The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Constitutional Law
Author: Michael C. Dorf,Trevor W. Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199315035
Category: Law
Page: 268
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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law presents an accessible introduction to the enduring topics of American constitutional law, including judicial review, methods of interpretation, federalism, separation of powers, equal protection, and individual liberties. One of the most important functions performed by the American Constitution and the more than two centuries' worth of cases interpreting it is the allocation of decision-making. Professor Dorf and Professor Morrison frame many of these constitutional debates with this question of authority. When should courts rule that the Constitution takes some issue outside of the domain of ordinary politics? Should courts referee disputes between the branches of the federal government? Should they referee disputes between the states and the national government? Using what standards? This introduction to American constitutional law critically examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, which has resolved thousands of constitutional controversies based on the shortest national constitution on the planet. The authors also look beyond the Supreme Court, exploring the arguments for and against judicial review and various versions of popular constitutionalism.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Property
Author: Thomas W. Merrill,Henry E. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199718083
Category: Law
Page: 284
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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Property provides both a bird's eye overview of property law and an introduction to how property law affects larger concerns with individual autonomy, personhood, and economic organization. Written by two authorities on property law, this book gives students of property a coherent account of how property law works, with an emphasis on describing the central issues and policy debates. It is designed for law students who want a short and theoretically integrated treatment of the subject, as well as for lawyers who are interested in the conceptual foundations of the law of property.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Contracts
Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199996393
Category: Law
Page: 284
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Written by a leading expert in the field, The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Contracts provides students with ready access to the basic doctrines of contract law, the story behind their evolution, and the rationales for their continued existence. An engaging book that allows students to grasp the "big picture" of contract law, it is organized around the principle that lies at the heart of contracts: consent. Beginning with the premise of "consent," the book provides a cohesive framework in which to understand the various aspects of contract law.

An Introduction to Constitutional Law


Author: E. M. Barendt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198762539
Category: Philosophy
Page: 189
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An Introduction to Constitutional Law discusses the general principles of the United Kingdom constitution from a critical, comparative perspective. It emphasizes the principal characteristics of this uncodified constitution, contrasting it with the documentary constitutions of the UnitedStates, France, and Germany. There are fewer checks on the power of government in this country than there are under those constitutions, where courts may review the constitutionality of legislation. This book also discusses the `federal' constitution of the European Union, as well as examining itsimpact on UK constitutional law. Its publication is particularly timely, in view of the programme of constitutional reform on which the Labour government has embarked. That makes it imperative to examine critically the principles of the constitution and explore whether anything may be learnt fromthe experience of other countries. The book offers a succinct and up to date account of British constitutional law and will be the ideal introduction for all students studying the subject whether as part of a law of politics degree.

Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law

Second Edition
Author: Mark Tushnet
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786437198
Category:
Page: 160
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Mark Tushnet excels in updating the Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law. In this second edition Tushnet includes new material based on developments in practice and scholarship since the original edition’s publication back in 2014. Topics which are given substantial additional attention include abusive constitutionalism, the idea of the constituent power, eternity clauses and unconstitutional amendments, recent developments in weak- and strong-form constitutional review, and expanded consideration of third generation rights. This title will appeal to those who fell in love with the first edition and those who are interested in learning more about Comparative Constitutional Law.

The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution


Author: Mark V. Tushnet,Sanford Levinson,Mark A. Graber
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190245751
Category: Constitutional law
Page: 1095
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The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution offers a comprehensive overview and introduction to the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of history, political science, law, rights, and constitutional themes, while focusing on its development, structures, rights, and role in the U.S. political system and culture. This Handbook enables readers within and beyond the U.S. to develop a critical comprehension of the literature on the Constitution, along with accessible and up-to-date analysis. The historical essays included in this Handbook cover the Constitution from 1620 right through the Reagan Revolution to the present. Essays on political science detail how contemporary citizens in the United States rely extensively on political parties, interest groups, and bureaucrats to operate a constitution designed to prevent the rise of parties, interest-group politics and an entrenched bureaucracy. The essays on law explore how contemporary citizens appear to expect and accept the exertions of power by a Supreme Court, whose members are increasingly disconnected from the world of practical politics. Essays on rights discuss how contemporary citizens living in a diverse multi-racial society seek guidance on the meaning of liberty and equality, from a Constitution designed for a society in which all politically relevant persons shared the same race, gender, religion and ethnicity. Lastly, the essays on themes explain how in a "globalized" world, people living in the United States can continue to be governed by a constitution originally meant for a society geographically separated from the rest of the "civilized world." Whether a return to the pristine constitutional institutions of the founding or a translation of these constitutional norms in the present is possible remains the central challenge of U.S. constitutionalism today.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Family Law
Author: Brian Bix
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199989591
Category: Law
Page: 292
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A book about family law is necessarily a book both about family life and the role law can and should take in regulating family life. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Family Law provides a critical introduction to the enduring topics in the field, including not only an overview of the basic rules, but also the history and principles underlying them.

Constitutional Law


Author: Michael C. Dorf,Trevor W. Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195370031
Category: Law
Page: 254
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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law presents an accessible introduction to the enduring topics of American constitutional law, including judicial review, methods of interpretation, federalism, separation of powers, equal protection, and individual liberties. One of the most important functions performed by the American Constitution and the more than two centuries' worth of cases interpreting it is the allocation of decision-making. Professor Dorf and Professor Morrison frame many of these constitutional debates with this question of authority. When should courts rule that the Constitution takes some issue outside of the domain of ordinary politics? Should courts referee disputes between the branches of the federal government? Should they referee disputes between the states and the national government? Using what standards? This introduction to American constitutional law critically examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, which has resolved thousands of constitutional controversies based on the shortest national constitution on the planet. The authors also look beyond the Supreme Court, exploring the arguments for and against judicial review and various versions of popular constitutionalism.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law


Author: Michel Rosenfeld,András Sajó
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199578613
Category: Law
Page: 1396
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The field of comparative constitutional law is vast and diverse, international and interdisciplinary. The first single source of reference on the topic, the entries in Handbook are written by leading authorities and discuss the most important subjects in the field, covering the history and development of the discipline, core concepts, structure and interpretations, institutions, rights, and emerging trends. It is an invaluable resource for everyone in the field.

