The New Jersey State Constitution


Author: Robert Forrest Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199778272
Category: Law
Page: 236
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The New Jersey State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's governing charter. In addition to an overview of New Jersey's constitutional history, it provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many significant changes that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of New Jersey's constitution. State constitutions perform different functions and contain different provisions from the more-familiar U.S. Constitution. The book first outlines the historical development of New Jersey's state constitution from 1776 to the present and explains the highlights of the process of state constitutional development, leading to the current New Jersey constitution. Next, each section of the current constitution is analyzed, including its origins, general intent and purpose, and important judicial interpretations illustrating the types of situations in which the section can come into play, including references to key academic analysis of each section. Careful explanation is provided, with illustrations from cases, of the complex and evolving relationship between rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and rights guaranteed by the New Jersey constitution. In many instances, New Jersey's rights can be more protective than those included in the Federal Constitution. Finally, the book provides a thorough bibliographical essay reviewing the evolution of the New Jersey constitution. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important new 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.

Prestatehood Legal Materials

A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia, Volumes 1 & 2
Author: Michael Chiorazzi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136766022
Category: History
Page: 1564
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Explore the controversial legal history of the formation of the United States Prestatehood Legal Materials is your one-stop guide to the history and development of law in the U.S. and the change from territory to statehood. Unprecedented in its coverage of territorial government, this book identifies a wide range of available resources from each state to reveal the underlying legal principles that helped form the United States. In this unique publication, a state expert compiles each chapter using his or her own style, culminating in a diverse sourcebook that is interesting as well as informative. In Prestatehood Legal Materials, you will find bibliographies, references, and discussion on a varied list of source materials, including: state codes drafted by Congress county, state, and national archives journals and digests state and federal reports, citations, surveys, and studies books, manuscripts, papers, speeches, and theses town and city records and documents Web sites to help your search for more information and more Prestatehood Legal Materials provides you with brief overviews of state histories from colonization to acceptance into the United States. In this book, you will see how foreign countries controlled the laws of these territories and how these states eventually broke away to govern themselves. The text also covers the legal issues with Native Americans, inter-state and the Mexico and Canadian borders, and the development of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government. This guide focuses on materials that are readily available to historians, political scientists, legal scholars, and researchers. Resources that assist in locating not-so-easily accessible materials are also covered. Special sections focus on the legal resources of colonial New York City and Washington, DC—which is still technically in its prestatehood stage. Due to the enormity of this project, the editor of Prestatehood Legal Materials created a Web page where updates, corrections, additions and more will be posted.

A Distinct Judicial Power

The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787
Author: Scott Douglas Gerber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199765871
Category: Law
Page: 413
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This title provides a comprehensive critical analysis of the origins of judicial independence in the United States. The book examines the political theory of an independent judiciary and chronicles how each of the original 13 states and their colonial antecedents treated their respective judiciaries.

Find the law in the library

a guide to legal research
Author: John Corbin,American Library Association
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 327
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Briefly looks at the history of U.S. law and where it is recorded, and discusses how to find information about laws dealing with the family, the community, business, and the elderly

Encyclopedia of New Jersey


Author: Maxine N. Lurie,Marc Mappen
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813533252
Category: History
Page: 927
View: 1990

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Information from New Jersey's earliest history to the present is catalogued in a detailed reference book that covers such topics as architecture, municipalities and counties, business and industry, ethnic groups, and sports and recreation, all enhanced with more than five hundred illustrations and 150 maps.

Fundamentals of Legal Research


Author: Roy M. Mersky,Donald J. Dunn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 821
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Updated to include the latest developments, Fundamentals of Legal Research provides an authoritative introduction and guide to all aspects of legal research. The guide offers an in-depth discussion of the legal research process, including citators, research aids, computer-assisted research, and key Internet sources. The book's 1000+ new appendix entries simplify research, and its illustrations and charts help clarify fundamentals. Designed for use in conjunction with Jacobstein, Mersky, and Dunn's Assignment to Fundamentals of Legal Research, a workbook of exercises that complement and reinforce information in the textbook, this textbook provides updated information on digests, federal legislation, federal legislative histories, administrative law, citators, electronic legal research, legal citation form, and federal tax. The eighth edition also includes significant discussion of the Internet, information from both The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual (from the Association of Legal Writing Directors), and a new chapter on United Kingdom legal systems.

Law Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Vols. 1- include Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Book Collecting

The Book of First Books
Author: Allen Ahearn
Publisher: Rockville, Md. : Quill & Brush
ISBN: 9780961049461
Category: American literature
Page: 255
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Law Books in Print

Books in English Published Throughout the World and in Print Through 1986. Publishers' listing. 6
Author: Nicholas Triffin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780878020317
Category: Law
Page: 594
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Parliament, Inventions and Patents

A Research Guide and Bibliography
Author: Phillip Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351332635
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 860
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This book is a research guide and bibliography of Parliamentary material, including the Old Scottish Parliament and the Old Irish Parliament, relating to patents and inventions from the early seventeenth century to 1976. It chronicles the entire history of a purely British patent law before the coming into force of the European Patent Convention under the Patents Act 1977. It provides a comprehensive record of every Act, Bill, Parliamentary paper, report, petition and recorded debate or Parliamentary question on patent law during the period. The work will be an essential resource for scholars and researchers in intellectual property law, the history of technology, and legal and economic history.

Principles of Legal Research


Author: Kent C. Olson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 499
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Principles of Legal Research will be published in June and available for fall 2009 class adoptions. Principles of Legal Research is the long-awaited successor to the venerable How to Find the Law, 9th edition, thoroughly updated for the electronic age. The text provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists nearly 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.