Individual Rights and the American Constitution
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This book explores how government power is expressly or impliedly limited to protect individual interests in religious exercise, speech, the freedom from irrational discrimination, and autonomy, as well as economic liberty. It is designed to meet the needs of professors of political science, government, history, and public policy by supplying a casebook that is at once accessible to study by virtue of generous chapter overviews, skillful case selection and editing, and extended introductions and following notes and questions. In addition, out of abundant respect for the rich intellectual tradition that exists within the university, this book fully reflects that Supreme Court cases emerge from history, and history itself reflects centuries of political and philosophical understanding.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 THE DECLARATION AND ITS CONSTITUTION
Chapter 2 A GOVERNMENT RESPECTFUL OF INDIVIDUAL CONSCIENCE
Chapter 3 A FAIR GOVERNMENT
Chapter 4 A GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO FREEDOM
Chapter 5 A GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY
Chapter 6 A GOVERNMENT OF IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE OF INKBLOTS, LIBERTY AND LIFE ITSELF
Table of Cases
Table of Articles