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Civil Rights and Liberties: Cases and Readings in Constitutional Law and American Democracy

Corey L. Brettschneider


  • ISBN: 9780735579866

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    Page Count 960
    Published 07/10/2013
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    Summary of Contents


    Introduction to Constitutional Law and American Democracy

    Introduction to the Constitution and the Supreme Court

    The Constitution of the United States

    Ch. 1. The Constitution and Civil Rights and Liberties

    Ch. 2. Theories of Interpretation

    Ch. 3. Free Speech

    Ch. 4. Religious Freedom:

    The Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment

    Ch. 5. Substantive Due Process and Fundamental Rights

    Ch. 6. Race and Equality

    Ch. 7. Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Equality


    Table of Cases


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    Corey L. Brettschneider

    Corey Brettschneider is a Professor of Political Science and holds a courtesy appointment in Philosophy at Brown University, where he teaches courses in political theory and public law. Brettschneider has been a Rockefeller Faculty Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values, a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard Law School, and a Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Safra Center for Ethics.

    Professor Brettschneider received a PhD in Politics from Princeton University and a JD from Stanford University. He is the author of Value Democracy: Promoting Equality and Protecting Rights (Princeton University Press, 2012) and Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton University Press, 2007). His articles have appeared in top journals. They include ''The Politics of the Personal: A Liberal Approach,'' in the American Political Science Review (2007), ''A Transformative Theory of Religious Freedom,'' in Political Theory (2010), and ''When the State Speaks, What Should it Say? Democratic Persuasion and the Freedom of Expression,'' in Perspectives on Politics (2011).

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