Rights, Liberties & the Rule of Law

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University Press of America, 2005 - Law - 224 pages
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Rights, Liberties & the Rule of Law is a casebook reader outlining the landmark Supreme Court cases that concern our rights and liberties as Americans. It includes discussions and excerpts from the relevant cases in the areas of first amendment rights, due process, the rights of the accused, equal opportunity and equal protections before the law, and voting rights. It also includes the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights along with a basic outline of our type of government system: the rule of law, the social contract, consent of the governed, limited government, and constitutional democracy. Students will be able to read the relevant opinions from the justices in the original. Each section is followed by questions for review and discussion.
 

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Contents

THE RULE OF LAW
1
US CONSTITUTION
5
BILL OF RIGHTS
15
FINDING THE LAW
16
FIRST AMENDMENT NATURAL RIGHTS
23
LEMON v KURTZMAN 403 US 602 1971 403 US 602
28
SCHENCK v US 249 US 47 1919
41
GITLOW v STATE OF NEW YORK 268 US 652 1925
43
DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED
127
MAPP v OHIO 367 US 643 1961
133
ROBINSON v CALIFORNIA 370 US 660 1962
140
GIDEON v WAINWRIGHT 372 US 335 1963
143
POINTER v TEXAS 380 US 400 1965
148
MIRANDA v ARIZONA 384 US 436 1966
152
BENTON v MARYLAND 395 US 784 1969
165
FURMAN v GEORGIA 408 US 238 1972
169

MILLER v CALIFORNIA 413 US 15 1973
52
TEXAS V JOHNSON 491 US 397 1989
61
EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW
75
BROWN v BOARD OF EDUCATION 347 US 483 1954
81
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA v BAKKE 438 US 265 1978
85
ROSTKER v GOLDBERG 453 US 57 1981
99
REED v REED 404 US 71 1971
109
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA v DALE 530 US 640 2000
112
SUFFRAGE VOTING RIGHTS
183
MINOR V HAPPERSETT 88 US 162 1875
189
SMITH v ALLWRIGHT 321 US 649 1944
198
GUINN v US 238 US 347 1915
204
HARPER v VIRGINIA BD OF ELECTIONS 383 US 663 1966
209
TEXT OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
212
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Maryann Zihala is a political scientist and juris doctor who teaches and writes. She is the author of Democracy: The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number (University Press of America, 2003), Edith Wharton's Old New York Society (University Press of America, 2002), and Lieutenant Joey Tucker (JoNa Books, 2004).

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