The Bill of Rights : a user's guide
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Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, writer of foreword.
Published
New York : Hachett Books, [2018].
Edition
Revised and updated 5th edition., First Hachette books paperback edition.
ISBN
9780316415606, 031641560X
Physical Desc
x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Published
New York : Hachett Books, [2018].
Format
Book
Edition
Revised and updated 5th edition., First Hachette books paperback edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780316415606, 031641560X

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General Note
"Foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"--Cover.
General Note
"Originally published in paperback by the Close Up Foundation in December 1991"--Title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-260) and indexes.
Description
In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, constitutional scholar Linda R. Monk explores the remarkable history of the Bill of Rights, the Supreme Court's interpretation of each right, and the power of citizens to enforce those rights. Stories of the ordinary people who made the Bill of Rights come alive are featured throughout. These include Fannie Lou Hamer, a Mississippi sharecropper who became a national civil rights leader; Mary Beth Tinker, a 13-year-old whose protest of the Vietnam War established free speech rights for students; and Simon Tam, a millennial whose 10-year trademark battle for his band "The Slants" ended in a unanimous Supreme Court victory. Such people prove that, in the words of Judge Learned Hand, "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court, can save it." Monk explores the history, scope, and meaning of the first ten amendments--as well as the Fourteenth Amendment, which nationalized them and included a new right of equality for all under the law. The Bill of Rights is a powerful examination of the values that define American life--back cover.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Monk, L. R., & Ginsburg, R. B. (2018). The Bill of Rights: a user's guide (Revised and updated 5th edition.). Hachett Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Monk, Linda R. and Ruth Bader, Ginsburg. 2018. The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide. Hachett Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Monk, Linda R. and Ruth Bader, Ginsburg. The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide Hachett Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Monk, Linda R.,, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide Revised and updated 5th edition., Hachett Books, 2018.

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