New Constitution Law Books

Below is a list of Constitution Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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ABA civil immigration detention standards.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9721 .A95 2012
Publisher: American Bar Association,


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Achieving democracy : the future of progressive regulation / Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain.

Location: lax
Call #: K3840 .S527 2014
Publisher:


Achieving Democracy explains and explores the dynamic and changing nature of contemporary government and the future of the regulatory state. In a critique of the last 30 years of neoliberal government in the United States, Sidney A. Shapiro and Joseph P. Tomain demonstrate how to regain essential democratic losses, under a successful framework of a progressive government, to ultimately construct a good society for all citizens. Find out more (catalog link)
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Adversary First Amendment : free expression and the foundations of American democracy / Martin H. Redish.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .R428 2013
Publisher:


Most free speech scholars understand the First Amendment as a vehicle for or protection of democracy itself, relying upon cooperative or collectivist theories of democracy. Martin Redish reconsiders free speech in the context of adversary democracy, arguing that individuals should have the opportunity to affect the outcomes of collective decision-making according to their own values and interests. Adversary democracy recognizes the inevitability of conflict within a democratic society, as well as the need for regulation of that conflict to prevent the onset of tyranny. In doing so, it embraces pluralism, diversity, and the individual growth and development deriving from the promotion of individual interests. Drawing on previous free speech scholarship and case studies of controversial speech, Redish advances a theory of free expression grounded in democratic notions of self-promotion and controlled adversary conflict, making a strong case for its application across such areas as commercial speech, campaign spending, and anonymous speech. Find out more (catalog link)
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After civil rights : racial realism in the new American workplace / John D. Skrentny.

Location: lax
Call #: HD4903.5.U58 S5697 2014
Publisher:


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Alabama state constitution : a reference guide / William H. Stewart ; foreword by Donald Patterson.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFA401 1901.A6 S74 1994
Publisher: Greenwood Press,


This first comprehensive history and reference guide on the Alabama State Constitution fills a major gap in the literature needed by political scientists, legal and state historians, and lawyers. Find out more (catalog link)
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Alaska state constitution : a reference guide / Gerald A. McBeath ; foreword by Tony Knowles.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFA1601 1956.A6 M33 1997
Publisher: Greenwood Press,


A constitutional and poliitical history of Alaska ranging from its colonial and territorial experience to the ratification of the Constitution in 1956 and subsequent amendments. Analytical commentary on the current constitution, article-by-article, makes up the heart of the book. Find out more (catalog link)
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American constitutional law : structure and reconstruction : cases, notes, and problems / by Charles A. Shanor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4549 .S395 2013
Publisher: West,


This law school casebook is concise, rigorous, and yet accessible to students. It contains approximately 100 primary cases, including a greater proportion of recent Supreme Court decisions than other casebooks. The notes provide context, and realistic problems facilitate application of constitutional law principles and cases. Covering structural constitutional law (judicial power, distribution of powers, Congress' powers, federalism, and judicial protection of interstate commerce) and the reach of the Fourteenth Amendment (citizenship, privileges and immunities, due process, equal protection, and state action), this casebook incorporates entertaining elements and references contemporary controversies. Tight editing to achieve "page neutrality," subtle revisions, and updates including creative incorporation of the health care decision make this popular casebook even better than the last. Find out more (catalog link)
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American immunity : war crimes and the limits of international law / Patrick Hagopian.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7745 .H34 2013
Publisher:


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Arbitration and the constitution / Peter B. Rutledge.

Location: lax
Call #: K2400 .R88 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Arbitration has become an increasingly important mechanism for dispute resolution, both in the domestic and international setting. Despite its importance as a form of state-sanctioned dispute resolution, it has largely remained outside the spotlight of constitutional law. This landmark work represents one of the first attempts to synthesize the fields of arbitration law and constitutional law. Drawing on the author's extensive experience as a scholar in arbitration law who has lectured and studied around the world, the book offers unique insights into how arbitration law implicates issues such as separation of powers, federalism, and individual liberties. Find out more (catalog link)
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Arc of due process in American constitutional law / E. Thomas Sullivan, President, University of Vermont and Toni M. Massaro, Regent's Professor and Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Arizona.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4765 .S85 2013
Publisher:


Sullivan and Massaro describe the intricate history of what are currently considered due process rights, and maintain that modern constitutional theory and practice must adhere to it. The authors focus on the origins and contemporary uses of due process principles in American constitutional law, while offering an overarching description of the factors or normative concepts that allow courts to invalidate a government action on the grounds of due process. Find out more (catalog link)
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Balancing constitutional rights : the origins and meanings of postwar legal discourse / Jacco Bomhoff.

Location: lax
Call #: K247 .B65 2013
Publisher:


The language of balancing is pervasive in constitutional rights jurisprudence around the world. In this book, Jacco Bomhoff offers a comparative and historical account of the origins and meanings of this talismanic form of language, and of the legal discourse to which it is central. Contemporary discussion has tended to see the increasing use of balancing as the manifestation of a globalization of constitutional law. This book is the first to argue that 'balancing' has always meant radically different things in different settings. Bomhoff uses detailed case studies of early post-war US and German constitutional jurisprudence to show that the same unique language expresses both biting scepticism and profound faith in law and adjudication, and both deep pessimism and high aspirations for constitutional rights. An understanding of these radically different meanings is essential for any evaluation of the work of constitutional courts today. Find out more (catalog link)
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Beyond race, sex, and sexual orientation : legal equality without identity / Sonu Bedi, Dartmouth College.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4764 .B43 2013
Publisher:


The conventional interpretation of equality under the law singles out certain groups or classes for constitutional protection. Laws that discriminate against them are generally unconstitutional. This book argues that such an approach suffers from hitherto unnoticed normative and political problems, and it elucidates a competing, extant interpretation of equal protection jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)
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Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation / Hoang Gia Phan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF482 .P49 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


In this study of literature and law from the Constitutional founding through the Civil War, Hoang Gia Phan demonstrates how American citizenship and civic culture were profoundly transformed by the racialized material histories of free, enslaved, and indentured labour. Bonds of Citizenship illuminates the historical tensions between the legal paradigms of citizenship and contract, and in the emergence of free labour ideology in American culture. Phan argues that in the age of Emancipation the cultural attributes of free personhood became identified with the legal rights and privileges of the citizen, and that individual freedom thus became identified with the nation-state. Situated at the nexus of literary criticism, legal studies, and labour history, Bonds of Citizenship challenges the founding fiction of a pro-slavery Constitution central to American letters and legal culture. Find out more (catalog link)
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Cases on constitutional law, selected from decisions of state and federal courts, by James Parker Hall.

Location: lasbst-nc
Call #: KF4549 .H35X
Publisher: West Pub. Co.,


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Central European constitutional courts in the face of EU membership : the influence of the German model in Hungary and Poland / by Allan F. Tatham.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC5456 .T38 2013
Publisher:


This title explores German legal influence on other systems of constitutional justice, concentrating on the impact of the Federal Constitutional Court's approach on constitutional courts in Hungary and Poland. Find out more (catalog link)
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Civic constitution : civic visions and struggles in the path toward constitutional democracy / Elizabeth Beaumont.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4541 .B33 2014
Publisher:


The Civic Constitution provides a compelling case for rethinking the U.S. Constitution. By exploring pivotal struggles over governmental power, individual rights, and the boundaries of citizenship, this book challenges reigning approaches and reveals the profound importance of 'civic founders' who worked to reinvent the constitutional order. Find out more (catalog link)
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Civil rights in American law, history, and politics / edited by Austin Sarat.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4755 .C58 2014
Publisher:


This title charts the ambiguous and contested meanings of civil rights in law and culture and confronts important questions about race in contemporary America. It brings together the work of five scholars to offer different ways of talking about civil rights now and in the future. Find out more (catalog link)
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Civil rights litigation : representing plaintiffs today / Rebecca A. Taylor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4750 .T37 2013
Publisher:


This book seeks to help lawyers, their clients, and the general public negotiate the field of civil rights law in the social and political climate of America today. Civil Rights Litigation is a step toward sharing information and cooperation between everyone who supports civil rights, including the separate movements, attorneys, their clients, and the general public. Find out more (catalog link)
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Classical liberal constitution : the uncertain quest for limited government / Richard A. Epstein.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .E69 2014
Publisher:


American liberals and conservatives alike take for granted a progressive view of the Constitution that took root in the early 20th century. Richard Epstein laments this complacency which, he believes, explains America's current economic malaise and political gridlock. Find out more (catalog link)
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Congress, the Supreme Court, and religious liberty : the case of City of Boerne v. Flores / Jerold Waltman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.B613 W35 2013
Publisher:


In a landmark case, City of Boerne v. Flores the Supreme Court struck down a major federal statute - the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. This decision raised questions not only about religious freedom in America, but also about federalism and separation of powers. Using the narrative framework of a tense dispute that divided a small Texas town, Waltman offers an analysis of the constitutional jurisprudence involved in the passage of the act. Find out more (catalog link)
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Constitution of France : a contextual analysis / Sophie Boyron.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV4079 .B69 2013
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


The centrepiece of this work is the French Constitution of 1958, portrayed by the author as an innovative hybrid construct whose arrival brought the constitutional stability which had eluded France for centuries. But the creation of the 1958 Constitution was not an isolated act; it represents part of an evolutionary process which continues to this day. Even though it is codified, the constitution of the Fifth Republic has evolved so markedly that commentators have dubbed the present institutional balance the "sixth Republic". It is this dynamic of the constitution which this book seeks to explain. At the same time the book shows how the French constitution has not developed in isolation, but reflects to some extent the global movement of ideas, ideas which sometimes challenge the very foundations of the 1958 Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)
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Constitution of risk / Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .V466 2014
Publisher:


This is the first book to combine constitutional theory with the theory of risk regulation. It argues that constitutional rulemaking is best understood as a means of managing political risks, advocates constitutional rulemaking undertaken in a spirit of welfare maximization, and offers a corrective to the pervasive distrust of official power that is prominent in American constitutional history and discourse. Find out more (catalog link)
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Constitution, arbitration and courts / editor: Georgios I. Zekos (University of Peloponnesus, Legal Advisor-Economist, OGA, OHE & Naupliou,Tripolis, Greece).

Location: lax
Call #: K2400 .C667 2013
Publisher:


In "Constitution, Arbitration and Courts", arbitration is examined as it began, as an extra-judicial mechanism for resolving disputes. Private arbitration predates the public court system. The ancient Sumerians, Persians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all had a tradition of arbitration. Communities introduced arbitration systems intended to resolve their communal conflicts in accordance with custom, equity and internal law. Arbitration threatened a momentous basis of judicial business, as well as judicial jobs linked to the courts caseloads. Courts perceived the growing status of arbitration as a favoured means for resolving business disputes and as a threat to their power. Courts have managed to get in the way of the arbitration process and to gain a role in arbitration. Thus, courts have taken the role of the guardian of public policy in a state, and so arbitration is considered not to be a safe, independent and fully alternative dispute mechanism. Find out more (catalog link)
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Constitutional conservatism : liberty, self-government, and political moderation / Peter Berkowitz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .B385 2013
Publisher:


Peter Berkowitz identifies the political principles social conservatives and libertarians share, or should share, and sketches the common ground on which they can and should join forces. Drawing on the writings of Edmund Burke,The Federalist, and the high points of post-World War II American conservatism, he argues that the top political priority for social conservatives and libertarians should be to rally around the principles of liberty embodied in the US Constitution and pursue reform in light of them. Find out more (catalog link)
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Constitutional law in a nutshell / by Jerome A. Barron, C. Thomas Dienes.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4550.Z9 B35 2013
Publisher: West,


This book serves as a comprehensive guide and reference tool on constitutional law. Expert authors summarize judicial review and its limits, national legislative powers, state power in American federalism, Congress and the executive power, due process of law, equal protection, freedom of expression and religion, state action, and congressional legislation in civil rights and liberties. Find out more (catalog link)
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Constitutional violence : legitimacy, democracy and human rights / Antoni Abat I. Ninet.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .N56 2013
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press,


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Courthouse democracy and minority rights : same-sex marriage in the states / Robert J. Hume.

