Freedom of Speech

Author: Keith Werhan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313319976
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides a contemporary approach to protecting the First Amendment by looking at the evolution of free speech thought.

Freedom of the Press

Author: Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315978
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides an overview of the past, present, and possible future of the constitutional right to freedom of the press.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

Author: David F. Forte
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621573524
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Federalism A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Author: Vicki C. Jackson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440829969
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book analyzes the structure of our constitutional system of government, providing an overview of the constitutional history of American federalism as it has been developed in decisions of the United States Supreme Court. • Provides historical information in a clear, chronological order • Enables law students and lawyers to improve their understanding of the legal doctrines that underlie today's conflicts. • Documents the relationships among different doctrines across particular time periods

The Wisconsin State Constitution

Author: Jack Stark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313302558
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A constitutional history of the state of Wisconsin with a section-by-section commentary on its constitution.

Limits on States

Author: James M. McGoldrick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313312335
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With a sharp focus on Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, this work surveys the historical and modern significance of the limitation on states.

The New Hampshire State Constitution

Author: Susan E. Marshall
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311437
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the year 2001 unfolded, the United States stood at the apex of global power, possessing unrivalled military capabilities, a vibrant economy, and--most of all--great self-confidence about its security. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 shattered America's prevailing illusions of invulnerability, prompting the world's sole superpower to embark on a revolutionary national strategy that led to a preventive war against Iraq. Will the United States be safer and more secure as a result? This bookshows why America's new assertively unilateral foreign policy will actually create perils for the next generation of Americans. Written by two seasoned scholars, After Iraq conducts a sweeping survey of America's present position in the global arena and identifies the opportunities and risks that the United States will likely face once the war in Iraq draws to a close. Kegley and Raymond provide an insightful overview of the U.S. response to the unconventional threats posed by global terrorism as well as a searching assessment of the challenges created by the rise of China and other emerging competitors. They argue that the current course of American foreign policy will harm the country by setting dangerous precedents that undermine the moral and legal restraints--which were built painstakingly over the past century--on when and how states may use force. Drawing upon a rich array of historical parallels and empirical evidence, the book illuminates instances in which previous great powers embarked on similar self-defeating strategies. Like the U.S. today, these states once stood at the pinnacle of world power. But due to misperceptions about what they could accomplish with unilateral, preventive uses of military force, they made short-run decisions that undermined their long-term strategic interests. With Americans facing questions about how to combat global terrorism, how to diffuse the nuclear threats of Iran and North Korea, how to adjust to the growing power ofChina and India, and how to repair relations with traditional allies, After Iraq charts a path for restoring America's reputation and leadership in the world to strengthen both U.S. and international security in the turbulent decades ahead.

The Washington State Constitution

Author: Robert F. Utter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313274640
Format: PDF
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An excellent introduction to Washington's State Constitution, describing each article and section of that key document, its historical background, its relation to the United States or other constitutions, and key interpretive cases.

Legal Information

Author: Kent C. Olson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0897749634
Format: PDF
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"This book looks not only at 'the law, ' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].

Judicial Jurisdiction

Author: Patrick Baude
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313312045
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When America's founding fathers outlined the constitution they took great care not to specify the structure of the federal court system, yet the federal court has succeeded in binding together the rule of law and rights-based democracy.