Ethical Issues In The Courts: A Companion To Philosophical Ethics
Ethical Issues in the Courts: A Companion to Philosophical Ethics
Explore the real-world intersections of our legal system and important ethical problems.ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE COURTS: A COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHICAL ETHICS. You'll learn the ways the courts have ruled on issues such as abortion; euthanasia; assisted suicide; educating children; sex and marriage; gay rights; war, peace and pacifism; environmental rights; animal rights; freedom of expression; religious freedom; racial discrimination; affirmative action; sex discrimination; capital punishment; business ethics; computer ethics. Includes excerpts from 73 landmark court decisions, on ethical issues, along with helpful discussion questions and learning tools.
Preface. 1. HUMAN LIFE: BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS. Abortion. Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (U.S. Supreme Court, 1973). Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (U.S. Supreme Court, 1992). Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (U.S. Supreme Court, 2000). Euthanasia. Matter of Quinlan, 70 N.J. 10, 355 A. 2d 647 (Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1976). Cruzan v. Missouri. Department of Health, 497 U.S. 261 (U.S. Supreme Court, 1990). Bush v. Schiavo, No. SC04-925 (Supreme Court of Florida, 2004). Suicide and Assisted Suicide. Bouvia v. Glenchur, 179 Cal. App. 3d 1127 (Court of Appeal of California,...