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The History of the New York Court of Appeals
Author: Bernard S. Meyer

ISBN: 9780231136327
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: 25 May 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 5.7
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From 1932 to 2003, the New York Court of Appeals-the highest court in the state- decided crucial cases pertaining to the social and legal issues of the day. The judges' rulings affected laws regarding motion picture censorship; obscenity, indecency, and immorality; religion; capital punishment; torts; the right to control personal medical care; and abortion.

This comprehensive history completes a two volume series that began with "The History of the New York Court of Appeals, 1847-1932." Each case is richly recounted and analyzed, detailing the decisions and dissenting opinions. Short biographies are provided for the judges who served during this period, and changes in the selection of judges, as well as the court's jurisdiction, are thoroughly explained.

Particular to this volume, the authors provide the legal, social, and political contexts for these cases, showing how the law has evolved over time. They examine the court's view concerning its constitutional power to respond to an economic emergency during the Great Depression; they outline cases in which the judges ruled on the government's role in legislating m...

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