The Bill of Rights in Modern America: After 200 Years

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Executive Director of the Polis Center and Professor of History David J Bodenhamer, David J. Bodenhamer, James W. Ely, John Hart Ely
Indiana University Press, 1993 - Political Science - 246 pages
This edition of 'The Bill of Rights in Modern America' captures the noisy and potentially defining national debate about the nature and extent of our individual rights.
 

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Contents

Rights Consciousness in American History
3
The Explosion and Erosion of Rights
18
Symbolic Speech and the First Amendment
39
The Religion Clauses
57
Public Safety and the Right to Bear Arms
72
The Enigmatic Place of Property Rights in Modern
87
Rights of the Accused
101
Police Practices and the Bill of Rights
120
Equal Protection and Affirmative Action
155
A Ninth Amendment for Todays Constitution
177
The New Federalism and State Bills
191
NOTES
207
BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAYS
222
CONTRIBUTORS
233
INDEX
240
Copyright

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