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xi, 172 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Law and property in colonial New York
  • Confronting disorder
  • A bonanza of Tory goods
  • The enemies of the state
  • Conclusion.
How does a popular uprising transform itself from the disorder of revolution into a legal system that carries out the daily administration required to govern? Americans faced this question during the Revolution as colonial legal structures collapsed under the period's disorder. Yet by the end of the war, Americans managed to rebuild their courts and legislatures, imbuing such institutions with an authority that was widely respected. This remarkable transformation came about in unexpected ways. Howard Pashman here studies the surprising role played by property redistribution-seizing it from Loyalists and transferring it to supporters of independence-in the reconstruction of legal order during the Revolutionary War. Building a Revolutionary State looks closely at one state, New York, to understand the broader question of how legal structures emerged from an insurgency. By examining law as New Yorkers experienced it in daily life during the war, Pashman reconstructs a world of revolutionary law that prevailed during America's transition to independence. In doing so, Pashman explores a central paradox of the revolutionary era: aggressive enforcement of partisan property rules actually had stabilizing effects that allowed insurgents to build legal institutions that enjoyed popular support. Tracing the transformation from revolutionary disorder to legal order, Building a New Revolutionary State gives us a radically fresh way to understand the emergence of new states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226334356 20180604
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 333 pages ; 23 cm
  • A brief history of New Yorkers' right to know
  • Legacy media : choices and challenges
  • Digital media : access and denial
  • Article 78 : last resort, first step
  • Exemption, ethics, and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics
  • The legislature : two FOIL bills, one veto
  • Policy : police cameras and the public
  • Public-information officers : boards and the bored
  • The business of FOIL
  • The citizen : George and Helen of Troy
  • Watchdogs : transparency and civil liberties
  • Data : numbers in, some numbers out
  • State and fed : different levels, same issues
  • Transparency : defining the future of "open"
  • The administration
  • FOIL analysis and review : in their words.
The Freedom of Information Law allows any person to request and obtain, without explanation or justification, existing, identifiable, and unpublished governmental records, including documents, data, and video. Signed into law in New York in 1974, FOIL remains a powerful public panacea in unlocking information and maintaining vital transparency in our state government. Databases detailing public employee compensation, online viewing of highway department agreements and school district superintendents contracts, and text message exchanges all disclosed and made public through FOIL requests are now common, as the last decade has ushered in an increased demand for public information. Orzechowski guides readers through the creation of the law and the concept of open government in the twenty-first century, offering a foundational understanding of how the legislation works, who is exempt, and how the law was created for every citizen of New York State. Dozens of perspectives from state senators to a Pulitzer Prize winner to watchdog organizations outline the impact of New York State's law. Orzechowski examines the drafting of current legislation to strengthen the existing law and offers perspectives from those who are confronted with the real challenges of accessing public information every day: journalists, attorneys, and citizens. This exploration of FOIL, including narrative, scholarly examination, and how-to guides, serves as a tour of a law that continues to impact residents across the state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815635727 20180530
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xxviii, 295 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The historic New Hampshire civic culture
  • Twentieth-century reforms : reconfiguring only the judiciary
  • Interbranch relations at century's end
  • The Fairbanks scandal and its repercussions
  • Education funding litigation
  • Tipping points
  • The House of Representatives acts
  • Impeachment proceedings in the Senate
  • Populist efforts to constrain judicial power
  • Restoring interbranch comity
  • Conclusion.
