ERIC Number: ED260966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
How Does the Constitution Secure Rights?
Goldwin, Robert A., Ed.; Schambra, William A., Ed.
Third in a series designed to help prepare the nation for a thoughtful observance of the Constitutional bicentennial, this publication presents six essays addressing the issue of human rights and the Constitution. "How the Constitution Protects Our Rights: A Look at the Seminal Years" (Robert A. Rutland) focuses on James Madison's role in obtaining a bill of rights. "The Constitution and the Bill of Rights" (Herbert J. Storing) looks at the original debate over the Bill of Rights and at what issues were not addressed in these ten amendments. "Two Models of Adjudication" (Owen M. Fiss) considers structural reform of the government as a new mode of litigation. "The Constitution as Bill of Rights" (Walter Berns) examines how human rights are assured and delineated within the text of the Constitution. In "Subsistence Rights: Shall We Secure These Rights" (Henry Shue), the author considers potential conflicts between basic economic, social, and cultural rights as entrenched in the International Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. "American Constitutionalism and Individual Rights" (Nathan Tarcov) analyzes the balance between individual and group rights. (LP)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Democracy, Individual Needs, United States Government (Course)
American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($5.95, paper--ISBN-0-8447-3521-3; $13.95, cloth--ISBN-0-8447-3522-1).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution