A Woman's Right to an Abortion

Roe v. Wade
Author: D. J. Herda
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766084256
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Abortion has long been a hot-button issue. In 1973, in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court finally decided that women should be allowed to have an abortion, with some limits. This book gives the background on the case and the path the case took to make it to the Supreme Court and presents both the majority and dissenting opinions related to the case. It also takes a look at the lasting impact the case has continued to have on policies and the legal system. Also included are questions to consider, primary source documents, and a chronology of the case.

Today's Social Issues: Democrats and Republicans

Democrats and Republicans
Author: Timothy W. Kneeland
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698363
Category: Political Science
Page: 388
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Covering everything from abortion to gun control to immigration, this book explains policies and positions of today's Democratic and Republican parties, giving readers a complete understanding of modern-day American politics and the 2016 presidential race. • Offers clear, relevant information on current politics in America that enables readers to better understand the key issues and grasp what is at stake in the 2016 presidential election • Documents differences of opinion on social issues within the Republican and Democratic parties where present and shows how the positions of the parties have changed over time • Describes the issues dividing Democrats and Republicans and how these disagreements shape political gridlock • Discusses interest groups with the most influence for each political party • Features book chapters that are cross-referenced to allow readers easy access to the information they seek

Roe v. Wade

the abortion rights controversy in American history
Author: N. E. H. Hull,Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
Category: History
Page: 370
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Understanding Jurisprudence

An Introduction to Legal Theory
Author: Raymond Wacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198723865
Category: Law
Page: 379
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With its clear and entertaining writing style, Understanding Jurisprudence is the perfect guide for students new to legal theory and looking for an accessible introduction to the subject. Key theories and theorists are introduced in a compact and easy-to-read format, offering an engaging account of the central ideas without oversimplification. Key quotes from leading scholars are included throughout the text, introducing you to their work and its impact on legal philosophy, while further reading suggestions help you to navigate the broad range of literature available in this area. Each chapter concludes with a series of critical questions designed to encourage you to think analytically about the law and the key ideas and debates which surround it. New to this editionRevised to include the most recent scholarship in several areas of jurisprudence, and to reflect the social and political developments that have influenced the law and legal theoryExpanded chapters on natural law, legal positivism, realism, rights, and theories of justiceNew and enhanced discussions of the rule of law, global justice, virtue ethics, human and animal rights, the economic analysis of law, and postmodernist theoriesUpdated suggested further reading lists and questions at the end of each chapter

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction
Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210946
Category: Public libraries
Page: 1856
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Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210397
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1434
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Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Senior High Core Collection

A Selection Guide
Author: Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210861
Category: Best books
Page: 1456
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Der Gewissensfall

Author: James Blish
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641176115
Category: Fiction
Page: 142
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Eine Welt ohne Gott ist Teufelswerk Der Planet Lithia umkreist Alpha Arietis im Sternbild des Widders, 50 Lichtjahre vom Sonnensystem entfernt, und ist eine erdähnlich Welt – mit einem wesentlichen Unterschied: Lithia ist ein Paradies, bewohnt von intelligenten, aber absolut friedfertigen Riesenechsen. Im Jahr 2050 irdischer Zeitrechnung nehmen Erdbewohner und Lithianer Kontakt miteinander auf. Für den Jesuitenpater Ruiz-Sanchez, Mitglied der Sternenexpedition, ist dieses Paradies eine Falle des Teufels, der hier den Menschen eine Welt vorgaukeln will, wie sie vor dem Sündenfall war. Die Lithianer leben nämlich nach christlichen Maximen, an ein höheres Wesen glauben sie jedoch nicht. Lithia ist somit eine Herausforderung für jeden Menschen, schleunigst „normale“ Zustände herzustellen – was auch prompt in die Wege geleitet wird ...

Common law

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783428121519
Category: Common law
Page: 423
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Die Reformation der Rechte

Recht, Religion und Menschenrechte im frühen Calvinismus
Author: John Witte Jr.
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3788728345
Category: Religion
Page: 422
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Johannes Calvin entwickelte ein neues Verständnis von Rechten und Freiheiten, von Kirche und Staat, das das Rechtssystem der frühen protestantischen Staaten formte. Seine Lehren, die sich schnell in Westeuropa ausbreiteten, wurden immer wieder durch große Krisen herausgefordert: die französischen Religionskriege, die niederländische Revolte, die englische Revolution, die amerikanische Kolonisation und Revolution. In solchen Krisen waren es Anhänger Calvins, die sein Denken aktualisierten und der neuen Situation anpassten. Eine Reihe grundlegender westlicher Auffassungen von Religion und politischen Rechten, sozialem und konfessionellem Pluralismus, Föderalismus und Gesellschaftsvertrag haben im frühmodernen Calvinismus ihren Ursprung.

Essentials of American Government

Continuity and Change, 2004 Election Update
Author: Karen O'Connor,Larry J. Sabato
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321276285
Category: Political Science
Page: 629
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Thoroughly updated through the 2004 elections and other recent events in American government, the Essentials version of this esteemed best-seller continues to provide a current and engaging introduction to the course. Like the comprehensive edition, this nuts-and-bolts version was written in the belief that we must first understand how American government and politics have developed in order to fully understand the issues facing our nation today. Featuring a distinctive Continuity and Change theme, the text begins with why and how our government was formed, and shows students how change is a necessary process that keeps our political system vibrant and effective.