eBook Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414443021
  • ISBN-13: 9781414443027
  • DDC: 349.7303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 7231 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

This new edition, which replaces West's Encyclopedia Of American Law, provides: Current information on 5,000 legal topics in 14 volumes cover important issues. More than 60 brand-new entries and 2,000 revised articles. Biographies of interesting and influential people who have played a part in creating or shaping U.S. law, along with a portrait, a timeline and a quote from the biographer. Increased coverage of women and minorities. Definitions of legal terms. "In Focus" pieces that provide additional facts and details on important issues. Black-and-white photographs and other visual aids enhance the text. Full text of many documents and legal forms. Cross-referencing within articles to related entries and extensive indexing and much more.

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more.

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Features and Benefits

  • 5,000+ A-Z articles plus almost 200 sidebars and “In Focus” essays (over 2,000 updated from 2nd edition and 60 new).
  • Entries contain definition and explanatory text.
  • Entries range from brief definitions to over 7,000-word essays.
  • Biographies of all past and present U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices, and Attorneys General, as well as persons significant to American Law.
  • Complete coverage of legal terms, concepts, movements, organizations and cases, such as Amber Alert, gun control, immigration, Iraq War, murder, NAACP, National Labor Relations Board, privacy, religion, torture, zoning.
  • Sidebars and In Focus essays complementing main entries on interesting, important or controversial issues, including affirmative action, assisted suicide, eminent domain, habeas corpus, Pat Tillman (friendly fire), Ponzi schemes, slavery, social security, and Tea Party Movement, welfare.
  • Nearly 200 sidebar and “In Focus” articles accompany related entries. Sidebars provide brief highlights and add informative details of some facets of main entries; “In Focus” pieces complement main entries on interesting, important, or controversial issues.
  • Three appendix volumes contain more than 100 primary documents, including: milestone Supreme Court decisions & briefs; foundations of U.S. law; civil rights laws and commentary; presidential speeches; and scholarly essays. Topics include the Gettysburg Address, Barack Obama’s inaugural address, Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Roe v. Wade, Board of Education v. Brown, and Kelo v. New London.
  • Ready reference features combined with comprehensive coverage of topic.
  • U.S. law is made accessible and put in context.
  • One-stop location for myriad concepts.
  • 100+ primary documents, including commentary and study questions.
  • Arguments, decisions, and opinions of 10 landmark Supreme Court cases provided in Milestones in the Law.
  • 650+ tables, charts, & illustrations.
  • 900 photographs.
  • General Index.
  • Dictionary of Legal Terms provides layperson definitions for legal terminology.

What's New

  • Over 2,000 updates and 60 new articles reflecting important changes in American law.
  • The third edition of GEAL remains the most authoritative and comprehensive legal encyclopedia while providing accessible information for students and laypersons alike. contains a complete overview of American law in 14 volumes covering historical and current terms, concepts, events, movements, cases, and persons significant to U.S law.
  • Entries range from brief definitions of legal jargon to exhaustive examinations of courtroom procedure, from explanations of complex topics such as civil rights to biographies of standout attorneys, from analyses of controversial issues such as gun control to transcripts of crucial Supreme Court decisions. Each entry was written, updated, and reviewed by lawyers and professors with the layperson or beginning student in mind.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 141443684X | ISBN-13: 9781414436845

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.
A–Ba.
Abbreviations.
VOLUME 2.
Preface .
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.Be–Col.
Abbreviations.
VOLUME 3.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.Com–Dor.
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VOLUME 4.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.DOT–Fre.
Abbreviations.
VOLUME 5.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.Fri–I.
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VOLUME 6.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.
J–Ma.
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VOLUME 7.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.
Mc–Pl.
Abbreviations.
VOLUME 8.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.
Po–San.
Abbreviations.
VOLUME 9.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.
Sar–Ten.
Abbreviations.
VOLUME 10.
Preface.
How to Use this Book.
Contributors.
Ter–Z.
Abbreviations.
VOLUME 11.
Milestones in the Law.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
District of Columbia v. Heller.
Gideon v. Wainwright.
Kelo v. City of New London.
VOLUME 12.
Milestones in the Law.
Lawrence v. Texas.
Mapp v. Ohio.
Marbury v. Madison.
Miranda v. Arizona.
New York Times v. Sullivan.
Roe v. Wade.
VOLUME 13.
Primary Documents.
Foundations of U.S. Law.
Civil Rights.
Reflections on Law and Society.
Legal Miscellany.
VOLUME 14.
Dictionary of Legal Terms.
Cases Index.
General Index.