Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
This book provides a detailed account of the creation of the founding documents and democratic government of the United States. It explores the formation of the original 13 American colonies and events that convinced their leaders to seek independence from Great Britain as well as a detailed account of the 1787 Constitutional Convention. It covers amendments, legal interpretations, and controversies that continue to shape the meaning and legacy of the U.S. Constitution today.
Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2: Encyclopedia of the People, Procedures, Politics, and Primary Documents Relating to the 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
This reference work provides a complete examination of each of our nation's 27 Constitutional Amendments. Starting with the Bill of Right as a whole, each chapter includes a valuable collection of supportive material, such as biographies of individuals significant to the amendment's passage, reprints of actual political debates, newspaper articles, government reports, and Supreme Court cases.