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Constitutional Law Resources


  Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Dictionaries

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Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
. 6 v. 2000.
Doctrinal concepts of constitutional law, people, judicial decisions, public acts, and historical periods.


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Z9.R463

Constitutional Rights Sourcebook.
1999.
Arranged by amendment and common legal phrases within, and decisions addressing these issues. Overview of amendment and significance of decisions.


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Constitutional Amendments 1789 to the Present. 2000.
Arranged by amendment, including overview, origins and chronological development, citing significant cases through the centuries.

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Constitutional Law
. 2004. (West Group Hornbook Series)
"detailed and comprehensive treatment of basic rules, principles and issues relating to constitutional law."
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Constitutional Law in a Nutshell
. 1999.
Sections on Allocation of Powers and Individual Rights and Liberties, including due process, equal protection, freedoms of expression and religion, as shaped by past and recent decisions.


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The Constitutional Law Dictionary: Government Powers
.1987.
Focuses on concepts of constitutionalism and American constitutional law, biographical sketches of leading Supreme Court justices and landmark Supreme Court cases.


Constitutional Law: An Overview
. [Legal Information Institute at Cornell] http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/constitutional.html

  Text of the Constitution
Charters of Freedom: The Constitution of the United States of America http://www.archives.gov/exhibit_hall/charters_of_freedom/constitution/constitution.html
Full text of the US Constitution from NARA.
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Constitution of the United States of America. 1973.

LexisNexis Academic
Access Cook Library home page at http://cooklibrary.towson.edu Click on Article Databases A to Z List.
Search the full text of the Constitution. Click on Legal Research, then on Federal Code. Change Source: from U.S. Code to Constitution.

  Articles on Constitutional Issues


Begin on the Cook Library home page at http://cooklibrary.towson.edu
Click on Article Databases A to Z List. Select the following databases:

LexisNexis Academic
Click on Legal Research. Click on Law Reviews.



Academic Search Elite
[Ebsco]
Search for abstracts and some full text articles on Constitutional issues from magazines and journals in various disciplines including Political Science, Law and History.


America: History and Life

Search for abstracts of articles from scholarly journals in History.

  A Few Resources on the First Amendment


First Amendment: An Overview
[Legal Information Institute at Cornell]
http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/first_amendment.html


U.S. Constitution: First Amendment
[FindLaw]
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data/constitution/amendment01/


Free Expression Network: A Guide to Free Speech and the First Amendment
http://www.freeexpression.org/

  A Few Resources on Criminal Law
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Criminal Law
. 2000. (West Group Hornbook Series)
Textual treatment of the rules, principles, and issues pertaining to criminal law.


Criminal Law: An Overview
. [Legal Information Institute at Cornell] http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/criminal.html


Death Penalty: An Overview
. [Legal Information Institute at Cornell] http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/death_penalty.html


Cornell Law School Death Penalty Project
http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/lawlibrary/death/default.htm

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