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.
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.