Edited by Peter L. Reich. This collection of essays explores various aspects of a fundamental issue in western legal history. Topics include historiographic
trends, water and politics in northern New Mexico, the principle of equitable apportionment, the Pecos River Compact, and water rights in the Sacramento-San
Joaquin Delta. Also included are book reviews and a bibliography. 135 pages, 6 x 9, trade paper. Vol. 9, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 1996)
Edited by Jane L. Scheiber & Harry N. Scheiber. This symposium issue presents three articles exploring the legal history of the former Pacific island
territories of the United States and of other colonial powers. In addition to editing this symposium, the Scheibers have coauthored with Benjamin Jones
a ground-breaking article on the treatment of Japanese-American citizens under the regime of martial law in Hawai’i during World War II. Judge Alfred T.
Goodwin contributes an article exploring the continuing role of the Ninth Circuit’s Pacific Islands Committee in the former Trust Territories in the Pacific.
Jon M. Van Dyke provides an analysis of the history of the South Pacific Judicial Conference and its successor, the Pacific Judicial Conference, and the
role their leaders have played in advancing the rule of law and judicial independence in the region. 243 pages, 6 x 9, trade paper. Vol. 22, Nos. 1 &
This special issue contains ten original essays offering a broad overview of the past and present issues relating to the Bill of Rights in the western states and the Pacific islands. Essays explore Native American rights, the suppression of free speech, Latino civil rights activism, modern concepts of privacy, racial restrictions on housing, martial law in Hawaii during World War II, economic rights, and the concept of due process. Teachers learning guide included at no additional cost. 251 pages, 6 x 9, trade paper. Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer/Fall 1990)
Western Legal History contains stimulating and reflective articles, interviews, and book reviews focused on the history of law in the American West
and the Pacific Islands. Prominent authors in history, law, political science, and other fields explore and illuminate the role that the law has
played in the West, from precontact times to today. Published twice yearly. Subscriptions are a benefit of membership in the NJCHS. ISSN 0896-2189
NJCHS Members receive a 20% discount on our books.