Location: lax
Call #: KF539 .H86 2013
Publisher:


In Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States, Robert J. Hume shows how increasing the democratic accountability of courts has limited the ability of judges to act as reform agents. When judges are elected, or when their decisions can be easily overturned with initiative amendment procedures, they lose the capacity to stand up for the rights of the minorities. Find out more (catalog link)
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Defending American religious neutrality / Andrew Koppelman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4865 .K67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


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Defending Gideon : it's time to finish what he started 50 years ago / a film by The Constitution Project ; produced by New Media Advocacy Projet (N-MAP) ; director & producer, Rebecca Richman Cohen ; producer, Adam Stofsky ; written by Francisco Bello, Re

Location: laab
Call #: DVD KF9646 .D44 2013
Publisher:


Fifty years ago, Clarence Earl Gideon was charged with breaking into a pool hall. He could not afford a lawyer to defend him in court, and after a hasty trial, he was convicted. Had Gideon accepted his fate, he’d have been imprisoned for five years. But Gideon did challenge his conviction —all the way to the Supreme Court. The result was the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright, which guarantees poor defendants the right to counsel in criminal cases. Weaving the story of this iconic case with contemporary portraits of legal injustice, the film DEFENDING GIDEON highlights the importance of a system that guarantees representation for all—and the dire consequences when that system fails. Find out more (catalog link)

Defining the struggle : national organizing for racial justice, 1880-1915 / Susan D. Carle.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4757 .C37 2013
Publisher:


Since its founding in 1910--the same year as another national organization devoted to the economic and social welfare aspects of race advancement, the National Urban League--the NAACP has been viewed as the vanguard national civil rights organization in American history. But these two flagship institutions were not the first important national organizations devoted to advancing the cause of racial justice. Instead, it was even earlier groups -- including theNational Afro American League, the National Afro American Council, the National Association of Colored Women, and the Niagara Movement - that developed and transmitted to the NAACP and National Urban League foundational ideas about law and lawyering that these latter organizations would then pursue.With unparalleled scholarly depth, Defining the Struggle explores these forerunner organizations whose contributions in shaping early twentieth century national civil rights organizing have largely been forgotten today. It examines the motivations of their leaders, the initiatives they undertook, and the ideas about law and racial justice activism they developed and passed on to future generations. Find out more (catalog link)
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Delaware constitution of 1897 : the first one hundred years / edited by Harvey Bernard Rubenstein, chair ; Matthew F. Boyer ... [et al.] ; Randy J. Holland, editor in chief.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFD401.5 .D44 1997
Publisher: Delaware State Bar Association,


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Dual state : parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the national security complex / edited by Eric Wilson.

Location: lax
Call #: JC263.S34 D83 2012
Publisher: Ashgate,


This volume presents a practical demonstration of the relevance of Carl Schmitt's thought to parapolitical studies, arguing that his constitutional theory is the one best suited to investing the 'deep state' with intellectual and doctrinal coherence. Critiquing Schmitt's work from a variety of intellectual perspectives, the chapters discuss current parapolitical reality within the domain of criminology, the parapolitical nature of both the dual state and the national security state corporate complex. Using the USA as a prime example of the world's current dual or 'deep political state', the criminogenic dimensions of the parapolitical systems of post 9/11 America are discussed. Using case studies, the dual state is examined as the causal factor of inexplicable parapolitical events within both the developed and developing world, including Sweden, Canada, Italy, Turkey, and Africa. Find out more (catalog link)
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Dynamic constitution : an introduction to American constitutional law and practice / Richard H. Fallon, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .F35 2013
Publisher:


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Dynamics in the French Constitution : decoding French republican ideas / David Marrani.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJV4079 .M37 2013
Publisher:


This is an examination of the foundations of the French Fifth Republic Constitution. It not only explores the dynamics and changes that have occurred during the last 50 years of the Constitution but also looks at the presence of older elements that create tensions within the constitutional text. Find out more (catalog link)
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Election law in a nutshell / by Daniel P. Tokaji, Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4886 .T65 2013
Publisher:


Election law is a dynamic and quickly growing field that has garnered enormous public interest. It is a subject of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and several important decisions from the Supreme Court in recent years. This Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing voting rights, elections, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include the fundamental right to vote, gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers the constitutional law in these areas, including rights of free speech and equal protection, as well as the Voting Rights Act and other essential statutes. It addresses Shelby County v. Holder and other cases from the 2012-13 Supreme Court Term. Find out more (catalog link)
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Endtimes of human rights / Stephen Hopgood.

Location: lax
Call #: JC571 .H65 2013
Publisher:


In a book that is at once passionate and provocative, Stephen Hopgood argues, against the conventional wisdom, that the idea of universal human rights has become not only ill adapted to current realities but also overambitious and unresponsive. Find out more (catalog link)
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Failed promise of originalism / Frank B. Cross.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .C76 2012
Publisher: Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press,


Develops an empirical analysis of the use of originalism in Supreme Court decisions to show how claimed adherence to originalism ultimately does not constrain ideological decisions. Find out more (catalog link)
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Federal courts / Laura E. Little, Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government, Temple University, Beasley School of Law.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8719 .L58 2013
Publisher:


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Felony disenfranchisement in America : historical origins, institutional racism, and modern consequences / Katherine Irene Pettus.

Location: lax
Call #: JK1846 .P48 2013
Publisher: State University of New York Press,


Here, Katherine Irene Pettus draws on philosophy, history, law, and punishment theory to make the compelling argument that state disenfranchisement policies have collective moral and political significance that transcends the personal tragedy of being legally deprived of full citizenship status. Find out more (catalog link)
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First Amendment institutions / Paul Horwitz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .H67 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


Addressing a host of hot-button issues, from the barring of Christian student groups and military recruiters from law schools and universities to churches’ immunity from civil rights legislation in hiring and firing ministers, Paul Horwitz proposes a radical reformation of First Amendment law. Arguing that rigidly doctrinal approaches can’t account for messy, real-world situations, he suggests that the courts loosen their reins and let those institutions with a stake in First Amendment freedoms do more of the work of enforcing them. Find out more (catalog link)
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Freedom from religion : rights and national security / Amos N. Guiora.

Location: lax
Call #: K3258 .G85 2013
Publisher:


The second edition of Freedom from Religion responds to public discussion and criticism provoked by the proposal presented in the first edition that governments impose limits on religious extremist practices and speech within their borders. It includes significant new material analyzing self-censorship in the face of religious sensitivity, religious extremism and violence in Israel, and the complicated tension in the Netherlands between speech and religion. Find out more (catalog link)
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Freedom of speech : importing European and US constitutional models in transitional democracies / Uladzislau Belavusau.

