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Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky

Kurt X. Metzmeier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168609
eISBN:
9780813168791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168609.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is a group biography of Kentucky’s earliest law reporters, the individuals who collected and published the early opinions of Kentucky’s highest court from 1803 to 1878. Kentucky’s law reports ... More


Nancy Cruzan and “The Right to Die”

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the United States Supreme Court Opinion on the case of Nancy Cruzan who had been severely injured in an automobile accident on January 11, 1983. It notes that Cruzan remained ... More


Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

George Anastaplo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The role of law in government has been increasingly scrutinized as courts struggle with controversial topics such as assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, and torture. This book ... More


. The Flag Salute Cases (1940, 1943)

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the Opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940) case involving compulsory pledge. It notes that a pledge of allegiance was ... More


. Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) and the Prevention of Conception

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the most influential [United States] Supreme Court decisions of the latter part of the twentieth century in “Griswold v. Connecticut (1965).” It notes that under attack on that ... More


. Roe v. Wade (1973) and the Law of Abortion

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines two abortion-related cases, one from Texas and the other from Georgia, which were decided on January 22, 1973, by the United States Supreme Court. It states that the rulings of ... More


Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) and the Persistence of the Abortion Issue

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the Planned Parenthood v. Casey case. It notes that many women during the decade after Roe v. Wade, got used to the notion that substantial access to abortions was a right they ... More


. Capital Punishment and the United States Supreme Court

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the arguments on capital punishment. It notes that the conscientious opponent of capital punishment today does not readily confront the problem implicit in the fact that ... More


. Capital Punishment Reconsidered

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the principal efforts of abolitionists which were devoted to piecemeal critiques of the uses of capital punishment rather than to its complete elimination, once American ... More


Politics, Stump Speaking, and How the West Was Won

James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins

in Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134406
eISBN:
9780813135977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Politicians made themselves known through stump speaking. Kentuckians would come from miles away to hear the orators loudly proclaim their positions and gesticulate wildly atop their stand. In one of ... More


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