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  • Balancing Constitutional Rightsby Jacco Bomhoff

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A comparative and historical account of the origins and meanings of the discourse of judicial 'balancing' in constitutional rights law. more...

  • The Due Process of Lawby Alfred Denning

    Oxford University Press, USA 1980; US$ 52.99

    Two central themes run through The Due Process of Law. The first is the workings of the various "measures authorised by the law so as to keep the streams of justice pure" - that is to say, contempt of court, judicial inquiries, and powers of arrest and search. The second is the recent development of family law, focusing particularly on Lord... more...

  • The Virginia State Constitutionby John J. Dinan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    In contrast with the U.S. Constitution, which has been amended only 27 times since it was drafted in 1787, the Virginia Constitution has been the subject of many revisions since its adoption by the Convention of 1776. Significant changes have been brought about at the recommendation of revision commissions. On a number of those occasions, Virginia... more...

  • The New Hampshire State Constitutionby Susan E. Marshall

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    Prepared in 1776, the constitution of New Hampshire is the nation's first written state constitution. The 1776 constitution was a brief 15 sentences, but it laid out a form of government dedicated to popular control and limited government powers that have remained a central theme of New Hampshire constitutional law to this day. The detail of the... more...

  • The Alaska State Constitutionby Gerald A. McBeath

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    With only 54 years of existence, the Constitution of the State of Alaska is in its developmental infancy compared to the constitutional history of the rest of the United States. However, having had the benefit of over 300 years, the Alaskan Constitution is a pioneer and model in--among other things--simplicity, coherence, vision and accessibility.... more...

  • The South Carolina State Constitutionby Cole Blease Graham

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    South Carolina's current constitution is a unique reflection of America's cultural and political history. It has roots dating back to the state's original colonial charter, comprising an uneasy alliance of post-Civil War history, late 19th century return to segregation, and post-1960s liberalizing reforms. In The South Carolina State Constitution,... more...

  • The Maryland State Constitutionby Dan Friedman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    The Maryland State Constitution is the only comprehensive analysis of Maryland's constitution. Dan Friedman provides an outstanding historical account of the state's governing charter along with an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many signifigant changes that have been made since its initial drafting... more...

  • The Rhode Island State Constitutionby Patrick T. Conley; Robert J. Flanders

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    Rhode Island has a long history of constitutional governance. Beginning in 1636, Rhode Island's constitution has been shaped by revolution, nation-building, tumult, and further changes wrought by everything from neo-liberalism to gay rights. The result has been a living document reflecting conflicting and changing values, making the Rhode Island... more...

  • The Ohio State Constitutionby Steven H. Steinglass; Gino J. Scarselli

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    In The Ohio State Constitution, Steven Steinglass and Gino Scarselli provide a comprehensive and accessible resource on the history of constitutional development and law in Ohio. This essential volume begins with an introductory essay outlining the history of the Ohio State Constitution and includes a detailed section-by-section commentary, providing... more...

  • The North Dakota State Constitutionby James E. Leahy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 149.99

    The North Dakota State Constitution provides one of the most comprehensive studies of the North Dakota Constitution and the legal decisions which have helped to create and shape it. In this volume, James E. Leahy provides a short history the territory that became North Dakota, a description of its native people, and insight into the creation of its... more...