Law, Liberty and the Constitution

A Brief History of the Common Law

Author: Harry Potter

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 178327011X

Category: Law

Page: 352

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A new approach to the telling of legal history, devoid of jargon and replete with good stories, which will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the common law - the spinal cord of the English body politic.

The Right to Privacy

Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Author: Richard A. Glenn

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576077160

Category: Law

Page: 399

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Explores the dynamics of the right to privacy in the United States, discussing its common law heritage, its expansion in the twentieth century, and trends in privacy jurisprudence.

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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Die Verfassung der Freiheit

Author: Friedrich August von Hayek

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161486289

Category: Social Science

Page: 575

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English summary: In the first part of what is probably his most significant work, Nobel Prize winner Friedrich A. von Hayek provides a comprehensive systematic description of the fundamental principles of a liberal social philosophy which has formed the basis for the development of European civilization in the last centuries. In the second part of the book, the author deals with the origin of the rule of law and its significance for safeguarding personal freedom. In the third part, Hayek shows, using relevant examples, how important principles of the rule of law have been violated with the emergence of the welfare state and how this could lead to the destruction of personal freedom. German description: Wenn alte Wahrheiten ihren Einfluss auf das Denken der Menschen behalten sollen, mussen sie von Zeit zu Zeit in der Sprache und den Begriffen der nachfolgenden Generationen neu formuliert werden. (Hayek). Dies unternimmt F. A. von Hayek in der Verfassung der Freiheit, die nunmehr in 4. Auflage als Band B 3 der deutschen Ausgabe des Hayekschen Werks ( Gesammelte Schriften ) erscheint. Dieses wohl bedeutendste Werk des Nobelpreistragers bietet im ersten Teil eine umfassende systematische Darstellung der wesentlichen Prinzipien einer freiheitlichen Sozialphilosophie - der Grundlage fur die Entwicklung der europaischen Zivilisation in den letzten Jahrhunderten. Der zweite Teil befasst sich mit der Entstehung der rechtsstaatlichen Grundsatze - der rule of law - und ihrer Bedeutung fur die Sicherung der personlichen Freiheit. Im dritten Teil zeigt Hayek, wie mit dem Aufkommen des Wohlfahrtsstaates wichtige rechtsstaatliche Prinzipien verletzt werden und damit die personliche Freiheit zerstort zu werden droht. Dies verdeutlicht er anhand aufschlussreicher Beispiele aus den Bereichen Gewerkschaften und Beschaftigung, soziale Sicherheit, Besteuerung und Umverteilung, Landwirtschaft und Naturschatze, Erziehung und Forschung.

Liberty and Union

A Constitutional History of the United States

Author: Edgar J. McManus,Tara Helfman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136756671

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

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This, the first of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Anglo-American origins of the Constitution through the colonial and antebellum periods, to the Civil War and the consequent restructuring of the nation. Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, it successfully unites thorough chronological coverage with a thematic approach, offering critical analysis of core constitutional history topics, set in the political, social, and economic context that made them constitutional issues in the first place. Combining a thoughtful and balanced narrative with an authoritative stance on key issues, the authors explain the past in the light of the past, without imposing upon it the standards of later generations. Authored by two experienced professors of History and Law this textbook has been thoughtfully constructed to offer an accessible alternative to dense scholarly works – avoiding unnecessary technical jargon, defining legal terms and historical personalities where appropriate, and making explicit connections between constitutional themes and historical events. For students in an undergraduate or postgraduate constitutional history course, or anyone with a general interest in constitutional developments, this book will be essential reading. Useful features include: Full glossary of legal terminology Recommended reading A table of cases Extensive supporting artwork Companion website Useful documents provided: Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Constitution of the United States of America Chronological list of Supreme Court justices

Die Gesetze Der Angelsachsen

Author: F. Liebermann

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270041835

Category: History

Page: 624

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The U. S. Constitution: a Very Short Introduction

Author: David J. Bodenhamer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195378326

