Rutledge, Bruce
June 1991
Human Rights;Summer91, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p38
The article discusses the allegations on the Bill of Rights, which is alarming to the Individual Rights & Responsibilities (IR&R) leaders. The activist lawyers point to Supreme Court rulings that have limited the rights of death penalty defendants and restricted free dialogue between a doctor and patient. Sara-Ann Determan, former IR&R Section chairperson states that the federal courts will no longer be the vigorous protector of First Amendment liberties and rights of minorities. Therefore, the future of civil liberties and civil rights seems dubious. Public pressure is mounting on the U.S. Congress to reduce civil rights legislation.


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