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Penguin Liberty Series

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Penguin Liberty is a newly curated series of historical, political and legal classics that speak to modern issues of liberty and constitutional rights. The six titles include On Impeachment (including writings by Frederick Douglass, and others), Decisions and Dissents of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Selection, Free Speech (excerpt from writings by Alexander Meiklejohn, and others), Hamilton: Selected Writings, Classic Supreme Court Cases, and Religious Freedom. Each volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by Corey Brettschneider, professor of constitutional law and politics at Brown and Fordham and author of The Oath and Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents. He has written for The New York Times, Politico, Washington Post, TIME, and The Guardian, and is featured in opinion pieces for NBC News online.   

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With a historic lens to interpret modern-day issues from hate speech to obscenity, this short and accessible collection provides key classic texts to help illuminate free speech and the First Amendment, as part of the new Penguin Liberty series.

A Penguin Classic

Penguin Liberty is a curated series of historical, political and legal classic texts relevant to constitutional rights. This collection focuses on key historic writings about freedom of speech and its connection to the specific experiment of American liberty. The collection includes writings by the most influential thinkers of American free speech law including John Stuart Mill, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Alexander Meiklejohn. Each Penguin Liberty volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.
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At the center of modern-day issues such as religion in public schools and the denial of professional service to others on the basis of religious beliefs, the constitutional right of religious freedom remains both contentious and vehemently protected. Here, in a short, accessible collection, are classic writings that illuminate the core issues and arguments around freedom of religion, as part of the new Penguin Liberty series.

A Penguin Classic

Penguin Liberty is a curated series of historical, political, and legal classic texts relevant to constitutional rights. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Featuring writings by John Locke, James Madison, and Roger Williams, this collection addresses religious freedom, including the right to religious belief and expression, and a guarantee that the government neither prefers religion over non-religion nor favors particular faiths over others. A contentious and essential part of our constitutional rights, religious freedom in American life continues to be debated and protected. Each Penguin Liberty volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.
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Historic Supreme Court cases that impact modern-day issues of American liberty, in a short, accessible volume as part of the new Penguin Liberty series.

A Penguin Classic

Penguin Liberty is a curated series of historical, political and legal classic texts relevant to constitutional rights. This collection will include canonical and major cases that are often taught and that are not featured in our Civic Classics Supreme Court Decisions volume. Each Penguin Liberty volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.
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Alexander Hamilton in his own words. Here is a short and accessible collection of the Founding Father’s most essential writings that reflects his constitutional legacy, as part of the new Penguin Liberty series.

A Penguin Classic

Penguin Liberty is a newly curated series of historical, political and legal classic texts relevant to constitutional rights. This collection includes key historic speeches, pamphlets, essays and letters by Alexander Hamilton, focusing on his legacy as the author of the majority of the essays of The Federalist Papers, defending the U.S. Constitution. Each Penguin Liberty volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.
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The trailblazing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her own words. Her most essential writings on gender equality and women’s rights, reproductive health care, and voting and civil rights, now available in a short, accessible volume as part of the new Penguin Liberty series.

A Penguin Classic

Penguin Liberty is a newly curated series of classic historical, political and legal classic texts relevant to constitutional rights. This collection includes key concurrences, dissents, and selected writings by Justice Ginsburg that address gender equality and women’s rights, reproductive health care, and voting and civil rights. The volume includes Justice Ginsburg’s landmark Supreme Court opinions for cases including Bush v. Gore (2000), Lily Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (2007), Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014), and more. Each Penguin Liberty volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.
Book 1
A short, accessible collection of key historic writings about presidential impeachment, as part of a new Penguin Classics series on liberty and constitutional rights.

A Penguin Classic

Penguin Liberty is a newly curated series of historical, political and legal classic texts from Penguin Classics. One of the first volumes, On Impeachment, provides key historic writings to understand what impeachment is and learn about three presidents who have been subject to the process: Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. The volume includes essential texts from each of the two presidential impeachments that were voted by the House, and the Nixon case, which was voted on by the House judiciary committee and which forced Nixon’s resignation. Readers will have a scope of perspectives from the Constitution, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Frederick Douglass, Barbara Jordan, Gerald Ford, Dianne Feinstein, and more. Each volume will feature a series introduction and volume introduction by series editor Corey Brettschneider.

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