In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action

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Creators & Publishers
Publisher
Avon Books
Metadata
ISBN
0-380-71720-4
Collection
Regular item
Year
1991
Description

The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury. Using true stories of people whose lives have been deeply affected by such issues as the death penalty and the right to privacy, attorneys Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy reveal how the majestic priciples of the Bill of Rights have taken shape in the lives of ordinary people, as well as the historic and legal significance of each amendment. In doing so, they shed new light on this visionary document, which remains as vital and as controversial today as it was when the nation was newly born.