A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments, 6th Edition

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Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833281

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

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Now in its sixth edition with coverage of major Supreme Court decisions through the end of the 2013–2014 term, this book remains a key source for students, professors, and citizens seeking balanced, up-to-date information on the Constitution, its amendments, and how they have been interpreted. • Provides an accessible and informative introduction to the creation, meaning, and continuing role of the Constitution that is suited for high school students, undergraduate audiences, law students and researchers, reference librarians, and interested citizens who want to understand the Constitution and its amendments • Presents balanced treatments of all key constitutional provisions and up-to-date information on how key U.S. Supreme Court decisions have interpreted the Constitution • Includes a glossary, highlights of constitutional history, and a fully updated appendix of the names and dates of U.S. Supreme Court Justices • Includes copies of the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras: Documents Decoded

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Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440854297

Category: History

Page: 295

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The carefully selected and edited readings in this book are chronologically arranged so that students can trace the progression of events and understand the thoughts of those living during the critical Civil War and Reconstruction periods. • Provides readers with annotated primary sources that illuminate the causes of the American Civil War, the attempts to resolve these various points of contention, and the aftermath of that costly conflict • Spotlights documents such as Lincoln's first inaugural address, Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic, the Homestead Act, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and the Reconstruction Acts, among others • Demonstrates that issues involving race, the scope of national powers, and relations between state and national governments have long been fundamental to American politics • Enables modern readers to comprehend how many current issues have their origins in much earlier periods of U.S. history

Conventional Wisdom

The Alternate Article V Mechanism for Proposing Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

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Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820349003

Category: Law

Page: 266

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Article V of the Constitution allows two-thirds majorities of both houses of Congress to propose amendments to the document and a three-fourths majority of the states to ratify them. Scholars and frustrated advocates of constitutional change have often criticized this process for being too difficult. Despite this, state legislatures have yet to use the other primary method that Article V outlines for proposing amendments: it permits two-thirds of the state legislatures to petition Congress to call a convention to propose amendments that, like those proposed by Congress, must be ratified by three-fourths of the states. In this book, John R. Vile surveys more than two centuries of scholarship on Article V and concludes that the weight of the evidence (including a much-overlooked Federalist essay) indicates that states and Congress have the legal right to limit the scope of such conventions to a single subject and that political considerations would make a runaway convention unlikely. Charting a prudent course between those who fail to differentiate revolutionary change from constitutional change, those who fear ever using the Article V convention mechanism that the Framers clearly envisioned, and those who would vest total control of the convention in Congress, the states, or the convention itself, Vile's work will enhance modern debates on the subject.

The Early Republic: Documents Decoded

Documents Decoded

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Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440843457

Category: History

Page: 309

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From distinguished author John R. Vile comes a new history of the American early republic period, presented through primary documents that are illuminated and explained in context. • Highlights and explains a wide range of key documents that range from Washington's Inaugural Address to John C. Calhoun's 1828 protest against the "Tariff of Abominations" • Provides an engaging overview of the Early Republic of the United States that identifies the critical points in this historic period • Presents core curriculum material for students in a way that allows them to see how scholars interact with primary sources and critically evaluate them

Founding Documents of America: Documents Decoded

Documents Decoded

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Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440839298

Category: History

Page: 357

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Written by a renowned expert on the American Founding period, this book examines selections of key documents from 1215 through 1791 that were instrumental to the development of the U.S. Constitution and the American political tradition. • Supplies comprehensive explanations of the key documents that influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution • Provides expert commentary on—and clarification of—complex and difficult-to-comprehend passages • Serves to demonstrate how national documents often drew from experiences at the state level • Offers authoritative information that supports any study of America's founding era and the individuals who set the course of the young nation

Rule of Law

Why and How We Must Amend the Constitution

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Author: Dustin D. Romney

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499159783

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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America's Unwritten Constitution

The Precedents and Principles We Live by

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Author: Akhil Reed Amar

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 0465029574

Category: History

Page: 615

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A renowned constitutional scholar explores the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many external factors that shape our interpretations of this foundational document.

Civil Liability in Criminal Justice

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Author: Darrell L. Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351062646

Category: Law

Page: 560

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The increasing litigation against criminal justice practitioners in the United States poses a significant problem for law enforcement and other personnel. Law enforcement and corrections professionals need to have a working knowledge of both criminal law and the civil law process to ensure that they are performing their duties within the limits of the law. Civil Liability in Criminal Justice, 7th Edition, provides valuable information and recommendations to current and future officers and correctional system employees, introducing them to civil liability and federal law, as well as recommending strategies that can be taken to minimize risks. Civil Liability in Criminal Justice is unique in its combination of applicable case law and related liability research, while still providing an overview of current case law in high-liability areas. This new edition, revised to include up-to-date United States Supreme Court cases, including liability trends on the use of force, arrest-related deaths, custodial suicides in detention, qualified immunity, and the outcomes of the Department of Justice and the application of Section 14141, additional context for liability issues, and extended coverage of collective bargaining and public perception, is a valuable resource for enhancing student knowledge and practitioner job performance. The text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminal Justice programs as well as for in-service and academy training. Ross offers an engaging, accessible introduction to this aspect of the US criminal justice system.

50 Questions and Answers about the United States Constitution

What Every American Should Know

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Author: Paul F. Johnson,John F. O'Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692812334

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Page: N.A

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A concise, but comprehensive, guide to the development of the United States Constitution, the parts of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and selected amendments. This pick-up-and-read, accessible guide is appropriate for all ages and reading levels. The question-and-answer format serves as an approachable avenue to understanding and appreciating America's most important document.

