Advanced Introduction to US Civil Liberties

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Advanced Introduction to US Civil Liberties

9781800376670 Edward Elgar Publishing
Susan N. Herman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School and President Emeritus, American Civil Liberties Union, US
Publication Date: March 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 667 0 Extent: c 160 pp
This insightful Advanced Introduction provides a kaleidoscopic overview of key US civil liberties, including freedom of speech, press, assembly, and religion, limitations on search and seizure, due process in criminal proceedings, autonomy rights, rights of equality, and democratic participation.

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business, and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

This insightful Advanced Introduction provides a kaleidoscopic overview of key US civil liberties, including freedom of speech, press, assembly, and religion, limitations on search and seizure, due process in criminal proceedings, autonomy rights, rights of equality, and democratic participation.

Key Features:

• Discusses the historical development and current status of core civil liberties
• Examines the tension between libertarian and egalitarian views of civil liberties
• Promotes further understanding of the role of the US Supreme Court and other actors in setting levels of protection for civil liberties
• Provides an overview of common themes in development and interpretation of constitutionally protected civil liberties in multiple areas, including abortion

Featuring examples of how key civil liberties have been shaped by historical, legal, and philosophical forces, this Advanced Introduction will be essential reading for students and scholars in American studies, history, human rights, law and politics, and political science.
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‘With her extensive experience teaching Constitutional Law and as President of the ACLU, Susan Herman is the ideal person to introduce readers to U.S. civil liberties. This book provides a variety of fascinating perspectives on civil liberties generally – history, law, current conditions – and on sizzling issues ranging from abortion to voting rights.’
– Nadine Strossen, FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression), US
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