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Urofsky, Melvin I.

Works: 181 works in 626 publications in 3 languages and 38,902 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History  Biography  Sources  Reference works  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: KF8745.B67, 347.732634
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Most widely held works about Melvin I Urofsky
Most widely held works by Melvin I Urofsky
Supreme decisions : great constitutional cases and their impact by Melvin I Urofsky( )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 3,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact covers twenty-three Supreme Court cases that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment in history. Discussing cases from nearly every decade in a two-hundred-year span, Melvin I. Urofsky expounds on the political climate of the United States from the country's infancy through the new millennium. Featuring Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, and many more, this text covers foundational rulings and more recent decisions. Written with students in mind, Melvin I. Urofsky offers compelling and fascinating accounts of American legal milestones."--Page 4 de la couverture
American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust by Melvin I Urofsky( )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 2,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis principally interested in the cultural, political and social conditions in the U.S. that led to critical differences between American and European Zionism. This recent edition includes a new preface by the author
A voice that spoke for justice : the life and times of Stephen S. Wise by Melvin I Urofsky( )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalism ethics by court decree : the Supreme Court on the proper practice of journalism by John C Watson( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 Americans making constitutional history : a biographical history by Melvin I Urofsky( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History presents profiles of key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Each profile reveals the human side of these cases, from the early republic to the present."--Jacket
The Warren court : justices, rulings, and legacy by Melvin I Urofsky( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the era, justices, key events, and decisions in landmark Supreme Court cases under Chief Justice Earl Warren
Religious freedom : rights and liberties under the law by Melvin I Urofsky( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides in a single source a thorough grounding in the origin, development, and current controversies surrounding the free practice of religion. Annotation. Urofsky (public policy and history, Virginia Commonwealth U.-Richmond) offers a reference to high school and undergraduate students who are beginning research into debates about religious freedom in the US. After describing the origins and development of the concept and the establishment and free-exercise clauses of the Constitution, he provides a list of key people, cases, and events; the texts of relevant documents; a chronology; a table of cases; and an annotated bibliography
Biographical encyclopedia of the Supreme Court : the lives and legal philosophies of the justices by Melvin I Urofsky( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signed essays profiling the men and women who have served and are serving on the U.S. Supreme Court includes not only important biographical information, but also in-depth details of the legal contributions made by the men and women of the nations highest bench. Keeping up with the recent changes to the Court, this volume includes all current justices
Documents of American constitutional & legal history by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, Second Edition. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known--but equally important--historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference. The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documents from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents of significance, from the latest Supreme Court decisions up through the recent Guantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions have been revised and the suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship. For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for each case and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This reader is an essential resource for anyone studying U.S. Constitutional History and/or Law. -- Publisher
A march of liberty : a constitutional history of the United States by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States is a clearly written, comprehensive overview of American constitutional development. Covering the country's history from the founding of the English colonies up through the latest decisions of the Supreme Court, this two-volume work presents the most complete discussion of American constitutional history currently available. Reflecting the latest in contemporary scholarship, the authors successfully blend cases and court doctrines into the larger fabric of American political, economic, and social history. They discuss in detail the great cases handed down by the Supreme Court, showing how these cases played out in society and how constitutional growth parallels changes in American culture. In addition, this two-volume set examines lesser-known decisions that played important roles in affecting change, and also contains in-depth analyses of the intellects and personalities of the Supreme Court justices who made these influential decisions. This second edition of A March of Liberty addresses recent scholarship on race and gender, covers both constitutional and legal history, and examines federal, state, and private law. The text exemplifies the current trends in American constitutional history through its holistic approach of integrating the decisions of the state and lower federal courts with the decisions of the Supreme Court. Volume II addresses Reconstruction to the present and covers key issues including police power, criminal law, income tax, child labor, desegregation, school prayer, and foreign policy. It also examines control over issuing legal tender and control of and limits on conducting commerce. A March of Liberty features useful supplemental materials including the text of the Constitution, a chronological list of Supreme Court justices, and a detailed list of suggested further readings. Gracefully written and clearly explained, this popular two-volume set is indispensable for courses in American constitutional history and law"--The publisher's description
Louis D. Brandeis : a life by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-scale biography in 25 years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court--a book that reveals not only Louis D. Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist, but also Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit.--Book jacket
