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A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments 6th Edition

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments  6th Edition Author John R. Vile
ISBN-10 9781440833281
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 321
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Now in its sixth edition with coverage of major Supreme Court decisions through the end of the 2013–2014 term, this book remains a key source for students, professors, and citizens seeking balanced, up-to-date information on the Constitution, its amendments, and how they have been interpreted. • Provides an accessible and informative introduction to the creation, meaning, and continuing role of the Constitution that is suited for high school students, undergraduate audiences, law students and researchers, reference librarians, and interested citizens who want to understand the Constitution and its amendments • Presents balanced treatments of all key constitutional provisions and up-to-date information on how key U.S. Supreme Court decisions have interpreted the Constitution • Includes a glossary, highlights of constitutional history, and a fully updated appendix of the names and dates of U.S. Supreme Court Justices • Includes copies of the U.S. Constitution and Its Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments Author John R. Vile
ISBN-10 0275989577
Release 2006
Pages 327
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An invaluable guide to understanding a document that initiated a new era in human governance--the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments.

Conventional Wisdom

Conventional Wisdom Author John R. Vile
ISBN-10 9780820349008
Release 2016
Pages 266
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Article V of the Constitution allows two-thirds majorities of both houses of Congress to propose amendments to the document and a three-fourths majority of the states to ratify them. Scholars and frustrated advocates of constitutional change have often criticized this process for being too difficult. Despite this, state legislatures have yet to use the other primary method that Article V outlines for proposing amendments: it permits two-thirds of the state legislatures to petition Congress to call a convention to propose amendments that, like those proposed by Congress, must be ratified by three-fourths of the states. In this book, John R. Vile surveys more than two centuries of scholarship on Article V and concludes that the weight of the evidence (including a much-overlooked Federalist essay) indicates that states and Congress have the legal right to limit the scope of such conventions to a single subject and that political considerations would make a runaway convention unlikely. Charting a prudent course between those who fail to differentiate revolutionary change from constitutional change, those who fear ever using the Article V convention mechanism that the Framers clearly envisioned, and those who would vest total control of the convention in Congress, the states, or the convention itself, Vile's work will enhance modern debates on the subject.

The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution Author J. Vile
ISBN-10 9781137513502
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 203
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This book examines the U.S. Constitution by focusing on its origins in Western political thought and its organization and subsequent amendments. It describes the document as a series of choices among alternative governmental institutions that are designed to provide national security and secure ordered liberty.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras Documents Decoded

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras  Documents Decoded Author John R. Vile
ISBN-10 9781440854293
Release 2017-10-27
Pages 295
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The carefully selected and edited readings in this book are chronologically arranged so that students can trace the progression of events and understand the thoughts of those living during the critical Civil War and Reconstruction periods. • Provides readers with annotated primary sources that illuminate the causes of the American Civil War, the attempts to resolve these various points of contention, and the aftermath of that costly conflict • Spotlights documents such as Lincoln's first inaugural address, Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic, the Homestead Act, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and the Reconstruction Acts, among others • Demonstrates that issues involving race, the scope of national powers, and relations between state and national governments have long been fundamental to American politics • Enables modern readers to comprehend how many current issues have their origins in much earlier periods of U.S. history

The Early Republic Documents Decoded

The Early Republic  Documents Decoded Author John R. Vile
ISBN-10 9781440843457
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 309
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From distinguished author John R. Vile comes a new history of the American early republic period, presented through primary documents that are illuminated and explained in context. • Highlights and explains a wide range of key documents that range from Washington's Inaugural Address to John C. Calhoun's 1828 protest against the "Tariff of Abominations" • Provides an engaging overview of the Early Republic of the United States that identifies the critical points in this historic period • Presents core curriculum material for students in a way that allows them to see how scholars interact with primary sources and critically evaluate them

Politics in the Republic of Ireland

Politics in the Republic of Ireland Author John Coakley
ISBN-10 9781317312697
Release 2017-12-01
Pages 424
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Politics in the Republic of Ireland is now available in a fully revised sixth edition. Building on the success of the previous five editions, it continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of the government and politics in the Republic of Ireland. Written by some of the foremost experts on Irish politics, it explains, analyses and interprets the background to Irish government and contemporary political processes. It devotes chapters to every aspect of contemporary Irish government and politics, including the political parties and elections, the constitution, the Taoiseach and the governmental system, women and politics, the role of parliament, and Ireland’s place within the European Union. Bringing students up to date with the very latest developments, especially with the upheaval in the Irish party system, Coakley and Gallagher combine substance with a highly readable style, providing an accessible textbook that meets the needs of all those who are interested in knowing how politics and government operate in Ireland.