Location: lax
Call #: K3254 .B45 2013
Publisher:


This text considers the issue of free speech in transitional democracies focusing on the socio-legal developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. In showing how these Central and Eastern European countries have engaged with free speech models imported from the US and the EU the book offers valuable insights into the ways they have responded to challenges associated with transformation from communism to Western democracy. Find out more (catalog link)
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Freedom, democracy and accountability : a vision for a new Australian constitution / Bede Harris ; foreword by Michael Kirby.

Location: lacom
Call #: KU1750 .H37 2012
Publisher: Vivid Publishing,


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Friend of the court : on the front lines with the First Amendment / Floyd Abrams.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .A915 2013
Publisher:


Since 1971, when the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the 'New York Times' and furious debate over First Amendment rights ensued, free-speech cases have emerged in rapid succession. This collection of Abrams' writings gathers speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career. The writings illuminate topics of ongoing import: WikiLeaks, the correctness of the Citizens United case, journalist shield laws, and, not least, the responsibilities of the press. Find out more (catalog link)
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Future of blasphemy : speaking of the sacred in an age of human rights / Austin Dacey.

Location: lax
Call #: BL65.B54 D33 2011
Publisher: Continuum,


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Gaveling down the rabble : how "free trade" is stealing our democracy / by Jane Anne Morris.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4606 .M67 2008
Publisher: Apex Press,


In Gaveling Down the Rabble, author/activist Jane Anne Morris explores a century and a half of efforts by corporations and the courts to undermine local democracy in the United States by using a "free trade" model. It was that very nineteenth-century model that was later adopted globally by corporations to subvert local attempts at protecting the environment and citizen and worker health.Gaveling Down the Rabble is essential reading for understanding the background of the current struggle for U.S. democracy local, state and national against growing corporate power and how we can challenge it. Since the late 1800s the U.S. Supreme Court has been cutting our local, state and national democracy off at the knees in the name of "free trade" by usurping the power to make public policy from our elected representatives in the Congress and the state legislatures and by giving power to corporations over citizens. By erecting a "free trade" zone in the U.S., corporations and their champions on the Supreme Court have seen to it that "we do not have a chance of building a democracy." Find out more (catalog link)
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Global justice, state duties : the extraterritorial scope of economic, social and cultural rights in international law / edited by Malcolm Langford ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .G539 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Human rights in the constitutional law of the United States / Michael J. Perry, Emory University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .P47 2013
Publisher:


This book explicates the morality of human rights and elaborates three internationally recognized human rights that are entrenched in U.S. constitutional law: the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment; the right to moral equality; and the right to religious and moral freedom. Find out more (catalog link)
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Human rights in the constitutional law of the United States / Michael J. Perry, Emory University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .P47 2013
Publisher:


In the period since the end of the Second World War, there has emerged what never before existed: a truly global morality. Some of that morality - the morality of human rights - has become entrenched in the constitutional law of the United States. This book explicates the morality of human rights and elaborates three internationally recognized human rights that are embedded in U.S. constitutional law: the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment; the right to moral equality; and the right to religious and moral freedom. The implications of one or more of these rights for three great constitutional controversies - capital punishment, same-sex marriage, and abortion - are discussed in-depth. Along the way, Michael J. Perry addresses the question of the proper role of the Supreme Court of the United States in adjudicating these controversies. Find out more (catalog link)
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Is the American constitution obsolete? / edited by Thomas J. Main.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .I7 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


Americans revere their Constitution but are disturbed by growing signs of political dysfunction. We have placed in the White House candidates who have not won a majority of the popular vote. In this time of war, fears of an imperial presidency persist. Gridlock prevents reform in arms control, immigration, and other vital areas. An economic crisis generates fears that the system may not be able to respond effectively. Can we solve the problems we face under the current Constitution or does the 21st Century call for a new Magna Carta? These questions are debated by a group of distinguished contributors that includes: Akhil Amar (Yale Law School), Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School), Stephen Macedo (Princeton University), Larry J. Sabato (University of Virginia), and others. Among the topics debated here are: does the constitution encourage gridlock?; judicial review and democracy; an imperial presidency?; and race and the Constitution. Is the American Constitution Obsolete? is the most comprehensive one-volume debate on the pros and cons of our basic law and is ideal reading for courses that cover the Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)
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Latin American constitutionalism, 1810-2010 : the engine room of the constitution / Roberto Gargarella.

Location: lacom
Call #: KG548 .G374 2013
Publisher:


Latin America possesses an enormously rich constitutional history, but this legal history has only recently begun to be subjected to scholarly inquiry. In Latin American Constitutionalism (1810-2010), Roberto Gargarella provides a broadly comparative and landmark history of Latin American constitutionalism, informed by constitutional theory. Find out more (catalog link)
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Law and the quest for justice / edited by Marjorie S. Zatz, Doris Marie Provine, James P. Walsh.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749.A2 L39 2013
Publisher: Quid Pro Books,


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Law of the executive branch : presidential power / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5053 .F57 2014
Publisher:


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Little Rock crisis : a constitutional interpretation / Tony Freyer.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFA3992.2 .F73 1984
Publisher: Greenwood Press,


Many people have recorded and analyzed the painful transition from racial segregation to racial integration in the US, but none has done so with greater objectivity and understanding than Freyer. By creatively narrating the twists and turns of the events surrounding the desegregation of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, Freyer has added a sound, objective, and highly readable piece to the still incomplete racial integration puzzle. Find out more (catalog link)
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Long wars and the Constitution / Stephen M. Griffin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5060 .G73 2013
Publisher:


Extension of presidential leadership in foreign affairs to war powers has destabilized our constitutional order and deranged our foreign policy. Stephen M. Griffin shows unexpected connections between the imperial presidency and constitutional crises, and argues for accountability by restoring Congress to a meaningful role in decisions for war. Find out more (catalog link)
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Looking for rights in all the wrong places : why state constitutions contain America's positive rights / Emily Zackin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4750.Z95 Z33 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


Unlike many national constitutions, which contain explicit positive rights to such things as education, a living wage, and a healthful environment, the U.S. Bill of Rights appears to contain only a long list of prohibitions on government. American constitutional rights, we are often told, protect people only from an overbearing government, but give no explicit guarantees of governmental help.Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Placesargues that we have fundamentally misunderstood the American rights tradition. The United States actually has a long history of enshrining positive rights in its constitutional law, but these rights have been overlooked simply because they are not in the federal Constitution. Emily Zackin shows how they instead have been included in America's state constitutions, in large part because state governments, not the federal government, have long been primarily responsible for crafting American social policy. Find out more (catalog link)
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Massive resistance and media suppression : the segregationist response to dissent during the civil rights movement / David J. Wallace.

