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The Supreme Court and individual rights
Savage, David G., 1950-
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Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
vii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Earlier editions by Elder Witt and Joan Biskupic.
The Court and the individual. A narrow base, 1789-1865 ; The Civil War Amendments ; Political rights ; Equality before the law ; Fundamental fairness -- Freedom for ideas: the first amendment and the right to believe, to speak, to assemble, to petition, and to publish. Freedom of speech ; Freedom of the press ; Freedom of religion -- The rights of political participation. Fair elections and the right to vote ; The right to an equal vote ; Freedom of political association -- Crime and punishment. A fair trial ; Search and seizure ; Self-incrimination ; The aid of legal counsel ; Double jeopardy ; Cruel and unusual punishment -- Equal rights and personal liberties. Racial equality ; Equal protection, the alien and the poor ; Sex discrimination ; Liberty and privacy -- Reference materials. Glossary of legal terms ; Sources of Supreme Court decisions ; How to read a court citation ; Supreme Court justices ; Constitution of the United States ; Selected bibliography.
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