Civil Liability in Criminal Justice

Civil Liability in Criminal Justice Author Darrell L. Ross
ISBN-10 9781351062640
Release 2018-05-24
Pages 560
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The increasing litigation against criminal justice practitioners in the United States poses a significant problem for law enforcement and other personnel. Law enforcement and corrections professionals need to have a working knowledge of both criminal law and the civil law process to ensure that they are performing their duties within the limits of the law.?Civil Liability in Criminal Justice, 7th?Edition, provides valuable information and recommendations to current and future officers and correctional system employees, introducing them to civil liability and federal law, as well as recommending strategies that can be taken to minimize risks. Civil Liability in Criminal Justice?is unique in its combination of applicable case law and related liability research, while still providing an overview of current case law in high-liability areas. This new edition, revised to include?up-to-date United States Supreme Court cases, including liability trends on the use of force, arrest-related deaths, custodial suicides in detention, qualified immunity, and the outcomes of the Department of Justice and the application of Section 14141, additional context for liability issues, and extended coverage of collective bargaining and public perception, is a valuable resource for enhancing student knowledge and practitioner job performance. The text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminal Justice programs as well as for in-service and academy training. Ross offers an engaging, accessible introduction to this aspect of the US criminal justice system.

Programming and Problem Solving with ADA 95

Programming and Problem Solving with ADA 95 Author Nell B. Dale
ISBN-10 0763707929
Release 2000
Pages 919
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Programming and Problem Solving with Ada 95 provides a solid introduction to programming while introducing the capabilities of Ada 95 and its syntax without overwhelming the student. The book focuses on the development of good programming habits. This text offers superior pedagogy that has long defined computer science education, including problem solving case studies, testing and debugging sections, quick checks, exam preparation, programming warm-up exercises, and programming problems. The extensive coverage of material in such a student-friendly resource means that more rigor, more theory, greater use of abstraction and modeling, and the earlier application of software engineering principles can be employed.

The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial

The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial Author Susan N. Herman
ISBN-10 0313321086
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 255
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This volume is a user's guide to the sixth amendment rights to a speedy and public trial.

America s Unwritten Constitution

America s Unwritten Constitution Author Akhil Reed Amar
ISBN-10 9780465029570
Release 2012
Pages 615
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A renowned constitutional scholar explores the little-understood relationship between the written Constitution and the many external factors that shape our interpretations of this foundational document.

U S Laws Acts and Treaties 1776 1928

U S  Laws  Acts  and Treaties  1776 1928 Author Timothy L. Hall
ISBN-10 1587650991
Release 2003
Pages 1666
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A collection of 433 major U.S. acts of Congress and U.S. treaties covering the time period from 1776 through 2002, beginning with the Declaration of Independence and ending with the Homeland Security Act.

American Reference Books Annual 2000

American Reference Books Annual 2000 Author Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN-10 1563088371
Release 2000
Pages 804
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Thorough and in-depth coverage of reference materials is at your fingertips with American Reference Books Annual. With nearly 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, it continues its tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the United States. It encompasses the entire subject spectrum, covering such areas as general reference, history, education, literature, urban studies, economics and business, and science and technology. Some CD-ROMs and Canadian reference publications are covered.

Private Security and the Law 5th Edition

Private Security and the Law  5th Edition Author Charles P. Nemeth
ISBN-10 9781351731157
Release 2017-09-18
Pages 739
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Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition, is a singular resource that provides the most comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry with respect to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. The book begins with a historical background of the security industry, laws and regulations that walks step-by-step through the analysis of the development of case law over the years as it applies to situations commonly faced by security practitioners. It describes the legal requirements faced by security firms and emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. In addition, chapters examine the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that are likely to intensify in the future. Updated coverage new to this edition includes developments in statutory authority, changes to state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, and special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement. Key features include: Up to date case law analysis provides cutting edge legal treatment of evolving standards Complicated material is presented in a straight-forward, readable style perfect for the student or security professional Includes over 200 tables and figures that illustrate concepts and present critical comparative data on statutes and regulations National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the U.S. Numerous case studies, case readings, and case examples provide real-world examples of security law and litigation in practice Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition is an authoritative, scholarly treatise that serves as a valuable reference for professionals and an introduction for students in security management and criminal justice programs regarding the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.

50 Questions and Answers about the United States Constitution

50 Questions and Answers about the United States Constitution Author Paul F. Johnson
ISBN-10 0692812334
Release 2016-12-10
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A concise, but comprehensive, guide to the development of the United States Constitution, the parts of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and selected amendments. This pick-up-and-read, accessible guide is appropriate for all ages and reading levels. The question-and-answer format serves as an approachable avenue to understanding and appreciating America's most important document.

The Bluebook

The Bluebook Author
ISBN-10 LCCN:92643356
Release 1991
Pages 343
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The Bluebook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Bluebook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Bluebook book for free.

Essential Supreme Court Decisions

Essential Supreme Court Decisions Author John R. Vile
ISBN-10 9781538111970
Release 2018-03-12
Pages 680
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The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated with 20 new cases, including landmark decisions on such topics as campaign finance, Obamacare, gay marriage, and the First Amendment.