Location: lax
Call #: E185.61 .W18 2013
Publisher:


Wallace explores the role and methods of media suppression in the South during the civil rights movement and the southern "massive resistance" to integration. Segregationists understood the importance of public opinion to defending their social system, and, as a result, desperately fought to influence how the civil rights movement and segregation were defined for the nation. However, when certain national news coverage and the voices of a minority of southern journalists challenged the growing massive resistance extremism and the arguments used to preserve the "southern way of life," segregationists responded with organized attempts to silence criticism, dissent and public debate within the press. Find out more (catalog link)
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Mere machine : the Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy / Anna Harvey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .H375 2013
Publisher:


In this groundbreaking new work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings. Analyzing cross-national evidence, Harvey also finds that the rights protections we enjoy in the United States appear to be largely due to the fact that we do not have an independent Supreme Court. In fact, we would likely have even greater protections for political and economic rights were we to prohibit our federal courts from exercising judicial review altogether. Find out more (catalog link)
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Mobilizing the press : defending the First Amendment in the Supreme Court / Eric B. Easton.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2750 .E73 2012
Publisher:


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Monaghan on equality law / Karon Monaghan, QC.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4095 .M66 2013
Publisher:


Written by a leading human rights and employment and practitioner, the new edition of Monaghan on Equality Law combines a comprehensive survey of UK equality law with an analytical critique of the legal framework and the concepts that underpin it. The text provides practical guidance on equality law as it applies to specific practice areas including employment, goods and services, housing, education, transport, and public law. It covers the history of equality law,domestically, regionally, and internationally. It also considers the social and political context for equality. Find out more (catalog link)
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Neoconservative politics and the Supreme Court : law, power, and democracy / Stephen M. Feldman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8748 .F45 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


In this concise, timely book, constitutional law expert Stephen M. Feldman draws on neoconservative writings to explore the rise of the neocons and their influence on the Supreme Court. Neocons burst onto the political scene in the early 1980s via their assault on pluralist democracy’s ethical relativism, where no pre-existing or higher principles limit the agendas of interest groups. Instead, they advocated for a resurrection of republican democracy, which declares that virtuous citizens and officials pursue the common good. Yet despite their original goals, neocons quickly became an interest group themselves, competing successfully within the pluralist democratic arena. When the political winds shifted in 2008, however, neocons found themselves shorn of power in Congress and the executive branch. But portentously, they still controlled the Supreme Court. Neoconservative Politics and the Supreme Court explains how and why the neoconservatives criticized but operated within pluralist democracy, and, most important, what the entrenchment of neocons on the Supreme Court means for present and future politics and law. Find out more (catalog link)
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New Commonwealth model of constitutionalism : theory and practice / Stephen Gardbaum.

Location: lax
Call #: KD5025 .G37 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


The introduction of recent bills of rights in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia has been a significant departure from constitutional tradition within these countries. It is also an experiment in a new third way of organizing basic institutional arrangements in a democracy that promises both an alternative to the conventional dichotomy of legislative versus judicial supremacy and innovative techniques for protecting rights. This 'new Commonwealth model of constitutionalism' is an intriguing and important development in constitutional design of relevance to drafters of bills of rights everywhere. Stephen Gardbaum explores the theory and practice of the model, analyses its novelty and normative appeal as a third general model of constitutionalism and presents individual and comparative assessments of the operational stability, distinctness and success of its different versions in the various jurisdictions. Find out more (catalog link)
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New democracies in crisis? : a comparative constitutional study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia / Paul Blokker.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC4445 .B58 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the complexities and drawbacks of modern constitutionalism by offering a comprehensive theoretical and comparative-empirical assessment of the status and role of constitutionalism in five new EU member states: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania. Find out more (catalog link)
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New pleading in the twenty-first century : slamming the federal courthouse doors? / Scott Dodson.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8840 .D63 2013
Publisher:


New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century: Slamming the Federal Courthouse Doors? is the first book to comprehensively analyze, critique, and provide solutions for the new pleading regime in U.S. federal courts. In two recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court dramatically altered the pleadingslandscape by imposing a version of fact pleading and merits screening - what the author calls "New Pleading" - that has not existed in the U.S. for 70 years.The result of this abrupt regime change is a broad, significant, and adverse effect on litigant access to civil justice. But because of its nascence, no scholar has provided a comprehensive, doctrinal, theoretical, and prospective look at what it means for U.S. federal civil procedure, both in theUnited States and in the larger global community. This book takes on that task. It synthesizes a theoretical account of New Pleading, argues that New Pleading is inconsistent with a system of procedural justice, and provides two distinct solutions for rectifying the inconsistency. Find out more (catalog link)
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Nuanced absolutism : Floyd Abrams & the First Amendment / Ronald K.L. Collins.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.A273 C65 2013
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


In Nuanced Absolutism First Amendment scholar Ronald Collins identifies, explains, and analyzes key aspects of the legal thought of America's most noted contemporary First Amendment lawyer, Floyd Abrams - a man who has had a profound impact on the law of free speech. In the process of discussing Abrams's work, the reader is introduced to "nuanced absolutism," a way of thinking about the First Amendment. Nuanced absolutism describes a tenet of existing First Amendment law that has emerged over the years and which has taken on new life in the decisional law of the Roberts Court. Before it was judge-made law, it was a brand of law argued by lawyers, most notably Floyd Abrams. One of the author's aims is to remind readers of the role played by lawyers in shaping our law, especially our supreme law. By way of an intellectual history and biographical approach to his subject, Collins explains how Abrams's nuanced absolutism operates in the context of some of the appellate cases he has litigated, the causes he has defended, and the positions he has taken in public. In short, the work is a biographical sketch and case study of one man's life in the law, the law of the First Amendment. Find out more (catalog link)
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On constitutional disobedience / Louis Michael Seidman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .S375 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA,


