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2nd Edition

Civil Rights and Liberties
Provocative Questions and Evolving Answers

ISBN 9780131174351
Published June 16, 2004 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface.  1. Introduction: Judicial Defense of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.  2. The First Amendment and Freedom of Expression.  3. Freedom of Religion.  4. Equality Under the Constitution.  5. Privacy and Individual Autonomy.  6. Contemporary Issues of Equality and Freedom.  7. Conclusion: What Is the Future of Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties in America?  Appendix: The Constitution of the United States.  Index.

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Harold J. Sullivan is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA.