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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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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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)

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)

American immunity : war crimes and the limits of international law / Patrick Hagopian.

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


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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)

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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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)

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)

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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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)

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)

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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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


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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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Constitutions in authoritarian regimes / edited by Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago; Alberto Simpser, University of Chicago.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .C63 2014
Publisher:


Constitutions in authoritarian regimes are often denigrated as meaningless exercises in political theater. This volume explores the form and function of constitutions in countries without the fully articulated institutions of limited government. It offers an exploration into the constitutions of authoritarian regimes, generating broader insights into the study of constitutions and their functions more generally. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional damages worldwide / Ken Cooper-Stephenson.

Location: lax
Call #: K967 .C66 2013
Publisher: Carswell,


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America's forgotten constitutions : defiant visions of power and community / Robert L. Tsai.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4541 .T73 2014
Publisher:


Countering those who treat constitutional law as a single tradition, Tsai argues that the ratification of the Constitution did not quell debate but kindled further conflicts over basic questions of power and community. He explains how the tradition mutated over time, inspiring generations and disrupting the best-laid plans for simplicity and order. Idealists on both the left and right will benefit from reading these cautionary tales. Find out more (catalog link)

Peopling the constitution / John E. Finn.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .F545 2014
Publisher:


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Evangelical origins of the living constitution / John W. Compton.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4869.E93 C66 2014
Publisher:


John Compton shows how evangelicals, not New Deal reformers, paved the way for the most important constitutional developments of the twentieth century. Their early-1800s crusade to destroy property that made immorality possible challenged founding-era legal protections of slavery, lotteries, and liquor sales and opened the door to progressivism. Find out more (catalog link)

Election law and democratic theory / David Schultz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4886 .S38 2014
Publisher:


This book provides a full-length examination of the political theories and principles and democratic values underlying current election law debates and the regulation of political campaigns and participants in the United States. Topics covered range from campaign finance reform, voting rights, reapportionment and ballot access to the rights of political parties, the media and other players in the system. It challenges much of the current debate in election law and argues for more discussion and development of a democratic political theory to support and guide election law jurisprudence. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate : reconsidering the charade / Dion Farganis and Justin Wedeking.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .F37 2014
Publisher:


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Understanding Clarence Thomas : the jurisprudence of constitutional restoration / Ralph A. Rossum.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.T48 R67 2014
Publisher:


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Criminal procedure : constitutional limitations in a nutshell / by Jerold H. Israel, Wayne R. LaFave.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9619.3 .I8 2014
Publisher:


Intended for use by law students of criminal procedure. It is a succinct analysis of the constitutional standards of major current significance. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional secularism in an age of religious revival / edited by Susanna Mancini and Michel Rosenfeld.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .C66 2014
Publisher:


Traditional models of constitutional secularism have struggled to accommodate the modern revival of religious politics. The concept has been criticised as empty or illegitimate, while political and legal struggles have contested its meaning. This title gathers leading experts to examine the scope and substance of constitutional secularism today. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional courts and deliberative democracy / Conrado Hubner Mendes.

Location: lax
Call #: K3370 .M46 2013
Publisher:


It is often argued that courts are better suited for impartial deliberation than partisan legislatures, and that this capacity justifies handling them substantial powers of judicial review. This title provides a thorough analysis of those claims, introducing the theory of deliberative capacity and its implications for institutional design. Find out more (catalog link)

Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide / Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3841 .P47 2014
Publisher:


A collaboration between an attorney and an animal protection advocate, this work utilizes the extremely controversial and high-profile "crush video" case, "US v. Stevens," to explore how American society attempts to balance the protection of free speech and the prevention of animal cruelty. Starting from the detailed case study of a single prominent ruling, the authors provide a masterful survey of important issues facing society in the area of animal welfare. Find out more (catalog link)

New introduction to American constitutionalism / Mark A. Graber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .G725 2013
Publisher:


Mark A. Graber explores the fundamental elements of the American constitutional order with particular emphasis on how constitutionalism in the United States is a form of politics and not a means of subordinating politics to law. Find out more (catalog link)

Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship / Kurt T. Lash.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4558 14th .L37 2014
Publisher:


This exhaustively researched book presents the history behind the 1868 addition of the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. It follows the evolution in public understanding of 'the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States', from the early years of the Constitution to the election of 1866. Find out more (catalog link)

Universal rights and the constitution / Stephen A. Simon.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4581 .S57 2014
Publisher:


Are constitutional rights based exclusively in uniquely American considerations, or are they based at least in part on principles that transcent the boundaries of any particular country, such as the requirements of freedom or dignity? By viewing constitutional law through the prism of this fundamental question, this book exposes an overlooked difficulty with opinions rendered by the Supreme Court, an inherent ambiguity about the kinds of arguments that count in constitutional interpretation, weakening the foundations of our most cherished rights. Find out more (catalog link)

Rise and decline of American religious freedom / Steven D. Smith.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4783 .S645 2014
Publisher:


Smith argues that the goal of American religious liberty has been ill served by the Supreme Court doctrines of the past half century. No mere diatribe, but a careful critique by a tremendously erudite and subtle scholar, The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom is one of the most important books on religious liberty in years. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal jurisdiction / Erwin Chemerinsky.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8858 .C48 2007
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; Aspen Publishers,