At this juncture in American history, some of our most hard-fought state-level political struggles involve control of state supreme courts. New Hampshire witnessed one of the most dramatic of these, culminating in the impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock in 2000, but the issues raised by the case are hardly confined to New Hampshire. They involved the proper nature and operation of judicial independence within a "populist" civic culture that had long assumed the primacy of the legislative branch, extolled its "citizen legislators" over insulated and professionalized elites, and entrusted those legislators to properly supervise the judiciary. In the last few decades of the 20th Century, New Hampshire's judiciary had been substantially reconfigured: constitutional amendments and other measures endorsed by the national judicial-modernization movement had secured for it a much higher level of independence and internal unification than it had historically enjoyed. However, a bipartisan body of legislators remained committed to the principle of legislative supremacy inscribed in the state constitution of 1784. The 1980s and 1990s witnessed a series of clashes over court administration, allegations of judicial corruption, and finally a bitter and protracted battle over Court decisions on educational funding. Chief Justice Brock publicly embodied the judicial branch's new status and assertiveness. When information came to light regarding some of his administrative actions on the high court, deepening antipathy toward him exploded into an impeachment crisis. The struggle over Brock's conduct raised significant questions about the meaning and proper practice of impeachment itself as a feature of democratic governance. When articles of impeachment were voted by the House of Representatives, the state Senate faced the difficult task of establishing trial protocols that would balance the political and juridical responsibilities devolved on them, simultaneously, by the state constitution. Having struck that balance, the trial they conducted would finally acquit Brock of all charges. Nevertheless, David Brock's impeachment was a highly consequential ordeal that provided a needed catalyst for reforms intended to produce a productive recalibration of legislative-judicial relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498565899 20180219
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xx, 285 pages ; 26 cm
  • Family court / Theo Liebmann
  • Marriage / Barbara Stark
  • Adoption, guardianship, and surrogacy parenting contracts / J. Herbie Difonzo
  • Dissolution of marriage / Joanna Grossman
  • Maintenance / Barbara Stark
  • Agreements / Joanna Grossman
  • Equitable distribution / Joanna Grossman
  • Contested custody, support, and maintenance / Barbara Stark
  • Domestic violence / Barbara Barron
  • Paternity, surrogacy and reproductive technology / Janet Dolgin.
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x, 638 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • Getting on the ballot : introduction
  • Is the candidate eligible to run? : the residency issue
  • Getting on the ballot : the petitioning process
  • Staying on the ballot : objections, board hearings and the judicial process
  • Getting on the ballot : alternative methods
  • Sudden death, convictions, disqualifications and other extraordinary situations
  • Election day
  • Post-election day proceedings
  • Party time in New York
  • Initiative and referendum
  • Table of cases
  • Table of names
  • NYS election law
  • NYS rules and regulations.
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2 volumes ; 27 cm.
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x, 330 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Cleaning the constitution part I : institutions and rights / Peter J. Galie and Christopher Bopst
  • Cleaning the constitution part II : public policies / Peter J. Galie and Christopher Bopst
  • New york state's allegedly unified court system / Daniel L. Feldman and Marc C. Bloustein
  • These seats may not be saved : a fair and rule-bound legislative reapportionment process / Jeffrey Wice and Todd A. Breitbart
  • "Mixed messages" : the governor's message of necessity and the legislative process in New York / Peter J. Galie
  • "Mind the gap" : the promise and limits of home rule in New York / Richard Briffault
  • "Till debt do us part" : the opportunity for New York finance law to enter the twenty-first century / Kenneth Bond
  • "The gift that keeps on giving" : New York's approach to gifts and loans of public money and credit / Christopher Bopst
  • "Forever wild" : the treatment of conservation and the environment by the New York state constitution / Paul Bray
  • Gaming the constitution : why New York's constitutional gambling prohibition does not prohibit gambling / Gerald Benjamin
  • "All of nothing at all" : changing the constitution, the reform dilemma / Gerald Benjamin
  • Coda: Should voters approve the 2017 ballot proposition calling for a constitutional convention in New York?
"On its face, New York State's constitution is an elaborate and impressive aggregation of processes, powers, mandates, and limits. But many of these are 'inoperative,' and New Yorkers who read the document and believe what it says will come away with a massive misunderstanding of the realities of state government. The essays in [this book] seek to clarify the realities by bringing attention to the gaps between what the constitution says and how the state is actually governed, and they provide a disquieting picture of the state of the state's constitution. Among the topics addressed are state debt and budgeting practices, legislative redistricting, local government, gambling, conservation, and the process of amending the constitution...[The] chapters explain the constitutional provisions in question, including the reasons for their constitutional status; how they have been used and interpreted; and the extent of the gaps between the constitutional provisions and practice. Various proposals for reform are also examined."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings)).
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The legal research process
  • Research techniques
  • Receiving research assignments and gathering facts
  • Secondary sources
  • Constitutional law
  • Statutes
  • Legislative history and bill tracking
  • Administrative law
  • Court rules and rules of professional conduct
  • Judicial systems and judicial opinions
  • Cases
  • Updating
  • Ballot measures
  • Oil and gas law
  • Indian law
  • Federal equivalents.
