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American rights policies

Author: Jay A Sigler
Publisher: Homewood, Ill. : Dorsey Press, 1975.
Series: Dorsey series in political science.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sigler, Jay A.
American rights policies.
Homewood, Ill. : Dorsey Press, 1975
(OCoLC)638843387
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay A Sigler
ISBN: 025601700X 9780256017007
OCLC Number: 1501955
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Two types of rights : General rights-the search for definitions : Habeas corpus ; Incorporations of rights ; State action ; Equal protection ; Overbreadth ; Void for vagueness ; Due process ; The preferred position doctrine ; The limits of judicial invention --
Special rights-the politics of rights : Groups ; The quest for certainty --
II. General rights : The problem of free speech : The abolitionist approach ; Clear and present danger ; Balancing: nasty words ; Nonspeech and nonexpression ; Language, history and meaning --
The problem of freedom of the press : Prior restraint ; Libel and slander ; Regulation of radio and television ; Postal censorship ; Films and live entertainment ; Reporters' rights --
The problem of freedom of the religion : The secular regulation rule ; Establishment of religion ; Government and religious exercises ; The politics of religion --
III. Special rights : Rights of voters --
Rights of blacks --
Rights of women --
Rights of American Indians --
Rights of Mexican-Americans and other native Spanish speakers --
Rights of students --
Rights of prisoners --
Rights of the accused --
Rights of the mentally disturbed --
Other emerging rights : Teachers ; Public employees ; Tenants ; Children ; Aliens ; Poor people ; Consumers ; The right to privacy ; The "right to travel" --
Rights interest groups : The NAACP ; Other negro rights groups ; Hispanic groups ; The American civil liberties union ; Jewish groups ; Other religious groups ; Professional and vocational groups ; Tactic I--access to the courts ; Tactic II--lobbying Tactic III--direct action --
IV. Implementation : Rights enforcement : The department of justice: the attorney general ; Other federal agencies ; State and local administrative activity ; Implementation of civil rights ; The president and the governor ; Habeas corpus and martial law ; The commander in-chief and wartime rights ; The president as chief employer ; The president and public opinion ; Governors and civil disorders.
Series Title: Dorsey series in political science.
Responsibility: Jay A. Sigler.

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