Comprehensive coverage, with clear descriptions and analyses of the doctrines and policies that determine the jurisdiction of the federal courts Chemerinsky's straightforward approach, in which he clearly states the current law; identifies unresolved issues; and examines underlying, competing policy considerations Find out more (catalog link)

Eurozone crisis : a constitutional analysis / Kaarlo Tuori and Klaus Tuori.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC4445 .T86 2014
Publisher:


This is a concise and comprehensive analysis on the Eurozone crisis from a multidimensional constitutional and economic perspective. It discusses the most important constitutional questions about the economic crisis and the proposed solutions raised, both at the level of individual Treaty provisions and constitutional principles. Find out more (catalog link)

Israeli constitutional law in the making / edited by Gideon Sapir, Daphne Barak-Erez and Aharon Barak.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK1750 .I873 2013
Publisher:


This book offers a comprehensive study of Israeli constitutional law that moves from constitution-making to specific areas of contestation including state/religion relations, national security, social rights, and structural questions of judicial review. Find out more (catalog link)

Colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in the commonwealth : peace, order and good government / Hakeem O. Yusuf.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .Y87 2014
Publisher:


The peace, order and good government (POGG) clause is found in the constitutions of almost all Commonwealth countries. Since its introduction, the clause has played a significant role in colonial and post-colonial constitutionalism in Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book is a full length analysis of the various dimensions of the peace, order and good government clause. It argues that the origins of the POGG clause mark it out as an anachronistic feature of British constitutionalism when seen against a modern setting of human rights, liberty, and democratization. Find out more (catalog link)

Historic preservation law in a nutshell / by Sara C. Bronin (Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law), Ryan Rowberry (Assistant Professor of Law, Associate Director, Center for t

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4310 .B76 2014
Publisher:


Historic Preservation in a Nutshell provides the first-ever in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic Preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues. Find out more (catalog link)

Six amendments : how and why we should change the Constitution / John Paul Stevens.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4557 .S74 2014
Publisher:


Detailing six specific ways in which the Constitution should be amended in order to protect our democracy and the safety and wellbeing of American citizens. Written with the same precision and elegance that made Stevens's own Court opinions legendary for their clarity as well as logic, Six Amendments is a remarkable work, both because of its unprecedented nature and, in an age of partisan ferocity, its inarguable common sense. Find out more (catalog link)

Citizens divided : campaign finance reform and the constitution / Robert C. Post ; with commentary by Pamela S. Karlan, Lawrence Lessig, Frank Michelman, Nadia Urbinati.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4920 .P67 2014
Publisher:


The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which struck down a federal prohibition on independent corporate campaign expenditures, is one of the most controversial opinions in recent memory. Defenders of the First Amendment greeted the ruling with enthusiasm, while advocates of electoral reform recoiled in disbelief. Robert C. Post offers a new constitutional theory that seeks to reconcile these sharply divided camps. Find out more (catalog link)

Privilege of silence : Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination / Steven M. Salky and Paul B. Hynes, Jr.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9668 .S25 2014
Publisher:


This book explains the contours of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination in practice, providing a guide for both the civil litigator, as well as the criminal lawyer. The Privilege of Silence organizes the relevant case law so that lawyers may advise and represent their clients by focusing on the practical aspects of Fifth Amendment assertions in all proceedings. Find out more (catalog link)

Lawyering for the rule of law : government lawyers and the rise of judicial power in Israel / Yoav Dotan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK2244 .D68 2014
Publisher:


Lawyering for the Rule of Law introduces a new model of government lawyering in which government lawyers function as an ancillary mechanism that enables the court to expand its influence on policy-making within the political branches by forming out-of-court settlements. It discusses the centrality of government lawyers with regard to judicial mobilization and the enforcement of social reforms through adjudication, and sheds light on particular functions of government lawyers as adjudicators and facilitators of institutional arrangements. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutionalism in global constitutionalisation / Aoife O'Donoghue.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .O32 2014
Publisher:


This book considers the manner in which the global constitutionalisation debate has neglected constitutionalism within its proposals. It examines the role normative constitutionalism plays within a constitutionalisation process, and considers the use of community at both the domestic and global governance levels to identify the holders of constituent and constituted power within a constitutional order. In doing so this analysis offers an alternative narrative for global constitutionalisation based within normative constitutionalism. Find out more (catalog link)

Advanced introduction to comparative constitutional law / Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard University, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .T87 2014
Publisher:


Mark Tushnet presents an introduction to comparative constitutional law through an analysis of topics at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship. This authoritative study investigates constitution making, including the problem of unconstitutional constitutional amendments; recent developments in forms of constitutional review, including 'the battle of the courts'; proportionality analysis and its alternatives; and the emergence of a new 'transparency' branch in constitutions around the world. Find out more (catalog link)

Right to freedom of religion or belief in muslim majority countries : a comparative analysis Patrick N. Walsh, Editor

Location: lax
Call #: KBP2472 .R54 2013
Publisher:


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Judging the Boy Scouts of America : gay rights, freedom of association, and the Dale case / Richard J. Ellis.

Location: lax
Call #: KF229.D35 E43 2014
Publisher:


The story of how Eagle Scout and assistant scoutmaster James Dale's decision to come out as a gay man led to a historic Supreme Court case. Find out more (catalog link)

Uncertain justice : the Roberts Court and the Constitution / Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .T789 2014
Publisher:


Tribe--one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers--and Matz dig deeply into the court's recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial "activism" to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles. The undercurrents they reveal suggest a strikingly different vision for the future of our country, one that is sure to be hotly debated.Filled with original insights and compelling human stories, "Uncertain Justice" illuminates the most colorful story of all--how the Supreme Court and the Constitution frame the way we live. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court agenda setting : strategic behavior during case selection / Udi Sommer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .S586 2014
Publisher:


Much research is devoted to the decision-making power and precedent set by the Supreme Court. Less attention, however, is given to the strategic behavior during case selection. This book argues that case selection is done strategically, and by means of various criteria - influencing its constitutional position and importance. Find out more (catalog link)

Scalia : a court of one / Bruce Allen Murphy.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.S33 M87 2014
Publisher:


An authoritative, deeply researched biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time and how he chose to be "right" rather than influential. Find out more (catalog link)

Mississippi State Constitution / John W. Winkle III ; foreword by William F. Winter.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFM7001 1890.A6 W56 2014
Publisher:


In this work, John W. Winkle III explores constitutional meaning in Mississippi, both past and present, and shows how, through their own interpretations, judges and other government actors have shaped that meaning. Find out more (catalog link)

South Dakota State Constitution / Patrick M. Garry.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFS3401 1889.A6 G37 2014
Publisher:


Provides the complete text of the state's current constitution, with each section accompanied by commentary that explains the provision and traces its origins and its interpretation by the courts and by other governmental bodies. Offering in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, it shows the many significant changes within the state of South Dakota that have been made since the constitution's initial drafting. Find out more (catalog link)

Virginia State Constitution / John Dinan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KFV2801 1970 .A6 D56 2014
Publisher:


This text provides a detailed history of the Virginia Constitution, with particular attention to key moments in Virginia constitutional development, from the 1776 Constitution through the current 1971 Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

Federalism and subsidiarity / edited by James E. Fleming and Jacob T. Levy.

Location: lax
Call #: K203 .N64 v.55
Publisher:


In Federalism and Subsidiarity, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars in political science, law, and philosophy address the application and interaction of the concept of federalism within law and government. Find out more (catalog link)

Child cases : how America's religious exemption laws harm children / Alan Rogers.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9323 .R64 2014
Publisher:


Through close analysis of seven cases, legal historian Alan Rogers explores the conflict between religious principles and secular laws that seek to protect children from abuse and neglect. Find out more (catalog link)

How sex became a civil liberty / Leigh Ann Wheeler.

Location: lax
Call #: HQ18.U5 W49 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


How Sex Became a Civil Liberty shows how we came to see sexual expression, sexual practice, and sexual privacy as fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution, thanks to the work of ACLU leaders and attorneys who forged legal principles that advanced the sexual revolution. Find out more (catalog link)

Religion, charity and human rights / Kerry O'Halloran, Queensland University of Technology.

Location: lax
Call #: K3280 .O33 2014
Publisher:


Focusing on the contemporary struggle to achieve a triangulated alignment between religious beliefs, human rights and charity law, this comparative analysis of law and practice in six common law nations identifies and assesses the issues currently challenging judiciary, regulators and religious charities. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional foundations of judicial review / Mark Elliott.

Location: lax
Call #: KD4902 .E55 2001
Publisher: Hart Pub.,


. The book seeks to develop a constitutional rationale for judicial review which founds its legitimacy in core principles such as the rule of law, the separation of powers and the sovereignty of Parliament. It presents a detailed analysis of the interface between constitutional and administrative law, and will be of interest to all public lawyers. Find out more (catalog link)

Great dissent : how Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind--and changed the history of free speech in America / Thomas Healy.

Location: lax
Call #: KF224.A34 H43 2013
Publisher:


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Constitutional conflicts between Congress and the President / Louis Fisher.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4565 .F57 2014
Publisher:


A classic on the separation of powers, this book dissects the crucial constitutional disputes between the executive and legislative branches from the Constitutional Convention to the present day. New material includes military tribunals and NSA eavesdropping , disputes over executive orders, state secrets privilege, and post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Find out more (catalog link)

Nevada State Constitution / Michael W. Bowers ; foreword by Frankie Sue del Papa.

Location: lax
Call #: KFN1001 1864.A6 B688 2014
Publisher:


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Constitutional systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean : a contextual analysis / Derek O'Brien.

Location: lacom
Call #: KGL5548 .O27 2014
Publisher:


This text offers a comprehensive contextual analysis of the constitutional systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean taking into account the region's colonial past as well as considering notable developments that have occurred since independence. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution of Israel : a contextual analysis / Suzie Navot.

