374 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
This up-to-date analysis of the Supreme Court’s landmark rulings on civil rights and liberties is a discussion of the facts, legal issues, and constitutional questions surrounding those rulings. Domino’s book serves as either a core text in courses on civil liberties and civil rights, or as a supplementary text in courses on constitutional law and the judiciary. The book is written in the belief that the key to understanding constitutional law is not having the right answers but asking the right questions. It encourages students to be critical thinkers and provides a historical context so students can better understand competing social, legal, and political interests affecting the Supreme Court’s decisions today. The text also includes numerous short excerpts from some of the more influential, eloquent, and controversial Supreme Court opinions to illustrate the handiwork of the powerful legal minds who have helped to shape our society. It reminds us that "the Court" is not an abstract legal mechanism, but rather a group of human beings with divergent opinions. New to the Fourth Edition
Analysis and comparison of the Roberts Court to the Rehnquist, Burger, and Warren Courts, revisiting the question of counterrevolution that set the theme for previous editions
Praise for the Fourth Edition
Up to date and very well-written, Civil Rights and Liberties in the 21st Century is a superb text for civil liberties courses. It provides students with discussion and smart analysis of major cases, including useful explanations and clarifications of the case law.
Anthony M. Champagne, University of Texas-Dallas
With this excellent new edition, John Domino updates his concise and crisp introduction to civil rights and civil liberties. Students of political science and the law will find this book illuminating.
David M. O'Brien, University of Virginia
1. Introduction: Rights and Liberties and the Supreme Court
2. Freedom of Expression
3. Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Religion
4. Due Process Rights and Criminal Justice
5. Privacy: "The Right to Be Let Alone" or "The Right to Choose"?
6. Equal Protection of the Laws
7. Conclusion: Revolution and Counterrevolution
Appendix A. Selected Further Readings
Appendix B. Index of Cases