"Accessible to practitioners and students alike, this book explains where and how to find the major sources of North Dakota law such as cases, statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, and legislative history. It also includes a general overview of the research process and valuable tips on how to approach a new research question. Additional chapters cover researching Oil & Gas Law, Indian Law, federal law, and secondary sources."-- Provided by publisher.
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xxi, 259 pages ; 25 cm.
  • The history of the New Hampshire constitution
  • The New Hampshire constitution and commentary.
In this newly revised work, Lawrence Friedman presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of New Hampshire constitutional history and constitutional law. One of the oldest written constitutions in the United States, the New Hampshire Constitution pre-dates the federal constitution and, with the Massachusetts Constitution, served as a model for many of the state constitutions that followed. This volume recounts the history of its drafting and development over the past 200 years and reviews in detail both the constitutional provisions that frame the state government as well as those that secure individual rights against government infringement. The book reviews the major cases decided under each provision and provides commentary on the continued development of state constitutional law in New Hampshire. The second edition provides revisions throughout the book updating each commentary with the latest cases including those involving the state constitutional right to education, along with cutting-edge issues of search and seizure law, making it the most comprehensive, single-volume guide to the New Hampshire Constitution. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199965021 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
xxv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The research process and legal analysis
  • Legal research techniques
  • Secondary sources
  • Researching judicial opinions
  • Statutes, constitutions, local law, and court rules
  • Legislative hsitory
  • Administrative law
  • Updating with citators
  • New York city legal research
  • Legal ethics research
  • Research strategies and organization.
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xi, 184 pages ; 23 cm
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xvii, 728 pages ; 26 cm
  • New York's constitutions
  • State legislation : legislative process, bills, resolutions, and session laws
  • State legislation : revisions and compilations of New York legislation from 1638-1906
  • The Consolidated laws
  • Unconsolidated laws, appropriation legislation, uniform laws, and interstate compacts
  • Legislative history
  • Judicial system
  • Regulation of the bench and bar
  • Court reports
  • Case finders, court records, briefs, and citators
  • Records and briefs, oral arguments, lower court records, and jury verdicts
  • Practice and procedure act, evidence law, court acts and court rules
  • Administrative codes, rules, and regulations
  • Administrative decisions, opinions and rulings, and documents of the governor
  • Local legislation
  • Databases, internet sites, and CD-ROMs
  • Treatises and practice books
  • CLE, popular works, legal periodicals, and blogs
  • Forms
  • Reference sources
  • New York City charters
  • The charters of Brooklyn and other former municipalities
  • City legislation : bills, resolutions, and local laws
  • City legislation : land use
  • Legislative history, proceedings, and legislative compilations
  • The New York City Administrative Code
  • Rules of the City of New York
  • City and state relations
  • The New York City judicial system
  • Court minutes, reporters, records, and case finders
  • Opinions, administrative materials, and documents
  • Treatises, practice books, guidebooks, encyclopedias, newspapers, newsletters, and internet sites
  • Sources of New York City documents and publications.
A comprehensive legal research guide for New York State as well as New York City law, with complete coverage of the rich legal history of the City and its current primary and secondary legal research sources. The 4th ed. covers new developments since the 3rd ed. (2004) in both print and electronic sources of information, including Bloomberg BNA, and the online availability of many old, out-of-print titles.--Publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (252 pages)
xxi, 223 pages ; 25 cm.
  • The history of the Nevada constitution
  • The Nevada constitution and commentary: Article 1 : Declaration of rights
  • Article 2 : Right of suffrage
  • Article 3 : Distribution of powers
  • Article 4 : Legislative department
  • Article 5 : Executive department
  • Article 6 : Judicial department
  • Article 7 : Impeachment and removal from office
  • Article 8 : Municipal and other corporations
  • Article 9 : Finance and state debt
  • Article 10 : Taxation
  • Article 11: Education
  • Article 12 : Militia
  • Article 13 : Public institutions
  • Article 14 : Boundary
  • Article 15 : Miscellaneous provisions
  • Article 16 : Amendments
  • Article 17 : Schedule
  • Article 18 : Right of suffrage
  • Article 19 : Initiative and referendum
  • Congressional Term Limits Act of 1996
  • Election Ordinance.
