NEW BOOK: Grand Juries: A Legal Research Guide

Legal Research Guides, New Book Breanne Callahan

  • A source for locating essential primary and secondary grand jury materials, including constitutional, statutory, rule references, and more.
  • A comprehensive bibliography including more than 300 new periodical references on the grand jury since 1975.
  • A must-have title for all criminal law practitioners and professors, as well as law libraries

About This Title

The grand jury has a distinguished history in Anglo-American legal history, from the reign of King Henry II (1154-1189) to the adoption of the Grand Jury Clause in the Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights (1791). On the state level, a large number have adopted grand jury provisions within their constitutions and even more within their statutes. On the municipal level, grand juries are used in both criminal and civil proceedings. The role of the grand jury has become contentious because of police violence and the failure to indict police officers who killed unarmed African-Americans in the United States. The grand jury is an important institution and will continue to be used in both federal and state jurisdictions.

This guide brings together a wide range of primary and secondary sources dealing with grand juries. Primary sources include federal constitutional, statutory, and rules references, as well as listing of state constitutions, statutes, and court rules. Secondary sources include digests and citators, ALR annotations, legal encyclopedias, treatises, and practice books, along with periodical articles, legal newspapers and websites.

About the Author

Dr. Joel Fishman possesses a B.A. from Hunter College, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a M.L.S. degree from Queens College (CUNY). He has been a law librarian for forty-five years, serving for 22 years as the law librarian at the Allegheny County Law Library, and then Assistant/Associate Director for Lawyer Services at the Duquesne University Center for Legal Information/Allegheny County Law Library (1999-June 2016). Dr. Fishman has also served on various committees in local, regional, and national law library organizations. Since 1980, he has taught legal research courses to law students, undergraduate students, and paralegal students at Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, and other local colleges. He currently teaches an online Introduction to Legal Research course at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Fishman is a prolific author with more than 300 publications including books, articles in law reviews, bar journals, and legal newspapers, chapters in books, and book reviews. He is an expert in Pennsylvania legal history and bibliography, and also Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Constitution Website at Duquesne University School of Law. This title is Dr. Fishman’s second volume in Hein’s Legal Research Guide series. He has also written on Judicial Ethics and Discipline (2020).

Grand Juries: A Legal Research Guide*
Legal Research Guides, Volume 83
Item #: 1006927
ISBN: 978-0-8377-4138-3
Pages: xviii, 98p. (116p. total)
1 Volume, perfect bound…….$89.00
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2020

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