Civil Liberties and the Constitution: Cases and Commentaries

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Lucius Jefferson Barker, Twiley Wendell Barker
Prentice Hall, 1994 - Civil rights - 766 pages
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This time-honored text/casebook explores civil liberty problems through a study of leading judicial decisions drawn mostly from the U.S. Supreme Court. Civil Liberties and the Constitution: Cases and Commentaries, Seventh Edition, provides readers with an overall assessment of the political-social context in which the formulation and implementation of civil liberties policies take place. In addition, the authors work to promote a general rather than technically legal understanding of the issues involved in an effort to make the material accessible to everyone, especially those with limited knowledge of the legal system. Content Highlights: allows readers to examine significant portions of court opinions, including major arguments from majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions; expands the introductory chapter to paint a fuller picture of various factors and forums that constitute the overall contextual framework in which ongoing battles over civil rights and liberties are fought; includes a new section on the nature and operation of the Supreme Court, with particular emphasis on the nature and dynamics of judicial election and judicial decision making; and introduces groups of featured cases with in-depth commentaries that set specific historical-legal contexts and demonstrate clearly the changes and continuity in legal doctrines, particularly judicial policies.

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Lucius J. Barker is professor of political science, Washington University, St. Louis, and author of a number of articles and books in American politics, the most recent being "Our Time Has Come: A Delegate s Diary of Jesse Jackson s 1984 Presidential Campaign.

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