Location: lacom
Call #: KMK1750 .N383 2014
Publisher:


he book's main themes include: constitutional principles; the legislature and the electoral system; the executive; the protection of fundamental rights and the crucial role of the Supreme Court in Israel's constitutional discourse. It further presents Israel's unique aspects as a Jewish and democratic state, and its ongoing search for the right balance between human rights and national security. Find out more (catalog link)

Cosmopolitan constitution / Alexander Somek.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .S658 2014
Publisher:


This book looks at the changes of the foundations of constitutional authority since the eighteenth century. Somek argues that post WWII, people are no longer the fountain of authority, instead the new commitment to human rights and the 'peer review system' among nations, marks the advent of the cosmopolitan constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

First Amendment and the business corporation / Ronald J. Colombo.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1416 .C65 2014
Publisher:


The First Amendment and the Business Corporation explores the means by which the debate over the First Amendment rights of business corporations can be resolved. By recognizing that corporations possess constitutionally relevant differences, we discover a principled basis by which to afford some corporations the rights and protections of the First Amendment but not others. This is critically important, because a "one-size-fits-all" approach to corporate constitutional rights seriously threatens either democratic government or individual liberty. Find out more (catalog link)

Mass communication law in a nutshell / by T. Barton Carter, Professor of Communication and Law, Chairman, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, College of Communication, Boston University; Juliet Lushbough Dee, Associate Prof

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF2750.Z9 M37 2014
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Undoing Plessy : Charles Hamilton Houston, race, labor, and the law, 1895-1950 / by Gordon Andrews.

Location: lax
Call #: KF373.H68 A53 2014
Publisher:


Looks at the manner in which African Americans countered racialized impediments, attacking their legal underpinnings during the first half of the twentieth century. Specifically, this book explores the professional life of Charles Hamilton Houston, and the way it informs our understanding of change in the pre-Brown era. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional failure / Sotirios A. Barber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .B259 2014
Publisher:


A critical analysis of the historical and contemporary failures of the US Constitution, and, carefully balanced guidance on the paths to reform and constitutional success. Find out more (catalog link)

Experiencing same-sex marriage : individuals, couples and social networks / Pamela J. Lannutti.

Location: lax
Call #: HQ1033 .L36 2014
Publisher:


This book provides an understanding of how the legal and cultural debates and advances and limitations on same-sex marriage are experienced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people, same-sex couples, and their social networks. Find out more (catalog link)

Comparative matters : the renaissance of comparative constitutional law / Ran Hirschl.

Location: lax
Call #: K3165 .H575 2014
Publisher:


Charting the history and analytical underpinnings of comparative constitutional inquiry, this book probes the various types, aims, and methodologies of engagement with the constitutive laws of others through the ages. It explores how and why comparative constitutional inquiry has been and ought to be pursued by academics and jurists worldwide. Find out more (catalog link)

Passenger Cases and the commerce clause : immigrants, blacks, and states' rights in antebellum America / Tony Allan Freyer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .F74 2014
Publisher:


In The Passenger Cases and the Commerce Clause Tony Allan Freyer focuses on the antebellum Supreme Court's role prescribing state-federal regulation of immigrants, the movement of free blacks within the United States and on the origins, state court decisions, federal precedents, appellate arguments, and opinion-making that culminated in the Court's decision of the Passenger Cases. Find out more (catalog link)

Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth / Guenter Lewy.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .L49 2014
Publisher:


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Free expression, globalism and the new strategic communication / Monroe E. Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Location: lax
Call #: K3253 .P75 2014
Publisher:


Building on examples drawn from the Arab Spring, the shaping of the internet in China, Iran's perception of foreign broadcasting, and Russia's media interventions, this book exposes the anxieties of loss of control and the missed opportunities for greater freedom of expression that result from the vast changes in technologies and geopolitics. Find out more (catalog link)

Global environmental constitutionalism / James R. May and Erin Daly.

Location: lax
Call #: K3585 .M383 2015
Publisher:


Reflecting a global trend, scores of countries have affirmed that their citizens are entitled to healthy air, water and land, and that their constitution should guarantee environmental rights. This book examines the increasing recognition that the environment is a subject for protection in constitutional texts and for vindication by constitutional courts. Find out more (catalog link)

Critical debates on counter-terrorism judicial review / edited by Fergal F. Davis and Fiona de Londras.

Location: lax
Call #: K5256 .C75 2013
Publisher:


Is judicial review an effective and appropriate way to regulate counter-terrorism measures? Some argue that the judiciary is ill-equipped to examine such measures, for instance because they lack the expertise of the institutions which bring them about under exigent conditions. Others claim that subjecting counter-terrorism measures to judicial review is crucial for maintaining a jurisdiction's principles of constitutionalism. This volume brings together voices from all sides of the debate from a broad range of jurisdictions, from North America, Europe and Australasia. Find out more (catalog link)

Foreign law? : Congress v. the Supreme Court / Christopher Roberts.

Location: lax
Call #: KF358 .R63 2014
Publisher:


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Eureka myth : creators, innovators, and everyday intellectual property / Jessica Silbey.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2979 .S59 2015
Publisher:


In 1789, the Constitution enshrined protections for authors and inventors. Yet we still debate the merits of intellectual property laws and whether they work as intended. What facilitates innovation and creativity in our digital age? What role does IP play in promoting innovation and creativity in the United States? Silbey cuts through the current debates and goes straight to the source: the artists and innovators themselves. By centering on accounts of creative and innovative work provided by artists, scientists, their employers, managers, and lawyers, The Eureka Myth breaks new ground. In doing so, it draws out new and surprising conclusions about the sometimes misinterpreted relationships between creativity, innovation, and IP. Find out more (catalog link)

Workplace constitution from the New Deal to the New Right / Sophia Z. Lee.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3369 .L368 2014
Publisher:


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Force of law / Frederick Schauer.

