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xlii, 280 pages ; 23 cm
  • An overview of alternative dispute resolution
  • Evaluating scope of services and provider qualifications in state ADR programs
  • A closer look at state and local government court-connected, non-court-connected, and hybrid ADR
  • Successful mediation in civil litigation : what works and what doesn't
  • Dispute resolution for government agencies : better regulatory policy through democratic synergy
  • Effective representation of clients in mediation
  • Evidence issues in state and local government mediation
  • Preparing a client for mediation
  • Public conflict management : using ADR techniques in local government public disputes.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 278 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • American constitutionalism : a second source of power comes with dual constraints on that power
  • Equality and adequacy of school funding
  • Search and seizure : the exclusionary rule
  • Compelled sterilization
  • Free speech, free exercise of religion, and freedom from mandatory flag salutes
  • Looking forward : what the state courts can do
  • Looking forward : what the rest of the legal community can do
  • Epilogue.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 328 pages ; 25 cm
  • Distributive principles of criminal law
  • Habitual offender statutes
  • Death penalty
  • Legality requirement
  • Provocation/extreme emotional disturbance
  • Felony murder
  • Causation
  • Transferred intent
  • Consent to injury
  • Mental illness and culpability
  • Attempt
  • Complicity
  • Complicity liability of coconspirators
  • Lesser evils/necessity defense
  • Self-defense
  • Law enforcement authority
  • Insanity defense
  • Immaturity defense
  • Statute of limitations
  • Exclusionary rule
  • Entrapment defense
  • Criminalizing risk creation
  • Statutory rape
  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking and harassment
  • Child neglect
  • Deceptive business practices
  • Extortion
  • Adultery
  • Criminal obscenity
  • Child pornography
  • Drug offenses
  • Firearms possession offenses
  • Predatory pricing
  • Organized crime
  • Fixing sporting events
  • Extradition
  • Jurisdiction.
Law Library (Crown)
Database topics
Law; Government Information: State and Local
1 online resource Digital: text file; PDF.
Full-text searchable database of historical, superseded state statutes for all fifty states in the United States of America.
1 online resource (volumes <4>).
  • v. 4. Chapters 30-end, Appendix, Tables, Index.
Law Library (Crown)
volumes ; 25 cm
1 online resource (218 pages)
x, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The law that came before
  • Law on the frontier
  • A Jacksonian jurisprudence
  • Ropes of sand : slavery and state rights
  • Imperia in imperiis : striking a balance of power in the Industrial Age
  • "Absolute common ground" : accomodating diversity in a growing state and nation
  • Crying out for man's hand : law and nature in an instrumentalist age
  • Breaking the procrustean bed : the Progressive Era
  • Great public needs : the New Deal and the rise of labor
  • "Equal in all other respects" : accomodating diversity in the twentieth century
  • Better right than quick : nationalizaing trends in state law, 1940-1980
  • Law in the age of individualism.
A guide to the complex history of state laws and their importance to all Americans State laws affect nearly every aspect of our daily lives-our safety, personal relationships, and business dealings-but receive less scholarly attention than federal laws and courts. Joseph A. Ranney looks at how state laws have evolved and shaped American history, through the lens of the historically influential state of Wisconsin. Organized around periods of social need and turmoil, the book considers the role of states as legal laboratories in establishing American authority west of the Appalachians, in both implementing and limiting Jacksonian reforms and in navigating legal crises before and during the Civil War-including Wisconsin's invocation of sovereignty to defy federal fugitive slave laws. Ranney also surveys judicial revolts, the reforms of the Progressive era, and legislative responses to struggles for civil rights by immigrants, women, Native Americans, and minorities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Since the 1960s, battles have been fought at the state level over such issues as school vouchers, voting, and abortion rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299312404 20170821
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 229 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword
  • The enterprise colony of Virginia
  • The covenant colonies of New England
  • The proprietary colonies of the Mid-Atlantic
  • The emergence of the American constitutional tradition in the age of the imperium
  • The quest for a federal union
  • The revolutionary state constitutions
  • The American constitutional tradition in the revolutionary era.