Category: Law

Page: 168

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"Though the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, its impact on our lives is as recent as today's news. Claims and counterclaims about the constitutionality of governmental actions are a habit of American politics. This document, which its framers designed to limit power, often has made political conflict inevitable. It also has accommodated and legitimized the political and social changes of a vibrant, powerful democratic nation. A product of history's first modern revolution, the Constitution embraced a new formula for government: it restrained power on behalf of liberty, but it also granted power to promote and protect liberty. The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores the major themes that have shaped American constitutional history-- federalism, the balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. Informed by the latest scholarship, this book places constitutional history within the context of American political and social history. We do not operate today under the same Constitution created by our founding fathers or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction amendments. Nor are we the same nation. As our circumstances have changed, so has our Constitution.Today we face serious challenges to the nation's constitutional legacy. Endless wars, a sharply divided electorate and deadlocked government, economic inequality, immigration, cybersecurity and privacy, and foreign interference in the nation's democratic processes, among a host of other issues, have placed demands on government and on society that test our constitutional values. Understanding how the Constitution has evolved will help us adapt its principles to the challenges of our age"--

The Scottish Invention of America, Democracy and Human Rights

A History of Liberty and Freedom from the Ancient Celts to the New Millennium

Author: Alexander Leslie Klieforth,Robert John Munro

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761827917

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 1889

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The Scottish Invention of America, Democracy and Human Rights is a history of liberty from 1300 BC to 2004 AD. The book traces the history of the philosophy and fight for freedom from the ancient Celts to the medieval Scots to the Scottish Enlightenment to the creation of America. The work contends that the roots of liberty originated in the radical political thought of the ancient Celts, the Scots' struggle for freedom, John Duns Scotus and the Scottish declaration of independence (Arbroath, 1320) that were the primary basis of the American Declaration of Independence and the modern human rights movement.

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.

The History of Maryland

From Its First Settlement, in 1633, to the Restoration, in 1660 ; with a Copious Introduction, and Notes and Illustrations

Author: John Leeds Bozman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maryland

Page: N.A

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Freedom and the Rule of Law

Author: Anthony Arthur Peacock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739136188

Category: Law

Page: 293

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Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled articles that examine the relationship between freedom and the rule of law in America. The rule of law is fundamental to all liberal constitutional regimes whose political orders recognize the equal natural rights of all.

Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective

Author: Günther Doeker-Mach,Klaus A. Ziegert

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515085601

Category: Philosophy

Page: 444

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Comparative legal studies are at last commanding the thoughts of contemporary jurists� Alice ES Tay. Drawing on an impressive ancestry in comparative law, the 22 contributions in this volume by authors from Asia, Australia and Europe go further in their complex conception of law and culture. They look at the new principles and concepts of a transnational, global law in new, multiple contexts and in diverse juxtapositions with new institutions and authorities. In an unplanned but cohesive pattern the individual contributions together open a fresh vision of the use and value of comparative legal studies for the assessment of the function and limitations of the law of a global society.

A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union

Author: Thomas McIntyre Cooley

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363927

Category: Law

Page: 720

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Cooley, Thomas McIntyre. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union. [First Edition]. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1868. xlvii, 720pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-20589. ISBN 1-886363-92-7. Cloth. $95. * Reprint of the first edition. Rogers considers it to be "...the real source of his [Cooley's] fame. This book originated from the need of introducing a course on Constitutional Law in the school... The text was developed as a basis for lectures... His discussion attained immediate fame and his views and suggestions practically dominated American Constitutional Law... Like Blackstone, Pomeroy and many other legal works, the influence of Constitutional Limitations rests partly upon literary qualities, upon clarity and grace of unaffected statement.": Rogers, James G., American Bar Leaders 70 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 396. Referring also to Cooley's General Principles of Constitutional Law in the United States (1880), Walker declares that these "...are classics, and he ranks with Story among the foremost commentators on the Constitution." Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 288. The Lawbook Exchange has also published a reprint of the fifth and final authorial edition.