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Bill of Rights Reader, Leading Constitutional Cases


reviewed by Richard Boyd Ballou 1955

coverTitle: Bill of Rights Reader, Leading Constitutional Cases
Author(s): Milton R. Konvitz
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This is the most recent volume in the Cornell Studies in Civil Liberty. It is a useful case book for the layman and an invaluable addition to the literature readily available to the general student of American life. Literally a selection of readings, Bill of Rights Reader contains a series of relevant excerpts from significant Court decisions in the area of civil liberty. The majority of the quotations are taken from decisions of the United States Supreme Court, and from cases decided since 1930. Dr. Konvitz has made the Reader especially helpful by including concise statements of the problem in each case, and by occasional pertinent cross references to other judicial decisions. Furthermore, he has taken care to include many of those separate or dissenting opinions which reveal the organic character of justice in a democracy, and which may prove of greater historical significance than the actual decision itself. The cases all... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 1, 1955, p. 53-53
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4667, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 5:35:04 AM

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