In this newly revised work, Michael Bowers presents an historical overview of constitutional development in the state of Nevada. The Nevada State Constitution provides a comprehensive section-by-section analysis of the state constitution. In addition, a thorough bibliographic essay notes the seminal works relating to the constitution, and a list of cases enumerates the landmark federal and state court decisions interpreting the state's constitution and the more than one hundred amendments to it. This one-of-a-kind treatment of the Nevada Constitution is essential reading for those interested in the historical development and contemporary meaning of the Sagebrush State's oldest and most foundational legal document. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199892549 20160617
Law Library (Crown)
xxvi, 200 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
  • Foundations for legal research and analysis
  • The research process : strategies and techniques
  • Researching secondary sources
  • Researching constitutions
  • Researching statutes
  • Researching legislative history
  • Researching judicial opinions
  • Researching administrative rules and decisions
  • Updating research
  • Researching North Carolina Court Rules and rules of ethics.
Law Library (Crown)
227 pages ; 26 cm
  • Revisionists' history : a foreword / Anthony W. Crowell
  • Politics, process, and mayoral power : the story of Ed Koch and the appointment of Frank Macchiarola as chancellor of the New York City schools / Ross Sandler
  • Change the rules and you change the game : that's why charter revisions matter in New York City / John Avlon
  • Can government work? / Edward Skyler
  • Working toward a better-functioning government : reflections on the 2010 Charter Revision commission / Matthew Goldstein
  • A discussion on New York City and its future : a conversation with New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn / Christine C. Quinn
  • Learning from Washington : a new approach to analyzing the structure of New York City's government / David S. Yassky
  • Reflection on the 1989 Charter Revision / Michael A. Cardozo
  • Twenty-five years later : reflections on New York City's 1989 Charter Revision Commission and on Charter Commissions in general / Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.
  • Twenty-five years of the Council-Mayor governance of New York City : a history of the Council's powers, the separation of powers, and issues for future resolution / Elizabeth Fine and James Caras
  • On the voters' terms : amending New York City's Charter to protect voter-imposed term limits / Randy M. Mastro
  • Promoting an effective and responsive city government by retaining and strengthening the office of the public advocate / Lucas Anderson
  • A case for and against the borough president in twenty-first century New York City / Gregory Perrotta.
Law Library (Crown)
xix, pages 931-1288 ; 26 cm
  • An empirical study of the use of legal scholarship in Supreme Court trademark jurisprudence / Derek Simpson & Lee Petherbridge
  • Negotiating the unknown : a compulsory licensing solution to the orphan works problem / Robert Kirk Walker
  • In search of meaningful systemic justice for adolescents in New York / Jonathan Lippman
  • Freedom's road : youth, parole, and the promise of Miller v. Alabama and Grahma v. Florida / Laura Cohen
  • Contempt, status, and the criminalization of non-conforming girls / Cynthia Godsoe
  • Reimagining the role of defense counsel for adolescents in the adult criminal court system : bringing the community and policymakers into the process to achieve the goals of Gideon / Nancy Ginsburg
  • Bringing the best of both worlds : recommendations for criminal justice reform for older adolescents / Lisa Schreibersdorf
  • Youth in the adult criminal justice system / Liz Ryan.
Law Library (Crown)
54 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 x 27 cm
Law Library (Crown)
x, 209 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: An experiment in youth justice
  • Calendar days in the youth part : mundanity and drama
  • Creating the "juvenile offender"
  • Rehabilitation, youth part style
  • Individualized justice in a criminal court
  • Managing contradictions
  • Judging the court, judging transfer
  • Conclusion: Kids will be kids.
Despite being labelled as adults, the approximately 200,000 youth under the age of 18 who are now prosecuted as adults each year in criminal court are still adolescents, and the contradiction of their legal labelling creates numerous problems and challenges. In Courting Kids Carla Barrett takes us behind the scenes of a unique judicial experiment called the Manhattan Youth Part, a specialized criminal court set aside for youth prosecuted as adults in New York City. Focusing on the lives of those coming through and working in the courtroom, Barrett's ethnography is a study of a microcosm that reflects the costs, challenges, and consequences the "tough on crime" age has had, especially for male youth of colour. She demonstrates how the court, through creative use of judicial discretion and the cultivation of an innovative courtroom culture, developed a set of strategies for handling "adult-juvenile " cases that embraced, rather than denied, defendants' adolescence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814709467 20160610
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