Historic U.S. Court Cases: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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John W. Johnson
Taylor & Francis, Jan 1, 2001 - Law - 1089 pages
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The two-volume set is arranged by theme: criminal law; governmental power; economic regulation; race, gender, sexuality and disability; and civil liberties. Each case features an information box providing the case's vital statistics (date, location, court, principal participants, and significance), a 1,000-5,000 word essay (201 in all) penned by one of 85 scholars (lawyers, legal historians, social scientists, humanities professors, etc.) identified by name and affiliation. Thematic sections are preceded by concise introductions, and the essays 43 new to this edition concentrate "on the narrative, dramatic dimension of legal disputes within their larger social and historical contexts." Some essays have been cut and many revised for this edition. New cases include Bill Clinton's, and the disability case regarding golfer Casey Martin who, because of a disease affecting his right leg, wanted to use a prohibited golf cart in the PGA Tour. There is a subject and name index, and a case index. The set is suitable for high school and above.
  

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Contents

David Thomas KonigWitchcraft and the Law
7
Bonnie S LedbetterPirates Walk the Plank
16
David Thomas KonigThe Writs of Assistance
22
Mary K Bonsteel TachauTreason and
34
Gordon Morris Bakken Death for Grand
46
Tinsley E YarbroughCyberporn and the Stenberg v Carhart 2000
48
Elisabeth A CawthonPublic Opinion Expert
53
Richard R BroadieIs Walking an Integral Tinsley E YarbroughReigniting
54
The Test Oath Cases
247
MorrisIndestructible Union Craig T FriendJustice Story Bankruptcy
340
NemacheckThe 2000 Florida David A WalkerAn Innocent Sort of
352
Wallace HettleThe Right to Remove a Power to Regulate Commerce
365
Richard R BroadieThe Court Topples a U S v E C Knight Co 1895
373
KingThe Travails of William David A WalkerBusting Trusts with More
379
Contracts Migrant
392
Harry FritzWhen a Contract Obtained by Richard C CortnerOf Barbecue
399

William LasserThe Fruits of the Poisonous
59
Philippa StrumAre Bootleggers Entitled
69
Joseph GlidewellA Crime Worse Than
83
Stephen LoweThe Exclusionary Rule Binds
91
Tinsley E YarbroughIncorporation
99
B Keith CrewYou Have the Right
108
B Keith CrewThe Death and Resurrection
114
SimmonsThe Court and
119
Simmons and Karen BrunerThe Smut Merchant 932
168
Bakke 1978 Americans with Disabilities
202
Robert S LambertA Rebuke to the Court
205
Simpson 1997 First Define the Offenses and Apportion
213
Separation of Powers F Thornton MillerFederal Common Law?
221
Thomas E BakerContemporary Lessons in NCAA v Tarkanian 1988
239
UrofskyThe Law Recognizes Murphy v United Parcel Service
438
WiecekThe Legitimacy of Labor Age of Reform
478
Philippa StrumCan Children Under 14 Due Process
485
Legally Hold FullTime Jobs? 418 Lochner v New York 1905
494
Eric MonkkonenCorporate Growth v States Negligence and Tort
507
Gordon Morris BakkenDestructive Creation 442 Nuisance Law
514
Railroad Company 1886 Rights in Tort Law
521
res ipsa loquitur and the Proof
529
Donald G NiemanThe Fourteenth McDonalds Coffee
538
Commonwealth v Aves 1836
545
Catherine MillerDividing
553
George T MazuzanControversy over a Fast U S v Reese 1876 and U S v
561
John W JohnsonInsuring Against Nuclear Robert F MartinThe Scottsboro Cases 637
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