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Constitutional Law

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (August 14, 2014)

Constitutional law is a difficult subject to grasp as it incorporates many different theories, legal questions, and interpretations. It also incorporates many different Supreme Court decisions that have helped...


The Article V Amendatory Constitutional Convention: Keeping the Republic in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas E. Brennan Lexington Books (October 08, 2014)

This book is the first full-length entry into the academic debate about Article V by an author with judicial credentials. It includes the proposal of a plan to conduct an Article V convention. The work will...


Approaching the U.S. Constitution: Sacred Covenant or Plaything for Lawyers and Judges

by Kerry L. Hunter Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

This book argues that, given the political power the Supreme Court enjoys today, the answer to preserving the separation of powers, democracy, and the American commitment to unalienable human rights is to encourage...


The Second Amendment

by Michael Waldman Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2014)

Widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights.

At a time of increasing gun violence in America, Waldman’s...


Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Anatomy of a Constitutional Law Issue

by Susan M. Behuniak & Arthur G. Svenson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2002)

Whether competent, terminally ill patients have a right to die with the assistance of their physicians or whether state and national governments have legitimate interests in forbidding the exercise of this right...


A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

by Thomas L. Krannawitter & Daniel C. Palm Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2005)

A Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in American Politics questions the claim of the ACLU that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the complete cleansing of any religious expression in the...


Tried and Convicted: How Police, Prosecutors, and Judges Destroy Our Constitutional Rights

by Michael D. Cicchini Jd Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 12, 2012)

Tried and Convicted offers a controversial look at how our constitutional rights are often circumvented by the criminal justice system with impunity. Readers interested in personal liberties and rights will...


Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps in the Dark?

by Geoffrey R. Stone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2007)

Top Secret explores the government, the press, and the tension that has escalated between the two since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book addresses the executive branch's attempts to prevent...


Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism in the Nineteenth Century

by Ronald J. Pestritto & Thomas G. West Lexington Books (December 28, 2004)

American politics in the twentieth century and beyond represents a sharp departure from the political vision of the American founders. This volume looks to the roots of this departure in the political ideas...


The War on Terror: The Legal Dimension

by Col. James P. Terry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2013)

Examining the legal dimension of the war on terror, James P. Terry carefully explores the myriad juridical concerns that must be addressed in prosecuting a war with few established legal boundaries.


The Secret Circuit: The Little-Known Court Where the Rules of the Information Age Unfold

by Bruce D. Abramson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2007)

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was born in the early 1980s as part of the drive to liberalize and reinvigorate the American economy. Its docket covers the rules guiding patents, innovation,...


The Presidential Republic: Executive Representation and Deliberative Democracy

by Gregg, Ii, Gary L. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 21, 1996)

For two centuries, American presidents have considered themselves to be representatives of the American people. In this detailed study of presidential representation, Gary Gregg explores the theory, history,...


The Tenth Amendment and State Sovereignty: Constitutional History and Contemporary Issues

by Mark R. Killenbeck, John Choon Yoo, Jack N. Rakove & Willaim E. Leuchtenburg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2001)

In the wake of the 2000 Election, the relationship between the Supreme Court and the American states has become more important. Once derided by the Supreme Court as a 'truism,' the Tenth Amendment has in recent...


Constitutional Law in the United States: A Systematic Inquiry Into the Change and Relevance of Supreme Court Decisions

by Randall Walton Bland & Joseph V. Brogan Austin & Winfield Publishers (January 04, 1999)

Constitutional Law in the United States is a clear and focused discussion of the key elements of constitutional law. Part one analyses the structure and authority of the U.S. government. Part two covers the...


Colonial Constitutionalism: The Tyranny of United States' Offshore Territorial Policy and Relations

by Robert E. Statham Jr. Lexington Books (December 17, 2001)

This book's focused case studies analyze each of America's quasi-colonies, revealing how the perpetuation of a this 'imperialist' strategy has rendered the inhabitants second class citizens.