Location: lax
Call #: K579.D8 S33 2015
Publisher:


As citizens of liberal democratic countries, we think that we live under the rule of law. Governments make the rules, we live by them, and the police enforce them. The Force of Law critically examines these assumptions. Criminologist Mariana Valverde makes clear that while the law is usually regarded as the civilized, nonviolent way to deal with harms and conflicts, violence is integral to it. Police are authorized to handcuff, tase, and even kill people; courts of law confine people to prison and, in some countries, the state can put people to death. The Force of Law stimulates readers to become more informed about law and law enforcement and more active in efforts to make policing accountable to the public. Find out more (catalog link)

Social foundations of world trade : norms, community, and constitution / Sungjoon Cho.

Location: lax
Call #: K3943 .C517 2014
Publisher:


In the post-crisis, 'new normal' world, scholars are increasingly exploring world trade and globalisation narratives which are alternatives to the conventional neoliberal, Washington Consensus theories. Sungjoon Cho responds to this contemporary intellectual demand by reconstructing the world trading system from a 'social' perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Ideas with consequences : the Federalist Society and the conservative counterrevolution / Amanda Hollis-Brusky.

Location: lax
Call #: KF294.F43 H65 2015
Publisher:


The Federalist Society takes no positions, files no lawsuits, lobbies no legislators, and gives no political contributions. It is a debating society-though perhaps the most important one in American constitutional history since Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison had dinner by themselves. In Ideas with Consequences, Amanda Hollis-Brusky shows how a loosely-organized group of lawyers, students, and professors with little of the conventional signs of political power have had such a profound influence on constitutional law. Find out more (catalog link)

Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history / Steven W. Bender.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .B39 2015
Publisher:


In Mea Culpa, Steven W. Bender examines how the United States' collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been historically marginalized and oppressed, Bender is able to draw persuasive connections between shame and its eventual legal manifestations. Find out more (catalog link)

Due process of lawmaking : the United States, South Africa, Germany, and the European Union / Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University; Stefanie Egidy, Max-Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany; James Fowkes, University of Pretoria,

Location: lax
Call #: KF4765 .R67 2015
Publisher:


This comparative study explores the law of lawmaking in the United States, South Africa, Germany, and European Union based on three principles of legitimacy: democracy, rights, and competence. The book deals with policymaking in the legislative and executive branches, demonstrating the interplay between constitutional principles, political imperatives, and judicial review. Find out more (catalog link)

Legitimate targets? : social construction, international law and US bombing / Janina Dill.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6695 .D55 2015
Publisher:


Legitimate Targets? examines the different 'logics' of waging war which are demanded by strategic military considerations, international law, and contemporary moral standards. Dill's analysis explains the connections between legality, morality and strategy on the twenty-first-century battlefield. This book will appeal to scholars in international relations, international law and ethics. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutions and religious freedom / Frank B. Cross.

Location: lax
Call #: K3258 .C76 2015
Publisher:


By studying the effects of constitutional promises of religious freedom and establishment clauses, Frank B. Cross sets the stage for a set of empirical questions that examines the consequences of such protections. Find out more (catalog link)

Unifying the nation : Article IV of the United States Constitution / Joseph F. Zimmerman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4605 .Z56 2015
Publisher:


While there is a vast amount of scholarship on the US Constitution, very little of it addresses Article IV. The article s first section, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, requires that individual states must respect the public acts, accords, and judicial proceedings of every other state, and the second section, the Privileges and Immunity Clause, prevents one state from treating the citizens of another state in a discriminatory manner. In "Unifying the Nation," Joseph F. Zimmerman provides a unique and comprehensive examination of court cases pertaining to both sections. Find out more (catalog link)

U.S. Supreme Court's modern common law approach to judicial decision making / Simona Grossi, Loyola Law School Los Angeles.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8748 .G76 2015
Publisher:


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No day in court : access to justice and the politics of judicial retrenchment / Sarah Staszak.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8748 .S825 2015
Publisher:


This work examines efforts to constrict access to the courts in the decades following the civil rights era. While most narratives of backlash center on conservatives in Congress and on the Supreme Court, there is another element to this story in which access to courts has been eroded by more hidden, procedural changes, driven by interests that cross party and ideological lines, that profoundly impact access to justice in the U.S. Find out more (catalog link)

Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine / Paul A. Offit, M.D..

Location: lax
Call #: BL65.M4 O44 2015
Publisher:


In 'Bad Faith', acclaimed physician and author Dr Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the tangled relationship between religion and medicine in America. Find out more (catalog link)

In the shadow of the great charter : common law constitutionalism and the Magna Carta / Robert M. Pallitto.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4749 .P355 2015
Publisher:


The story of the profound influence of Magna Carta on American legal development, especially constitutional doctrine and interpretation. Find out more (catalog link)

Law of schools, students and teachers in a nutshell / by Kern Alexander, professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M. David Alexander, professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF4119.3 .A43 2015
Publisher:


This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities. Find out more (catalog link)

Legal history of the Civil War and Reconstruction : a nation of rights / Laura F. Edwards, Duke University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF366 .E383 2015
Publisher:


This book provides a succinct and accessible account of the critical role of legal and constitutional issues of the American Civil War. Find out more (catalog link)

Class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s / Nancy Woloch.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3555 .W65 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


Explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labour standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws - such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and night work laws - from their roots in progressive reform through the passage of New Deal labour law to the feminist attack on single-sex protective laws in the 1960s and 1970s. Find out more (catalog link)

Defending the jury : crime, community, and the Constitution / Laura I Appleman, Willamette University College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8972 .A76 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Laura Appleman exposes the various challenges the American criminal justice system faces because of its ongoing failure to integrate the community's voice. She sets forth a new approach to 21st-century criminal justice and punishment, one that fully involves the community, providing a better way to make our criminal process more transparent and inclusive. Find out more (catalog link)

Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / edited by Scott Dodson, University of California, Hastings, College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8745.G56 L44 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In more than four decades as a lawyer, professor, appellate judge, and associate justice of the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has influenced the law and society in real and permanent ways. This book chronicles and evaluates the remarkable achievements Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made over the past half century. Find out more (catalog link)

What's wrong with copying? / Abraham Drassinower.

