A History of the American Constitution

Author: Daniel A. Farber,Suzanna Sherry

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314152152

Category: Law

Page: 649

View: 1674

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

View: 7978

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.

Introduction to American Constitutional Law

Structure and Rights

Author: William F. Funk

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314282798

Category: Law

Page: 1231

View: 6661

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.

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

View: 5468

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.

Introduction to American constitutional structure

Author: William F. Funk

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314183507

Category: Law

Page: 561

View: 2991

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.

Grenzenloser Kinderwunsch

Author: Nadine Lederer

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631672211

Category:

Page: 350

View: 9666

Leihmütter werden heute zunehmend von Paaren aus aller Welt in Anspruch genommen. Die Autorin geht den aktuellen Fragen, die dieser Trend aufwirft, insbesondere mit Blick auf das internationale Privat- und Zivilverfahrensrecht nach. Die Abstammung des Kindes, seine Staatsangehörigkeit, die Möglichkeit einer Adoption sowie das Kindeswohl stehen dabei im Fokus. Nicht zuletzt bleibt fraglich, ob die ausländischen Entscheidungen, nach denen die Wunscheltern die rechtlichen Eltern sind, anzuerkennen sind und wie mit den Geburtsurkunden zu verfahren ist. Bislang fehlen dafür interessengerechte Regelungen. Die Autorin ermittelt den auf internationaler Ebene bestehenden Handlungsbedarf und entwickelt Vorschläge für eine zukünftige Handhabung von grenzüberschreitenden Leihmutterschaftsfällen.

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

View: 5807

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.

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

STRUCTURE AND RECONSTRUCTION, CASES, NOTES AND PRO

Author: Charles A. Shanor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314183712

Category: Law

Page: 61

View: 4417

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

View: 8345

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.

Ich bin eure Stimme

Das Mädchen, das dem Islamischen Staat entkam und gegen Gewalt und Versklavung kämpft

Author: Nadia Murad

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426450127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 8475

Am 3. August 2014 endet das Leben, wie Nadia Murad es kannte. Truppen des IS überfallen ihr jesidisches Dorf Kocho im Norden Iraks. Sie töten die Älteren und verschleppen die Jüngeren. Kleine Jungen sollen als Soldaten ausgebildet werden. Die Mädchen werden verschleppt und als Sklavinnen verkauft. An diesem Tag verliert Nadia Murad 44 Angehörige. Für sie beginnt ein beispielloses Martyrium: Drei Monate ist sie in der Gewalt des IS, wird Opfer von Demütigung, Folter, Vergewaltigung. Nur mit Glück und unvorstellbarem Mut gelingt ihr die Flucht vor ihren Peinigern. Sie schafft es in ein Flüchtlingslager und kommt von dort aus nach Deutschland. Tausende andere junge Frauen befinden sich bis heute in der Gewalt des IS. Deren Stimme zu sein und sie zu befreien hat Nadia Murad sich zur Aufgabe gemacht. Heute kämpft sie dafür, dass das Verbrechen des IS als Völkermord anerkannt wird und die Verantwortlichen vor den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof gestellt werden. Die Vereinten Nationen ernannten Nadia Murad zur Sonderbotschafterin, darüber hinaus wurde sie für den Friedensnobelpreis nominiert und mit dem Vaclav-Havel-Preises für Menschenrecht ausgezeichnet. Nun erzählt sie ihre bewegende Geschichte.

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

View: 9961

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

Systemic Racism

A Theory of Oppression

Author: Joe Feagin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134729073

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 5200

In this book, Feagin develops a theory of systemic racism to interpret the highly racialized character and development of this society. Exploring the distinctive social worlds that have been created by racial oppression over nearly four centuries and what this has meant for the people of the United States, focusing his analysis on white-on-black oppression. Drawing on the commentaries of black and white Americans in three historical eras; the slavery era, the legal segregation era, and then those of white Americans. Feagin examines how major institutions have been thoroughly pervaded by racial stereotypes, ideas, images, emotions, and practices. He theorizes that this system of racial oppression was not an accident of history, but was created intentionally by white Americans. While significant changes have occurred in this racist system over the centuries, key and fundamentally elements have been reproduced over nearly four centuries, and US institutions today imbed the racialized hierarchy created in the 17th century. Today, as in the past, racial oppression is not just a surface-level feature of society, but rather it pervades, permeates, and interconnects all major social groups, networks, and institutions across society.

Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

View: 5501

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.

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

View: 7044

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.

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

View: 9180

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.

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

View: 9350

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

Constitutional Law

Cases in Context

Author: Randy E. Barnett,Josh Blackman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454896493

Category: Law

Page: 1744

View: 1409

Constitutional Law: Cases in Context, Third Edition places primary emphasis on how constitutional law has developed since the Founding, its key foundational principles, and recurring debates. By providing both cases and context, it conveys the competing narratives that all lawyers ought to know and all constitutional practitioners need to know. Teachable, manageable, class-sized chunks of material are suited to one-semester courses or reduced credit configurations. Generous case excerpts make the text flexible for most courses. Cases are judiciously supplemented with background readings from various sources. Innovative study guide questions presented before each case help students focus on the salient issues, challenging them to consider the court’s opinions from various perspectives, and suggesting comparisons or connections with other cases. Key Benefits: Revised doctrinal areas with newer cases. Updated background contextual material to reflect current scholarship. A highly accessible and engaging structure that examines the competing narratives that pervade the development of American constitutional law since the founding. Related cases are grouped together into “assignments” and make for a reasonable amount of reading for each topic. A wealth of photographs, maps, and primary documents to bring the cases to life.