The Second Amendment Primer

by Les Adams Skyhorse (June 26, 2013)

So much of the debate about the Second Amendment is in scholarly journals and academic papers written by scholars and judges, or directed towards other scholars, law professors, attorneys, and judges. Trying...


A Question of Choice: Roe v. Wade 40th Anniversary Edition

by Sarah Weddington The Feminist Press at CUNY (March 08, 2013)

The incredible story of how a twenty-seven-year-old lawyer won Roe v. Wade, and what it means forty years later.


Original Intent and the Framers' Constitution

by Leonard W. Levy Ivan R. Dee (August 15, 2000)

Rejecting the views of both left and right, Mr. Levy evaluates the doctrine of "original intent" by examining the sources of constitutional law and landmark cases. "Merciless and brilliant. In fascinating detail...Mr....


The Serpentine Wall: The Winding Boundary between Church and State in the United States

by James F. Harris Transaction Publishers (February 28, 2013)

The founding of the United States was a unique event in human history and the result of factors that are unlikely to be repeated. To understand the founding of a democratic country with a unique arrangement...


The Religion Clauses of the First Amendment: Guarantees of States' Rights?

by Ellis M. West Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Were the religion clauses of the First Amendment intended to protect individuals' right to religious freedom and equality or the states' traditional right to legislate on religion? This book examines all the...


Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts

by Douglas Laycock, Anthony R. Picarello Jr. & Robin Fretwell Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2008)

Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty explores the religious freedom implications of defining marriage to include same-sex couples. It represents the only comprehensive, scholarly appraisal to date of the...


Servants of the Law: Judicial Politics on the California Frontier, 1849-89

by Donald R. Burrill UPA (December 02, 2010)

This book examines the lives of two famous California judges, David S. Terry and Stephen J. Field, who created a lasting influence on the politics and judicial history of California's Supreme Court during the...


The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment

by Thomas N. McInnis Lexington Books (June 16, 2009)

This book explains the different approaches to interpreting the Fourth Amendment that the Supreme Court has used throughout American history, concentrating on the changes in interpretation since the Court applied...


The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic

by Stephen M. Krason Transaction Publishers (June 27, 2012)

This stimulating volume considers whether the Founding Fathers’ vision of the American democratic republic has been transformed and, if so, in what ways. Krason looks to the basic principles of the Founding...


The U.S. Constitution and Related Documents

by Stephen Brennan & Jesse Ventura Skyhorse (February 20, 2018)

No matter who you identify with—Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or Green Party, Independent or something else altogether—we the people should read:

  • The Constitution of the United States of America
  • The Bill...


Guns Across the Border

by Mike Detty Skyhorse (April 29, 2013)

Conducted under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, intended to stem the flow of firearms to Mexico, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran a series of “gun walking” sting operations,...


Governance Innovation and Policy Change

by Nele Noesselt, Jon Taylor, Kent Freeze & Wei-chin Lee et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This edited volume assesses governance innovation and institutional change under the fifth generation of China’s political leaders headed by Xi Jinping. The configuration of long-term policy innovation without...


Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book analyzes the language policies that result from the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. The United States is a nation in which...


The Abortion Rights Controversy in America

by N. E. H. Hull, Williamjames Hoffer & Peter Charles Hoffer The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

Beginning with the introduction of abortion law in the nineteenth century, this reader includes important documents from nearly two hundred years of debate over abortion. These legal briefs, oral arguments,...


The State of Secularism

by Dhammamegha Annie Leatt Wits University Press (September 01, 2017)

The Dutch Reformed Church, it was said in apartheid South Africa, was the National Party at prayer, and indeed, given that the Bible was so fundamental to much of the legislation that governed the apartheid...


For Equals Only

by Tina Fernandes Botts Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book philosophically explores how changing conceptions of race and equality have affected Supreme Court interpretations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over...


The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia

by Howard Schweber, David A. Schultz, Gerard Michael D’Emilio & Mary Welek Atwell et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Many hoped or feared that Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986 would guarantee a conservative counter-revolution that would reverse the liberal jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under...


