Criminal Procedure

Principles, Policies and Perspectives
Author: Joshua Dressler,George Conner Thomas
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314279484
Category: Law
Page: 1454
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For nearly fifteen years, Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives (and their softcover versions, Criminal Procedure: Investigating Crime and Criminal Procedure: Prosecuting Crime), written by Joshua Dressler and George C. Thomas III, have sought to inspire students to analyze and critique constitutional and non-constitutional criminal procedure doctrine. The book features careful case selection and editing that includes dissenting and concurring opinions when useful in understanding the law. The Fifth Edition covers the recent changes in constitutional law, including in the Fourth Amendment (e.g., "search" law; broader warrant exceptions; and the recent narrowing of the exclusionary rule); interrogation law (e.g., changes in Miranda v. Arizona and in the sixth amendment right to counsel that make it easier for police to interrogation suspects and defendants); pretrial identification of suspects, and the confrontation clause. As in the past, the casebook includes "in the trenches" material, designed to give students an idea of what life is like inside the squad car, the interrogation room, and the courtroom.

Criminal Procedure 2016

Principles, Policies and Perspectives
Author: Joshua Dressler,George Thomas, III
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634605205
Category:
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This supplement brings the principal text current with recent developments in the law.

The First Amendment


Author: Geoffrey R. Stone,Louis M. Seidman,Cass R. Sunstein,Mark V. Tushnet
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876565
Category: Law
Page: 792
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From the same authorship team behind the highly successful Constitutional Law and among the leading casebooks in the field, The First Amendment provides a comprehensive and accessible review of speech and religion jurisprudence under the First Amendment. The eminent authorship team, whose members are distinguished both in teaching and scholarship, combines textual, historical, theoretical, and doctrinal approaches in an inclusive and creative survey of the essential elements of modern First Amendment doctrine. It has been completely updated to incorporate recent developments in the field, including campaign finance and government speech, and provides a broader discussion of modern First Amendment issues, including those related to modern technology. Features: Completely updated to incorporate recent developments in the field, including campaign finance and government speech Broader discussion of modern First Amendment issues, including those related to modern technology Updated notes and questions, including those placing the First Amendment in practice New Cases Added: United States v. Alvarez Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Walker v. Texas Div. Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.

Cases and Materials on Modern Antitrust Law and Its Origins


Author: Thomas D. Morgan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780314283436
Category: Law
Page: 953
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This text organizes cases over four periods: a 25-year period from 1890 to 1914, in which most of today's issues were foreshadowed; a 25-year period from 1915 to 1939, in which the 'rule of reason' forced courts to investigate the actual consequences of business practices; a 35-year period from 1940 to 1975, in which the per se rule and industry concentration provided the predominant models for analysis; and the modern period of now almost 40 years, which is a synthesis of the second and third periods. The new Fifth Edition retains enough of the first three periods to provide important intellectual and economic context, but it expands upon, even more fully, the recent developments of antitrust policy. All major Supreme Court authority is covered, including the 2013 Actavis 'reverse payments' and Phoebe Putney 'hospital regulation' cases, as well as the 2010 Merger Guidelines and developments in lower court treatment of tying, bundled pricing and mergers.

Understanding Capital Punishment Law


Author: Linda E. Carter,Ellen Kreitzberg,Scott Howe
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327184183
Category: Law
Page: 530
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This treatise is designed to provide an overview of the complex issues surrounding capital punishment. The primary emphasis of Understanding Capital Punishment Law is an explanation of the constitutional law that governs death penalty proceedings in the United States. Understanding Capital Punishment Law is structured in five parts: Overview. These chapters include arguments for and against capital punishment, and an overview of the legal constructs for analysis of Eighth Amendment issues. Trial Procedures. This group of chapters covers the constitutional issues that have shaped the process into a guilt phase and a penalty phase: aggravating circumstances, mitigating circumstances, and a decision on death or life. Topics include categorical bars to the death penalty, such as mental retardation; the function of aggravating evidence to narrow the group of death-eligible defendants; the presentation of aggravating evidence, such as victim-impact evidence; the function of mitigating evidence to provide for individualized consideration of the defendant; the presentation of mitigating evidence; and the decision process, including the distinction between weighing and non-weighing states and life without parole instructions. Post-Trial Procedures. These chapters include direct appeal; habeas corpus, with an emphasis on ineffective assistance of counsel and innocence claims; clemency; and death row issues of insanity and the death row phenomenon. Systemic Issues. Pervasive issues of race and gender discrimination are covered as well as the constitutional and practical problem of 'volunteers' for the death penalty. Additionally, there is a chapter that explains and describes international treaty issues in capital cases. Future Issues. A final chapter looks at issues that are likely to arise in future death penalty cases, including the constitutionality of executing juveniles and the effect of terrorism on death penalty law.

