ERIC Number: EJ433700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Do We Still Need the Bill of Rights?
Stephenson, D. Grier, Jr.
Social Studies Journal, v20 p5-11 Spr 1991
Reviews the Bills of Rights' creation and rationale. Discusses the Fourth and Fourteenth amendments and analyzes their current status. Emphasizes the Supreme Court's interpretive role. Argues that reliance on the courts will eventually result in legal interpretations that reflect dominant national opinion. Urges greater citizen responsibility for insuring protection of civil liberties. (CH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; Fourteenth Amendment; Fourth Amendment; United States Constitution