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States


Author: Kermit L. Hall,James W. Ely,Joel B. Grossman
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195176618
Category: Law
Page: 1239
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The second edition of this authoritative guide on the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society includes updated entries on key cases over the past thirteen years, as well as a fully revised treatment of areas of constitutional law.

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights

A Critical Introduction
Author: Ian Loveland
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019870903X
Category: Law
Page: 840
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The seventh edition of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights, continues to provide in-depth coverage of the core elements of a constitutional and administrative law syllabus. In addition, it explores the latest ongoing debates around potential constitutional reforms. This engaging text provides a unique cross-disciplinary approach to the subject, with emphasis on material drawn from political theory, political science, and social history. The author's stimulating, narrative style encourages critical analysis, ensuring that the reader gains a fundamental appreciation of public law in its wider context.

No Litmus Test

Law Versus Politics in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Michael C. Dorf
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742550308
Category: Law
Page: 295
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The courts and, indeed, the law itself are under assault from both right and left. By analyzing the most pressing controversies of our day, No Litmus Test defends the possibility of principled legal decision-making against the attacks of both the right and the left. From Bush v. Gore to the war in Iraq, No Litmus Test demonstrates that even when the law provides no clear-cut right answers, it offers tools for distinguishing good arguments from bad ones.

Criminal Law


Author: Guyora Binder
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199717524
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Many controversies in American criminal law reflect the tension between older and newer conceptions of the purposes of punishment. The English common law of crimes enforced a royal peace by conditioning punishment on unauthorized force and harm to particular victims. The story of American criminal law has been the emergence of a more utilitarian conception of criminal offending as the imposition of risk or the violation of consent, combined with culpability. This conception is reflected in the Model Penal Code and many state codes. Yet understanding contemporary criminal law requires that we also remember the model of offending as trespass against sovereignty out of which it emerged. The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Criminal Law reviews the development of American criminal law and explains its key concepts and persistent controversies in light of its history. These key concepts include retribution and prevention as purposes of punishment; the requirements of a criminal act and a culpable mental state; criteria of causal responsibility; modes of violating consent; inchoate offenses, including attempt and conspiracy; doctrines of participation in crime; and defenses of justification and excuse.

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

Torts
Author: John C. P. Goldberg,Benjamin Charles Zipursky
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195373979
Category: Law
Page: 418
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The U. S. Constitution: a Very Short Introduction


Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195378326
Category: Law
Page: 168
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"Though the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, its impact on our lives is as recent as today's news. Claims and counterclaims about the constitutionality of governmental actions are a habit of American politics. This document, which its framers designed to limit power, often has made political conflict inevitable. It also has accommodated and legitimized the political and social changes of a vibrant, powerful democratic nation. A product of history's first modern revolution, the Constitution embraced a new formula for government: it restrained power on behalf of liberty, but it also granted power to promote and protect liberty. The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores the major themes that have shaped American constitutional history-- federalism, the balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. Informed by the latest scholarship, this book places constitutional history within the context of American political and social history. We do not operate today under the same Constitution created by our founding fathers or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction amendments. Nor are we the same nation. As our circumstances have changed, so has our Constitution.Today we face serious challenges to the nation's constitutional legacy. Endless wars, a sharply divided electorate and deadlocked government, economic inequality, immigration, cybersecurity and privacy, and foreign interference in the nation's democratic processes, among a host of other issues, have placed demands on government and on society that test our constitutional values. Understanding how the Constitution has evolved will help us adapt its principles to the challenges of our age"--

The California State Constitution

A Reference Guide
Author: Joseph R. Grodin,Calvin R. Massey,Richard B. Cunningham
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313272288
Category: Law
Page: 372
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California's Constitution has been one of the most influential constitutions in the nation and has been amended and interpreted in many different ways. This definitive, easy-to-use reference by distinguished scholars should be a standard guide for lawyers, students, and for the citizenry in considering their votes on ballot questions. The constitutional history gives a solid overview of the development of this fundamental body of law and the article-by-article commentary with text provides incisive analysis. The short bibliography, table of cases, and full index increase the usefulness of this authoritative reference.

American Law

An Introduction
Author: Lawrence M. Friedman,Grant M. Hayden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190460598
Category:
Page: 384
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This book provides an introduction to the American legal system for a broad readership. Its focus is on law in practice, on the role of the law in American society; and how the social context affects the living law of the United States. It covers the institutions of law creation and application, law in American government, American legal culture and the legal profession, American criminal and civil justice, and civil rights. Clearly written, the book has been widely used in both undergraduate and graduate courses as an introduction to the legal system; it will be useful, too, to a general audience interested in understanding how this vital social system works. This new edition follows the same basic structure as applied in the previous editions providing a thorough revision and reworking of the text. This edition reflects upon what has happened in the years since the second edition was published in 1998, and how these events and evolutions have shaped our fundamental comprehension of the workings of the American legal system today.

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know about American Law, Fifth Edition
Author: Jay M. Feinman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190866322
Category: LAW
Page: 376
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"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone"--