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The Constitution of the State of Texas : An annotated and comparative analysis
By Braden, George D. Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. 1977].
The Texas Constitution annotated by Professor George D. Braden.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
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The Texas Bill of Rights : In the mainstream of the movement to protect individual rights : a commentary and litigation manual
By Harrington, James C. Butterworth Legal Publishers. 2nd ed. c1993-.
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Texas search and seizure
Latest received: Spring 2019 Supplement. By Barton, Robert R. Juris Pub. Seventh edition. c2018.
"...provides an integrated, comprehensive treatise on the Texas law of arrest and search. It offers both quick answers and in-depth analysis. A convenient and authoritative research tool for preparation of motions to suppress, as well as trial and appellate briefs, Texas Search and Seizure serves as a courtroom reference for trial attorneys and as a bench book for judges." - from the publisher
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» Federal/General Titles
The Bill of Rights in modern America
Indiana University Press. Rev. and expanded. c2008.
This book examines the contentious national debate about the nature and extent of our individual rights. Twelve distinguished scholars discuss topics such as church and state, right to bear arms, property rights, rights of the accused, equal protection, right to privacy, and affirmative action. Informed by a historical perspective, this book focuses on contemporary issues and has been revised and expanded to address the impact of the Rehnquist years.
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The classical liberal constitution : The uncertain quest for limited government
By Epstein, Richard Allen. Harvard University Press. 2014.
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Comparative constitutional law
By Jackson, Vicki C. Foundation Press. 1999.
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The Constitution of the United States of America : Analysis and interpretation : annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to
By United States. U.S. G.P.O.
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
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Constitutional analysis in a nutshell
By Baker, Thomas E. Thomson/West. 2nd ed. c2003.
"This authoritative text provides a framework for understanding individual liberty and governmental power and the institutional role played by the U.S. Supreme Court. Coverage includes judicial review, commerce clause and state powers, federalism, separation of powers, congressional and executive powers, and individual civil rights and civil liberties. Includes diagrams that aid understanding of the fundamentals of our system of government." - from the publisher
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Constitutional law : Cases and materials
By Varat, Jonathan D. Foundation Press. 13th ed. 2009.
This treatise on constitutional law concentrates on primary documents, cases, constitutional provisions, statutes, and historical documents to allow researchers or instructors to interpret constitutional law on their own. It is divided into four parts: the Constitution and the Courts (the role of the judiciary); Allocation of Governmental Powers (an elaboration of the separation of powers); Government and the Individual (individuals' rights); and Governmental Control of the Content of Expression (First Amendment rights).
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Constitutional law : Civil liberty and individual rights
By Cohen, William. Foundation Press. 6th ed. 2007.
In addition to focusing on the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, religion, and press, this treatise also addresses the constitutional rights of equality, privacy, and the right to vote.
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Constitutional law : Principles and policies
By Chemerinsky, Erwin. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. 4th ed. c2011.
This student treatise offers thorough treatment of all areas of constitutional law covered in both beginning and advanced courses, presenting both the doctrines and the underlying policy issues of the law. Now in its fourth edition, this text includes Supreme Court rulings handed down by a panel that now includes Justices Sotomayor and Kagan. With that in mind, this edition pays special attention to recent developments regarding presidential power in the "war on terror," school racial desegregation issues, abortion rights, the Second Amendment, First Amendment rights of corporations and unions in elections, speech rights of government employees, and student speech rights, as well as other recent and significant court cases.
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Constitutional law in a nutshell
By Barron, Jerome A. West. 7th ed. c2009.
Now in its 7th edition, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of many complex areas of Constitutional law. Divided into two parts, the first part covers the allocation of powers focusing directly on judicial review, legislative powers, state power in American federalism, Congress and the executive branch. The second section covers individual rights and liberties included due process of law, equal protection, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, state action, and congressional legislation in the aid of Civil Rights and Liberties.
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Constitutional rights sourcebook
By Renstrom, Peter G. ABC-CLIO. c1999.
