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Taking sides. Clashing views on legal issues / selected, edited, and with introductions by M. Ethan Katsh and William Rose.

Publication:
Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 375 p. ; 24 cm.
Edition:
12th ed.
Series:
Taking sides
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Other Title:
Clashing views on legal issues
Subjects:
Law -- Social aspects -- United States.
Constitutional law -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- United States.
Summary:
This twelfth edition of TAKING SIDES: LEGAL ISSUES presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor's manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom.
Contents:
Part 1. LAW AND THE INDIVIDUAL. Should persons who are declared to be "Enemy Combatants" be able to contest their detention before a judge?
Is abortion protected by the Constitution?
Are restrictions on physician-assisted suicide constitutional?
Do people have a legal right to clone themselves?
Does the sharing of music files through the Internet violate copyright laws?
Should the insanity defense be abolished?
Can the police require individuals to identify themselves?
Part 2. LAW AND THE STATE. Do religious groups have a right to use public school facilities after hours?
Does the use of high-technology thermal imaging devices violate the Fourth Amendment search and seizure guarantee? Are laws requiring schools and public libraries to filter Internet access constitutional?
Does the "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Clause of the Eight Amendment bar the imposition of the death penalty on juveniles?
Is a sentence of life in prison for stealing $150 worth of videotapes constitutional?
Is drug use testing of students who participate in extracurricular activities permitted under the Fourth Amendment?
Part 3. LAW AND THE COMMUNITY. Can companies that lie about their business practices be punished without having their First Amendment rights violated?
Are blanket prohibitions on cross burnings unconstitutional?
May marriage be denied to same-sex couples?
Are public school officials liable for damages in cases of student-on-student sexual harassment?
Should children with disabilities be provided with extraordinary care in order to attend regular classes in public schools?
Do race-conscious programs in public university admissions policies violate the Fourth Amendment's guarantee of Equal Protection under the Law?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Katsh, M. Ethan.
Rose, William D. (William David)
ISBN:
9780073545592 :
0073545597
OCLC:
62394756