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211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The barrister : James Hughes (d. 1818)
  • The reporter who was not : Achilles Sneed (1772-1825)
  • The soldier : Martin D. Hardin (1780-1823)
  • The jurist : George M. Bibb (1776-1859)
  • The brother : Alexander K. Marshall (1770-1825)
  • The poet : William Littell (1768-1824)
  • The rebel : Thomas Bell Monroe (1791-1865)
  • The scion : John James Marshall (1785-1846)
  • The editor : James G. Dana (1785-1840)
  • The professional : Ben Monroe (1790-1860)
  • The banker : James P. Metcalfe (1822-1889)
  • The copperhead : Alvin Duvall (1813-1891)
  • The last : W.P.D. Bush (1823-1904).
Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other statesmen who penned the documents that form the legal foundations of our nation, but many other great minds contributed to the development of the young republic's judicial system - figures such as William Littell, Ben Monroe, and John J. Marshall. These men, some of Kentucky's earliest law reporters, are the forgotten trailblazers who helped establish the foundation of the state's court system. In Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky, Kurt X. Metzmeier provides portraits of the men whose important yet understudied contributions helped create a new common law inspired by English legal traditions but fully grounded in the decisions of American judges. He profiles individuals such as James Hughes, a Revolutionary War veteran who worked as a legislator to reform confusing property laws inherited from Virginia. Also featured is George M. Bibb, a prominent U.S. senator and the secretary of the treasury under President John Tyler. To shed light on the pioneering individuals responsible for collecting and publishing the early opinions of Kentucky's highest court, Metzmeier reviews nearly a century of debate over politics, institutional change, human rights, and war. Embodied in the stories of these early reporters are the rich history of the Commonwealth, the essence of its legal system, and the origins of a legal print culture in America.
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1 volume (various pagings) : maps ; 22 cm
  • Kentucky constitution
  • Kentucky judicial system
  • Kentucky statutory authority
  • Local legislation
  • Kentucky legislative process, history, and publications
  • Kentucky case law research
  • Administrative law
  • Legal ethics research
  • Kentucky secondary sources
  • Kentucky electronic resources
  • Citation of Kentucky legal materials.
"Comprehensive guide to researching Kentucky law including Kentucky Constitution, statutory authority, local legislation, Kentucky legislative process and history, case law, administrative law, legal ethics, treatises and practice handbooks, and electronic resources. Includes a guide to local rules for citation of Kentucky legal materials."-- Provided by publisher.
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xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • The Kingman Court
  • The chief justice as politician
  • The populist interlude
  • The grand old man's court
  • Reaction in the roaring twenties
  • The devastating depression
  • The revised selection system
  • Modernizing the law
  • Retreat to conservatism.
Until recently, American legal historiography focused almost solely on national government. Although much of Kansas law reflects U.S. law, the state court's arbitrary powers over labor-management conflicts, yellow dog contracts, civil rights, gender issues, and domestic relations set precedents that reverberated around the country. Sunflower Justice is a pioneering work that presents the history of a state through the use of its supreme court decisions as evidence. R. Alton Lee traces Kansas's legal history through 150 years of records, shedding light on the state's political, economic, and social history in this groundbreaking overview of Kansas legal cases and judicial biographies. Beginning with the territorial justices and continuing through the late twentieth century, R. Alton Lee covers the dispossession of Native Americans' land, the growth and impact of labor unions, antimonopoly cases against railroad and mining companies, a nine-year state ban on the movie Birth of a Nation, and implications and effects of desegregation, as well as the shooting of Dr. George Tiller for performing legal abortions. Because judicial decisions are not made in a vacuum, Lee presents each of the justices in the context of the era and their personal experiences before examining how their decisions shaped Kansas political, economic, social, and legal history.
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xxi, 176 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • The research process and legal analysis
  • The Kentucky constitution
  • Judicial opinions and reporters
  • Finding cases
  • Statutes
  • Legislative history
  • Administrative law
  • Court rules and ethics
  • Updating with citators
  • Secondary sources and practice aids
  • Online legal research.
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xxv, 231 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • The research process and legal analysis
  • The Kansas Constitution
  • Secondary sources
  • Judicial opinions and reporters
  • Digests
  • Updating with citators
  • Statutes
  • Legislative history
  • Administrative law
  • Legal ethics research
  • Online legal research
  • Research strategies and organization.
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36 v. ; 25 cm.
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11 p. ; 28 cm.
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vii, 101, [118] p. : forms ; 30 cm.
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1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xii, 190 p. ; 29 cm.
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1 v. (various pagings) ; 25 cm.
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xxvi, 259 p. ; 25 cm.
A historical summary of Kentucky's constitution-making and an analysis of the state's current constitution. Discussion and interpretations of the history and purpose of each section help readers to understand a document that has become the source of rights not found in the federal constitution.
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v, 16 p. ; 28 cm.
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14. Spectrum [1996 - ]

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v. ; 28 cm.
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15. Annual report [1992 - ]

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v. ; 28 cm.
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55 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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xx, 164 p. ; 25 cm.
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67 p. ; 28 cm.
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19. Annual report of progress [1991 - 1991]

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1 v. ; 28 cm.
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12 p. ; 28 cm.
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