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The Resource The Bill of Rights : a bicentennial assessment, edited by Gary C. Bryner and A.D. Sorensen

The Bill of Rights : a bicentennial assessment, edited by Gary C. Bryner and A.D. Sorensen

Label
The Bill of Rights : a bicentennial assessment
Title
The Bill of Rights
Title remainder
a bicentennial assessment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gary C. Bryner and A.D. Sorensen
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Bill of Rights: A Bicentennial Assessment is a companion volume to the three-volume series commemorating the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. It explores rights in America by re-examining their roots, assessing their effectiveness, and considering their future." "Competing conceptions of rights are central to many of the most contentious public issues in the United States, such as free speech and the limits of public expression; affirmative action and the protection of minorities against discrimination; the role of religion and prayer in public schools and other public forums; capital punishment, searches and seizures, and issues affecting rights of the accused; and a host of concerns that have been characterized as personal rights of privacy - abortion, sexual preference, nontraditional forms of human reproduction, and withdrawal from life-sustaining medical technologies." "There is little agreement over what role rights should play in addressing these and other pressing contemporary issues. From one view, rights are a politically powerful way to expand government protection for certain interests. Critics, however, fear that an expansion of rights threatens traditional ones. The process of defining, interpreting, and extending rights is therefore almost as controversial as the substantive issues themselves." "Several questions provide the overall agenda for the essays in this book: What rights do people have? How are they determined? How do they shape and define the powers of government? What particular challenges does the protection of minority rights pose? How are rights secured? And, finally, what is the future of rights?" "By celebrating and assessing the Bill of Rights, we seek to engage in a free and open discussion of how well they have accomplished their purpose of securing basic individual liberties over the past two hundred years and how well suited they are to protect our rights in the future. We hope to learn from the example of the Framers of the Constitution in encouraging an examination of fundamental principles, studying the lessons of history, and looking toward the future."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 342.73/085
  • 347.30285
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4749.A2
LC item number
B54 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1951-
  • 1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bryner, Gary C.
  • Sorensen, A. Don
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Civil rights
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights
  • United States
Label
The Bill of Rights : a bicentennial assessment, edited by Gary C. Bryner and A.D. Sorensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpreting the Bill of Rights: alternative conceptions of rights / Carl Wellman -- Civil rights and the U.S. Constitution / Rex Martin -- Interpreting the Bill of Rights: what? who? why? / Christopher Wolfe -- The religion clauses: some bicentennial thoughts on an important corner of the Constitution / Rex E. Lee -- Abortion, ethics, and constitutional interpretation / Leslie P. Francis -- Abortion and equality under the law / Camille S. Williams -- Toward a feminist regrounding of constitutional law / Gayle Binion -- Minority rights under the Constitution / Gary C. Bryner -- Rights and human flourishing / A.D. Sorensen -- The future of rights / Gary C. Bryner and A.D. Sorensen
Control code
42855060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585054728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42855060
Label
The Bill of Rights : a bicentennial assessment, edited by Gary C. Bryner and A.D. Sorensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpreting the Bill of Rights: alternative conceptions of rights / Carl Wellman -- Civil rights and the U.S. Constitution / Rex Martin -- Interpreting the Bill of Rights: what? who? why? / Christopher Wolfe -- The religion clauses: some bicentennial thoughts on an important corner of the Constitution / Rex E. Lee -- Abortion, ethics, and constitutional interpretation / Leslie P. Francis -- Abortion and equality under the law / Camille S. Williams -- Toward a feminist regrounding of constitutional law / Gayle Binion -- Minority rights under the Constitution / Gary C. Bryner -- Rights and human flourishing / A.D. Sorensen -- The future of rights / Gary C. Bryner and A.D. Sorensen
Control code
42855060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585054728
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42855060

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