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The Bill of Rights in Modern America Revised and Expanded by David J. Bodenhamer
  

The Bill of Rights in Modern America Revised and Expanded

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The Bill of Rights in Modern America Revised and Expanded by David J. Bodenhamer

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.

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Knowledgably compiled and expertly edited ... a great masterpiece of discussion for any group. October 2008 * The Midwestern Book Review *


About the Author

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 Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. He is author of The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights and American Legal History: Cases and Materials, among other works. He lives in Nashville,Tennessee.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd June 2008

Author

David J. Bodenhamer

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Political science & theory

ISBN

9780253219916

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