Cushman, Robert Fairchild. Case in Constitutional Law. 6th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1984. Ref. KF 4549 .C8 1984.
Cushman, Robert Fairchild. Leading Constitutional Decisions. 17th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1987. Ref. KF 4549 .C83 1987.
Friedman, Leon and Israel, Fred L. The Justice of the United States
Supreme Court: Their Lives and Major Opinions. 5 vols. New York:
Chelsea House, 1969-1978.
Ref. KF 8744 .F75.
Mendelson, Wallace. The Constitution and the United States. 2nd ed. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1970. Ref. KF 4549 .M35 1965.
Schwartz, Bernard. Civil Rights. New York: Chelsea House, 1970.
Ref. KF 4743.8 1970.
The Supreme Court in American Life. (series). 9 vol. Millwood, NY: Associated Faculty Press, 1986. Ref. KF 8742 .S9155 1986.
Vol. 1: The Federal Court, 1787-1801;
Vol. 2: The Federal Court, 1801-1835;
Vol. 3: The Taney Court, 1836-1864;
Vol. 4: The Reconstruction Court, 1864-1888;
Vol. 5: The Fuller Court, 1888-1910;
Vol. 6: The Conservative Court, 1910-1930;
Vol. 7: The Court and the American Crises, 1930-1952;
Vol. 8: The Warren Court, 1953-1968;
Vol. 9: The Burger Court, 1968-1984.
The Guide to American Law: Everyone's Legal Encyclopedia. 11 vols., with supplemental volumes. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company, 1983.
Ref. KF 156 .G77 1983.
Contains articles of various lengths, some signed, on all aspects of the law. Includes explanations of statutory and case law, and tables of cases, popular name acts, and key legal documents (e.g., Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation, Truman Doctrine, etc).
Hurwitz, Leon. Historical Dictionary of Censorship in the United States. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Ref. KF 4770 .A59 H87 1985.
Provides overview of censorship issues and the areas that have been subjected to censorship (i.e., freedom of speech, press, etc.). Appendices include a table of cases, a chronology, and a selected bibliography.
Congressional Quarterly, Inc. Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court. Washington DC: CQ, 1979. Ref. JK 1571 .C65 1979.
An overview of the Supreme Court, its history, operations, and traditions, as well as biographical information on the justices. There is a section on the "court and the individual" in which are examined the court's various rulings on rights and freedoms of the individual. Also includes summaries of important decisions of the court from 1790 to summer of 1979.
Decision of the United States Supreme Court. Rochester, NY: Lawyer's Co-operative Publishing Company, 1964 - . Ref. KF 101.1 .L38.
This publication serves as a convenient guide to each term of the Supreme Court. It contains a listing of court personnel, a survey of the term, summaries of decisions, and a case table. Subject indexing is by factual or conceptual terms.
McCarrick, Earlean M. U.S. Constitution: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1980. Ref. KF 4546 .A1 M26.
An annotated bibliography containing references to primary and secondary source material. The chapters are chronologically categorized, the first section dealing with the formative years, while the latter chapters deal with the structure and content of the Constitution itself, concluding with amendments added (or proposed) in the 20th century.
A Reference Guide to the United States Supreme Court. New York: Facts on File, 1986. Ref. KF 8742 .R45 1986.
This guide provides an overview of important constitutional issues addressed by the court as well as summaries of landmark cases. Also included are short biographies of the justices and several useful appendices containing chronological listings of the landmark cases, and the justices and the courts on which they served.
The Supreme Court and Its Work. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1981.
Ref. KF 8742 .S9.
An introductory guide to the Supreme Court, somewhat briefer and more general than the previously cited "Guides". There are sections on major issues confronting the court, biographical sketches of the justices and key decisions from 1790 up to and including the 1980-81 term. Contains various appendedices, one of which lists all Supreme Court nominations, 1789-1981.
The Supreme Court Review. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960- .
Ref. KF 4546 .S9.
Annual publication containing articles on important Supreme Court cases and constitutional issues of note, past and present.
United States Supreme Court Reports. Lawyers' Edition. Rochester, NY: Lawyer's Co-operative Publishing Company, 1790- . Ref. KF 101 .A313 1882x. (Holdings in this library are: 1790-1881, 105v. in 26).
Supreme Court Reporter. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company, 1882- .
Ref. KF 101 .A322. (Holdings are: V. 1 (1882) to date).
NOTE: If only the U.S. Reports citation is known, a cross reference table in the front of each Supreme Court Reporter volume should be checked to obtain the parallel citation.
Federal Supplement. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company, 1933- . Ref. KF 105 .F4535. (Holdings are v.1 (1932) to date). Reports decisions of the U.S. District Courts as well as some specialized courts.
Federal Digest. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing company, 1754-1938.
Ref. KF 127 .F5x.
Covers cases reported prior to 1939, and is continued by:
Modern Federal Practice Digest. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company.
Ref. KF 127 .M6.
Continues Federal Digest for cases reported from 1939-1961. For cases reported since 1961, consult the following:
West's Federal Pratice Digest, 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company.
Ref. KF 127 .W48.
Covers cases reported from 1961 to November 1975. For cases from 1975 to date, see the following:
West's Federal Practice Digest, 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company.
Ref. KF 127 .W48 1984.
This edition contains updated and expanded topic headings and subheadings.
Some of the broad topic headings useful for locating cases through these digest are as follows:
Abortion and Birth Control Criminal Law Arrest Habeas Corpus Bail Obscenity Civil Rights Schools Constitutional Law Searches and Seizures
NOTE: If only the case name is known, refer to the Table of Cases volumes of a digest set. These tables are arranged alphabetically by the name of the plaintiff.
United States Law Week: General Law. Washington, DC: Bureau of
Ref. KF 105 .B75x.
Reports, in summary form, decisions and opinions of the federal appellate and district courts as well as some state court decisions. Updates weekly.
Criminal Law Reporter. Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs.
Ref. KF 9615 .C7.
This looseleaf reporter covers developments in criminal law on state and federal levels. Access is by subject or case name. Updates weekly. Some useful topic headings to consult include the following:
CIVIL LIABILITY AND CIVIL RIGHTS
FREEDOM OF SPEECH, PRESS, ASSEMBLY
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
The card catalogs and PAC terminals should be used for locating books on constitutional law, or other legal topics. Some of the subject headings useful in locating these books are as follows:
CIVIL RIGHTS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY JUDICAL REVIEW CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OBSCENITY (LAW) DOUBLE JEOPARDY PRIVACY, RIGHT OF DUE PROCESS OF LAW RELIGIOUS LIBERTY EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW SEARCHES AND SEIZURES FREE PRESS AND FAIR TRIAL U.S. - CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY FREEDOM OF SPEECH U.S. - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
The vertical file, located in the Reference Department, contains pamphlet material filed under the following subject headings:
EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW
LIBERTY OF THE PRESS
PRIVACY, RIGHT OF
For articles in law reviews and journals, consult the following indexes located in the Periodicals Department:
Index to Legal Periodicals. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1883- .
(Library has v. 1-6 (1886-1937); v. 10 to date (1952- .)
Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law. (Selected from journals not included in the Index to Legal Periodicals.) Dobbs Ferry, NY: Glanville, 1958 - . (Library has 1958 to date.)