State Constitutional Law in a Nutshell.
The purpose of a state's constitution and the inherent powers of the state are the main topics discussed in this concise study guide. It examines the executive, legislative and judicial branches of a state government and looks at how to amend a state constitution. A model constitution is included in the appendix.
State Constitutional Law: Litigating Individual Rights, Claims, and Defenses
This two volume set is a look at the "independent use and interpretation of State Bills of Rights in civil and criminal litigation," as well as freedom of religion and expression from a state perspective. Search and seizure, rights of the accused, and sentencing and punishment round out the topics covered. Includes an extensive bibliography of state constitutional law. Last updated in 2009.
State Environmental Law
This single volume work provides detailed explanations of environmental laws impacting state practice, including common law, state regulatory requirements, and federal-state relations.
Steel on Immigration Law
Updated annually, this practice guide is designed to present an overall view of the structure of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 as amended and interpreted with recent statutory changes, to provide citations to numerous statutory, regulatory, judicial, and administrative authorities, and to suggest practical approaches to the practice of immigration law. Included in the appendices are a table of cases, and agency material and forms.
Steiner & Woods EU Law
This is more of a textbook, but it presents a good overview of the EU and its institutions. Citations to relevant EU cases are also provided.
Substantive Criminal Law
This multi-volume treatise focuses on the theoretical, rather than the "how-to." After a general introduction to the subject of criminal law, primary emphasis is given to major crimes against the person and against property. The authors try to reflect on the impact of the Model Penal Code. A table of cases, statutes and secondary authorities are included. Updated annually with pocket parts.
Sutherland Statutes and Statutory Construction
First published over 100 years ago, this is the definitive treatise when it comes to statutory interpretation. Topics covered in this multi-volume treatise include, legislative power, legislative organization and procedure, and statutory interpretation. Appendix A in Chapter 46 is an extensive bibliography of articles that discuss the plain-meaning rule. Updated with pocket parts.
Taxation of Public Utilities
This publication complements the Accounting for Public Utilities volume listed above and is updated annually also.
The American Law of Torts
This is a multi-volume treatise on the law of torts whose chapters cover topics such as premises liability, trespass, assault and battery, false imprisonment and slander. Coverage of case law is up-to date, as well as historical. References to ALR annotations and American Jurisprudence are incorporated. Updated with pocket parts.
The American State Constitutional Tradition.
This study examines the records of 114 state constitutional conventions, and analyzes how the states revised or rejected several principles of the national constitution.
The Anglo-American Legal Heritage: Introductory Materials
This book covers the historical development of modern Anglo-American law. It explores medieval English feudalism, the early development of the modern nation state in the Early Modern period, the development of English and American law through the end of the nineteenth century. It concludes with discussions of twentieth century developments in Anglo-American jurisprudential theories. This texts's mix of narrative discussions, excerpts from original sources and secondary scholarship, illustrations, and facsimiles of original materials provides an edifying and entertaining introduction to Anglo-American legal history.
The Atlantic Archipelago : A Political History of the British Isles
This treatise presents a transnational survey of the political and constitutional history of the British Isles from antiquity up to 1985. Inspired by late 20th century scholarship in British history known variously as "New", "Three Kingdoms", and "Four Nations" history, The Atlantic Archipelago challenges the traditional model that portrays the history of England as comprising the only essential narrative necessary for understanding the historical development of the British Isles. An appendix provides an introductory discussion of how Anglocentric historiography became the default paradigm for the writing of British histories by the early 20th century.
The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law
This collection of essays seeks to look at the deper relationship between law and culture. The first half of the book focuses on understanding what comparative law is as a topic while the later essays focus on the various regions of the world and the legal traditons practiced therein.
The Cambridge History of Law in America.
This 3-volume set is a collection of essays on American Legal History topics written by leading scholars. Each volume focuses on issues within a particular time-period. Volume I covers colonization of the American continent to the creation and stabilization of the republic (1580-1815). Volume II covers the creation of the country to the end of the first World War (1789-1920) and Volume III covers "The American Century" (1920- present).
The Canon of American Legal Thought
This is an anthology of great legal writings by such authors as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Catharine MacKinnon and John Dewey. The articles are compiled in separate sections covering the Old Order, the New Order, the Emergence of Eclecticism and Critical Legal Studies.
The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History
This historical look at the development of Islamic Law examines traditions and local culture. From the community in crisis to the development of a new community, El Shamsy examines the details.
The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America. 3rd ed.
Through three editions, each richer than the one before, Professor Merryman captures the essential characteristics of the civil law systems and places them in their historical context, from Roman and medieval law through the modern codification phenomenon.
The Common Law in Colonial America
This comparative legal history treatise challenges the traditional focus on searching for a unifying transmission and reception of the English common law in colonial America in order to explain how a truly American legal culture had developed by the time of the Founding era. Through extensive research into archival legal records and existing historical scholarship, Prof. Nelson demonstrates that the legal cultures of the early American colonies were more characterized by divergence and dissimilarities than by any uniform reliance on English common law. Seen from this perspective the origin story of a common American legal culture is a dynamic one of tension between imperial British efforts to transmit the uniformity of England’s common law and colonial desires to maintain their distinct legal cultures and social norms. Volume 1: The Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660 and Volume 2: The Middle Colonies and the Carolinas, 1660-1730 comprise a promising start to this project.
The Constitution of the United States: Analysis and Interpretation.
Also available from the Government Printing Office. Each article and amendment of the U.S. Constitution is analyzed by the Congressional Research Service, and court decisions impacting each one are included. Unique features include a look at acts of Congress held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, as well as state constitutional and statutory provisions and municipal ordinances held unconstitutional. Updated every two years.
The ElderLaw Portfolio Series
This is a two volume looseleaf with separate portfolios covering major aspects of elder law. Topics covered include housing options, long-term care insurance, nursing home litigation, veterans' benefits, durable power of attorney and health care decisions for the elderly population. Supplemented twice a year.