Understanding Constitutional Issues discusses liberty and justice in contemporary America by exploring eighteen topics of relevance to students and citizens. The reports in this volume include several that won the American Bar AssociationÆs Silver Gavel Award in 2002 and touch on issues concerning criminal justice, race, privacy, religion, and politics and power. ''''With the in-depth, accurate, unbiased analysis that is the hallmark of The CQ Researcher, Understanding Constitutional Issues examines specific topics such as:''''Civil Liberties ''Death Penalty''Libraries and the Internet''Presidential Power''Privacy ''Religion in the Workplace''School Vouchers ''Single Sex Education''Three Strikes Laws''''''An overview of constitutional issues begins the volume. The reports are organized thematically, and each thematic section is introduced by an essay that updates and weaves the reports together. A table of cases, hints for writing term papers, and a full index round out the volume. ''''Perfect for undergraduate libraries, public libraries, and AP level schools.'''' ''''''''''''