Aimed at librarians and library science students, this book covers such topics as the origins of legal publishing; the U.S. system of law and government; issues related to the U.S. Constitution and Treaties; activities of the legislative and executive branches; and an examination of the legal issues faced by librarians, publishers and book distributors.
Bryan M. Carson is professor and Coordinator of Reference and Instructional Services at Western Kentucky University. A member of the bar in Ohio and Kentucky, he has published extensively on law as applied to libraries. He is the author of The Law of Libraries and Archives (Scarecrow, 2006).
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Historical Background of the U.S. Constitution 2. Finding Legal Materials: The U.S. System of Law and Government 3. The Constitution: The Supreme Law of the Land 4. The Enigma of International Law in the U.S. Legal System 5. Congress: The Legislative Branch 6. Executive and Administrative Agencies 7. The Freedom of Information Act 8. The Judicial Branch: The Federal Court System 9. Federalism: The State Legal Systems 10. The Past and Future of Legal Research Bibliography Index About the Author