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Ely, James W. Jr 1938-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 291 publications in 1 language and 18,877 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Digests  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Miscellanea  Biographies  Casebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: KF8742.A35, 347.3073503
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Most widely held works by James W Ely
The Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States by Kermit L Hall( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The Supreme Court has continued to write constitutional history over the thirteen years since publication of the highly acclaimed first edition of The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court. Two new justices have joined the high court, more than 800 cases have been decided, and a good deal of new scholarship has appeared on many of the topics treated in the Companion. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presided over the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, and the Court as a whole played a decisive and controversial role in the outcome of the 2000 presidential election. Under Rehnquists's leadership, a bare majority of the justices have rewritten significant areas of the law dealing with federalism, sovereign immunity, and the commerce power. This new edition includes new entries on key cases and fully updated treatment of crucial areas of constitutional law, such as abortion, freedom of religion, school desegregation, freedom of speech, voting rights, military tribunals, and the rights of the accused. These developments make the second edition of this accessible and authoritative guide essential for judges, lawyers, academics, journalists, and anyone interested in the impact of the Court's decisions on American society
The guardian of every other right : a constitutional history of property rights by James W Ely( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title chronicles the pivotal role of property rights in fashioning the American constitutional order from the colonial era to the current controversies over eminent domain and land use controls. It book emphasizes the interplay of law, politics, ideology, and economic change in shaping constitutional thought and provides a historical perspective on the contemporary debate about property rights
The Bill of Rights in modern America : after 200 years by David J Bodenhamer( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This newly revised and expanded edition of The Bill of Rights in Modern America captures the contentious national debate about the nature and extent of our individual rights. Free speech, the separation of church and state, public safety and gun control, property rights, the rights of criminals and victims, the limits of law enforcement, the death penalty, affirmative action, the right to privacy, abortion, states' rights -- the Bill of Rights has been evoked as the legal basis for every one of these issu
The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions by Kermit L Hall( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each entry provides an up-to-date official citation, the date the case was argued and decided, the vote of the Justices, who wrote the opinion for the Court, who concurred, and who dissented. More importantly, the entries feature an informative account of the particulars of the case, the legal and social background, the reasoning behind the Court's decision, and the case's impact on American society."--Front flap of jacket
An Uncertain tradition : constitutionalism and the history of the South( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal papers of Andrew Jackson by Andrew Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cases and materials on modern property law by Jon W Bruce( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of easements and licenses in land by Jon W Bruce( )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis of conservative Virginia : the Byrd organization and the politics of massive resistance by James W Ely( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroads and American law by James W Ely( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambivalent legacy : a legal history of the South( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief justiceship of Melville W. Fuller, 1888-1910 by James W Ely( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first book in a generation to offer a fresh interpretation of the Supreme Court during the pivotal tenure of Melville W. Fuller, James Ely provides a judicial biography of the man who led the court from 1888 until 1910 as well as a comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of the jurisprudence dispensed under his leadership. Highlighting Fuller's skills as a judicial administrator, Ely argues that a commitment to economic liberty, security of private property, limited government, and states' rights guided Fuller and his colleagues in their treatment of constitutional issues. Ely directly challenges the conventional idea that the Fuller Court adopted laissez-faire principles in order to serve the needs of business. Rather, Ely presents the Supreme Court's efforts to safeguard economic rights not as a single-minded devotion to corporate interests but as a fulfillment of the property-conscious values that shaped the constitution-making process in 1787
American legal history : cases and materials by Kermit L Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fuller court : justices, rulings, and legacy by James W Ely( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work explores the Court's 22 years of accomplishment, places its decisions in historical context, and charts its role in the sweeping economic and social changes that transformed U.S. society. The volume examines the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Sherman Act, the Pure Food and Drug Act, and other regulatory milestones. It also shows how the Court strengthened state control of criminal justice and protected property rights and individual liberties."--Jacket
A history of the Tennessee Supreme Court( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law & politics( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property rights in American history : from the colonial era to the present( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contract clause in American history( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contract clause : a constitutional history by James W Ely( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few provisions of the American Constitution have had such a tumultuous history as the contract clause. Prompted by efforts in a number of states to interfere with debtor-creditor relationships after the Revolution, the clause--Article I, Section 10--reads that no state shall "pass any law impairing the Obligation of Contracts." Honoring contractual commitments, in the framers' view, would serve the public interest to encourage commerce and economic growth. How the contract clause has fared, as chronicled in this book by James W. Ely, Jr., tells us a great deal about the shifting concerns and assumptions of Americans. Its history provides a window on matters central to American constitutional history, including the protection of economic rights, the growth of judicial review, and the role of federalism. Under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall, the Supreme Court construed the provision expansively, and it rapidly became the primary vehicle for federal judicial review of state legislation before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment. Indeed, the contract clause was one of the most litigated provisions of the Constitution throughout the nineteenth century, and its history reflects the impact of wars, economic distress, and political currents on reading the Constitution. Ely shows how, over time, the courts carved out several malleable exceptions to the constitutional protection of contracts--most notably the notion of an inalienable police power--thus weakening the contract clause and enhancing state regulatory authority. His study documents the near-fatal blow dealt to the provision by New Deal constitutionalism, when the perceived need for governmental intervention in the economy superseded the economic rights of individuals. Though the 1970s saw a modest revival of interest in the contract clause, the criteria for invoking it remain uncertain. And yet, as state and local governments try to trim the benefits of public sector employees, the provision has once again figured prominently in litigation. In this book, James Ely gives us a timely, analytical lens for understanding these contemporary challenges, as well as the critical historical significance of the contract clause."--
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by James W Ely( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals. The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics
 
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The Oxford companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
Alternative Names
Ely, James W., 1938-

Ely, James W. 1938- Jr

Ely, James W. Jr

Ely, James W., Jr., 1938-

Ely, James W. jun. 1938-

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English (205)

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The guardian of every other right : a constitutional history of property rightsThe Bill of Rights in modern America : after 200 yearsThe Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court DecisionsLegal papers of Andrew JacksonCases and materials on modern property lawRailroads and American lawAmerican legal history : cases and materialsThe Fuller court : justices, rulings, and legacy