Shouting fire : civil liberties in a turbulent age / Alan M. Dershowitz.

  • 1st ed.
  • Boston ; London : Little, Brown c2002
Physical description
viii, 550 p. ; 25 cm.
  • 0316181412
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: a preference for rights. Where do rights come from? God? Nature? Positive law? ; Rights come from wrongs ; The challenge of rights based on human experience ; Why we should prefer rights -- Rights in general: their limits and scope. Our enduring Bill of Rights ; A dangerous vocabulary of new rights ; Rights and interests ; Do grandparents have rights? ; Do (should) animals have rights? ; Rights in a world without God ; The right to your body after death ; Can organ donation be compelled? ; Rights as a check on democracy ; The law as morality ; The most fundamental limitation on state power -- The right not to be censored by government ; Shouting "fire!" ; The right to be wrong ; Dirty words ; "Why pornography?" ; Television censorship ; Motion picture censorship ; Computer censorship ; Student censorship ; The future of free speech -- The right to believe and disbelieve without government intrusion. Upholding the wall of separation ; The right to disbelieve ; When the wall comes tumbling down -- The rights of suspects, defendants, and convicted criminals. Life is not a dramatic narrative ; Crime prevention ; Getting stung ; Psychiatry in the legal process: "A knife that cuts both ways" -- The right to live. Memorandum to justice Goldberg on the constitutionality of the death penalty ; How it all began: the death penalty in the court ; The value of a life and a death ; The right to choose how and when to end one's life -- The right to a zealous and ethical lawyer. Unequal justice ; Why are there so many Jewish lawyers? ; O.J. Simpson ; Is legal ethics asking the right questions? -- The right to an honest judge. Don't pick judges the way we do! ; The ultimate fraternity ; The source of justice in the mind of a justice ; Inside the sanctum sanctorum ; The judge judged ; Appreciating liberty ; Judicial review ; The confirmation process: the senate need not allow the president a partisan victory ; The quality of justice -- Can rights be suspended for emergencies? Could it happen here? Civil liberties in a national emergency ; Preventive detention of citizens during a national emergency: a comparison between Israel and the United States ; Wiretaps and national-security surveillance ; Torture of terrorists: is it necessary to do and to lie about? ; Safety and civil liberties need not be in conflict ; Could an accused terrorist receive a fair trial in an American court? -- Conclusion: old right for new wrongs.
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  • English

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