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This updated edition examines the impact of Supreme Court decisions on the rights and freedoms of the individual through the 2002-2003 term. Focusing primarily on the revolution in constitutional law over the last century, the book provides full coverage of the freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights, the right to vote and to engage in political participation, the individual's right to due process under the law, and modern equality Issues such as affirmative action and rights allowed illegal Immigrants to the United States. The Supreme Court and Individual Rights begins with an overview of individual rights and covers four main topics: Freedom for Ideas, Rights of Political Participation, Due Process and Criminal Rights, and Equal Rights and Personal Liberties. Appendixes include a glossary of legal terms, an explanation of how to read a legal citation, and biographies of the justices.