Abstract: Examines the freedoms expressed in the Bill of Rights, their legal and historical significance, and illustrates with stories of how lives have been affected by such issues as the death penalty, gun control and the right to privacy.
Keywords: book review, constitution, law, bill of rights, RKBA, right to keep and bear arms, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of press, freedom of assembly, unreasonable search and seizure, due process, takings, privacy, powers reserved to the states, civil rights case studies, United States.
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Title: In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
Author: Ellen Alderman, Caroline Kennedy
Publisher: Avon Books
Date Published: February 1992
ISBN: 0679419861
LOCN: KF4750.A43 1990
Dewey: 342.73/085 347.30285 20
Pages: 430
Bibliography: 61
Footnotes: 339
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Historical Note

First Amendment

Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City

Freedom of the Press: United States v. The Progressive

Freedom of Religion: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association

Freedom of Assembly: Hobson v. Wilson

Second Amendment

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Quilici v. Morton Grove

Third Amendment

Quartering Troops: Engblom v. Carey

Fourth Amendment

Unreasonable Search and Seizure: McSurely v. McClellan

Fifth Amendment

Right to a Grand Jury Indictment: Rudy Linares

Double Jeopardy: Green v. United States

Right Against Self-Incrimination: Baltimore City Department of Social Services v. Bouknight

Due Process of Law: Fuentes v. Shevin

"Takings": Poletown Neighborhood Council v. Detroit

Sixth Amendment

Right to an Impartial Jury: Machetti v. Linahan

Right to Confront: Coy v. Iowa

Right to Compulsory Process: In re Myron Farber

Right to Counsel United States v. Cronic

Seventh Amendment

Right to a Civil Jury: "Complexity"

Eighth Amendment

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Tison v. Arizona

Ninth Amendment

Rights Retained by the People: Privacy

Tenth Amendment

Powers Reserved to the States: Minimum Wage



Author:        Alderman, Ellen.
Title:         In our defense : the Bill of Rights in action /
                  Ellen Alderman, Caroline Kennedy.
Edition:       1st ed.
Published:     New York : Morrow, c1991.
Description:   430 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   KF4750.A43 1990
Dewey No.:     342.73/085 347.30285 20
ISBN:          068807801X : $22.95
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p.413-416)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Civil rights -- United States -- Popular works.
               United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments.
                  -- Popular works.
               Civil rights -- United States -- Cases.
Other authors: Kennedy, Caroline, 1957-
Control No.:   90048844 //r97


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