In On Constitutional Disobedience, leading constitutional scholar Louis Michael Seidman explains why constitutional disobedience may well produce a better politics and considers the shape that such disobedience might take. First, though, he stresses that is worth remembering the primary goals of the original Constitution's authors, many of which were unseemly both then and now. Should we really feel obligated to defend our electoral college or various other features that arguably leadto unjust results? Yet many of our political debates revolve around constitutional features that no one loves but which everyone feels obligated to defend. After walking through the various defenses put forth by proponents of the US Constitutional system, Seidman shows why none of them hold up. Thesolution, he claims, is to abandon our loyalty to many of the document's requirements and instead embrace the Constitution as a 'poetic' vision of a just society. Find out more (catalog link)
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On dissent : its meaning in America / Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4786 .C65 2013
Publisher:


America values dissent. It tolerates, encourages, and protects it. But what is this thing we value? That is a question never asked. There is a need to develop some clarity about the phenomenon we call dissent, and On Dissent attempts to offer a conceptual yardstick that offers a measure of its meaning. Find out more (catalog link)
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On dissent : its meaning in America / Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4786 .C65 2013
Publisher:


America values dissent. It tolerates, encourages, and protects it. But what is this thing we value? That is a question never asked. There is a need to develop some clarity about the phenomenon we call dissent, and On Dissent attempts to offer a conceptual yardstick that offers a measure of its meaning. Find out more (catalog link)
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Oral arguments and coalition formation on the U.S. Supreme Court : a deliberate dialogue / Ryan C. Black, Timothy R. Johnson, and Justin Wedeking.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .B57 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press,


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Ordered liberty : rights, responsibilities, and virtues / James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .F55 2013
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


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Power of habeas corpus in America : from the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror / Anthony Gregory, The Independent Institute, Oakland.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9011 .G74 2013
Publisher:


This book tells the story of habeas corpus from medieval England to modern America, crediting the rocky history to the writ's very nature as a government power. The book weighs in on habeas's historical controversies - addressing the writ's role in the power struggle between the federal government and the states, and the proper scope of federal habeas for state prisoners and for wartime detainees from the Civil War and World War II to the War on Terror. Find out more (catalog link)
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Priests of our democracy : the Supreme Court, academic freedom, and the anti-communist purge / Marjorie Heins.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4242 .H45 2013
Publisher: New York University Press,


Combining political and legal history with wrenching personal stories, the book details how the anti-communist excesses of the 1950s inspired the Supreme Court to recognize the vital role of teachers and professors in American democracy. Find out more (catalog link)
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Principled stand : the story of Hirabayashi v. United States / Gordon K. Hirabayashi with James A. Hirabayashi and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.H565 H57 2013
Publisher: University of Washington Press,


In 1943, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned as a result. In 'A Principled Stand', Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have brought together his prison diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence to tell the story of Hirabayashi v. United States, the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld and on appeal in 1987 vacated his conviction. For the first time, the events of the case are told in Gordon's own words. The result is a compelling and intimate story that reveals what motivated him, how he endured, and how his ideals changed and deepened as he fought discrimination and defended his beliefs. Find out more (catalog link)
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Principled stand : the story of Hirabayashi v. United States / Gordon K. Hirabayashi with James A. Hirabayashi and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.H565 H57 2013
Publisher: University of Washington Press,


In 1943, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned as a result. In 'A Principled Stand', Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have brought together his prison diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence to tell the story of Hirabayashi v. United States, the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld and on appeal in 1987 vacated his conviction. For the first time, the events of the case are told in Gordon's own words. The result is a compelling and intimate story that reveals what motivated him, how he endured, and how his ideals changed and deepened as he fought discrimination and defended his beliefs. Find out more (catalog link)
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Progeny : Justice William J. Brennan's fight to preserve the legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan / Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.B68 W47 2014
Publisher:


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Proportionality and constitutional culture / Moshe Cohen-Eliya and Iddo Porat.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .C54 2013
Publisher:


Proportionality is currently the most important constitutional doctrine worldwide, spreading to every democracy apart from the USA. Although widely discussed, it has not been the subject of a thorough cultural and historical examination until now. This book compares proportionality with its counterpart in American constitutional law, balancing. Find out more (catalog link)
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Proportionality and constitutional culture / Moshe Cohen-Eliya and Iddo Porat.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .C54 2013
Publisher:


Proportionality is currently the most important constitutional doctrine worldwide, spreading to every democracy apart from the USA. Although widely discussed, it has not been the subject of a thorough cultural and historical examination until now. This book compares proportionality with its counterpart in American constitutional law, balancing. Find out more (catalog link)
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Puzzle of unanimity : consensus on the United States Supreme Court / Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C674 2013
Publisher:


The U.S. Supreme Court typically rules on cases that present complex legal questions. Given the challenging nature of its cases and the popular view that the Court is divided along ideological lines, it's commonly assumed that the Court routinely hands down equally-divided decisions. Yet the justices actually issue unanimous decisions in approximately one third of the cases they decide. Drawing on data from the U.S. Supreme Court database, internal court documents, and the justices' private papers,The Puzzle of Unanimity provides the first comprehensive account of how the Court reaches consensus. Find out more (catalog link)
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Religion in a liberal state / edited by Gavin D'Costa, Malcolm Evans, Tariq Modood and Julian Rivers.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .R4297 2013
Publisher:


From the Islamic head-dress, to artistic offence, to religious sensibilities and the refusal of some Christians to provide services to LGBT people, headline-grabbing stories now regularly involve questions of religion. This book brings the best of academic thinking to bear from the key disciplines of law, sociology, politics and theology. Find out more (catalog link)
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Religious freedom in the liberal state / Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .A33 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The right of religious freedom in major English speaking nations is a complex and vast topic, full of controversy. Offering a comprehensive analysis, this book examines the key questions from both a liberal democratic and religious standpoint. Find out more (catalog link)
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Religious lessons : Catholic sisters and the captured schools crisis in New Mexico / Kathleen Holscher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.Z45 H65 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book tells the story of Zellers v. Huff, which challenged Catholic religious employed in public schools in 1948. The "Dixon case," as it was known nationally, was the most famous in a series of midcentury lawsuits, all targeting what opponents provocatively dubbed "captive schools." Spearheaded by Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the publicity campaign built around Zellers drew on centuries-old rhetoric of Catholiccaptivity to remind Americans about the threat of Catholic power in the post-War era, and the danger Catholic sisters dressed in full habits posed to American education. Find out more (catalog link)
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Restricting freedoms : limitations on the individual in contemporary America / Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley.