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Double jeopardy : A reference guide to the United States Constitution
By Rudstein, David S. Praeger. 2004.
This book, written by one of the foremost authorities on double jeopardy and part of a series on Constitutional Law, takes a very close look at the Double Jeopardy Clause found in the Fifth Amendment. While the issue of not being tried twice for the same offense seems simple at first, this books analyzes the fringe cases where such a determination is not so easy to make. The author first provides a solid history and explanation of the idea of "double jeopardy" before moving on to a more detailed analysis of cases that require scrutiny. Includes a table of cited cases.
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Education law : First Amendment, due process and discrimination litigation
Latest received:SUPP. 2010-11. By Schneider, Ronna Greff. Thomson/West. c2004.
Schneider's two volume set examines freedom of expression, freedom of religion, race, gender, and due process issues within the public education system.
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Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
Macmillan Reference USA. 2nd ed. /. c2000.
This six-volume reference title serves as a great resource for anyone doing research about the U.S. Constitution, its interpretation, and major cases that deal with the Constitution. The brief articles serve as comprehensive summaries written in plain English and are great starting points for further research since they all include bibliographical references and relevant cross-references to other articles in the encyclopedia. Also included are the text of the Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, Washington's Letter of Transmittal, a chronology of the Constitution, a listing of important events in the development of constitutional law, a glossary, a list of contributors to the encyclopedia, and subject indexes.
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How democratic is the American Constitution?
By Dahl, Robert Alan. Yale University Press. 2nd ed. 2003.
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I dissent : Great opposing opinions in landmark Supreme Court cases
Beacon Press. c2008.
This compilation of dissenting opinions from the Supreme Court of the United States offers insight into the workings of the nation’s highest court. The editor, a professor at Harvard Law School, first discusses the concept behind a “dissenting opinion” and then presents 13 “great opposing opinions” along with a contextual background of each case. He also offers brief commentary on the dissenting opinion and discusses how things might be different if the dissenting justices had prevailed. A great read for anyone interested in the history and impact of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Landmark decisions of the United States Supreme Court
By Finkelman, Paul. CQ Press. 2nd ed. c2008.
Covers US Supreme Court decisions from 1790 through 2007 that have defined precedent or made an impact on US legal theory. Provides concise synopses of each case with reporter references for easy retrieval of primary resources. Includes a a listing of confirmed justice nominations by nominating president as well as a court membership roster organized by Chief Justice.
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Landmark Supreme Court cases : The most influential decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States
By Hartman, Gary R. Facts on File. c2004.
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.
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Modern constitutional law
Latest received: POCKET PTS 2016-17. By Rich, William J. West. 3rd ed. c2011.
This in-depth study of modern constitutional law discusses issues such as the individual and government, societal interests in communication, association, religion, private property, freedom of enterprise, freedom of contract, equality, civil and criminal justice, resolving clashes between societal interests in First Amendment freedoms and other important societal interests, reconciling the societal interests in the integrity and privacy of the individual with other important interests of society, the remaining liberties and freedoms, equal protection, the right to justice, the states and the federal government, federalism, separation of powers, and constitutional litigation.
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The Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 2005.
A collection of over 1000 entries on all aspects of the Supreme Court from numerous academic and legal professional contributors. Features biographies of all the justices and other figures connected with the Court's histories along with discussions of the Court's most significant decisions, and chronological essays on the history of the court and related topics such as slavery and the civil rights movement.
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip055/2004029463.html
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Rehabilitating Lochner : Defending individual rights against progressive reform
By Bernstein, David E. The University of Chicago Press. 2011, ♭2011.
