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Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Cases and Commentaries, 9th Edition

By Lucius J Barker, Michael Combs, Kevin Lyles, H W Perry, Jr., Twiley Barker


864 pages

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Updated in a new 9th edition, this casebook explores civil liberty problems through a study of leading judicial decisions. It offers a reasonable sample of cases across a broad spectrum of rights and liberties. This book introduces groups of featured cases with in-depth commentaries that set the specific historical-legal context of which they are a part, allowing readers to examine significant portions of court opinions, including major arguments from majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions.

Table of Contents

Part I: A Framework for Analysis

Law and Courts in Political-Social Context.

Civil Liberties in the Context of Federalism.

Part II: Religious Liberty

Transportation, Books, Teachers, Facilities: Parochiaid Expands

Part III: Freedom of Expression, Assembly, and Association.

Freedom of Expression.

Part IV: Rights of the Accused and the Criminal Justice System

The Exclusionary Rule and Other Fourth Amendment Controversies.

Part V: Protecting Against Bias: Segregation and Discrimination

The Development and Legal Demise of Racial Segregation.

Part VI. Gender-Based Discrimination, Privacy in Varied Contexts, and the Poor in Court

Equal Rights for Women and Gender-Based Discrimination.

About the Authors

Lucius J. Barker is the William Bennett Munro Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.

Michael W. Combs is Professor of Political Science at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kevin Lyles is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago

H. W. Perry Jr is Associate Professor of Government and Associate Professor of Law at University of Texas at Austin

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