Designed to be accessible to diverse audiences, the selections in this book have been heavily edited to make them understandable to a general readership and to students with little or no experience of
the subject. Included are documents, letters, articles, and other writings which will shed light on the historical, evolving, and contemporary meaning of the Bill of Rights. The book's reliance on primary
materials will enable readers to draw their own conclusions without being overly dependent upon, and influenced by, the opinions of secondary commentators.