Essential Supreme Court Decisions

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442203862
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First published in 1954, this indispensable reference quickly became the gold standard for concise summaries of important U.S. Supreme Court cases. The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 15th edition has been extensively revised to ensure that it remains the most up-to-date resource available. An essential resource for law students, lawyers, and everyone interested in our nation's Constitution and the Supreme Court decisions that explicate it.

Summaries Of Leading Cases On The Constitution

Author: Joseph Francis Menez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742532779
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This landmark book has long been the gold standard of concise summaries of important U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. constitutional law from the establishing of the Court to the present. For the 50th Anniversary Edition, the book has been thorougly revised, reorganized, and updated through the end of the 2002–2003 term.

A Companion To The United States Constitution And Its Amendments 6th Edition

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833281
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Now in its sixth edition with coverage of major Supreme Court decisions through the end of the 2013–2014 term, this book remains a key source for students, professors, and citizens seeking balanced, up-to-date information on the Constitution, its amendments, and how they have been interpreted. • Provides an accessible and informative introduction to the creation, meaning, and continuing role of the Constitution that is suited for high school students, undergraduate audiences, law students and researchers, reference librarians, and interested citizens who want to understand the Constitution and its amendments • Presents balanced treatments of all key constitutional provisions and up-to-date information on how key U.S. Supreme Court decisions have interpreted the Constitution • Includes a glossary, highlights of constitutional history, and a fully updated appendix of the names and dates of U.S. Supreme Court Justices • Includes copies of the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation

Encyclopedia Of The Fourth Amendment

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 145223423X
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Covering the key concepts, events, laws and legal doctrines, court decisions, and litigators and litigants, this new reference on the law of search and seizure—in the physical as well as the online world—provides a unique overview for individuals seeking to understand the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More than 900 A to Z entries cover the key issues that surround this essential component of the Bill of Rights and the linchpin of a right to privacy. This two-volume reference—from the editors of CQ Press’s award-winning Encyclopedia of the First Amendment—features a series of essays that examine the historical background of the Fourth Amendment along with its key facets relating to: Technology Privacy Terrorism Warrant requirement Congress States A to Z entries include cross-references and bibliographic entries. This work also features both alphabetical and topical tables of contents as well as a comprehensive subject index and a case index.At a time when threats of crime and terrorism have resulted in increased governmental surveillance into personal lives, this work will serve as an important asset for researchers seeking information on the history and relevance of legal rights against such intrusions. Key Features: More than 900 signed entries, including 600 court cases and 100 biographies Preface by noted journalist Nat Hentoff From the editors of CQ Press’s award-winning Encyclopedia of the First Amendment

The Men Who Made The Constitution

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810888653
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Few events in the history of the United States were of greater consequence than the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Although most histories have focused on the issues and compromises that dominated the debates, the exchanges were also shaped by the dynamic personalities of the fifty-five delegates who attended from twelve of the thirteen states. In The Men Who Made the Constitution, constitutional scholar John R. Vile explores the lives and contributions of all delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, including those who left before the Convention ended and those who stayed until the last day but refused to sign. Each biography records the delegate’s birth, education, previous positions or public service roles, homes, family life, life after the Convention, death, and resting place. Drawing directly from Convention debates and a vast array of secondary sources, Vile covers the positions of each delegate at the Convention on both major and minor issues and describes his service on committees and afterward at state ratification conventions. The Men Who Made the Constitution includes a bibliography of key sources, engravings of delegates for whom portraits were created, a quiz on key facts, and a transcript of the Constitution of the United States. This work is the perfect reference for students and scholars, as well as professional and amateur historians, of colonial and early American history, constitutional law, and American jurisprudence.

American Immigration And Citizenship

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270209
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One of the most contentious issues in America today is the status of immigration. American Immigration and Citizenship shows that this issue is far from new. In this book, John Vile provides context for contemporary debates on the topic through key historical documents presented alongside essays that interpret their importance for the reader.

Supreme Court Yearbook 2016 2017

Author: Kenneth W. Jost
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506371132
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The Supreme Court Yearbook is an essential resource which has provided valuable in-depth coverage of every decision of the nation’s highest court since the 1989-1990 term. More than two decades of original reporting are accessible in a powerful, fully-searchable online archive that lets users explore expert and timely Supreme Court coverage swiftly and comprehensively. The fully updated 2016-2017 Edition features: Original reporting by legal expert Kenneth W. Jost accessible to readers of all levels Comprehensive analysis of the Court's term as a whole, including coverage of significant trends, justice alignments, and voting patterns In-depth, original essays on the term's major cases essential for understanding the background key legal questions and the opinions themselves Case summaries of every opinion written during the term Useful tables and figures on voting patterns and trends in constitutional law Biographies of justices Reference documents for understanding how the Supreme Court works

Summaries Of Leading Cases On The Constitution

Author: Paul Charles Bartholomew
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This authoritative text and reference work is based upon landmark cases decided by the Supreme Court and still prevailing. Widely adopted and recommended for courses and research in American history, constitutional law, government, and political science. Clear, concise summaries of the most frequently cited cases since the establishment of the U.S. Supreme Court; each summary gives the question at issue, the decision and the reason behind it, votes of the justices, pertinent corollary cases, and notes offering further information on the subject; detailed explanation of the organization and functions of the Supreme Court; a complete text of the Constitution of the United States; a complete index of all cases cited; listings of all the chief justices and associate justices, the dates of their service, and president who appointed them, their state of origin, and their birth and death dates.

Essentials Of Sports Law

Author: Glenn M. Wong
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313356750
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Outlines the American legal system and tort law as they apply to sports from high school to professional, and discusses liability, drugs, discrimination, contracts, antitrust, labor relations, violence, gambling, and other topics.

Constitutional Law In Contemporary America Volume One

Author: David Andrew Schultz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195390094
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Constitutional Law in Contemporary America is the most up-to-date, carefully edited, and student-friendly undergraduate constitutional law textbook. Placing a unique emphasis on property rights, election law, and issues of gender, gender orientation, foreign policy, and criminal due process, the two-volume text features: * Skillfully edited excerpts of canonical Supreme Court decisions and lower federal and state court decisions * Historically important auxiliary materials--such as the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, the Declaration of Sentiments, and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution--which help students better understand American constitutional law, politics, and government * Succinct case introductions, timelines, discussion questions, chapter glossaries, and chapter bibliographies * Discussions emphasizing significant contemporary issues (e.g., same-sex marriage, free speech on the Internet, and the war on terrorism) * Topical overviews for each constitutional subject area In order to best suit the traditional two-semester constitutional law sequence, the text is conveniently divided into two volumes: * Volume One: Institutions, Politics, and Process presents cases relating to the three branches of the national government. The authors address federalism, the relationship between the citizen and the political process, and those issues of property that have dominated the Supreme Court since its inception nearly two centuries ago. Other topics include: Constitutional and foreign affairs, including case law developed post-9/11; election law and political process cases; the role and power of the federal courts; economic due process; and eminent domain law. * Volume Two: Civil Rights and Liberties covers civil rights and liberties issues including those addressed in the Bill of Rights (as subsequently applied to the states) and in the Reconstruction Amendments. The authors address expressive freedoms such as religion, speech, press, and association, as well as the rights of those accused or convicted of crimes. Other topics include the state action doctrine, equal protection, the Second Amendment and gun rights, the rights of students, the death penalty, privacy, and reproductive rights.