Criminal Procedure

The Constitution and the Police

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Author: Robert M. Bloom,Mark S. Brodin

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735562911

Category: Law

Page: 363

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Updated to reflect important current events, Examples & Explanations: Criminal Procedure: the Constitution and the Police, Fifth Edition, retains its proven format of presenting criminal procedure as a sequence of procedures mirroring real-life events in law enforcement. Well-written and user friendly, this concise paperback is an asset to any criminal procedure course. Carefully crafted to aid students' understanding, this study aid gives students a sense of the theoretical flow and logic of law enforcement by following police procedural order graphically demonstrates legal standards and concepts through the use of Charts and illustrations. starts with easy, confidence-building examples and gradually moves on to more challenging examples that test students' knowledge and analytical skills utilizes the proven Examples and Explanations format to explain concepts and allow students to develop analytical and problem-solving skills Special features of the Fifth Edition include: terrorism in the United States and the Fourth Amendment ramifications Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book. Website: http://www.aspenlawschool.com/bloombrodin5

Signing Their Rights Away

The Fame and Misfortune of the Men who Signed the United States Constitution

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Author: Denise Kiernan,Joseph D'Agnese

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 159474520X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Presents the lives, deaths, and scandals involving the thirty-nine signers of the United States Constitution, including Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and James McHenry.

U.S. Laws, Acts, and Treaties: 1776-1928

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Author: Timothy L. Hall

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587650994

Category: Law

Page: 1666

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A collection of 433 major U.S. acts of Congress and U.S. treaties covering the time period from 1776 through 2002, beginning with the Declaration of Independence and ending with the Homeland Security Act.

The Politics of American Education

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Author: Joel Spring

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136881522

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Turning his distinctive analytical lens to the politics of American education, Joel Spring looks at contemporary educational policy issues from theoretical, practical, and historical perspectives. This comprehensive overview documents and explains who influences educational policy and how, bringing to life the realities of schooling in the 21st century and revealing the ongoing ideological struggles at play. Coverage includes the influence of global organizations on American school policies and the impact of emerging open source and other forms of electronic textbooks. Thought-provoking, lucid, original in its conceptual framework and rich with engaging examples from the real world, this text is timely and useful for understanding the big picture and the micro-level intricacies of the multiple forces at work in controlling U.S. public schools . It is the text of choice for any course that covers or addresses the politics of American education. Companion Website: The interactive Companion Website accompanying this text includes relevant data, public domain documents, YouTube links, and links to websites representing political organizations and interest groups involved in education.

Private Security and the Law, 5th Edition

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Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351731157

Category: Computers

Page: 739

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Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition, is a singular resource that provides the most comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry with respect to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. The book begins with a historical background of the security industry, laws and regulations that walks step-by-step through the analysis of the development of case law over the years as it applies to situations commonly faced by security practitioners. It describes the legal requirements faced by security firms and emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. In addition, chapters examine the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that are likely to intensify in the future. Updated coverage new to this edition includes developments in statutory authority, changes to state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, and special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement. Key features include: Up to date case law analysis provides cutting edge legal treatment of evolving standards Complicated material is presented in a straight-forward, readable style perfect for the student or security professional Includes over 200 tables and figures that illustrate concepts and present critical comparative data on statutes and regulations National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the U.S. Numerous case studies, case readings, and case examples provide real-world examples of security law and litigation in practice Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition is an authoritative, scholarly treatise that serves as a valuable reference for professionals and an introduction for students in security management and criminal justice programs regarding the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.

Summaries of Leading Cases on the Constitution

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Author: Joseph Francis Menez,John R. Vile

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742532779

Category: Law

Page: 627

View: 1979

This landmark book has long been the gold standard of concise summaries of important U.S. Supreme Court cases in U.S. constitutional law from the establishing of the Court to the present. For the 50th Anniversary Edition, the book has been thorougly revised, reorganized, and updated through the end of the 2002–2003 term.

The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial

A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

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Author: Susan N. Herman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321085

Category: Law

Page: 255

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This volume is a user's guide to the sixth amendment rights to a speedy and public trial.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

Fully Revised Second Edition

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Author: David F. Forte,Matthew Spalding

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621573524

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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A landmark work of more than one hundred scholars, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is a unique line-by-line analysis explaining every clause of America's founding charter and its contemporary meaning. In this fully revised second edition, leading scholars in law, history, and public policy offer more than two hundred updated and incisive essays on every clause of the Constitution. From the stirring words of the Preamble to the Twenty-seventh Amendment, you will gain new insights into the ideas that made America, important debates that continue from our Founding, and the Constitution's true meaning for our nation

The Bluebook

A Uniform System of Citation

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789998255289

Category: Citation of legal authorities

Page: 415

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Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.

American Constitutional Law, Volume II

The Bill of Rights and Subsequent Amendments

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Author: Ralph A. Rossum,G. Alan Tarr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 081335031X

Category: Law

Page: 952

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American Constitutional Law, Volume II provides a comprehensive account of the nation's defining document, examining how its provisions were originally understood by those who drafted and ratified it, and how they have since been interpreted by the Supreme Court, Congress, the President, lower federal courts, and state judiciaries. Clear and accessible chapter introductions and a careful balance between classic and recent cases provide students with a sense of how the law has been understood and construed over the years. The Tenth Edition has been fully revised to include twelve new cases, including key decisions Obergefell v. Hodges, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Shelby County v. Holder, Horne v. Department of Agriculture, and Riley v. California. A revamped and expanded companion website offers access to even more additional cases, an archive of primary documents, and links to online resources, making this text essential for any constitutional law course.