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The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties

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How have our rights to privacy and justice been undermined? What exactly have we lost? Pulitzer Prize?winner David K. Shipler searches for the answers to these questions by examining the historical expansion and contraction of our fundamental rights and, most pointedly, the real-life stories of individual men and women who have suffered. This is the account of what has been taken ? and of how much we stand to regain by protesting the departures from the Bill of Rights. With keen insight and telling detail, Shipler describes how the Supreme Court's constitutional rulings play out on the streets as Washington, D.C., police officers search for guns in poor African American neighborhoods, how a fruitless search warrant turns the house of a Homeland Security employee upside down, and how the secret surveillance and jailing of an innocent lawyer result from an FBI lab mistake. Each instance ? often as shocking as it is compelling ? is a clear illustration of the risks posed to individual liberties in our modern society. And, in Shipler's hands, each serves as a powerful incitement for a retrieval of these precious rights. A brilliant, immeasurably important book for our time.

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ISBN:
9781455889723
Publisher:
Brilliance Corporation
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Author:
Shipler, David K.
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English

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