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Book
xxi, 165 pages : illustrations ; 23 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.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813168609 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
Book
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.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings)).
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource (404 pages) : illustrations
  • List of Illustrations PrefaceIntroduction: Ad Astra Per Aspera1. The Kingman Court2. The Chief Justice as Politician3. The Populist Interlude4. The Grand Old Man's Court5. Reaction in the Roaring Twenties6. The Devastating Depression7. The Revised Selection System8. Modernizing the Law9. Retreat to Conservatism10. ConclusionAppendix: Kansas Supreme Court JusticesNotes Glossary Index of State Cases CitedIndex of Federal Cases CitedIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803248410 20180530
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803248410 20180530
Book
xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations PrefaceIntroduction: Ad Astra Per Aspera1. The Kingman Court2. The Chief Justice as Politician3. The Populist Interlude4. The Grand Old Man's Court5. Reaction in the Roaring Twenties6. The Devastating Depression7. The Revised Selection System8. Modernizing the Law9. Retreat to Conservatism10. ConclusionAppendix: Kansas Supreme Court JusticesNotes Glossary Index of State Cases CitedIndex of Federal Cases CitedIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803248410 20180530
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803248410 20180530
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xvi, 462 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Kentucky women and the advocates who fought for them
  • The prevalence of violence and the stories of women who lived it
  • Rape and sexual violence : a nation's reform
  • Domestic violence and stalking : a nation's reform
  • The structure and strategy of legislative reform
  • The birth of legislative reform in Kentucky : the 1970s
  • Legislative reform : the 1980s
  • Legislative reform : the 1990s
  • Legislative reform : 2000 through 2012
  • Violence against women legislative reform : past and future
  • Appendix A: Interviews conducted by the author
  • Appendix B: Select anti-rape and domestic violence legislation : 1970-2012
  • Appendix C: Membership on task forces and councils.
For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been silenced by abuse and violence. In "Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform, " Carol E. Jordan chronicles the stories of those who have led the legislative fight for the last four decades to protect women from domestic violence, rape, stalking, and related crimes.The story of Kentucky's legislative reforms is a history of substantial toil, optimism, advocacy, and personal sacrifice by those who proposed the change. This compelling narrative illustrates, through their own points of view, the stories of survivors who serve as inspiration for change. Jordan analyzes national legislative reforms as well as the strategies that have been used to enact and enforce legislation addressing rape and domestic violence at a local level. "Violence against Women in Kentucky" is the first book to look at the history of domestic violence and rape in a state that consistently falls at the bottom of women's rights rankings, as told by the activists and survivors who fought for change. Detailing the successes and failures of reforms and outlining the work that is still to be done, this volume reflects on the future of women's rights legislation in Kentucky.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813144917 20160618
Green Library
Book
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.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
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.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Explores the controversy over the teaching of evolution and intelligent design in Kansas public schools, using footage from the hearings before the Board of Education and interviews with people on both sides of the issue.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
36 v. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Video
1 online resource (19 min.).
Explores the human impact of a campaign to ban gay marriage in Kentucky and seeks to illustrate the long-term consequences of anti-gay amendments.
Video
1 online resource (19 min.).
Explores the human impact of a campaign to ban gay marriage in Kentucky and seeks to illustrate the long-term consequences of anti-gay amendments.
Video
1 videodisc (19 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Explores the human impact of a campaign to ban gay marriage in Kentucky and seeks to illustrate the long-term consequences of anti-gay amendments.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
11 p. ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
vii, 101, [118] p. : forms ; 30 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 190 p. ; 29 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 v. (various pagings) ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780313300028 20160528
Law Library (Crown)