The book is a work of non-fiction. The book is a historical analysis of the evolution of a uniquely American constitutionalism that began with the original English royal charters for the exploration and exploitation of North America. When the U.S. Constitution was written in 1787, the accepted conception of a constitution was that of the British constitution, upon which the colonists had relied in asserting their rights with respect to the imperium, comprised of ancient documents, parliamentary enactments, administrative regulations, judicial pronouncements, and established custom. Of equal significance, the laws comprising the constitution did not differ from other statutes and as a consequence, there was no law endowed with greater sanctity than other legislative enactments. In framing the revolutionary state constitutions following the retreat of the crown governments in the colonies, as well as the later federal Constitution, the Revolutionaries fundamentally reconceived a constitution as being the single authoritative source of fundamental law that was superior to all other statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions, that was ratified by the states and that was subject to revision only through a formal amendment process. This new constitutional conception has been hailed as the great innovation of the revolutionary period, and deservedly so. This American constitutionalism had its origins in the now largely overlooked royal charters for the exploration of North America beginning with the charter granted to Sir Humphrey Gilbert by Elizabeth I in 1578. The book follows the development of this constitutional tradition from the early charters of the Virginia Companies and the covenants entered of the New England colonies, through the proprietary charters of the Middle Atlantic colonies. On the basis of those foundational documents, the colonists fashioned governments that came to be comprised not only of an executive, but an elected legislature and a judiciary. In those foundational documents and in the acts of the colonial legislatures, the settlers sought to harmonize their aspirations for just institutions and individual rights with the exigencies and imperatives of an alien and often hostile environment. When the colonies faced the withdrawal of the crown governments in 1775, they drew on their experience, which they formalized in written constitutions. This uniquely American constitutional tradition of the charters, covenants and state constitutions was the foundation of the federal Constitution and of the process by which the Constitution was written and ratified a decade later.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781683930471 20171023
Law Library (Crown)
v. ; 28 cm.
An analysis of state and federal legislation.
Green Library
xii, 357 pages ; 25 cm
  • Illinois : Abraham Lincoln and the American Union
  • Alabama : Hugo Black and the Hall of Fame
  • New York : Robert Jackson and the judicialization of the judiciary
  • California : Anthony Kennedy and the ideal of equality
  • Kansas : living in the shadow of Brown v. Board
  • Iowa : rereading Tinker v. Des Moines
  • Florida : getting to the bottom of Bush v. Gore
  • Ohio : a buckeye-state view of presidents without mandates
  • Texas : a lone-star view of presidential selection and succession
  • Wyoming : a rocky-mountain view of the Second Amendment
  • Massachusetts : a bay-state view of the Fourth Amendment
  • New Jersey : Lord Camden meets federalism
  • Conclusion.
From Kennebunkport to Kauai, from the Rio Grande to the Northern Rockies, ours is a vast republic. While we may be united under one Constitution, separate and distinct states remain, each with its own constitution and culture. Geographic idiosyncrasies add more than just local character. Regional understandings of law and justice have shaped and reshaped our nation throughout history. America's Constitution, our founding and unifying document, looks slightly different in California than it does in Kansas.In The Law of the Land , renowned legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar illustrates how geography, federalism, and regionalism have influenced some of the biggest questions in American constitutional law. Writing about Illinois, the land of Lincoln, " Amar shows how our sixteenth president's ideas about secession were influenced by his Midwestern upbringing and outlook. All of today's Supreme Court justices, Amar notes, learned their law in the Northeast, and New Yorkers of various sorts dominate the judiciary as never before. The curious Bush v. Gore decision, Amar insists, must be assessed with careful attention to Florida law and the Florida Constitution. The second amendment appears in a particularly interesting light, he argues, when viewed from the perspective of Rocky Mountain cowboys and cowgirls.Propelled by Amar's distinctively smart, lucid, and engaging prose, these essays allow general readers to see the historical roots of, and contemporary solutions to, many important constitutional questions. The Law of the Land illuminates our nation's history and politics, and shows how America's various local parts fit together to form a grand federal framework.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465065905 20180530
Law Library (Crown)
Database topics
Physical extent
1 online resource.
Primary sources collection contains 2 parts: Making of Modern Law: Primary sources, 1620-1926 and Making of Modern Law: Primary sources, 1763-1970.
Gale Cengage For assistance ask at the Stanford Law Library reference desk.
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 165 pages ; 24 cm
  • The federal system
  • Interstate and federal state-cooperation
  • Congress as a facilitator
  • Protection of women and children
  • The impact of federalized of state crimes
  • Cooperative federalism and the crime problem.
