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

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John W. Johnson
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Law - 1089 pages
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

Richard R BroadieIs Walking an Integral
15
John R WunderThe Cherokee Cases
20
Harold B WohlThe Boston Massacre Trials
27
Mary K Bonsteel TachauTreason and
34
Gordon Morris BakkenDeath for Grand
46
CIVIL LIBERTIES 819
48
Elisabeth A CawthonPublic Opinion Expert
53
Paul FinkelmanEmancipation of Slaves
62
706
339
Paul FinkelmanFlag Burning and
357
Robert StanleyWhen Monopoly
368
RaganCommerce and National
376
CortnerThe Wagner Act
383
Joseph GlidewellThe Indigent
392
John R WunderChinese Laundries and
394
Labor
409

John R WunderNative American Land
75
99
76
Stephen LoweThe Exclusionary Rule Binds
91
Tinsley E YarbroughIncorporation
99
B Keith CrewYou Have the Right
108
B Keith CrewThe Death and Resurrection
114
Wayne K HobsonNarratives in Black
141
Judicial Procedure
147
Robert S LambertA Hint of Judicial Review
155
William LasserThe HighWater Mark
164
Thomas E BakerContemporary Lessons
177
MorrisSlavery Freedom
205
Carol E JensonThe California Red Flag
209
Susan DuffyBreach of Peace and Group
219
46
232
Harry W FritzThe Right of Revolution v
239
John Walker MauerMore Than a Trojan
247
Tinsley E YarbroughThe White Primary
255
NemacheckThe 2000 Florida
267
Federalism
268
Richard E EllisCan Intemperate Behavior
275
Wallace HettleThe Right to Remove
285
Brenda Farrington MyersCredibility
294
Tinsley E YarbroughCommercial Speech
295
Philippa StrumThe Fetus and
298
Natural Resources Technology
315
Richard E EllisJudicial Review of State
320
Maxwell BloomfieldImplied Federal
337
PART III
416
247
418
Contracts
432
James W Ely Jr The Scope of Admiralty
436
Stephen LoweAnimus or Moral
439
Yasuhide KawashimaThe Power to Amend
440
Gordon Morris BakkenDestructive Creation
442
744
447
48
455
Harry FritzWhen a Contract Obtained
466
Women
468
Fara Y DriverShould a Woman Be Admitted
477
Robert A WallerAberration in the Movement
489
John W JohnsonFellow Servants Beware
507
KurtzRailroad Development
514
G Edward WhiteThe Origins of Consumer
521
H Daniel Holm Jr When The Thing Speaks
529
I Know
533
H Daniel Holm Jr You Deserve a Brick
538
and White v Whitney Manufacturing
545
Catherine MillerDividing
553
William LasserThe Triumph of Community
555
Donald G NiemanThe Fourteenth
559
George T MazuzanControversy over a Fast
561
SimmonsThe Court and
562
John W JohnsonInsuring Against Nuclear
569
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