By Ariens, Michael S.
Texas Tech University Press.
A comprehensive analysis of the law in Texas, surveying the legislative, as well as the judicial heritage that confronted problems of land, water, crime and industrial revolution amid an agricultural and ranching economy.
Taming texas : How law and order came to the lone star state
By Haley, James Lewis.
Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.
1st edition. 2016.
"This new book, published through the Society’s Taming Texas Judicial Civics and Court History Project, shows how the state’s court system fits into the larger picture of Texas history: its roots, heroes, growing pains, and milestones, from the days of early Spanish colonization to the present. Written specifically for seventh-grade Texas history classes, the book’s opening stories help students place themselves in an early Texas in which there was no law or order, and challenge them to think about how a society begins to organize itself. Subsequent stories show how laws were made and tested in the courts over the next 150 years, with an emphasis on the aspects of the Texas experience that are uniquely our own." - from the publisher
The Texas Supreme Court : A narrative history, 1836-1986
By Haley, James L.
University of Texas Press.
1st ed. 2013.
Composed under the auspices of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, this work is the first book-length history of the Texas Supreme Court published since 1917. Though it does discuss landmark cases and judicial philosophy, this work, as the title implies, is written in a narrative style, emphasizing stories, drama, and the people who contributed to Texas' legal history in the first 150 years of statehood.
Landmark Supreme Court cases : The most influential decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States
By Hartman, Gary R.
Facts on File.
Organized by subject area, this handy reference guide contains information about the key issues, history of the case, case summaries, and the aftermath of major cases decided by the United States Supreme Court. It also provides references to related cases and sources for additional reading.
By Andrus, R. Blain.
American Bar Association.
1st ed. c2009.
In an attempt to answer the question “who was the first lawyer?”, author R. Blain Andrus has written an engrossing history of the legal profession, from the first appearance in biblical times to the evolution of the modern attorney. Equal parts a comedian and a scholar, Mr. Andrus’s account of the worldwide development of a canon of law and its practitioners is humorous, well-researched, and historically rich. Mr. Andrus provides definitions of key vocabulary terms and biographies of important historical figures in notices interspersed throughout the text. This title is worthwhile reading for any attorney who has pondered the history of his profession.
By Horwitz, Morton J.
Harvard University Press.
"In a remarkable book based on prodigious research, Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of a national (and modern) legal system from English and colonial antecedents. He treats the evolution of the common law as intellectual history and also demonstrates how the shifting views of private law became a dynamic element in the economic growth of the United States." - from the publisher
The Documentary history of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800
Columbia University Press.
"The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789–1800 is a multivolume series drawing together a body of documents, from the National Archives and dozens of other repositories, that chronicles the life of the Court in its first decade. For any scholar interested in the development of the federal judicial system, this series stands as a crucial resource." - from the publisher
"This pioneering text presents, in one single volume, the history of the federal courts since their establishment in 1789 and the changes that have occurred in the 200 years since. The author examines the historical context from which the federal court system grew and explores the expansion of the court system in response to procedural, conceptual, and historical influences. The evolution of the different types of federal courts through time is of particular focus, along with the growth of the jurisdiction of the federal courts and the changes to the procedure before the Supreme Court over time." - from the publisher
By Schwartz, Bernard.
Oxford University Press.
"In A History of the Supreme Court, Schwartz provides the finest, most comprehensive one-volume narrative ever published of our highest court. With impeccable scholarship and a clear, engaging style, he tells the story of the justices and their jurisprudence--and the influence the Court has had on American politics and society. With a keen ability to explain complex legal issues for the nonspecialist, he takes us through both the great and the undistinguished Courts of our nation's history. He provides insight into our foremost justices, such as John Marshall (who established judicial review in Marbury v. Madison, an outstanding display of political calculation as well as fine jurisprudence), Roger Taney (whose legacy has been overshadowed by Dred Scott v. Sanford), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, and others." - from the publisher