Civil Rights and Liberties

Author: Harold J Sullivan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317349482
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For undergraduate courses in Constitutional Law, Civil Rights & Liberties, Introduction to American Government,Introduction to Law and Legal Process, and Judicial Process & Politics. Examining contemporary and perennial constitutional issues in civil liberties and rights, this text engages students in an exploration of how and why U.S. Supreme Court Justices have interpreted the provisions of the U.S. Constitution relating to freedom of expression and religion, and equal protection and privacy.

The Logic of American Politics

Author: Samuel Kernell
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506358640
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new edition of the bestselling The Logic of American Politics is thoroughly updated and covers the dramatic 2016 election results with a thorough analysis of those results. It arms students with a revised introduction to institutional design that makes concepts such as command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, and delegation easier for students to master and apply, so they clearly see how the American political system was devised and why it works the way it does. Authors Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, and Lynn Vavreck build students' critical thinking through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. This new edition continues to delve into partisan differences among voters and in government and highlight the increasingly partisan nature of campaigns. By exploring issues such as the Affordable Care Act’s troubled implementation, the increasing legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage in the states, and the debate over immigration, the book illustrates how the institutional structures of government, federalism, and even campaigns can help voters make sense of their choices. The concluding chapter on policymaking examines the noticeable logic that guides American policy, as shown through issues like health care reform, global climate change, and the federal budget. Students glean insights into the sources of policy problems, identify possible solutions, and realize why agreement on those solutions is often so hard to achieve.

The Challenges of Mandating School Uniforms in the Public Schools

Author: Todd A. DeMitchell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475809352
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Challenges of Mandating School Uniforms in the Public Schools: Free Speech, Research, and Policy explores the policy rationale, the constitutional rights of students, and the research on the impact of school uniforms.

Race Law and American Society

Author: Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415952948
Format: PDF, Docs
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Despite the obstacles to equality under law, black Americans have set a determined path to make the words of the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence a reality for themselves and others. This book is an introduction to race and law in America. It is designed as a tool to the understanding of the role of race in American society through the prism of legal cases brought by and against blacks. The analysis will include American colonial laws, landmark Supreme Court cases of the 19th and 20th centuries as well as relevant recent decisions. In examining these cases the reader will discern the great impact civil rights cases have had on American society as well as the effect our society has had on the legal system. It will provide the reader with a foundation for present day discourse involving pressing issues of race in American society.

Affirmative Action J Z

Author: James A. Beckman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780313330247
Format: PDF
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In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10925, requiring federal contractors to take "affirmative action" to employ workers on a nondiscriminatory basis. Since then, perhaps no issue in the modern American dialogue engenders such vociferous debate and controversy. This two-volume set contains more than 500 alphabetically arranged entries that offer current, accurate, and detailed information significantly related to affirmative action. Entries also explore implementation of the concept in other countries, including Japan, Australia, India, South Africa, and Great Britain. Two appendices provide the full texts of Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger, the landmark affirmative action decisions handed down by the Supreme Court in June 2003. A timeline of major events traces the development of affirmative action in the United States from 1865 to the present, a bibliography lists important general works, and a "Guide to Related Topics" allows readers to trace such broad themes as affirmative action and civil rights, or such important information categories as major statutes and court cases, across a range of entries. Illustrated and cross-referenced, the entries conclude with specialized further reading lists and can be accessed through a detailed subject index. Book jacket.

The U S Constitution A to Z

Author: Robert L. Maddex
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Two hundred and fifty entries, from abortion to zoning, explain modern constitutional issues, legal concepts, influential cases, and important individuals. Also included are documents, including the Constitution; important precedents such as the Mayflower Compact, the First Charter of Virginia, and the Articles of Confederation; early drafts of the Constitution; and various resolution and ratification documents from the Constitutional Congress and the various ratifying states.

Politics in America Basic Version

Author: Thomas R. Dye
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131534476
Format: PDF
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For courses in American Government. This balanced and exceedingly readable text uses Harold Laswell's classic definition of politics--Who gets what, when, and how--as a framework for presenting a clear, concise, and stimulating introduction to the American political system. Updated with discussions of recent events in our country, well-known political scientist Tom Dye has written a lively and absorbing narrative examining the struggle for power: the participants, the stakes, the processes, and the institutional arenas. An abundance of feature boxes explore timely issues and opinions, draw cross-cultural comparisons, and introduce important people.