Local Governments in Multilevel Governance

by Robert Agranoff Lexington Books (May 24, 2018)

Local governments serve their communities in many diversified ways as they increasingly engage in multiple connections: international, regional, regional-local, with nongovernmental organizations and through...


The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

by Matthew Spalding, David F. Forte & Edwin Meese III Regnery Publishing (September 16, 2014)

A landmark work of more than one hundred scholars, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is a unique line-by-line analysis explaining every clause of America's founding charter and its contemporary meaning....


The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings

by Editors of Thunder Bay Press & Kenneth C. Mondschein Canterbury Classics (October 01, 2017)

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union . . . ” — The U.S Constitution

The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and...


Nixon in New York

by Victor Li Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 01, 2018)

Richard Nixon’s loss in the 1962 gubernatorial election in California was more than just a simple electoral defeat. His once-promising political career was in ruins as he dropped his second high-profile race...


The Clamor of Lawyers

by Peter Charles Hoffer & WilliamJames Hull Hoffer Cornell University Press (October 15, 2018)

The Clamor of Lawyers explores a series of extended public pronouncements that British North American colonial lawyers crafted between 1761 and 1776. Most, though not all, were composed outside of the courtroom...


The Writing and Ratification of the U.S. Constitution: Practical Virtue in Action

by John R. Vile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2012)

The writing of the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention that met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 was, along with the subsequent ratification of the document in state conventions, a major watershed...


Essential Supreme Court Decisions

by John R. Vile Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

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 17th edition has been updated...


The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848

by William M. Wiecek Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political...


Equality under the Constitution

by Judith A. Baer Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these...


Freedom and Political Order

by Linda C. Raeder Lexington Books (January 11, 2018)

Freedom and Political Order explores the traditional meaning of freedom in the American experience and its relation to other characteristically American values and institutions. Such an exploration necessarily...


The Impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock

by John Cerullo & David C. Steelman Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

In the last few decades of the 20th Century, New Hampshire’s judiciary had been substantially reconfigured: constitutional amendments and other measures endorsed by the national judicial-modernization movement...


Know Your Rights!

by Richard M. Alderman Lone Star Books (February 01, 2018)

Richard Alderman, "The People's Lawyer," cuts through the legal jargon and helps you protect yourself, your family, and your property. This latest, updated edition gives you practical, easy-to-understand answers...


The Law of Florida Homeowners Association

by Charles F. Dudley & Peter M. Dunbar Pineapple Press (September 01, 2017)

  • The only guide for homeowners associations in Florida, population 19.3 million.
  • Broad appeal: written for single family subdivisions, townhouse and cluster developments, and master community associations; for...


The Condominium Concept

by Peter M. Dunbar Pineapple Press (September 01, 2017)

A practical and popular guide to operating a successful condominium association in Florida. Working tool with forms and references to the latest Florida Statutes. For officers, owners, realtors, attorneys and...


The 13 Amendments of the US Constitution - Government Books 7th Grade | Children's Government Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

What are the 13 Amendments of the US Constitution? Why should you study them? What good are they? The 13 Amendments form the foundation of America, as a nation. Learning about government will help establish...


The Senate and the People of Canada

by James T. McHugh Lexington Books (September 20, 2017)

The Senate of Canada is the upper house of its parliamentary system. It is an appointed legislative chamber that has been frequently derided for its apparent lack of effective activity, its failure to represent...


American Justice 2017

by Kimberly Robinson University of Pennsylvania Press (September 15, 2017)

With the death of associate justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court was plunged into crisis. Refusing to hold hearings or confirm the nominee of a Democratic president almost a year away from a presidential...


America’s Lone Star Constitution

by Lucas A. Powe Jr. University of California Press (April 27, 2018)

Texas has created more constitutional law than any other state. In any classroom nationwide, any basic constitutional law course can be taught using nothing but Texas cases. That, however, understates the history...