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The encyclopedia of civil liberties in America

Author: David A Schultz; John R Vile
Publisher: Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the country implements new measures to safeguard the homeland, public awareness of civil liberties and individual rights in America is greater today than at any time since the 1950s. At this critical time, when individual freedoms are being weighed against the need for increased security, this comprehensive three volume set provides the most detailed coverage of contemporary and historical issues relating to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Schultz; John R Vile
ISBN: 0765680637 9780765680631
OCLC Number: 53162497
Description: 3 volumes (xl, 1141 pages) : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: v. 1. A-E --
v. 2. F-P --
v. 3. Q-Z. TOPICS: Academic Freedom and education --
Aliens and citizenship issues --
Right to bear arms --
Freedom of association --
Bill of Rights --
Campaign contributions --
Capital punishment --
Civil procedures --
Congressional investigations --
Congressional powers --
U.S. Constitution: provisions and processes --
Right to counsel --
Criminal defendants' rights --
Criminal procedures --
Cruel and unusual punishments --
Right of death (right to die, physician-assisted suicide) --
Electronic eavesdropping and wiretapping --
Exclusionary rule --
Rights of ex-felons --
Fair trail --
Governmental agencies and personnel --
Historic documents & writings --
Homosexual rights --
Ideologies --
Incorporation of the Bill of Rights --
Judicial rules and standards --
Jury system --
Juvenile and student rights --
Labor rights --
Laws (alien Tort Claims Act, anti-dial-a-porn measures, blue laws, draft card mutilation, Drug Kingpin Act, death penalty, Espionage Act, Hatch Act, hate crimes, Homeland Security Act, Indian Appropriations Act, Mann Act, McCarran Act, Patriot Act, Sedition Act, Three-strikes laws, Violence against women, Volstead Act, War Powers Act --
Legal systems --
Organizations and groups: American Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union, American Nazi Party, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Communists, Democratic Party, Republican Party, Minor political parties, Lawyers Defending Civil Liberties, Federalists, Americans for Democratic action --
Origins (Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, English Bill of Rights, etc.) --
Parental and family rights. PEOPLE: Governmental officials: John Ashcroft, J. Edgar Hoover, Joseph McCarthy --
Judges --
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court --
Nongovernmental individuals: F. Lee Bailey, William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Jack Kevorkian, Diego Rivera, etc. --
Philosophers: John Locke, Herbert Marcuse, John Stuart Mill, John Milton, Baron of Montesquieu --
U.S. Presidents (Woodrow Wilson admin. thru G.H.W. Bush admin.) --
Pornography/obscenity --
Freedom of Press --
Principles and mechanisms (Checks and balances, Civil disobedience, Civilian control of the military, Conscientious objectors, Conservatism, Federalism, Four freedoms, Implied powers, Liberty vs. license, natural law, natural rights, negative and positive liberties, personhood, proportionality of sentences, tolerance, tyranny of the majority --
Prisoners' rights --
Privacy and reproductive rights --
Property rights --
Establishment of religion --
Freedom of religion --
Science and scientific techniques --
Searches and seizures (search and seizure) --
Self-incrimination --
Sexual harassment --
Speech, Assembly, and petition --
Speedy trial --
State action, state police powers, and immunities --
U.S. Supreme Court o--
Symbolic speech / Speech plus conduct --
Travel rights --
U.S. Constitution --
Victims' rights --
Voting rights --
Wartime and terrorism --
Women's rights.
Other Titles: Civil liberties in America
Responsibility: editors, David Schultz and John R. Vile.
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Examines the history and hotly contested debates surrounding the concept and practice of civil liberties and provides detailed history of court cases, events, Constitutional amendments and rights,  Read more...

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