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Guide to Online Secondary Sources: Constitutional Law

Guide to Secondary Legal Resources on Lexis and Westlaw

Constitutional Law (see also: --Civil Rights Law; --Criminal Law; --Disabilities Law; --Privacy, Freedom of Information, and Cybersecurity Law)


Title Author(s) or Editor(s) Publisher


U.S. Federal (primarily)
Rotunda and Nowak's Treatise on Constitutional Law:  Substance and Procedure (Westlaw) (Law Library Closed Reserve KF4549 .R687 2012-) Ronald D. Rotunda and John E. Nowak Thomson Reuters Jurisdiction, standing, immunity, federalism, separation of powers, public office, international affairs, commerce clause, state taxation, due process, equal protection, enforcement of civil rights, 1st Amendment liberties

Modern Constitutional Law (Westlaw)

William J. Rich

Thomson Reuters

Liberty, equality, criminal justice, civil justice (including state court jurisdiction), citizenship, federalism, and separation of powers

Constitutional Law Deskbook (Westlaw) Ralph C. Chandler, Richard A. Enslen, and Peter G. Renstrom Thomson Reuters 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments, equal protection, and privacy
Smolla and Nimmer on Freedom of Speech (Westlaw) Rodney A. Smolla, Melville B. Nimmer, and George E. Allen Thomson Reuters 1st Amendment free speech clause
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech (Westlaw) David L. Hudson, Jr. Thomson Reuters 1st Amendment free speech clause
Constitutional Rights of the Accused (Westlaw) Joseph G. Cook Thomson Reuters Primarily 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments
Criminal Constitutional Law (Lexis) David S. Rudstein  Matthew Bender & Co. Analyzes all important Supreme Court, federal and state decisions interpreting Constitution provisions
Searches & Seizures, Arrests & Confessions (Westlaw) William E. Ringel Thomson Reuters 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments; some relevant discussion of 1st Amendment
Search & Seizure:  A Treatise on the Fourth Amendment (Westlaw) (Law Library Closed Reserve KF9630 .L24 2012 ) Wayne R. LaFave Thomson Reuters Some state constitutional law coverage
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (Westlaw) Nancy M. Burkoff and John M. Burkoff Thomson Reuters 6th and 14th Amendments; also some state constitutional law coverage
California and U.S. Federal
Witkin's Summary of California Law (Chapter 10) (Law Library Closed Reserve) (Westlaw) Bernard E. Witkin and members of the Witkin Legal Institute Thomson Reuters
California Jurisprudence (Westlaw) Publisher's Editorial Staff Thomson Reuters
Caskey California Search & Seizure (Westlaw) Hon. Gregory M. Caskey Thomson Reuters


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