Location: lax
Call #: K1447.15 .D73 2015
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


Abraham Drassinower presents a new way to balance the needs of creators and users of authored works. Disentangling copyright theory from its focus on the economic value of a work as a commodity, he views a work instead as a communicative act. Infringement, according to this perspective, is an unauthorized appropriation of another's speech. Find out more (catalog link)

In defense of plural marriage / Ronald C. Den Otter, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Location: lax
Call #: KF519 .D46 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


While much has been written about same-sex marriage, as of yet there has been no book-length legal treatment of unions among three or more individuals. The first major study on plural marriage and the law, 'In Defense of Plural Marriage' begins to fill this lacuna in the scholarly literature. Find out more (catalog link)

Pox of liberty : how the Constitution left Americans rich, free, and prone to infection / Werner Troesken.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3775 .T764 2015
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press,


The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world. But that wealth hasn't translated to a higher life expectancy, an area where the United States still ranks 38th - behind Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and Greece, among many others. Some fault the absence of universal health care or the persistence of social inequalities. Others blame unhealthy lifestyles. But these emphases on present-day behaviours and policies miss a much more fundamental determinant of societal health: the state. Werner Troesken looks at the history of the United States with a focus on three diseases - smallpox, typhoid fever, and yellow fever - to show how constitutional rules and provisions that promoted individual liberty and economic prosperity also influenced, for good and for bad, the country's ability to eradicate infectious disease. Find out more (catalog link)

God, schools, and government funding : first amendment conundrums / Laurence H. Winer, Sandra Day O' Connor COllege of Law, Arizona State University, USA; Nina J. Crimm, St. John's University School of Law, USA

Location: lax
Call #: KF4124 .W56 2015
Publisher: Ashgate,


In this book Professors Winer and Crimm clearly elucidate for readers' greater understanding and appreciation the complex and controversial policy, legal, and constitutional issues involved in using tax expenditures - mechanisms such as exclusions, deductions, and credits that economically function essentially as government subsidies - to finance private, religious schooling. Find out more (catalog link)

Red, white, and blue : a critical analysis of constitutional law / Mark V. Tushnet ; with a new foreword by Sanford Levinson ; and a new afterword by the author.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4575 .T87 2015
Publisher: University Press of Kansas,


The first paperback edition of a classic of American constitutional theory. The book is divided into two parts. In Part I Professor Tushnet appraises the five major competing "grand theories" of constitutional law and interpretation, and, argues that none of them satisfy their own requirements for coherence and judicial constraint. In Part II the author offers a descriptive sociology of constitutional doctrine and raises critical questions as to whether a grand theory is necessary, is it possible to construct a coherent, useful grand theory, and is construction of an uncontroversial grand theory possible? Find out more (catalog link)

Reconsidering the Insular cases : the past and future of the American empire / edited by Gerald L. Neuman and Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4635.A75 R43 2015
Publisher: Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School,


Over a century has passed since the United States Supreme Court decided a series of cases, known as the 'Insular Cases', that limited the applicability of constitutional rights in Puerto Rico and other overseas territories and allowed the United States to hold them indefinitely as subordinated possessions without the promise of representation or statehood. Essays in this volume, which originated in a Harvard Law School conference, reconsider the Insular Cases. Find out more (catalog link)

Supreme Court versus Congress : disrupting the balance of power, 1789-2014 / William B. Glidden.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .G58 2015
Publisher: Praeger,


A comprehensive and focused review of all of the Supreme Court's overturns of Congress on constitutional grounds from 1789 to the present, suited to college-level political science and constitutional law courses as well as law school students. Find out more (catalog link)

Voters' verdicts : citizens, campaigns, and institutions in state Supreme Court elections / Chris W. Bonneau and Damon M. Cann.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8776 .B66 2015
Publisher: University of Virginia Press,


This comprehensive study rests on a broad evidentiary base that spans numerous states and a variety of electoral systems. Bonneau and Cann use the first national survey of voters in state supreme court elections paired with novel laboratory experiments to evaluate the influence of incumbency and other ballot cues on voters' decisions. Data-rich and analytically rigorous, this provocative volume shows why voters decide to participate in judicial elections and what factors they consider in casting their votes. Find out more (catalog link)

Public rights, private relations / Jean Thomas.

Location: lax
Call #: K3240 .T49 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Many of the interests protected by public law are regularly violated by powerful private actors. Analysing the application of public law rights to the private sphere, this book develops a theoretical framework for the application of human and constitutional rights in relations between private parties. Find out more (catalog link)

Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France / Leila Kawar.

