Law in the Western United States

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Gordon Morris Bakken
University of Oklahoma Press, 2000 - Law - 560 pages
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In this volume, Gordon Morris Bakken traces the distinctive development of western legal history. The contributors' essays provide succinct descriptions of major cases, legislation, and individual western states' constitutional provisions that are unique in the American legal system. To assist the reader, the volume is organized by subject, including natural resources, municipal authority, business regulation, American Indian sovereignty and water rights, women, and Mormons.

Contributors are: Roy H. Andes, Dana Blakemore, Richard Griswold del Castillo, Susan Badger Doyle, James W. Ely, Jr., Brenda Gail Farrington, Dale D. Goble, Neil Greenwood, Vanessa Gunther, Louise A Halper, Claudia Hess, Kenneth Hough, Paul Kens, Shenandoah Grant Lynd, Thomas C. Mackey, Nicholas George Malavis, Timothy Miller, Danelle Moon, Andrew P. Morriss, Keith Pacholl, Laurie Caroline Pintar, Michael A. Powell, Ion Puschilla, Emily Rader, Peter L. Reich, John Phillip Reid, Lucy E. Salyer, Susan Sanchez, Janet Schmelzer, Howard Shorr, Paul Reed Spitzzeri, John Joseph Stanley, Donald L. Stelluto, Jr., Timothy A. Strand, Imre Sutton, Nancy J. Taniguchi, and Lonnie Wilson.

 

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Contents

The Layers of Western Legal History
3
Part One Law Making
43
Part Two Criminal Law and Justice
93
Miranda v Arizona 384 U S 436 1966
118
Part Three Water Law
127
Allocation of Water Resources
160
Wyoming Constitution Article VIII
166
Water Seeking and Municipal Legitimacy
172
The Hot Oil Cases
366
Sword or Constitution? Martial Law in the Oil Patch
372
Due When?
378
Installment Land Contracts
388
An Illustrative Case
399
Stockholders in Western Enterprise
408
Law and Equity in the West
415
Farmers Loan
423

Federal Sovereignty over Bear Creek
186
Indian Water Rights in the West
195
Defining the Reservation and Water Rights at Wind River
201
Informal Law in Western Mining Camps
209
A Contest
223
Mining Partnerships
235
Part Five Law for American Indians
249
Tribes Bands and Claims
267
Indian Sovereignty on Tribal Lands
273
Native American Religious Freedom
281
Part Six Mormons and the Law
291
The Reception of Mexican Land Law in the United States
313
Confirming Mexican Land Grants in California
326
The California Mexican Land Grant Cases
332
Lazarus v Phelps and the Closing of the Open Range
338
The Homestead Movement and the U S Supreme Court
347
Part Eight Law and Business
357
A MidNineteenthCentury
429
Legislation Judicial Review
442
Part Ten Taxation
449
Part Eleven Municipal Corporation Law
459
San Francisco and the Vietnam
466
Part Twelve Race and Gender
473
The Implications of the Brandeis Brief
487
Liquor Licenses Laundries and Liberty
496
American Citizenship and Asian Immigration
503
Synonym for Injustice and Racial Hatred
515
Race Relations and the Brookside Plunge
522
The Legal and Historical Issues
529
Part Thirteen Environmental Law
539
California Coastal Commission v Granite Rock Co
545
Appendix Table of Selected Cases
551
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Gordon Morris Bakken is Professor of History of California State University, Fullerton.

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