The Bill Of Rights In Modern America: Revised And Expanded by David J BodenhamerThe Bill Of Rights In Modern America: Revised And Expanded by David J Bodenhamer

The Bill Of Rights In Modern America: Revised And Expanded

EditorDavid J Bodenhamer, James W Ely Jr

Paperback | June 2, 2008

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This newly revised and expanded edition of The Bill of Rights in Modern America captures the contentious national debate about the nature and extent of our individual rights. Free speech, the separation of church and state, public safety and gun control, property rights, the rights of criminals and victims, the limits of law enforcement, the death penalty, affirmative action, the right to privacy, abortion, states' rights-the Bill of Rights has been evoked as the legal basis for every one of these issues. Twelve distinguished legal scholars discuss the history of and the current debates on these and other important rights issues in a book that is certain to stimulate thoughtful discussion among all citizens.

David J. Bodenhamer is Professor of History and Executive Director of the Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. He is author or editor of several books and more than thirty book chapters and journal articles. He lives in Carmel, Indiana. James W. Ely, Jr., is Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law and Profes...
Title:The Bill Of Rights In Modern America: Revised And ExpandedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.86 inPublished:June 2, 2008Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253219914

ISBN - 13:9780253219916


Table of Contents

Introduction James W. Ely, Jr., and David J. Bodenhamer

The Bill of Rights (and the Fourteenth Amendment)

Part 1. The Myth and Reality of Rights
1. Rights Consciousness in American History Daniel T. Rodgers
2. The Explosion and Erosion of Rights Gary L. McDowell

Part 2. Modern Rights in Controversy
3. The First Amendment and the Freedom to Differ Suzanna Sherry
4. Church and State: The Religion Clauses Melvin I. Urofsky
5. Public Safety and the Right to Bear Arms Robert J. Cottrol and Raymond T. Diamond
6. The Enigmatic Place of Property Rights in Modern Constitutional Thought James W. Ely, Jr.
7. Reversing the Revolution: Rights of the Accused in a Conservative Age David J. Bodenhamer
8. Police Practices and the Bill of Rights Laurence A. Benner and Michal R. Belknap
9. "The "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Clause: A Limit on the Power to Punish or Constitutional Rhetoric? Joseph L. Hoffmann
10. Equal Protection and Affirmative Action Herman Belz

Part 3. Rights Remembered, Revised, and Extended
11. The Right to Privacy Ken I. Kersch
12. Second Wind for the State Bill of Rights Randall T. Shepard

Bibliographic Essays
List of Contributors
Table of Cases

Editorial Reviews

"A worthy contribution to the continuing debate over the meaning of the American Bill of Rights." -Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume