A History of the American Constitution

Author: Daniel A. Farber,Suzanna Sherry

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314152152

Category: Law

Page: 649

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Among both judges and academics, one of the hottest issues in constitutional law is the role of "original intent." Almost everyone agrees that it is important, and some scholars and judges believe it should be the most important factor in constitutional law. To think about these issues intelligently, law students need to have ready access to the historical materials so they can see how the Framers of the Constitution thought about critical issues. Yet the original source materials fill many volumes. Writings by historians also fill many bookshelves. Just as the traditional casebook selects and condenses materials from the court reports to make them useful for law students, this book does the same thing for the historical evidence of original intent. There is no other source that covers this range of materials, combined with concise overviews of the best understanding of the historical context. Only this book gives students a cogent introduction to the history behind the Constitution and its major amendments, so they can form their own judgments about the "original understanding" and its relevance to modern constitutional law.

Law in the United States

Author: Charles Abernathy

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314267016

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 817

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The second edition of this casebook introduces foreign students, most trained in code-based law, to the unique American mix of common law, statutory materials, and constitutional law. Strongly emphasizing American legal methods and the influence of American history and culture on law in the United States, the book provides a rich array of teaching resources covering both public and private law. Following introductory chapters that cover the relations between important sources of law (common law, statutes, and constitutional law, including the hierarchy of various forms of law), succeeding chapters cover the major topics in constitutional law, civil procedure and jurisdiction, and private law (contracts, torts, and corporations). The book is especially appropriate for schools attempting to meet the new Master of Laws teaching requirements of the N.Y. Bar, and its emphasis on legal methods also makes it suitable for assignment in college-level courses.

The Constitution of the United States

Author: Michael Stokes Paulsen,Steven G. Calabresi,Michael W. McConnell,Samuel L. Bray

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609302719

Category: Law

Page: 1659

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This casebook emphasizes the text, structure, and history of the Constitution. It uses "great cases" as paradigms for learning the major issues in constitutional law, and it offers less attention to the small ripples of modern doctrine. It stresses the task of interpretation, including the interpretation of the Constitution by the political branches. And it gives attention to features of our constitutional history that are neglected in many casebooks, including slavery, the horizontal federalism of Article IV, the amendment process of Article V, and representative democracy.

Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking

Cases and Materials

Author: Paul Brest,Sanford Levinson,Jack M. Balkin,Akhil Reed Amar,Reva B. Siegel

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887494

Category: Law

Page: 1856

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In Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking, an extraordinary team of authors traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law. Students will consider constitutional questions in a broad historical context, with cutting-edge insights from contemporary scholars. This book has been updated to include all new developments in the field, and delivers strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality, race, civil rights, separation of powers, and federalism. Key Features: Coverage of recent cases and materials including: Obergefell v. Hodges - Same-Sex Marriage Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt – Abortion Regulation Zivotofsky v. Kerry – Presidential Power Fisher v. University of Texas – Affirmative Action New Discussion of Cooperative Federalism Sessions v. Morales–Santana – Sex Equality

Introduction to American constitutional structure

Author: William F. Funk

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314183507

Category: Law

Page: 561

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Unlike most constitutional law books, it does not assume that the students have any particular knowledge of American history, government, or law, so it begins with a rich introductory chapter to provide students with a necessary foundation for the rest of the material. Thereafter, it supplements the familiar cases with historical context and pictures and biographies of current and famous justices adjacent to their opinions.

Introduction to American Constitutional Law

Structure and Rights

Author: William F. Funk

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314282798

Category: Law

Page: 1231

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This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634595155. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. Unlike most constitutional law books, this book does not assume that the students have any particular knowledge of American history, government, or law, so it begins with a rich introductory chapter to provide students with a necessary foundation for the rest of the material. Thereafter, it supplements the familiar cases with historical context and pictures and biographies of current and famous justices adjacent to their opinions. It makes the traditional canon accessible and enjoyable to the current generation. Easily covered over two semesters, the book manages through careful case selection to avoid drastic editing of all but the longest cases.

Little Princes

Meine Suche nach den verlorenen Kindern von Nepal

Author: Conor Grennan

Publisher: Eichborn Verlag

ISBN: 9783821865324

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Die Weltreise eines jungen Amerikaners endet unverhofft in einer Rettungsaktion für verschleppte Kinder in Nepal. Die packende Geschichte eines Mannes, der einfach nicht mehr wegschauen konnte. Auf seiner Weltreise macht Conor Grennan einen dreimonatigen freiwilligen Dienst in einem Waisenhaus in Nepal. Das, was er dort sieht und erlebt, verändert sein Leben. Er findet heraus, dass viele der Kinder in Wirklichkeit gar keine Waisen sind. Ihre Eltern hatten sie für viel Geld Vermittlern anvertraut, um ihnen in Kathmandu eine bessere Zukunft zu ermöglichen. Wer im Waisenhaus landet, hat noch Glück gehabt. Wer ihre Eltern sind oder woher sie kommen, wissen die Kinder nicht. Trotzdem versucht Grennan das schier Unmögliche: die Kinder wieder mit ihren Familien zusammenzubringen. Monatelang reist er dabei in die entlegendsten Teile Nepals, sucht Spuren, redet mit Menschen, zeigt Fotos der Kinder. Packend und ehrlich erzählt er, wie es sich anfühlt, wenn man plötzlich selber derjenige ist, der handelt und das Leben der anderen verändert.

Contexts of the Constitution

A Documentary Collection on Principles of American Constitutional Law

Author: Neil Howard Cogan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 824

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Contexts of the Constitution provides the primary documents that frame the fundamental principles of American constitutional government. The documents are arranged by principle, including the principles of constitutionalism, equality and federalism and taken from their original sources. Contexts of the Constitution gives teachers of constitutional law, political theory and American history a usefully arranged, ready and accurate text for use as a primary text or supplement. It gives students of constitutional law access to documents that are referenced to -- or at least the context of -- decisions they are reading. It gives students of political science and hi story a useful primary collection for understanding fundamental principles.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

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Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

STRUCTURE AND RECONSTRUCTION, CASES, NOTES AND PRO

Author: Charles A. Shanor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314183712

Category: Law

Page: 61

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This law school casebook supplement reflects the major lines of Supreme Court authority, placing cases within an historical context and organizational framework appropriate for law students. Focuses on the structure of the Constitution and its reconstruction, both by amendment and by judicial interpretation. Does not cover the First Amendment. This supplement covers the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions from the current term, plus additional notes, questions, and review problems built around these cases and other developing areas of American Constitutional Law.

The Changing Face of Government Information

Providing Access in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Suhasini L. Kumar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136444033

Category: Computers

Page: 310

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Learn what innovative changes lie in the future of government information The Changing Face of Government Information comprehensively examines the way government documents’ librarians acquire, provide access, and provide reference services in the new electronic environment. Noted experts discuss the impact electronic materials have had on the Government Printing Office (GPO), the reference services within the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), and the new opportunities in the transition from paper-based information policy to an electronic e-government. This source reveals the latest changes in the field of government documents librarianship and the knowledge and expertise needed to teach users how to access what they need from this enormous wealth of government information. Major changes have taken place in the way government information is created, disseminated, accessed, and preserved. The Changing Face of Government Information explains in detail the tremendous change taking place in libraries and government documents librarianship. Topics include the increasing accessibility to the federally funded technical report literature, information on the Patriot Act’s effect on the status of libraries in the aftermath of 9/11, the uses of Documents Data Miner©, and information about catalogs, indexes, and full text databases. This book also provides a selective bibliography of print and electronic sources about Native Americans and the Federal Government, as well as specific sources for information about the environment, such as EPA air data, DOE energy information, information on flora and fauna, hazardous waste, land use, and water. Each chapter is extensively referenced and several chapters use appendixes, tables, and charts to ensure understanding of data. This useful book gives readers the opportunity to learn: how the University of Oregon successfully integrated its business reference service and map collection into its government documents collection the results of a survey of FDLP institutions identifying the factors contributing to the reorganization of services details of the pilot project undertaken by the University of Arizona Library along with the United States Government Printing Office’s Library Programs Service to create a model for a virtual depository library which critical features are missing in today’s e-government reference service models details of the GPO’s plans to provide perpetual access to both electronic and tangible information resources—and the strategies to authenticate government publications on the Internet The Changing Face of Government Information is stimulating, horizon-expanding reading for librarians, professors, students, and researchers.

