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Amar, Akhil Reed

Summary: "From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Utah, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham Lincoln's argument against the legality of succession can be traced to his Midwestern upbringing, just as a close look at the Florida legislature and state Supreme Court reveals the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 AMA

Wides-Muñoz, Laura

Summary: "A timely and powerful chronicle of a generation's great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experiences of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.7 WID

Summary: Strange, outdated laws from each of the 50 U.S. states--some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legends--are depicted with sly wit by Olivia Locher. These images will appeal to art buffs and trivia fans alike. A foreword from American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and an interview with the artist by Eric Shiner, former director of the Andy Warhol Museum, contextualize...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 770 LOC

Okrent, Daniel

Summary: Eugenicist arguments ranking the presumed genetic virtue of various ethnic groups helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the United States for more than forty years. By 1921 Vice President Calvin Coolidge declared that 'biological laws' had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law that remained U.S. policy until...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7304 OKR

Summary: "Explores the challenges to constitutional values posed by sweeping technological changes such as social networks, brain scans, and genetic selection and suggests ways of preserving rights, including privacy, free speech, and dignity in the age of Facebook and Google"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Brookings Institution Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.7308 CON

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen, a revelatory examination of the conservative direction of the Supreme Court over the last fifty years since the Nixon administration. In the early 1960s, the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren was at the height of its power, expanding civil rights for the poor and minorities and promoting equality in dramatic ways through rulings...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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Baier, Lowell E.

Summary: In this book, Lowell E. Baier, one of America s preeminent experts on environmental litigation, chronicles the century-long story of Americas resources management, focusing on litigations, citizen suit provisions, and attorneys fees. He provides the first book-length comprehensive examination of the little-known Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) and its role in environmental litigation....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344 BAI

Shea, Therese

Summary: Describes the events surrounding the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and looks at how it provides structure for the nation's government.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.73 SHE

Summary: Part of the Ken Burns America Collection, this incisive documentary profiles our government's legislative branch. Narrated by David McCullough, the program uses historic footage and interviews with veteran political observers-including David Broder, Alistair Cooke, and Cokie Roberts-to detail the first 200 years of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Incorporating readings from diary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1988

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Breyer, Stephen G.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2005

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Chemerinsky, Erwin

Summary: "The Supreme Court's decisions on constitutional rights are well known and much talked about. But individuals who want to defend those rights need something else as well: access to courts that can rule on their complaints. And on matters of access, the Court's record over the past generation has been almost uniformly hostile to the enforcement of individual citizens' constitutional rights. The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2017

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Cantor, Norman F.

Summary: At a time when the role of the legal profession, the jury system, and other key aspects of American law are under much dispute, Imagining the Law provides a historical perspective on these critical public issues. Historian Norman Cantor explains how and why common law developed out of Roman law, in response to the needs and assumptions of English society and culture from 1000 to 1780, and how...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1997

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Summary: In 1991, Rick Walker was wrongly convicted of murder and spent the next 12 years in prison. This program tells the story of his exoneration and the political struggle to secure financial compensation for him from the state of California. In addition to an interview with Walker himself, the film presents detailed conversations with key players in his case and the partisan budget battle over...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Blackman, Josh.

Summary: " This inside story of the legal challenge to Obamacare from a conservative constitutional lawyer involved in the movement is a brilliant mixture of legal, political, and media intrigue capped by a truly consequential Supreme Court decision"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7302 BLA

Ferguson, Andrew G.

Summary: The Rise of Big Data Policing introduces the cutting-edge technology that is changing how the police do their jobs and shows why it is more important than ever that citizens understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. Andrew Guthrie Ferguson reveals how these new technologies --viewed as race-neutral and objective--have been eagerly adopted by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 FER

Pottker, Janice.

Summary: An analysis of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and her mother-in-law offers insight into Sara Delano Roosevelt's influence on Eleanor's achievements and Eleanor's role in the misperceptions surrounding their relationship.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 POT

Bush, Jeb.

Summary: From the former Republican governor of Florida and a leading constitutional litigator comes a timely and provocative look at one of the most divisive issues facing the nation today: immigration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 325.73 BUS

Hudson, David L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.085 HUD

Webb, Stuart G.

Summary: Outlines a strategic method for divorced parents on how to divide assets, conduct post-divorce relationships, and share custody while protecting the needs of their children, counseling readers on how to hire legal representation while avoiding court and expensive litigation processes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.01 WEB

Levinson, Cynthia

Summary: Examines the Constitutional origins of modern-day political problems and outlines solutions for these issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 342 LEV

Summary: The laws of the criminal justice system are primarily framed by the Constitution, which sets the standards of due process. In this program, lawyers, prosecutors, and judges explain the differences between misdemeanors and felonies, the various degrees of crimes, and the elements of a crime. Investigation procedures in the gathering of evidence and statements are discussed. Legal experts and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Brezina, Corona.

Summary: Looks at the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. constitution, examining the state of the world before it was passed, how it came to be passed, and how the protections that it guarantees have been handled over the years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Central 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 345.7304 BRE

Garner, Bryan A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.06 GAR

Summary: Offers an overview of law, as it applies to everyday life, including information on credit and debt, workplace rights, wills, divorce, social security, landlord-tenant laws, child custody and visitation, and criminal law.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 349.73 IRV

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