Letting go : death, dying, and the law by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As modern medicine prolongs life beyond all previous limits, how we die is perhaps the greatest moral and legal dilemma we face. Letting Go is for anybody concerned with how America conceives the rights of the individual in the late twentieth century, as well as those facing painful, personal decisions of life and death
Landmark decisions of the United States Supreme Court by Paul Finkelman( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historical context and constitutional significance of more than one thousand of the most important cases to come before the Supreme Court
A conflict of rights : the Supreme Court and affirmative action by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Supreme Court's decision affirming Diane Joyce's selection over Paul Johnson for a dispatcher's position
Louis D. Brandeis and the progressive tradition by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, four years before the start of the Civil War, Brandeis came of age in a simple, rural America undergoing vast transition into an industrial powerhouse. The transition spawned a myriad of social problems and inequities, for which he blamed big business as well as the constant erosion of older Jeffersonian values he knew and cherished. But he was never a romanticist who wanted to turn back the clock. During the early days of his highly successful legal career, Brandeis recognized that the worst abuses of the emerging industrial system might be remedied by practical reformers who translated their idealism into specific, workable laws and programs that the average citizen could understand. Progressive reform became his life's work. From defending the public interest in Boston utility cases and investigating fraudulent insurance practices, Brandeis rose rapidly on the national scene to become head of the powerful American Zionist movement after he rediscovered his Jewish identity while arbitrating the passionate and historic New York garment workers' strike. While a Zionist leader, he was instrumental in the attempt to reestablish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. In 1916, in what was the classic fight of the progressive era, Brandeis was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by Woodrow Wilson, to whom he was a close and trusted advisor, over strenuous objections of conservatives and anti-Semites who feared his democratic zeal and ardent reformist thinking. During the next two decades, "Holmes and Brandeis dissenting" became a sort of battle cry in the struggle to keep alive a flexible jurisprudence faithful to progressive values and to experimentation with modern social problems. The author masterfully examines Brandeis' career as a progressive and Zionist, interpreting his life from a new perspective that solidly establishes him as one of the great reformers in American history, and one of the greatest legal craftsmen ever to sit on the high court. -- from Book Jacket
Lethal judgments : assisted suicide and American law by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In two 1997 decisions, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide. Yet for many people this concept strikes to the heart of our sense of liberty even as it tugs at our hearts in the face of human suffering. Lethal Judgments examines those cases, the law surrounding the plaintiffs' claims, and the moral debate over physician-assisted suicide. A concise and gracefully written overview of one of the most complex and contentious areas of American law, it lays out the conflict between individuals supporting privacy rights, due process, and equal protection, and those for whom moral and ethical considerations trump such concepts. Noted constitutional scholar Melvin Urofsky discusses the tangled legal, historical, ethical, and medical issues related to right-to-die arguments, then examines the Supreme Court's position in Washington v. Glucksberg and Quill v. Vacco. He shows how these 1997 cases relate to two other famous cases-Karen Ann Quinlan and Nancy Beth Cruzan-and carries the controversy up to the recent trials of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Urofsky considers the many facets of this knotty argument. He differentiates between discontinuation of medical treatment, assisted suicide, and active euthanasia, and he sensitively examines the issue's social and religious contexts to enable readers to see both sides of the dispute. He also shows that in its ruling the Supreme Court did not slam the door on the subject but left it ajar by allowing states to legislate on the matter as Oregon has already done. By treating assisted suicide simply as a legal question, observes Urofsky, we miss the real importance of the issue. For patients with AIDS, cancer, and other debilitating illnesses-or even for those feeble from age-physician-assisted suicide is an expression of personal autonomy, and as modern medicine learns new ways to prolong life, more and more people will seek to exercise this option. Because right-to-die cases are likely to come before the high court again, this book provides students and general readers with a timely appreciation of their importance for legal theory and a useful way to reflect upon the choice between life and death. Discusses the tangled legal, historical, ethical, & medical issues related to right-to-die arguments through a clear examination of landmark Supreme Court cases including Quill v. Vacco
Dissent and the Supreme Court : its role in the Court's history and the nation's constitutional dialogue by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melvin Urofsky's major new book looks at the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution through the greatest and longest lasting public-policy debate in the country's history, among members of the Supreme Court, between the Court and the other branches of government, and between the Court and the people of the United States"--Jacket
The Douglas letters : selections from the private papers of Justice William O. Douglas by William O Douglas( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmative action on trial : sex discrimination in Johnson v. Santa Clara by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mind of one piece; Brandeis and American reform by Melvin I Urofsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Warren court : justices, rulings, and legacy
Journalism ethics by court decree : the Supreme Court on the proper practice of journalism100 Americans making constitutional history : a biographical historyThe Warren court : justices, rulings, and legacyReligious freedom : rights and liberties under the lawBiographical encyclopedia of the Supreme Court : the lives and legal philosophies of the justicesDocuments of American constitutional & legal historyA march of liberty : a constitutional history of the United StatesLouis D. Brandeis : a life
Alternative Names
Urofsky, Melvin 1939-

Urofsky, Melvin I.

Urofsky, Melvin Irving

Urofsky, Melvin Irving 1939-

우로프스키, 멜빈 I

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Dutch (1)