You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2008 Edition

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This best-selling, debate-style reader is edited and updated annually by John Rourke to examine the most important and provocative issues in American politics. The topics featured inYou Decide!have been selected for their currency, importance, and student interest, and the pieces arguing various sides of a given issue come from recent journals, congressional hearings, think tanks, and periodicals. The text has once again been fully updated to keep pace with the issues that are most pressing in our political system, including the cultural assimilation of immigrants, U.S. troops in Iraq, the ideological shift of the Supreme Court, government scientists on global warming, commuting the prison sentence of "Scooter Libby," and much more.

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Constituton Guns, Safety, and The Constitutionrsquo;S Meaning:Indivdual Rightorsubject to Regulation
Guns,Safety, and the Constitutionrsquo;s Meaning: Individual Right Advocate:
Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies
Cato Institute Source
Testimony during hearings on ldquo;Oversight Hearing on the District of Columbia's Gun Control Laws,rdquo; before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform, June 28, 2005 Guns, Safety, and the Constitutionrsquo;s Meaning: Subject to Regulation Advocate:
The Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence Source
Amicus Curiae brief to the U.S. Court Of Appeals, District Of Columbia Circuit inParker v
District of Columbia(2006) Also suitable for chapters on Courts, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice Policy
Federalism Federal Regulation of Medical Mariuana: Appropriate National Powerorusurpation of State Authority?
Federal Regulation of Medical Marijuana:
Appropriate National Power Advocate
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Source Opinion inGonzales v Raich, June 6, 2005 Federal Regulation of Medical Marijuana: Usurpation of State Authority Advocate
Sandra Day Orsquo;Conner, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court Source Opinion inGonzales v Raich
June 6, 2005 Also suitable for chapters on Civil Rights, Courts Constitution
Civil Liberties The Phrase ldquo;Under Godrdquo; In The Pledge Of Allegience: Violation of The First Amendmentoracceptable Traditional Expression
The Phrase ldquo;Under Godrdquo; in the Pledge of Allegiance: Violation of the First Amendment Advocate:Douglas Laycock, Professor, School of Law, University of Texas; and Counsel of Record for 32 Christian and Jewish clergy filing an
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