Rights, Liberties & the Rule of Law
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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DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED
MAPP v OHIO 367 US 643 1961
ROBINSON v CALIFORNIA 370 US 660 1962
GIDEON v WAINWRIGHT 372 US 335 1963
POINTER v TEXAS 380 US 400 1965
MIRANDA v ARIZONA 384 US 436 1966
BENTON v MARYLAND 395 US 784 1969
FURMAN v GEORGIA 408 US 238 1972
MILLER v CALIFORNIA 413 US 15 1973
TEXAS V JOHNSON 491 US 397 1989
EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW
BROWN v BOARD OF EDUCATION 347 US 483 1954
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA v BAKKE 438 US 265 1978
ROSTKER v GOLDBERG 453 US 57 1981
REED v REED 404 US 71 1971
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA v DALE 530 US 640 2000
SUFFRAGE VOTING RIGHTS
MINOR V HAPPERSETT 88 US 162 1875
SMITH v ALLWRIGHT 321 US 649 1944
GUINN v US 238 US 347 1915
HARPER v VIRGINIA BD OF ELECTIONS 383 US 663 1966
TEXT OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
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Page 8 - To establish post offices and post roads; To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries; To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and...
Page 14 - The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular state. Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive...
Page 7 - Senators. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
Page 12 - President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. ARTICLE III Section 1. The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good...