Our Rights

16 Oct


This book uses historical case studies to explore the rights in the Constitution. Supreme Court cases are used to demonstrate how a right received its modern interpretation, how the right applies today, and how courts and other interpreters seek to balance this right with important societal concerns such as public safety.

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Table Of Contents
Chapter 1 – Our Rights in American History
Chapter 2 – The Right to Freedom
Chapter 3 – The Right to Equal Protection of the Laws
Chapter 4 – The Right to Free Exercise of Religion
Chapter 5 – Separation of Church and State
Chapter 6 – The Right to Freedom of Speech
Chapter 7 – The Right to Freedom of the Press
Chapter 8 – The Right to Freedom of Assembly
Chapter 9 – The Right to Petition
Chapter 10 – The Right to Freedom from Racial Discrimination
Chapter 11 – The Right to Vote
Chapter 12 – The Right to a Fair Trial
Chapter 13 – The Right to Due Process
Chapter 14 – The Right to Habeas Corpus
Chapter 15 – The Right to Protection Against Illegal Search and Seizure
Chapter 16 – The Right to Protection Against Double Jeopardy
Chapter 17 – The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
Chapter 18 – The Right to Trial by Jury
Chapter 19 – The Right to Counsel
Chapter 20 – The Rights of Juvenile Defendants
Chapter 21 – The Right to Protection Against Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Chapter 22 – The Right of Privacy
Chapter 23 – The Right to Bear Arms
Chapter 24 – The Right to Property
Chapter 25 – The Future of Our Rights
Further Readings
Chapter Websites and Text Credits


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