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Slavery, segregation, abortion, workers' rights, the power of the courts. These issues have been at the heart of the greatest constitutional controversies in American history. And in this concise and thought-provoking volume, some of today's most distinguished legal scholars and commentators explain for a general audience how five landmark Supreme Court cases centered on ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published March 19th 2000 by Princeton University Press (first published February 1st 2000)
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Laura
I'm marking this as "read," but I'm not being entirely honest. I reached page 177 of 200, near the beginning of the first of two chapters on Roe v. Wade, and simply couldn't continue, other than a quick glance-over.

Unlike any of the other of the book's paired chapters, in which each chapter took a viewpoint that challenged the other, the two Roe chapters were both decidedly "pro-life" (to use misleading right-wing jargon). Also, within the first couple pages of her chapter, the first author
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I heard this man speak at a BYU forum. He is a professor at Princeton University and also one of the biggest advocates of traditional marriage and anti-abortion. He is adament that the constitution is designed to protect the moral stability of our country and he uses his expertise, time, and energy to proclaim this. This book isn't a light read but it is interesting to read about legal cases in our country's history and how they did or didn't follow the constitution. You may not feel like ...more
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Very useful -- worth a read if you're interested in the topic.
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McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. George has been called America's "most influential conservative Christian thinker."[2] He is a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover ...more