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The history of Nebraska law

Author: Alan G Gless
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, 2008.
Series: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Much of Nebraska law reflects mainstream American law, yet Nebraskans also have been open to experiment and innovation. The state revamped the legislative process by establishing the nation's only unicameral legislature and pioneered public employment collective bargaining and dispute resolution through its industrial relations commission and its relaxation of strict separation of powers. These seemingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan G Gless
ISBN: 9780821417874 0821417878
OCLC Number: 156817262
Description: xiii, 318 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Frontier framers : constitution making in nineteenth-century Nebraska / Thomas H. Cox --
Nebraska's criminal codes / Alan G. Gless --
The legal and judicial career of Francis "Frank" Hamer : pioneer lawyer, district court judge, and Nebraska Supreme Court justice / Mark R. Ellis --
Land use law and livestock production / Anthony B. Schutz --
An overview of Nebraska water law / Alan G. Gless and Peter J. Longo --
Foreclosure moratoria and farm credit mediation : Nebraska's legal response to two agricultural crises / J. David Aiken --
Nebraska's unicameral legislature / James W. Hewitt --
Accidental jurists : the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations / John M. Gradwohl --
Pioneers in interdisciplinary legal education : a history of the UNL law and psychology program / Brian H. Bornstein, Richard L. Wiener, and Evelyn M. Maeder --
Nebraska Native American legal history : an overview / Mark R. Scherer --
Standing Bear : a long walk for liberty, a firm step for justice / Charles E. Wright --
Wounded Knee / Tim A. Garrison and Warren K. Urbom --
The first women of Nebraska law / Susan I. Strong --
Meyer v. Nebraska / William G. Ross --
Roscoe Pound : arguably Nebraska's single greatest contribution to American legal history / Richard E. Shugrue and Alan G. Gless.
Series Title: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
Responsibility: edited by Alan G. Gless ; with a foreword by John V. Hendry.
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