"In this timely reevaluation of an infamous Supreme Court decision, David E. Bernstein provides a compelling survey of the history and background of Lochner v. New York. This 1905 decision invalidated state laws limiting work hours and became the leading case contending that novel economic regulations were unconstitutional. Sure to be controversial, Rehabilitating Lochner argues that the decision was well grounded in precedent—and that modern constitutional jurisprudence owes at least as much to the limited-government ideas of Lochner proponents as to the more expansive vision of its Progressive opponents." - from the publisher
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Rethinking the New Deal court : The structure of a constitutional revolution
By Cushman, Barry. Oxford University Press. 1998.
"This book challenges the prevailing account of the Supreme Court of the New Deal era, which holds that in the spring of 1937 the Court suddenly abandoned jurisprudential positions it had staked out in such areas as substantive due process and commerce clause doctrine. In the conventional view, the impetus for such a dramatic reversal was provided by external political pressures manifested in FDR's landslide victory in the 1936 election, and by the subsequent Court-packing crisis. Author Barry Cushman, by contrast, discounts the role that political pressure played in securing this 'constitutional revolution.' Instead, he reorients study of the New Deal Court by focusing attention on the internal dynamics of doctrinal development and the role of New Dealers in seizing opportunities presented by doctrinal change." - from the publisher
Table of contents only: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0604/97008904-t.html
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The Second Amendment : A biography
By Waldman, Michael. Simon & Schuster. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. 2014.
Written by the president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, this is an engaging title for anyone interested in the history of the “right to bear arms.” The author begins the narrative in 1775 and continues through the adoption of the Second Amendment in 1791. He then traces throughout American history how the public, the courts, and organizations like the NRA have interpreted the amendment. In the final part of the book, he discusses how the 2008 landmark Supreme Court case D.C. v. Heller changed the legal landscape and follows through to present day, including a discussion of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
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Sexual orientation, gender identity, and the constitution
Latest received:SUPP. 2013-14. By Nicolas, Peter. Carolina Academic Press. c2013.
Professor Nicholas designed this text to “teach students all of the procedural and substantive aspects of constitutional litigation regarding the rights of sexual minorities.” The author found constitutional law texts did not include in-depth discussion of the rights of sexual minorities and gender law titles did not cover the constitutional and procedural law aspects fully. We are seeing an increase in the practice aids being written for the attorney assisting GLBT clients in specific areas of law. This publication provides an interesting overview of the constitutional protections for these individuals.
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Smolla and Nimmer on freedom of speech
Latest received: REL. 36 Oct. 2017. By Smolla, Rodney A. Clark Boardman Callaghan. 3rd ed. 1996-.
This title coverage of free speech and free press, First Amendment issues, including history, theory, doctrine, and insights into cases and decisions. It covers content-neutral versus content-based distinction, various forms of heightened scrutiny, captive audience, vagueness and overbreadth, right/privilege distinction, public form doctrines, violent and imminent lawless action, symbolic speech and expressive conduct, hate speech, free speech and civil rights enforcement, obscene and pornographic speech, intellectual property, defamation, privacy and related torts, broadcast regulation, cable television, and online communication and other electronic media.
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Treatise on constitutional law : Substance and procedure
Latest received: 2019 Pocket parts. By Rotunda, Ronald D. West Thomson/Reuters. 5th ed. 2012-2013.
This treatise's primary focus is on the constitutional distribution of powers, including an explanation of the origins of judicial review, sources of national authority, and the powers of Congress and the President. The 2012 revisions include case law on the "War on Terror," President Obama "birthers", the Second Amendment, voter ID laws, and the Citizen United case.
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United States Supreme Court : Original jurisdiction cases and materials
Arthur McAllister Publishers, Inc. 1st ed. 2010.
This three-volume reference set is a compilation of all U.S. Supreme Court cases in which the SCOTUS had original jurisdiction. Spanning from 1793 to 2010, these cases are presented chronologically and deal with litigation where the parties are ambassadors and consuls, citizens of different U.S. states, one state against citizens of another state, a state against the U.S., or two or more states. For each SCOTUS case, all court opinions are reprinted and a case history is also included. Also included are essays that explain original jurisdiction in the SCOTUS and an index to all cited cases.
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