Location: lax
Call #: JC599.U5 S497 2013
Publisher: Transaction Publishers,


In Rediscovering a Lost Freedom, Patrick Garry addresses what he sees as the most pressing speech problem of the twenty-first century: an often irresponsible media using the First Amendment as a shield behind which to hide its socially corrosive speech. To Garry, the First Amendment should protect the communicative process as a whole. And for this process to be free and open, listeners should have as much right to be free from unwanted speech as speakers do of not being thrown in jail for uttering unpopular ideas. This work proposes a government-facilitated private right to censor. Find out more (catalog link)
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Rewriting a constitution : Georgia's shift towards Europe / Wolfgang Babeck, Steven Fish, Zeno Reichebecher ; with an introduction by Avtandil Demetrashvili, chairman of the State Constitutional Commission.

Location: lacom
Call #: KLH205 .B33 2012
Publisher:


This book describes the challenging journey taken by a post-Soviet transition country to strengthen the rule of law, to introduce a more balanced constitution, and to establish a stronger parliament. By order of President Saakashvili, constitutional reform in Georgia was coordinated by a State Commission, however the opposition formed an alternative commission which introduced a counter proposal. The book provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the path to constitutional reform in Georgia in its historical, legal, and political context and includes commentaries by two experts of international constitutional law. It also offers a rare insight into Germany's impressive contribution to legal reform in the southern Caucasus region in recent decades, including active donor coordination, open discussion on constitutional reforms, regional dialogue, and awareness-building campaigns. Find out more (catalog link)

Roberts Court : the struggle for the constitution / Marcia Coyle.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C69 2013
Publisher:


Marcia Coyles brilliant inside account of the High Court captures four landmark decisions--concerning health care, money in elections, guns at home, and race in schools. Coyle examines how those cases began--the personalities and conflicts that catapulted them onto the national scene--and how they ultimately exposed the great divides among the justices, such as the originalists versus the pragmatists on guns and the Second Amendment, and corporate speech versus human speech in the controversial Citizens United campaign case. Find out more (catalog link)
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Search and seizure : a treatise on the Fourth Amendment / by Wayne R. LaFave.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9630 .L297 2012
Publisher: West,


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Search and seizure in the public schools / Lawrence F. Rossow and Jacqueline A. Stefkovich.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9630.Z9 R67 2014
Publisher: Education Law Association,


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Sext ed : obscenity versus free speech in our schools / Joseph Oluwole and Preston C. Green III ; with the assistance of Melissa Stackpole ; foreword by Eunice A. Grippaldi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4159 .O45 2013
Publisher:


In several states, teenagers who engage in "sexting" could be in violation of child pornography laws and if convicted of such, teens could end up on sex offender lists with rapists and child molesters. The authors of this text examine this thorny issue, arguing that teenagers who have engaged in consensual sexting should not automatically be punished under child pornography laws. Equally important: the book presents in-depth analysis of the issue of school regulations on sexting pursuant to the Free Speech Clause. This book is the first volume devoted to the topic of consensual student sexting, and how the First Amendment may apply to this unique 21st-century phenomenon. It provides an overview of sexting laws in the United States and does a thorough job of discussing the First Amendment issues that all policymakers, educators, and child advocates should be aware of. Find out more (catalog link)
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Sext ed : obscenity versus free speech in our schools / Joseph Oluwole and Preston C. Green III ; with the assistance of Melissa Stackpole ; foreword by Eunice A. Grippaldi.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4159 .O45 2013
Publisher:


In several states, teenagers who engage in "sexting" could be in violation of child pornography lawsand if convicted of such, teens could end up on sex offender lists with rapists and child molesters. The authors of this text examine this thorny issue, arguing that teenagers who have engaged in consensual sexting should not automatically be punished under child pornography laws. Equally important: the book presents in-depth analysis of the issue of school regulations on sexting pursuant to the Free Speech Clause. This book is the first volume devoted to the topic of consensual student sexting, and how the First Amendment may apply to this unique 21st-century phenomenon. It provides an overview of sexting laws in the United States and does a thorough job of discussing the First Amendment issues that all policymakers, educators, and child advocates should be aware of. Find out more (catalog link)
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Social and political foundations of constitutions / edited by Denis J. Galligan, University of Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .S66 2013
Publisher:


This volume explores the social and political forces behind constitution making from a global perspective. It combines leading theoretical perspectives with in-depth case studies from nineteen countries. The result is an examination of constitutions as social phenomena and their interaction with other social phenomena, from various perspectives. Find out more (catalog link)
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Sovereign citizen : denaturalization and the origins of the American Republic / Patrick Weil.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4715 .W45 2013
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press,


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Speech and harm : controversies over free speech / edited by Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan.

Location: lax
Call #: JC591 .S67 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Most liberal societies are committed to free speech, but there is evidence that some kinds of speech can be harmful in ways that are detrimental to important liberal values, such as social inequality. This volume draws on a range of approaches to explore the problem and determine what should be done about allegedly harmful speech. Find out more (catalog link)
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Storm over this court : law, politics, and Supreme Court decision making in Brown v. Board of Education / Jeffrey D. Hockett.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.B76 H63 2013
Publisher: University of Virginia Press,


In contrast to existing studies, Hockett demonstrates that the puzzle of the Brown decision defies an elegant solution. Instead, multiple theories of judicial decision making, pointing to both instrumental and noninstrumental factors, are needed to understand Supreme Court decisions. Find out more (catalog link)
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Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's exclusionary rule / Tracey Maclin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9662 .M25 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Supreme Court confirmation hearings and constitutional change / Paul M. Collins, Jr., University of North Texas, Lori A. Ringhand, University of Georgia.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .C625 2013
Publisher:


Before Supreme Court nominees are allowed to take their place on the High Court, they must face a moment of democratic reckoning by appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite the potential this holds for public input into the direction of legal change, the hearings are routinely derided as nothing but empty rituals and political grandstanding. Paul M. Collins and Lori A. Ringhand present a contrarian view that uses both empirical data and stories culled from more than 70 years of transcripts to demonstrate that the hearings are a democratic forum for the discussion and ratification of constitutional change. Find out more (catalog link)
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Supreme Court practice : for practice in the Supreme Court of the United States / Stephen M. Shapiro, Kenneth S. Geller, Timothy S. Bishop, Edward A. Hartnett, Dan Himmelfarb.

