9th Edition

Civil Liberties and the Constitution Cases and Commentaries

    864 Pages
    by Routledge

    864 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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