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Taking sides. Clashing views on legal issues

Author: M Ethan Katsh
Publisher: New York : McGraw Hill, ©2010.
Series: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 14th edView all editions and formats
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This volume is a debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in the law. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading legal scholars, judges, and legal commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and are staged as "pro" and "con" debates. Issues debated include the operation of legal institutions; law and social values; and law and crime.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Ethan Katsh
ISBN: 9780077395094 0077395093
OCLC Number: 686792202
Description: xxviii, 416 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Should U.S. Citizens Who Are Declared to Be "Enemy Combatants" Be Able to Contest Their Detention Before a Judge? --
Should Foreign Nationals Detained at Guantanamo Bay as "Enemy Combatants" Be Able to Contest Their Detention Before a Judge? --
Does the President Possess Constitutional Authority to Order Wiretaps on U.S. Citizens? --
Should Someone Held by the CIA and Interrogated in a Foreign Country Be Allowed to Sue the U.S. Government? --
Is It Constitutional to Ban "Partial-Birth" Abortions Without Providing for an Exception to Protect the Health of the Mother? --
Are Restrictions on Physician-Assisted Suicide Constitutional? --
Does the Sharing of Music Files Through the Internet Violate Copyright Laws? --
Can the Police Require Individuals to Identify Themselves? --
Do Religious Groups Have a Right to Use Public School Facilities After Hours? --
Is a Strip Search of Middle School Students That Is Aimed at Finding Drugs Impermissible Under the Fourth Amendment? --
Can a School Punish a Student for Speech at a School-Supervised Event Off of School Grounds When That Speech Could Be Viewed as Promoting Illegal Drug Use? --
Does the "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Clause of the Eighth Amendment Bar the Imposition of the Death Penalty on Juveniles? --
Is a Sentence of Life in Prison for Stealing $150 Worth of Videotapes Constitutional? --
Is Drug Testing of Students Who Participate in Extracurricular Activities Permitted Under the Fourth Amendment? --
Is There a Constitutional Right to Possess a Firearm for Private Use? --
Are Blanket Prohibitions on Cross Burnings Unconstitutional? --
Should Same-Sex Couples Receive Constitutional Protection? --
Should Children with Disabilities Be Provided with Extraordinary Care in Order to Attend Regular Classes in Public Schools? --
Do Race-Conscious Programs in Public University Admissions Policies Violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Guarantee of Equal Protection Under the Law? --
Does the constitution forbid the execution of a convicted murderer who is "actually innocent'? --
Is the Fourth Amendment search and seizure guaranty violated by the use of high-technology thermal imaging devices?
Series Title: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Other Titles: Clashing views on legal issues
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by M. Ethan Katsh.

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Presents controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This title includes an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a  Read more...

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