Congress in the latter part of the nineteenth century decided to enact a series of statutes facilitating state enforcement of their respective criminal laws. Subsequently, Congress enacted statutes federalizing what had been solely state crimes, thereby establishing federal court and state court concurrent jurisdiction over these crimes. Federalization of state crimes has been criticized by numerous scholars, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and national organizations. Such federalization has congested the calendars of the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals leading to delays in civil cases because of the Speedy Trial Act that vacates a criminal indictment if a trial is not commenced within a specific number of days, resulted in over-crowded U.S. penitentiaries, and raises the issue of double jeopardy that is prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the constitution of each state. This book examines the impact of federalization of state crime and draws conclusions regarding its desirability. It also offers recommendations directed to Congress and the President, one recommendation direct to state legislatures for remedial actions to reduce the undesirable effects of federalized state crimes, and one recommendation that Congress and all states enter into a federal-interstate criminal suppression compact.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739198063 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource
  • 1 Introduction -- 2 Of Compromise and Constitutions -- 3 What is the pint of preambles? -- 4 How does a <"Republican Form of Government>" differ from <"Democracy>"? -- 5 Elections and a Republican form of government -- 6 Bicameralism -- 7 If two opinions are good, is a third opinion (with the power of most of the time absolutely to kill the decision of the first two opinion-makers) even better? -- 8 Presidentialism (and <"gubernatorialism>") -- 9 So what, precisely, does one get, as a constitutional matter, upon being elected president? -- 10 Presidential duration in office, the possibility of impeachment, and the role of the vice president -- 11 Divided government -- 12 How <"independent>" a judiciary do we really want? -- 13 On the judiciary (and Supreme Court) as guardian of the Constitution -- 14 Federalism -- 15 Amendment -- 16 Emergency Powers -- 17 Conclusion -- Notes -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199890750 20180521
In his widely acclaimed volume Our Undemocratic Constitution, Sanford Levinson boldly argued that our Constitution should not be treated with "sanctimonious reverence, " but as a badly flawed document deserving revision. Now Levinson takes us deeper, asking what were the original assumptions underlying our institutions, and whether we accept those assumptions 225 years later. In Framed, Levinson challenges our belief that the most important features of our constitutions concern what rights they protect. Instead, he focuses on the fundamental procedures of governance such as congressional bicameralism; the selection of the President by the electoral college, or the dimensions of the President's veto power-not to mention the near impossibility of amending the United States Constitution. These seemingly "settled" and "hardwired" structures contribute to the now almost universally recognized "dysfunctionality" of American politics. Levinson argues that we should stop treating the United States Constitution as uniquely exemplifying the American constitutional tradition. We should be aware of the 50 state constitutions, often interestingly different-and perhaps better-than the national model. Many states have updated their constitutions by frequent amendment or by complete replacement via state constitutional conventions. California's ungovernable condition has prompted serious calls for a constitutional convention. This constant churn indicates that basic law often reaches the point where it fails and becomes obsolete. Given the experience of so many states, he writes, surely it is reasonable to believe that the U.S. Constitution merits its own updating. Whether we are concerned about making America more genuinely democratic or only about creating a system of government that can more effectively respond to contemporary challenges, we must confront the ways our constitutions, especially the United States Constitution, must be changed in fundamental ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199890750 20180521
1 online resource (xi, 184 pages)
  • The business of insurance
  • State regulation of the business of insurance
  • Criticisms of state insurance regulation
  • State uniformity efforts
  • A dual insurance regulatory system
  • Regulating the business of insurance.
In Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System, Joseph F. Zimmerman provides an up-to-date historical description and analysis of the regulation of the business of insurance in the United States. He focuses on the controversial issue of whether Congress should authorize optional federal charters for insurance companies, thereby establishing a dual charter system superficially similar to the dual banking system. Reviewing the evidence between federal and state level regulation of the financial securities industry, Zimmerman finds that federal regulation falls woefully short of its state counterpart. He concludes that the current system, rather than the proposed dual insurance regulatory system, is the most efficient and effective. --Book Jacket.
Database topics
Law; Government Information: State and Local
Searchable database which includes the official opinions of the State Attorneys General.
269 pages ; 26 cm
  • The future of the dual banking system / Geoffrey Miller
  • An idea for a modified dual banking system / Ernest Ginsberg
  • Deposit insurance : the appropriate roles for state and federal governments / Kenneth E. Scott
  • State and federal deposit insurance schemes / Leonard Lapidus
  • The dual state-federal regulation of financial institutions : a policy proposal / Tamar Frankel
  • The "South Dakota" experience and the Bush task force group's report : reconciling perceived overlaps in the dual regulation of banking / Martin E. Lybecker
  • The new round of state tender offer statutes / Robert C. Pozen
  • In defense of reasonable state regulation of tender offers / Morgan Shipman
  • Blue sky merit regulation : benefit to investors or burden on commerce? / Roberta S. Karmel
  • Legitimacy in the securities industry : the role of merit regulation / Manning Gilbert Warren III.
Law Library (Crown)
122 pages ; 26 cm
Green Library
v. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
xv, 236 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • "Not infamous, nor subject to another man's will"
  • "Disqualified in advance"
  • "A chicken-stealer shall lose his vote"
  • Furtive offenses and robust crimes
  • Making new men : pardons and restorations of citizenship rights
  • Courts, voting rights, and black protest in the early 20th century.
Living in Infamy: Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship examines the history of disfranchisement for criminal conviction in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the post-war South, white southern Democrats expanded the usage of laws disfranchising for crimes of infamy in order to deny African Americans the suffrage rights due them as citizens, employing historical similarities between the legal statuses of slaves and convicts as justification. At the same time, our nation's criminal code changed. The inhumane treatment of prisoners, the expansion of the prison system, the public nature of punishment by forced labor, and the abandonment of the idea of reform and rehabilitation of prisoners all contributed to a national consensus that certain categories of criminals should be permanently disfranchised. As racial barriers to suffrage were challenged and fell, rights remained restricted for persons targeted by such infamy laws. Criminal convictions-in place of race-continued the disparity in legal status between whites and African Americans. Decades later, after race-based disfranchisement has officially ended, legislation steeped in a legacy of racial discrimination continues to perpetuate a dichotomy of suffrage and citizenship that is still effecting our election outcomes today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199976089 20160612
Law Library (Crown)


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