The Bill of Rights in Modern America
This newly revised and expanded edition of The Bill of Rights in Modern America captures the contentious national debate about the nature and extent of our individual rights. Free speech, the separation of church and state, public safety and gun control, property rights, the rights of criminals and victims, the limits of law enforcement, the death penalty, affirmative action, the right to privacy, abortion, states' rights—the Bill of Rights has been evoked as the legal basis for every one of these issues. Twelve distinguished legal scholars discuss the history of and the current debates on these and other important rights issues in a book that is certain to stimulate thoughtful discussion among all citizens.
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The Explosion and Erosion of Rights
MODERN RIGHTS IN CONTROVERSY
Church and State The Religion Clauses
Public Safety and the Right to Bear Arms
The Enigmatic Place of Property Rights in Modern Constitutional Thought
Reversing the Revolution Rights of the Accused in a Conservative Age
Police Practices and the Bill of Rights
The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause A Limit on the Power to Punish or Constitutional Rhetoric?
Equal Protection and Affirmative Action
RIGHTS REMEMBERED REVISED AND EXTENDED
Second Wind for the State Bill of Rights
List of Contributors
Table of Cases