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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Legal Issues,9780078127595

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Legal Issues

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Summary

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor´┐Żs Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Correlation Guidep. xix
Introductionp. xxi
Law and Terrorismp. 1
Should U.S. Citizens Who Are Declared to Be "Enemy Combatants" Be Able to Contest Their Detention Before a Judge?p. 2
Yes: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, U.S. Supreme Court (June 28, 2004)p. 4
No: Clarence Thomas, from Minority Opinion, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, U.S. Supreme Court (June 28, 2004)p. 10
Should Foreign Nationals Detained at Guantanamo Bay as "Enemy Combatants" Be Able to Contest Their Detention Before aJudge?p. 17
Yes: Anthony Kennedy, from Majority Opinion, Boumediene v. Bush, U.S. Supreme Court (June 12, 2008)p. 19
No: Antonin Scalia, from Dissenting Opinion, Boumediene v. Bush, U.S. Supreme Court (June 12, 2008)p. 24
Does the President Possess Constitutional Authority to Order Wiretaps on U.S. Citizens?p. 30
Yes: U.S. Department of Justice, from "Legal Authorities Supporting the Activities of the National Security Agency Described by the President" (January 19, 2006)p. 32
No: Letter to Congress, from 14 Law Professors and Former Government Attorneys to Congressional Leaders (January 2, 2006)p. 46
Should Someone Held by the CIA and Interrogated in a Foreign Country Be Allowed to Sue the U.S. Government?p. 57
Yes: American Civil Liberties Union, from Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant, E!-Masri v. Tenet, et al, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (September 25, 2006)p. 59
No: Robert King, from Opinion, El-Masri v. Tenet, etal, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (March 2, 2007)p. 68
Law and The Individualp. 81
Is It Constitutional to Ban "Partial-Birth" Abortions Without Providing for an Exception to Protect the Health of the Mother?p. 82
Yes: Anthony Kennedy, from Majority Opinion, Gonzales v. Carhart, U.S. Supreme Court (April 18, 2007)p. 84
No: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dissenting Opinion, Gonzales v. Carhart, U.S. Supreme Court (April 18, 2007)p. 92
Are Restrictions on Physician-Assisted Suicide Constitutional?p. 106
Yes: William H. Rehnquist, from Majority Opinion, Washington et ai. v. Glucksberg et al, U.S. Supreme Court (June 26, 1997)p. 108
No: Stephen Reinhardt, from Opinion for the Court, Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington, U ,S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1996)p. 119
Does the Sharing of Music Files Through the Internet Violate Copyright Laws?p. 131
Yes: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Concurring Opinion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, U.S. Supreme Court (June 27, 2005)p. 133
No: Stephen Breyer, from Concurring Opinion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, U.S. Supreme Court (June 27, 2005)p. 138
Can the Police Require Individuals to Identify Themselves?p. 151
Yes: Anthony Kennedy, from Majority Opinion, Larry D. Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada, U.S. Supreme Court (June 21,2004)p. 153
p. 159
Law and The Statep. 169
Do Religious Groups Have a Right to Use Public School Facilities After Hours?p. 170
Yes: Clarence Thomas, from Majority Opinion, Good News Club etal., v. Milford Central School, U.S. Supreme Court (June 11, 2001)p. 172
No: David Souter, from Dissenting Opinion, Good News Club et al., v. Milford Central School, U.S. Supreme Court (June 11, 2001)p. 182
Is a Strip Search of Middle School Students That Is Aimed at Finding Drugs Permissible Under the Fourth Amendment?p. 190
Yes: David Souter, from Majority Opinion, Safford Unified School District, etal, v. April Redding, U.S. Supreme Court (Tune 25, 2009)p. 192
No: Clarence Thomas, from Dissenting Opinion, Safford Unified School District, etal., v. April Redding, U.S. Supreme Court (June 25, 2009)p. 200
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?p. 210
Yes: John Roberts, from Majority Opinion, Deborah Morse, et al, v. Joseph Frederick, U.S. Supreme Court (June 25, 2007)p. 222
No: John Paul Stevens, from Dissenting Opinion, Deborah Morse, et al., v. Joseph Frederick, U.S. Supreme Court (June 25, 2007)p. 221
Does the "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Clause of the Eighth Amendment Bar the Imposition of the Death Penalty on Juveniles?p. 233
Yes: Anthony Kennedy, from Majority Opinion, Roper v. Simmons, U.S. Supreme Court (March 1, 2005)p. 235
No: Antonin Scalia, from Dissenting Opinion, Roper v. Simmons, U.S. Supreme Court (March 1, 2005)p. 241
Is a Sentence of Life in Prison for Stealing $150 Worth of Videotapes Constitutional?p. 250
Yes: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Lockyer v. Andrade, U.S. Supreme Court (March 5, 2003)p. 252
No: David Souter, from Dissenting Opinion, Lockyer v. Andrade, U.S. Supreme Court (March 5, 2003)p. 260
Is Drug Testing of Students Who Participate in Extracurricular Activities Permitted Under the Fourth Amendment?p. 266
Yes: Clarence Thomas, from Majority Opinion, Board of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County, et al, v. Lindsay Earls, et al, U.S. Supreme Court (June 27, 2002)p. 268
No: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dissenting Opinion, Board of Education of Independent School District No. 92 of Pottawatomie County, etal, v. Lindsay Earls, etal, U.S. Supreme Court (June 27, 2002)p. 276
Law and The Communityp. 287
Is There a Constitutional Right to Possess a Firearm for Private Use?p. 288
Yes: Antonin Scalia, from Majority Opinion, District of Columbia, etal, v. Dick Anthony Heller, U.S. Supreme Court (June 26, 2008)p. 290
No: John Paul Stevens, from Dissenting Opinion, District of Columbia etal, v. Dick Anthony Heller, U.S. Supreme Court (June 26, 2008)p. 300
Are Blanket Prohibitions on Cross Burnings Unconstitutional?p. 311
Yes: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Virginia v. Black, etal, U.S. Supreme Court (April 7, 2003)p. 313
No: Clarence Thomas, from Dissenting Opinion, Virginia v. Black, etal, U.S. Supreme Court (April 7, 2003)p. 324
Should Same-Sex Couples Receive Constitutional Protection?p. 332
Yes: Margaret Marshall, from Majority Opinion, Goodridge, etal, v. Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (2003)p. 334
No: Robert Cordy, from Minority Opinion, Goodridge, etal, v. Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (2003)p. 342
Should Children with Disabilities Be Provided with Extraordinary Care in Order to Attend Regular Classes in Public Schools?p. 350
Yes: John Paul Stevens, from Majority Opinion, Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F., U.S. Supreme Court (March 3, 1999)p. 352
No: Clarence Thomas, from Dissenting Opinion, Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F., U.S. Supreme Court (March 3, 1999)p. 357
Do Race-Conscious Programs in Public University Admissions Policies Violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Guarantee of Equal Protection Under the Law?p. 362
Yes: Clarence Thomas, from Dissenting Opinion, Barbara Grutter v. lee Bollinger et al, U.S. Supreme Court (June 23, 2003)p. 364
No: Sandra Day O'Connor, from Majority Opinion, Barbara Grutter v. Lee Bollinger et al, U.S. Supreme Court (June 23, 2003)p. 371
p. 382
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