In Our Defense

Author: C Kennedy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380717204
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centerWe The People The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury. Using the dramatic true stories of people whose lives have been deeply affected by such issues as the death penalty and the right to privacy, attorneys Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy reveal how the majestic priciples of the Bill of Rights have taken shape in the lives of ordinary people, as well as the historic and legal significance of each amendment. In doing so, they shed brilliant new light on this visionary document, which remains as vital and as controversial today as it was when a great nation was newly born.

In Our Defense

Author: Ellen Alderman
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ISBN: 9781439505816
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Examines the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution through cases that have challenged and interpreted them

In Our Defense

Author: Ellen Alderman
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ISBN: 9780613999854
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In Our Defense celebrates freedom and our basic rights from religious choice to trail by jury. Article by article, intention by intention, the first ten amendments are examined through cases that have challenged and been interpreted through them. Alderman and Kennedy, the daughter of the late President, both graduated, both graduated from Columbia University Law School. 15 photos.

The Right to Privacy

Author: Caroline Kennedy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307765164
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Can the police strip-search a woman who has been arrested for a minor traffic violation? Can a magazine publish an embarrassing photo of you without your permission? Does your boss have the right to read your email? Can a company monitor its employees' off-the-job lifestyles--and fire those who drink, smoke, or live with a partner of the same sex? Although the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution, most of us believe that we have an inalienable right to be left alone. Yet in arenas that range from the battlefield of abortion to the information highway, privacy is under siege. In this eye-opening and sometimes hair-raising book, Alderman and Kennedy survey hundreds of recent cases in which ordinary citizens have come up against the intrusions of government, businesses, the news media, and their own neighbors. At once shocking and instructive, up-to-date and rich in historical perspective, The Right to Private is an invaluable guide to one of the most charged issues of our time. "Anyone hoping to understand the sometimes precarious state of privacy in modern America should start by reading this book."--Washington Post Book World "Skillfully weaves together unfamiliar, dramatic case histories...a book with impressive breadth."--Time From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment

Author: Thomas N. McInnis
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739129775
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This book explains the different approaches to interpreting the Fourth Amendment that the Supreme Court has used throughout American history, concentrating on the changes in interpretation since the Court applied the exclusionary rule to the states in 1961. It examines the evolution of the warrant rule and the exceptions to it, the reasonableness approach, the special needs approach, individual and society expectations of privacy, and the role of the exclusionary rule.

Gitlow V New York

Author: Marc R. Lendler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780700618767
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Covers the landmark First Amendment case involving Benjamin Gitlow, an avowed communist who was tried for sedition under New York's Criminal Anarchy Law. In 1925, by a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court upheld his conviction, suggesting in effect that Gitlow's threat to national security trumped his right to speak freely.

The Language of Argument

Author: Daniel Lamont McDonald
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780321019370
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This collection of over 100 provocative readings, advertisements, and illustrations emphasizes real-world issues and topics for students to read and use in writing their own argumentative essays. The hotly debated issues are sure to create excitement.

Green Is the New Red

Author: Will Potter
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 0872865525
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An insider tells how environmentalists and animal rights activists have become "the number one domestic terrorism threat."

Birth of the Nation

Author: Charlene Bangs Bickford
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780945612148
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Birth of the Nation is the first comprehensive treatment of the work of the critically important Congress which converted the words of the Federal Constitution of 1787 into action and brought to a close the American Revolution.