Location: lax
Call #: K3275 .K39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Based on in-depth fieldwork, this book explores the historical development of immigrant rights litigation in both the United States and France over the past four decades. It illustrates that, contrary to conventional wisdom, activity in court can have important effects on immigration policymaking. Find out more (catalog link)

State succession in cultural property / Andrzej Jakubowski.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6535 .J35 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Through a historical analysis of state dissolution and succession and its impact on cultural heritage from 1815 to present day, this book identifes guiding principles to facilitate the conclusion of agreements on the status of cultural property following the succession of states. Find out more (catalog link)

Illinois farming law : property issues / chapter authors, Keith W. Casteel, Thomas G. Hamill.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1317.5 .I442 2015
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


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Fragile democracies : contested power in the era of constitutional courts / Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: K3161 .I845 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book examines how constitutional courts protect fragile democratic states arising in the wake of authoritarian rule or amidst deep societal divisions of race, religion, or national background. It covers challenges to East Asian, African, and former Soviet democracies, as well as new developments from the Arab Spring. Find out more (catalog link)

Reason of state : law, prerogative and empire / Thomas Poole.

Location: lax
Call #: K3169 .P667 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


For those interested in the relationship between politics, power and constitutions, this book examines the idea of prerogative power and reason of state by looking at the theoretical debates surrounding the development of the British constitution and the British Empire, singling out the East India Company as a focal point. Find out more (catalog link)

Regulating speech in cyberspace : gatekeepers, human rights and corporate responsibility / Emily B. Laidlaw.

Location: lax
Call #: K4305 .L35 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


When a social networking provider deletes a group it deems offensive or an ISP blocks access to content online, it takes on a powerful role in regulating speech on the internet. Regulating Speech in Cyberspace examines the legal and social challenges of the impact of businesses on free speech online. Find out more (catalog link)

Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth / Guenter Lewy.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .L49 2014
Publisher: The University of Utah Press,


Historian and political scientist Guenter Lewy is no stranger to the topic of genocide or to exploring controversial issues. His penchant for approaching topics from contentious angles continues in Outlawing Genocide Denial, as he scrutinizes the practice of criminalizing the expression of unpopular, even odious historical interpretation, exemplified by genocide denial. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitution of Singapore : a contextual analysis / Kevin YL Tan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KPP171 .T35 2015
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


Singapore's Constitution was hastily drafted after secession from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965. In the subsequent 45 years, the Constitution has been amended many times to evolve like no other in the world. Outwardly, Singapore has a Westminster-type constitutional democracy, with an elected legislature, fundamental liberties, and safeguards to ensure the independence of the judiciary. Find out more (catalog link)

Lessons in censorship : how schools and courts subvert students' First Amendment rights / Catherine J. Ross.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4155.5 .R67 2015
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


American public schools censor controversial student speech that the Constitution protects. Catherine Ross brings clarity to court rulings that define speech rights of young citizens and proposes ways to protect free expression, arguing that the failure of schools to respect civil liberties betrays their educational mission and threatens democracy. Find out more (catalog link)

Fidelity to our imperfect Constitution : for moral readings and against originalisms / James E. Fleming.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4550 .F577 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution, James Fleming rejects originalisms-whether old or new, concrete or abstract, living or dead. Instead, he defends what Ronald Dworkin called a "moral reading" of the United States Constitution, or a "philosophic approach" to constitutional interpretation. He refers to conceptions of the Constitution as embodying abstract moral and political principles-not codifying concrete historical rules or practices-and of interpretation of those principles as requiring normative judgments about how they are best understood-not merely historical research to discover relatively specific original meanings. Find out more (catalog link)

Making foreigners : immigration and citizenship law in America, 1600-2000 / Kunal M. Parker.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4700 .P39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book will interest the reader who wants to learn about the history of immigration and citizenship law. Covering the span of American history (1600-2000), it connects the history of immigrants with that of domestic subordinated groups and reveals the changing legal meanings of foreignness over the course of American history. Find out more (catalog link)

Constitutional law : cases and materials / by Jonathan D. Varat, Professor of Law and Former Dean, University of California, Los Angeles, Vikram D. Amar, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis, William Cohen, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith P

Location: lares-nc
Call #: KF4550 .B3 2013
Publisher: Foundation Press,


This casebook focuses upon Supreme Court opinions and other primary documents, offering comprehensive coverage of almost all major areas of constitutional doctrine. Find out more (catalog link)

9/11 terror cases : constitutional challenges in the war against Al Qaeda / Allan A. Ryan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF221.P6 R13 2015
Publisher: University Press of Kansas,


Examines the four decisions of the Supreme Court from 20042008 on the Bush Administrations policies for Guantanamo detainees, and the response of Congress to those rulings, with emphasis on the separation of powers enshrined in the United States Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

Declaration of Independence and God : self-evident truths in American law / Owen Anderson, Arizona State University.

Location: lax
Call #: KF358 .A53 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


'Self-evident truths' was a profound concept used by the drafters of the American Declaration of Independence to insist on their rights. In a unique approach combining history, philosophy and law, this book traces the idea of a 'self-evident' God in American legal thought from foundational documents to the present. Find out more (catalog link)

Limits of legitimacy : dissenting opinions, media coverage, and public responses to Supreme Court decisions / Michael A. Zilis.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8748 .Z55 2015
Publisher: University of Michigan Press,


When the U.S. Supreme Court announces a decision, reporters simplify and dramatize the complex legal issues by highlighting dissenting opinions and thus emphasizing conflict among the justices themselves. This sometimes sensationalistic coverage fosters public controversy over specific rulings despite polls that show that Americans strongly believe in the Court's legitimacy as an institution. In The Limits of Legitimacy, Michael A. Zilis illuminates this link between case law and public opinion. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond Magna Carta : a constitution for the United Kingdom / Andrew Blick.

