The Bill of Rights in Modern America (edited by David J. Bodenhamer and James W. Ely, Jr.)

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The Bill of Rights in Modern America (edited by David J. Bodenhamer and James W. Ely, Jr.)

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This newly revised and expanded edition of The Bill of Rights in Modern America captures the contentious national debate about the nature and extent of our individual rights. Free speech, the separation of church and state, public safety and gun control, property rights, the rights of criminals and victims, the limits of law enforcement, the death penalty, affirmative action, the right to privacy, abortion, states' rights—the Bill of Rights has been evoked as the legal basis for every one of these issues. Twelve distinguished legal scholars discuss the history of and the current debates on these and other important rights issues in a book that is certain to stimulate thoughtful discussion among all citizens.

Professor Hoffman's contribution, chapter 9, is titled "The "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Clause: A Limit on the Power to Punish or Constitutional Rhetoric?"

ISBN

9780253351593 (hb.), 9780253219916 (pbk.)

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Indiana University Press

City

Bloomington, IN

Keywords

United States, Constitution, 1st-10th Amendments, Civil Rights

Disciplines

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Constitutional Law | Law

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Available as an e-book, to Indiana University-Bloomington patrons, here.

Full bibliographic details available here.

The Bill of Rights in Modern America (edited by David J. Bodenhamer and James W. Ely, Jr.)

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