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Title:
Civil liberties and the Bill of Rights
ISBN:
9781598031973
Publication Information:
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2006.
Physical Description:
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 266 p. ; 19 cm.)
General Note:
36 lectures/30 minutes per lecture.

Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, the Bill of Rights (Amendments I-X), a timeline of cases discussed in the course, an annotated list of cases, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.

"Course No. 8530."
Contents:
Part 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1. What are civil liberties? -- Lecture 2. The Bill of Rights : an overview -- Lecture 3. The types of liberty : positive and negative -- Lecture 4. The court and constitutional interpretation -- Lecture 5. Marbury v. Madison and judicial review -- Lecture 6. Private property and the founding -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Lochner v. New York and economic due process -- Lecture 8. The takings clause of the Fifth Amendment -- Lecture 9. Fundamental rights : privacy and personhood -- Lecture 10. Privacy : the early cases -- Lecture 11. Roe v. Wade and reproductive autonomy -- Lecture 12. Privacy and autonomy : from Roe to Casey --

Part 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13. Other privacy interests : family -- Lecture 14. Other privacy interests : sexuality -- Lecture 15. Same-sex marriages and the Constitution -- Lecture 16. The right to die and the Constitution -- Lecture 17. Cruel and unusual? : the death penalty -- Lecture 18. The First Amendment : an overview -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Internal security and the First Amendment -- Lecture 20. Symbolic speech and expressive conduct -- Lecture 21. Indecency and obscenity -- Lecture 22. Hate speech and fighting words -- Lecture 23. The right to silence -- Lecture 24. Why is freedom of religion so complex? --

Part 3. Disc 5. Lecture 25. School prayer and the establishment clause -- Lecture 26. Religion : strict separation or accommodation? -- Lecture 27. The free exercise clause : acting on beliefs -- Lecture 28. Free exercise and "the Peyote Case" -- Lecture 29. Two religion clauses : one definition? -- Lecture 30. Slavery and Dred Scott to equal protection -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Brown v. Board of Education -- Lecture 32. Equality and affirmative action -- Lecture 33. Equality and gender discrimination -- Lecture 34. Gender discrimination as semi-suspect -- Lecture 35. The future of equal protection? -- Lecture 36. Citizens and civil liberties.
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Summary:
"This course is designed to introduce students to a uniquely American invention and, to some ways of thinking, a wonderfully naïve contribution to politics: the written specification of individual liberties and rights that citizens possess and can, through courts, enforce against the state. Civil Liberties is not, however, a course on law. It is, instead, a course that has as its subject the relationship of law to the most fundamental sorts of questions about politics, morality, and human nature."--Course guidebook (p. 1).
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John E. Finn introduces students to a uniquely American invention: the written specification of individual liberties and rights that citizens possess. The course also focuses on the relationship of law to the most fundamental questions about politics, morality, and human nature.