9780380717200

In Our Defense : The Bill of Rights in Action

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  • ISBN13:

    9780380717200

  • ISBN10:

    0380717204

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

We 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 principles 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7(6)
Authors' Note 13(2)
Historical Note 15(8)
FIRST AMENDMENT
Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City
23(14)
Freedom of the Press: United States v. The Progressive
37(18)
Freedom of Religion: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association
55(14)
Freedom of Assembly: Hobson v. Wilson
69(22)
SECOND AMENDMENT
The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Quilici v. Morton Grove
91(16)
THIRD AMENDMENT
Quartering Troops: Engblom v. Carey
107(8)
FOURTH AMENDMENT
Unreasonable Search and Seizure: McSurely v. McClellan
115(32)
FIFTH AMENDMENT
Right to a Grand Jury Indictment: Rudy Linares
147(10)
Double Jeopardy: Green v. United States
157(10)
Right Against Self-incrimination: Baltimore City Department of Social Services v. Bouknight
167(14)
Due Process of Law: Fuentes v. Shevin
181(8)
``Takings'': Poletown Neighborhood Council v. Detroit
189(20)
SIXTH AMENDMENT
Right to an Impartial Jury: Machetti v. Linahan
209(14)
Right to Confront: Coy v. Iowa
223(20)
Right to Compulsory Process: In re Myron Farber
243(16)
Right to Counsel: United States v. Cronic
259(14)
SEVENTH AMENDMENT
Right to a Civil Jury: ``Complexity''
273(12)
EIGHTH AMENDMENT
Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Tison v. Arizona
285(28)
NINTH AMENDMENT
Rights Retained by the People: Privacy
313(12)
TENTH AMENDMENT
Powers Reserved to the States: Minimum Wage
325(12)
Epilogue 337(4)
Appendix: The Constitution of the United States of America 341(16)
Endnotes 357(58)
Bibliography 415(2)
Index 417

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Fantastic, an easy reader August 4, 2011
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I am a senior, and I had to read this textbook for my ap government class during the summer. At first I thought that I was not going to like it, but it turned out to be a terrific textbook. It gave me a greater understanding of the Bill of Rights.
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