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Freedom and the court : civil rights and liberties in the United States

Author: Henry Julian Abraham; Barbara A Perry
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive textual summary of the Supreme Court's work on civil liberties and civil rights. This is a revised edition of the title which was previously published in 1994, and it includes all new  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Julian Abraham; Barbara A Perry
ISBN: 0195099974 9780195099973
OCLC Number: 37341403
Description: xii, 498 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The "double standard": --
The evolution of the double standard --
The expression & justification of the double standard --
The bill of rights and its applicability to the states: --
Historical background --
The fourteenth amendment --
The evolution of "incorparation" --
Leading positions on incorporation --
The fascinating world of "due process of law": --
Some basic guidelines --
Substantive and procedual due process of law --
Due process of law in persective --
The precious freedom of expression: --
Judicial line formulae --
Some basic concepts --
Drawing lines: some brief examples --
Some concluding thoughts --
Religion: --
Some basic considerations --
The free exercise of religion --
"Establishment": the separation of church and state --
Race, the American dilemma: the evolving equal protection of the law: --
Laws --
A glance at history --
"Separate but equal": rise and demise --
The quest for suffrage --
State action and beyond: a true dilemma --
Gender and race under the new equal protection: --
A glance at the evolving history of gender discrimination --
The 1973 abortion decision and their offspring --
The wrench of "affirmitive action" and "reverse discrimination" --
Coda.
Responsibility: Henry J. Abraham, Barbara A. Perry.
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