The faculty at the Columbus School of Law have published books in a wide variety of legal and non-legal disciplines. This repository collection includes a selection of some of the many books authored by our faculty.
Robert A. Destro and Michael S. Ariens
The second edition of Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society offers the same structure and thorough coverage of the law of religious liberty as the first edition, along with a new conceptual framework for approaching the religious liberty jurisprudence of the Supreme Court. The first four chapters offer a history of law and religion in the United States that extends from the framing of the Constitution to the early 1920s. Chapters Six through Thirteen examine the statute and case law governing religious liberty in a variety of settings and areas of law, including education, the workplace, tax, the courtroom, property, and the corporate boardroom. The few pronouncements of the United States Supreme Court in each of these areas serve as the anchors for thorough examination of the law of religious liberty in the state and lower federal courts.
Ariens and Destro have reorganized Chapter Five, which examines the Supreme Court's efforts to craft a constitutional law of religious liberty since the 1940s. The new conceptual framework is based on the language and structure of the First Amendment, and is designed to help the reader understand and apply the rules the Court has developed in this important area of constitutional law. New in the notes to Chapter Five are references to comparative and international materials. The materials are updated through 2001, and a number of cases are more tightly edited than in the first edition. A revised teacher's manual with sample course outlines and problems will be available.
Stephen E. Young
Stephen Young’s The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878: A Documentary History compiles 50 key documents tracing the history and application of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. This timely work includes important Congressional reports, regulations, Executive Orders of the President, Department of Defense directives, opinions of the Attorney General, armed forces regulations, opinions from the 1970’s “Wounded Knee” cases, and other valuable material.
In a small town in Mississippi, a young boy is coming to maturity in spite of himself. Henry Tollet arrives home one day badly bloodied after being attacked without provocation near his school bus stop. He did not even know the boy who did it, a scraggly youth who vanished as mysteriously as he had appeared. Henry winces as his grandfather tends to the wound, but it is his father’s reaction that troubles him.
Rett R. Ludwikowski and Gisbert H. Franz
Marshall J. Breger and Ora Ahimeir
Many of the perspectives in these essays are unique and have never been published for a wider audience. Contributors consider aspects of the "politics of religion" - an issue rarely explored objectively in existing literature. Other articles propose ways of mediating the challenges of Jerusalem. In covering a range of crucial subjects, the book will appeal to Jewish and Christian audiences alike. Other primary readers include Middle East and law scholars.
Elizabeth A. Edinger and Robert C. Berring
This text provides a basic introduction to legal information and legal research. Designed for first-semester, first-year law students, provides a readable introduction to what first-year students need to know. This work does not provide comprehensive coverage of legal materials, and is not designed to replace traditional legal texts. Instead, it seeks to provide an easy-to-read introduction for the new law student.
Marshall J. Breger, Gerald S. Schatz, and Deborah Schick Laufer
This deskbook highlights the remarkable scope of ADR processes within the Federal government. It answers a host of questions about ADR; why it has emerged as an alternative to administrative litigation, where it is practiced, who engages in it, how it is carried out, and by what authority it is employed. The book will serve as a ready resource for practitioners, judges and academics, offering not only information but also practical techniques for the resolution of disputes involving the federal government. Moreover, it will set the stage for further progress in the art and science of ADR in the administrative setting.
George P. Smith II
A collection of the following essays:
Law, science, and religion in a changing world order: designing a template for the age of biotechnology.
Universal human rights and biomedicine.
The elderly and health care rationing.
Complexities in end-of-life medical treatment.
Genetic enhancement or eugenic improvement: controlling the brave new world.
The last rights: euthanasia, suicide or self-determination: ethical, legal, and philosophical concerns.
The flight of the developmentally disabled.
Bioethics and the administration of justice.
Procreative liberty or procreative responsibility.
Developing a standard for advancing genetic health and scientific investigation.
Final exits: safeguarding self-determination and the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.
Challenging family values in the new society.
Economic jurisprudence, land use development, and the law of nuisance.
George P. Smith II
The eight chapters within this volume are structured around an exploration of the fundamental issues in the field of biomedical human rights: dignity and autonomy in not only procreative liberties but throughout the complete cycle of life and death, the freedom of scientific inquiry into the new biotechnological methods of collaborative reproduction, the right to genetic integrity at birth and throughout life, and the equitable right to health or access to health care benefits during life and old age. All of these central issues are tested, of necessity, but utilitarian principles which, in turn, force the templates for decision making evaluate the gravity of harm deriving from a particular human right and its recognition and enforcement measured against the utility of the social, economic, or cultural good accruing from recognition of such a right in the first instance. Ultimately, cultural relativism will be seen - more often than universality - as the determinative point of balance. This volume not only informs the ongoing debate on the role of human rights in biomedicine, but should also provide responses to the troublesome issues presented in the age of biotechnology.
Although Americans claim to revere the Constitution, relatively few understand its workings. Its real importance for the average citizen is as an enduring reminder of the moral vision that shaped the nation’s founding. Yet scholars have paid little attention to the broader appeal that constitutional idealism has always made to the American imagination through publications and films.Maxwell Bloomfield draws upon such neglected sources to illustrate the way in which media coverage contributes to major constitutional change.
Successive generations have sought to reaffirm a sense of national identity and purpose by appealing to constitutional norms, defined on an official level by law and government. Public support, however, may depend more on messages delivered by the popular media. Muckraking novels, such as Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906), debated federal economic regulation. Woman suffrage organizations produced films to counteract the harmful gender stereotypes of early comedies. Arguments over the enforcement of black civil rights in the Civil Rights Cases and Plessy v. Ferguson took on new meaning when dramatized in popular novels.
From the founding to the present, Americans have been taught that even radical changes may be achieved through orderly constitutional procedures. How both elite and marginalized groups in American society reaffirmed and communicated this faith in the first three decades of the twentieth century is the central theme of this book.