberties

Author: David Schultz,John R. Vile,Michelle D. Deardorff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195390063

Category: Law

Page: 824

View: 4558

Constitutional Law in Contemporary America is the most up-to-date, carefully edited, and student-friendly undergraduate constitutional law textbook. Placing a unique emphasis on property rights, election law, and issues of gender, gender orientation, foreign policy, and criminal due process, the two-volume text features: * Skillfully edited excerpts of the majority opinions of canonical Supreme Court decisions and lower federal and state court decisions * Historically important auxiliary materials--such as the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, the Declaration of Sentiments, and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution--which help students better understand American constitutional law, politics, and government * Succinct case introductions, timelines, discussion questions, chapter glossaries, and chapter bibliographies * Discussions emphasizing significant contemporary issues (e.g., same-sex marriage, free speech on the Internet, and the war on terrorism) * Topical overviews for each constitutional subject area In order to best suit the traditional two-semester constitutional law sequence, the text is conveniently divided into two volumes: Volume One: Institutions, Politics, and Process presents cases relating to the three branches of the national government. The authors address federalism, the relationship between the citizen and the political process, and those issues of property that have dominated the Supreme Court since its inception nearly two centuries ago. Other topics include: Constitutional and foreign affairs, including case law developed post-9/11; election law and political process cases; the role and power of the federal courts; economic due process; and eminent domain law. Volume Two: Civil Rights and Liberties covers civil rights and liberties issues including those addressed in the Bill of Rights (as subsequently applied to the states) and in the Reconstruction Amendments. The authors address expressive freedoms such as religion, speech, press, and association, as well as the rights of those accused or convicted of crimes. Other topics include the state action doctrine, equal protection, the Second Amendment and gun rights, the rights of students, the death penalty, privacy, and reproductive rights.