Creating Constitutional Change

Clashes Over Power and Liberty in the Supreme Court

Author: Gregg Ivers,Kevin T. McGuire

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813923031

Category: Law

Page: 353

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Because the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tell us what the Constitution means, they can create constitutional change. For quite some time, general readers who have been interested in understanding those changes have not had a concise volume that explores major decisions in which those changes occur. Traditional casebooks used in law schools typically pay scant attention to the historical and political context in which cases are decided, as well as the motives of litigants, the involvement of interest groups, and the justices’ concerns with policy outcomes, even though all these factors are critical to understanding the Court’s decisions. Other books do address these concerns, but they almost always focus on a single policy issue rather than on a broader range of constitutional conflicts that populate the Court’s docket. In order to make a wide range of decisions more accessible, Gregg Ivers and Kevin T. McGuire commissioned twenty-two outstanding scholars to write essays on a selected series of Supreme Court cases. Chosen for their contemporary relevance, most of the cases addressed in this informative reader are from the last half-century, extending right up through Bush v. Gore and the 2003 Michigan affirmative action cases. In each of these roughly two dozen cases, the authors address a number of questions that provide readers with a deeper understanding of the Court and its policies: How did the conflict originate? What role did organized interests have in the case? What did the litigants, personally and professionally, have at stake? What was the practical result of the Court’s decision? Did the Court respond to lobbying or public opinion? These detailed historical and personal accounts in this all-new collection of essays offer engaging and illuminating perspectives on law and politics.

The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Structure

Author: Ernest A. Young

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599417400

Category: Law

Page: 1224

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This casebook is designed to reflect more accurately the way that Constitutional Law is generally taught in contemporary law schools. Most schools no longer attempt to offer a comprehensive survey course; rather, they offer an introduction to the subject that omits topics like the First Amendment and frequently focuses on issues of constitutional structure. The basic idea of this book is to conform the casebook more closely to the subjects actually covered in most introductory constitutional law courses. The book also tries to capture the best of both topical and historical arrangements. This book makes no attempt at comprehensive coverage. It combines a historical approach in the first half of the book with a very thorough doctrinal treatment of structural questions in the second. The book departs from most other casebooks in the field by offering longer cuts of fewer key cases, rather than trying to treat every significant case. The underlying theory is that the justices are considerably less cryptic when one includes a greater proportion of their explanations, and that the extra reading load is more than offset by the decrease in confusion. This book is divided into two principal parts. The first offers a general survey of judicial review, arranged as a history of the U.S. Supreme Court from Marbury to Bush v. Gore. This history accomplishes several goals: It presents an overall picture of the institution of judicial review as it has evolved over our history; it introduces the basics of a number of rights issues (e.g., equal protection and race, due process and privacy) not covered elsewhere in the course; and it exposes students to different theoretical approaches to constitutional interpretation. The second half of the book presents an in-depth doctrinal study of federalism and separation of powers,

The Right to the Assistance of Counsel

A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Author: James J. Tomkovicz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314483

Category: Law

Page: 258

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This superlative guide to the Sixth Amendment is the first to survey the legal guarantee of counsel's assistance since 1963's Gideon ruling.

Understanding A Tale of Two Cities

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: George Newlin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313299391

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Examines this novel and provides commentary on its political, social, and historical implications.

Criminal Procedure and the Constitution, Leading Supreme Court Cases and Introductory Text

Author: Jerold Israel,Yale Kamisar,Wayne LaFave,Nancy King,Eve Primus

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640207493

Category:

Page: 1237

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This title is the work of nationally renowned experts on the subject of constitutional criminal procedure. It is ideally suited for a survey course designed to explore and critically examine how the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt with a wide range of highly controversial issues that arise at various stages of the criminal process. Considerable effort has been made to set forth the views of all members of the Court in landmark and important recent cases. The modest size of this volume has been attained not by collecting snippets of many opinions, but by the judicious selection of leading cases. An outstanding feature is the illuminating introductory commentary that appears throughout the book and place the selected cases in general historical and doctrinal perspective.