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HeinOnline: History of Capital Punishment

 

The Law Library recently added the History of Capital Punishment database to its HeinOnline subscription. The database includes The Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection, which is the result of more than 50 years of research. The book includes more than 7,000 bibliographic entries of books, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, photographs, and other memorabilia related to the history of the death penalty. Nearly 650 of the bibliographic records in The Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection link to full-text documents. Both a database version and PDF replica of the print product are included. The database includes a variety of other documents, such as related trials, congressional hearings, periodicals, and scholarly articles.

 

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

 

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles address a focused range of topics that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective. The articles define and cover the basis and foundations of state formation and constitutional law, as well as analyze and explain underlying legal concepts such as human rights, constitutional formation, scope of state protections, the defining structures of governmental makeup, types of legal structures and interactions within a constitutional law system, and legal constitutional concepts that make up constitutional law. In addition, articles provide insight and detail into key cases that have contributed to or defined constitutional law concepts on a global scale, and discuss key instruments in constitutional law history such as Magna Carta and the Charter of Medina, among others.

 

ProQuest Supreme Court Insight: Certiorari Denied Collection

 

The Law Library has added a collection of denied certiorari petitions to its Supreme Court Insight subscription. The collection coverage begins in 1997. To search denied petitions, from the Advanced Search screen select the radial for “Denied only.”