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Law in the western United States

Law in the western United States

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Gordon Morris Bakken
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2000
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Legal history of North America, v. 6.
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Short Description

XVI, 560 pages : ILlustrations ; 27 cm.

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Law in the western United States is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Responsable Person: edited and with introductions by Gordon Morris Bakken.
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Number of Editions: 2 editions
  • First edition Date: 2000
  • Last edition Date: 2000
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD532
  • ISBN: 0806132159 9780806132150
  • OCLC: 43919734

Main Contents

Introduction : the layers of Western legal history / John Phillip Reid
1. Codification of the law in the West / Andrew P. Morris
2. Vigilance movements in early California / John Joseph Stanley
3. Open range law in the American West / Roy H. Andes
4. Jailing the elephant : the early jails of California / John Joseph Stanley
5. Judicial removal in Western states and territories / Andre P. Morriss
6. Rough rider justice in the Dakota Badlands / John Joseph Stanley
7. Confederate privateers in California / Paul Kens
8. Burning Baghdad by the Bay : fire and arson in early California / John Joseph Stanley
9. Don't mess around in Texas : adultery and justifiable homicide in the Lone Star State / Paul Kens
10. Miranda v Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) / Lonnie Wilson
11. The “pueblo water right” in California / Peter L. Reich
12. The “pueblo water right” in New Mexico / Peter L. Reich
13. The “pueblo water right” in Texas / Peter L. Reich
14. The riparian irrigation right in Texas / Peter L. Reich
15. Federal reserved water rights : the forest for the trees / Dale D. Goble
16. Making the West safe for the Prior Appropriation Doctrine / Dale D. Goble
17. Allocation of water resources / James W. Ely, Jr.
18. Enlargement of drainage ditches / James W. Ely, Jr.
19. Irrigation and eminent domain / James W. Ely, Jr.
20. Wyoming Constitution, Article VIII / Andrew P. Morriss
21. Water seeking and municipal legitimacy / Neil Greenwood
22. The unfulfilled promise of the Winters Doctrine / Emily Rader
23. “Without consent” : federal sovereignty over Bear Creek / Keith Pacholl
24. For now and always : Indian water rights in the early Twentieth Century / Vaness Gunther
25. Indian or citizen? Pueblo water rights defined in New Mexico / Keith Pacholl
26. Indian water rights in the West / Vaness Gunther
27. The fox guarding the hen house / Vaness Gunther
28. Defining the reservation and water rights at Wind River / Keith Pacholl
29. “Miners' law” : informal law in Western mining camps / Andrew P. Morriss
30. A modern VIew of the General Mining law of 1872 / Claudia Karin Hess
31. Hispanic mineral law in the Southwestern states / Peter L. Reich
32. Biddle Boggs v. Merced Mining Company : a contest of economic priorities in mid-Nineteenth-Century California / Donald Louis Stelluto, Jr.
33. Moore v. Smaw and Fre?mont v. Flower : a case of mineral rights and judicial activism / Donald Louis Stelluto, Jr.
34. Mining partnerships / James W. Ely, Jr.
35. Slouching towards coal land law / Nancy J. Taniguchi
36. Indian Country and the law : land tenure, tribal sovereignty, and the States / Imre Sutton
37. Tribes, bands, and claims / Thomas C. Mackey
38. The Indian giver / Vanessa Gunther
39. Indian sovereignty on tribal lands / Vanessa Gunther
40. Indian tribal sovereignty and gaming / Vanessa Gunther
41. Native American religion and the First Amendment / Vanessa Gunther
42. Native American religious freedom / Vaness Gunther
43. Crow Dog and the issue of tribal jurisdiction / Michael A. Powell
44. Theocracy vs. diversity : local vs. national in territorial Utah / Dale D. Goble
45. Mormon disfranchisement in Idaho : religious means to a political end / Michael A. Powell
46. “Not fit to enjoy the voting franchise” : Mormon disfranchisement in Nevada / Michael A. Powell
47. The reception of Mexican land in the United States / Andrew P. Morriss
48. The fate of pueblo rights in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco : Hart v. Burnett and the development of California's Public Trust Doctrine / Donald Louis Stelluto, Jr.
49. The Fre?mont case : confirming Mexican land grants in California / Paul Kens
50. The California Mexican land grants / Andrew P. Morriss
51. Lazarus v. Phelps and the closing of the Open Range / Roy H. Andes
52. Disputed ownership in Sacramento / Paul Kens
53. The Homestead Movement and the U.S. Supreme Court / Paul Kens
54. Cars and cows : colliding concepts on the Open Range / Roy H. Andes
55. Kansas Blue-Sky Law, 1911 : the beginning of modern securities regulation / Timothy L. Miller
56. The court strikes back : the hot oil cases / Nicholas George Malavis
57. Sword or constitution? Martial law in the oil patch / Nicholas George Malavis
58. Due when? / Thomas C. Mackey
59. Banking on the court and Congress / Brenda Farrington
60. Installment land contracts / Thomas C. Mackey
61. No soliciting allowed : Green River ordinances / Shenandoah Grant Lynd
62. The stockholder and corporate abuse of power : an ILlustrative case / Ken Hough
63. “Dummies” before the court : stockholders in Western Enterprise / Ion Puschila
64. One form of action rule / Thomas C. Mackey
65. Trial by jury : law and enquiry in the West / Timothy A. Strand
66. Determining the extent of power : Farmers' Loan and Trust Company and the Texas Railroad Commission / Janet Schmelzer
67. Taking a different track : a mid-Nineteenth-Century Wyoming Railroad employees' statute portends the future / Susan Badger Doyle
68. The struggle for the eight-hour day : Western labor law and the judiciary / Laurie Caroline Pintar
69. The struggle to survive : legislation, judicial review, and the Western wageworker / Laurie Caroline Pintar
70. Down in the mines : death, negligence, and the struggle for compensation / Laurie Caroline Pintar
71. Nevada's tax and national rights / Thomas C. Mackey
72. Nevada's tax cases : corporate equal protection and creation of the corporate person / Paul Kens
73. Law and the built environment / Neil Greenwood
74. Flower power in the ballot box : San Francisco and the Vietnam War / Neil Greenwood
75. Divorce Western style / Danelle Moon
76. The implications of the Brandeis brief / Dana Blakemore
77. Liquor licenses, laundries, and liberty / Paul Kens
78. Civil liberties, Chinese laboreres, and corporations / Paul Kens
79. American citizenship and Asian immigration / Lucy E. Salyer
80. “At the proper time” : the case of People v. de la Guerra / Paul Reed Spitzerri
81. The Sleepy Lagoon trial : synonym for in injustice and racial hatred / Susan Sanchez
82. Thorns in the roses : race relations and the Brookside plunge controversy in Pasadena, California, 1914-1947 / Howard Shorr
83. Unfulfilled promises : the legal and historical issues in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo / Richard Griswold del Castillo
84. Removal of ming debris / James W. Ely, Jr.
85. California Coastal Commission v. Granite Rock Co., 480 U.S. 572 (1987) : environmental regulation or land-use control? / Louise A. Halper
Appendix. Table of selected cases.

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