Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 February 2012

310 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199897742

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The Myth of Rights

The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Ashutosh Bhagwat

  • Provides a new and provocative look at the nature and role of American constitutional rights
  • Discusses a wide range of contemporary constitutional debates, including the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage, affirmative action, abortion rights, and campaign finance reform
  • Discusses constitutional issues arising from the War on Terror, including how a clearer understanding of the nature of constitutional rights helps clarify what limits the Constitution places on the government

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