Location: lax
Call #: KD3989 .B55 2015
Publisher: Hart Publishing,


This book, published at the time of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, considers a series of historical documents from Anglo-Saxon times onwards which sought to set out arrangements for the governance of England and later the UK as a whole. Find out more (catalog link)

Frontier democracy : constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest / Silvana R. Siddali.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4530 .S55 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Frontier Democracy examines the debates over state constitutions in the antebellum Northwest (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) from the 1820s through the 1850s. This is a book about conversations: in particular, the fights and negotiations over the core ideals in the constitutions that brought these frontier communities to life. Find out more (catalog link)

Public spaces, marketplaces, and the Constitution : shopping malls and the First Amendment / Anthony Maniscalco.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .M36 2015
Publisher: State University of New York Press,


n spite of their public attractions and millions of visitors, most shopping malls are now off-limits to free speech and expressive activity. The same may be said about many other public spaces and marketplaces in American cities and suburbs, leaving scholars and other observers to wonder where civic engagement is lawfully permitted in the United States. In 'Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution', Anthony Maniscalco draws on key legal decisions, social theory, and urban history to demonstrate that public spaces have been split apart from First Amendment protections, while the expression of political ideas has been excluded from privately owned, publicly accessible malls. Find out more (catalog link)

Religious liberties for corporations? : Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution / David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow

Location: lax
Call #: KF4783 .G36 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


An expanded version of a series of debates between the authors, this book examines the nature of corporate rights, especially with respect to religious liberty, in the context of the controversial Hobby Lobby case from the Supreme Court's 2013-14 term. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal legal research / Mary Garvey Algero, Spencer L. Simons, Suzanne E. Rowe, Scott Childs, Sarah E. Ricks.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF240 .F48 2015
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press,


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Bills of rights in the common law / Robert Leckey.

Location: lax
Call #: KD5020 .L43 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


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Judging statutes / Robert A. Katzmann.

Location: lax
Call #: KF425 .K38 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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Exporting freedom : religious liberty and American power / Anna Su.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4783 .S8 2016
Publisher: Harvard University Press,


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Federal habeas corpus practice and procedure / Randy Hertz (Professor of Law, New York University School of Law), James S. Liebman (Simon F. Rifkind Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law).

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF9011 .L54 2015
Publisher: LexisNexis,


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Recht durch Transfer : der Anfang des bulgarischen Rechtssystems 1878-1920 / Viktoria Draganova.

Location: lacom
Call #: KJM120 .D73 2015
Publisher: Vittorio Klostermann,


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Federal courts in a nutshell / David P. Currie (Late Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, the Law School, the University of Chicago), Donald L. Doernberg (Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law).

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8858 .C87 2016
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


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Magna Carta : law, liberty, legacy / edited by Claire Breay and Julian Harrison.

Location: lax
Call #: KD3946 .M345 2015
Publisher: The British Library,


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Religion and the state in American law / Boris I. Bittker, Late Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Scott C. Idleman, Marquette University Law School; Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University, College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4865 .B57 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book provides a comprehensive overview of religion and government in the United States. In addition to an extended discussion of the First Amendment, it addresses hot-topic issues such as religious liberty, religion in the classroom, and displays of religion in government. Find out more (catalog link)

Historical dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court / Artemus Ward, Christopher Brough, Robert Arnold.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742.A35 W37 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield,


The Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on every justice, major case, issue, and process that comprises the Court's work. Find out more (catalog link)

Unfit for democracy : the Roberts court and the breakdown of American politics / Stephen E. Gottlieb.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8742 .G684 2016
Publisher: New York University Press,


A senior scholar of constitutional law, Gottlieb brings a pioneering will to his theoretical and comparative criticism of the Roberts Court. The Roberts Court decisions are not examined in a vacuum but instead viewed in light of constitutional politics in India, South Africa, emerging Eastern European nations, and others. Find out more (catalog link)

Press and speech under assault : the early Supreme Court justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the campaign against dissent / Wendell Bird.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9397.A328 1798 B57 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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American First Amendment in the twenty-first century : cases and materials / by William W. Van Alstyne, William R. & Thomas S. Perkins Professor of Law, Emeritus, Duke University School of Law, Lee Professor of Law, Emeritus, Marshall-Wythe School of Law,

Location: lares-nc
Call #: KF4770 .V358 2014
Publisher: Foundation Press,


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Courtrooms and classrooms : a legal history of college access, 1860-1960 / Scott M. Gelber.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4119 .G45 2016
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press,


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Conventional wisdom : the alternate Article V mechanism for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution / John R. Vile.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4555 .V565 2016
Publisher: The University of Georgia Press,


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Trotskyists on trial : free speech and political persecution since the age of FDR / Donna T. Haverty-Stacke.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4770 .H38 2015
Publisher: New York University Press,


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New Hampshire state constitution / Lawrence Friedman ; foreword by John T. Broderick, Jr.

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KFN1601 1784.A6 M37 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


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