Location: lar-nc
Call #: KF9057 .S8 2013
Publisher:


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Supreme Court, federal taxation, and the Constitution / by Jasper L. Cummings, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF6289 .C862 2013
Publisher:


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Take up your pen : unilateral presidential directives in American politics / Graham G. Dodds.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5053 .D63 2013
Publisher:


Although public awareness of unilateral presidential directives has been growing over the last decade - sparked in part by Barack Obama's use of executive orders and presidential memoranda to reverse many of his predecessor's policiesas well as by the number of unilateral directives George W. Bush promulgated for the 'War on Terror' - Graham G. Dodds reminds us that not only has every single president issued executive orders, such orders have figured in many of the most significant episodes in American political history. Find out more (catalog link)
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Take up your pen : unilateral presidential directives in American politics / Graham G. Dodds.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5053 .D63 2013
Publisher:


Although public awareness of unilateral presidential directives has been growing over the last decade - sparked in part by Barack Obama's use of executive orders and presidential memoranda to reverse many of his predecessor's policiesas well as by the number of unilateral directives George W. Bush promulgated for the 'War on Terror' - Graham G. Dodds reminds us that not only has every single president issued executive orders, such orders have figured in many of the most significant episodes in American political history. Find out more (catalog link)
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Terror courts : rough justice at Guantanamo Bay / Jess Bravin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7661 .B73 2013
Publisher:


Focusing on the military commission established by the Bush Administration to try Guantanamo Bay prisoners, Bravin describes prosecutions hampered by inadmissable evidence obtained through torture, procedures stalled by disagreements between military prosecutors and political appointees, and closed door dealings that led several prosecutors to resign. Find out more (catalog link)
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Theory of shield laws : journalists, their sources, and popular constitutionalism / Dean C. Smith.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8959.P7 S63 2013
Publisher:


In this history of debate over journalists' confidential sources, starting in 1894, Smith employs contemporary theories of constitutional interpretation to weave a surprising narrative melding legislature-made statutory law and court-made constitutional law. Working under the banner of popular constitutionalism, Smith tests Michael Gerhardt's theory of non-judicial precedents to illuminate the role journalists and press advocates played in shaping the path of constitutional law and giving voice to deeply felt First Amendment values. Along the way, the author corrects the historical record in important ways, including recasting events that led to the nation's first shield law in 1896. Find out more (catalog link)
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Thirteen American arguments : enduring debates that define and inspire our country / Howard Fineman.

Location: lax
Call #: E169.1 .F524 2008
Publisher: Random House,


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Tough on hate? : the cultural politics of hate crimes / Clara S. Lewis.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9345 .L49 2013
Publisher:


Tough on Hate is the first book to examine the cultural politics of hate crimes both within and beyond the law. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including personal interviews, unarchived documents, television news broadcasts, legislative debates, and presidential speeches, the book challenges readers to reconsider their understanding of hate crimes and raises startling questions about the trajectory of civil and minority rights. Find out more (catalog link)
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Toward a North American legal system / edited by James T. McHugh.

Location: lax
Call #: KDZ88 .T69 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


This book explores the complexities, possibilities, and challenges of North American legal harmonization and its consequences (both positive and negative) for future continental cooperation, especially in the age of NAFTA. The book explores different levels of legal analysis, including the macro level of public policy, broad theory, and constitutionalism and the micro level of applied law and legal norms. The book will focus, particularly, upon categories of law that are most relevant to thebroad economic and social future of North America in the context of continental cooperation among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Find out more (catalog link)
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Tragedy of religious freedom / Marc O. DeGirolami.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4783 .D44 2013
Publisher:


Legal scholars expect to resolve religious dilemmas according to principles of equality, neutrality, or separation of church and state. But such abstractions fail to do justice to the clashing values in todayâs pluralistic society. Marc DeGirolami explains why conflicts implicating religious liberty are so emotionally fraught and deeply contested. Find out more (catalog link)
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Transitions : legal change, legal meanings / edited by Austin Sarat.

Location: lax
Call #: K487.P65 T73 2012
Publisher: University of Alabama Press,


Together the essays in this volume investigate the transformation of US law during moments of political change and explore what we can learn about law by examining its role and its use in times of transition. Whether by an abrupt shift in regime or an orderly progression from one government to the next, political change often calls into question the stability and versatility of the law, making it appear temporarily absent or in suspension. What challenges to the law arise at these times? To what extent do transitional periods foster ingenuity and resourcefulness, and how might they precipitate crises in legal authority? What do moments of legal change mean for law itself and how legal institutions bring about and respond to times of transition in legal arrangements? Transitions begins the scholarly exploration of these questions that have largely been neglected. Find out more (catalog link)
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Tried and convicted : how police, prosecutors, and judges destroy our constitutional rights / Michael D. Cicchini.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .C525 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,


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 be intrigued by the ways in which those rights may be trampled should they enter the criminal justice system on the criminal end. Find out more (catalog link)
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Twenty-fifth Amendment : its complete history and applications / John D. Feerick.

Location: lax
Call #: KF5082 .F44 2014
Publisher:


This book focuses on the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - its meaning, legislative history, and applications. The Amendment has been criticized for being vague and undemocratic. It has been praised for making possible swift and orderly successions to the presidency and vice presidency upon the occurence of some of the most extraordinary events in American history. Find out more (catalog link)
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U.S. detainees and enemy belligerents : legal cases, considerations and provisions / Gale A. Lewis, Norah M. Scott, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9625 .U86 2012
Publisher: Nova Science,


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Understanding student rights in schools : speech, religion, and privacy in educational settings / Bryan R. Warnick.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4150 .W37 2013
Publisher:


What rights should students expect to exercise in public schools? Should bible study meetings be allowed during free periods? Should students be allowed to wear t-shirts that exhort taking drugs or committing violent acts? Should students be required to participate in drug testing? In this concisely argued book, Bryan Warnick examines how student rights in three areas, free speech, privacy, and religious expression, have been addressed in policy, ethics, and the law. Find out more (catalog link)
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When the state speaks, what should it say? : how democracies can protect expression and promote equality / Corey Brettschneider.

Location: lax
Call #: JC591 .B75 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


In this lucid and compelling book, Brettschneider takes on some of the most vexing issues in contemporary liberal polities, and offers a theory of value democracy as a touchstone for addressing those issues. His argument is one with which everyone will have to engage. A pleasure to read, this is political theory at its best. Find out more (catalog link)
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World War II Law and Lawyers : issues, cases, and characters / Thomas J. Shaw.

Location: lax
Call #: K124.W37 S53 2013
Publisher:


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