Contemporary Family Law


Author: Douglas Abrams,Naomi Cahn,Linda Mcclain,Catherine Ross,David Meyer
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628101652
Category:
Page: 1280
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In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'

Family Law from Multiple Perspectives

Cases and Commentary
Author: Lynn D. Wardle,Mark Philip Strasser,Lynne Marie Kohm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780314286208
Category: Law
Page: 1034
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This concise casebook introduces students to basic family law doctrines in the context of the fundamental but often unarticulated moral and policy debates. The organization of the 26 chapters is simple and coherent. Chapter One introduces foundational principles; the remaining 25 chapters are divided into six sections that discuss family law regulation of the formation, continuation, and dissolution of horizontal (spousal) and vertical (parent-child) family relationships. Each subchapter includes cases, statutes, short notes (emphasizing the variations among state laws, historical context and conceptual grounding for the family law doctrines), problems, and a review of multiple perspectives that have influenced the development of the relevant family law doctrines, rules and policies.

American Constitutional Law

Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes
Author: Donald P. Kommers,John E. Finn,Gary J. Jacobsohn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742563681
Category: Law
Page: 1149
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes is a unique casebook that encourages citizens and students of the Constitution to think critically about the fundamental principles and policies of the American constitutional order. In addition to its distinguished authorship, the book has two prominent features that set it apart from other books in the field: an emphasis on the social, political, and moral theory that provides meaning to constitutional law and interpretation, and a comparative perspective that situates the American experience within a world context that serves as an invaluable prism through which to illuminate the special features of our own constitutional order. While the focus of the book is entirely on American constitutional law, the book asks students to consider what, if anything, is unique in American constitutional life and what we share with other constitutional democracies. Each chapter is preceded by an introductory essay that highlights these major themes and also situates the cases in their proper historical and political contexts. This new edition offers updated and expanded treatment of a number of important and timely topics including, the death penalty, privacy, affirmative action, and school segregation. Volume 2 of this text focuses on civil rights and basic freedoms and includes separate chapters on race and gender.

Women and the Law


Author: Judith G. Greenberg,Martha Minow,Dorothy E. Roberts
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1100
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The Second Edition of Frug's Women & the Law integrates cases with theoretical readings by feminists, social scientists, & historians as well as legal scholars. Organized around the three central topics of work, family, & body, this new edition reflects a multiplicity of feminist stances & critiques.

Law and Economics


Author: Jeffrey L. Harrison,Jules Theeuwes
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393930535
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 552
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This appealing text for the Law and Economics course features: An engaging approach that stresses student comprehension Numerous cases based on court decisions Extensive coverage of important and timely topics such as the Coase theorem, intellectual property, and behavioral economics Law and Economics in Action boxes that heighten student interest Short chapters to allow maximum flexibility for the instructor

Education and the Law


Author: Stuart Biegel,Kevin Welner,Robert Kim
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628101089
Category:
Page: 1116
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Containing over 20% new content and two additional chapters, this updated casebook addresses legal and public policy issues and controversies affecting K-12 as well as higher education. In addition to fundamental caselaw, the book includes fifty-nine original hypotheticals, extensive material on technology-related issues, recent developments in First Amendment law, "guidance" from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, and a strong focus on equal access to quality education. Topical coverage includes campus safety and the criminal justice system, the rights of educators, bilingual education, disability rights law, race-conscious remedies, religion in the schools, LGBT-related controversies, gender equity, and expanded coverage of privacy law issues, the school-to-prison pipeline, cyber-bullying, the impact of "Race to the Top" and ESEA flexibility, the ongoing battle over K-12 teacher tenure rights, and the implications of the burgeoning charter school movement.

Core Criminal Procedure

Learning Through Multiple-Choice Questions
Author: Kathy Swedlow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781632838797
Category: Confession (Law)
Page: 440
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Supplement to Criminal Procedure

Principles, Policies and Perspectives: Criminal Procedure: Investing Crime: Criminal Procedure: Prosecuting Crime
Author: Joshua Dressler,George C. Thomas, III
Publisher: Thomson West
ISBN: 9780314162090
Category: Law
Page: 280
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Criminal Procedure accompanies the casebook and provides updated material on criminal procedure, including new and relevant decisions in this area of law. Premised on the belief that criminal law is an exciting subject to learn and teach, this supplement to the popular casebook provides a balanced overview of classic and modern criminal procedure issues.

American Criminal Procedure

Cases and Commentary
Author: Stephen A. Saltzburg,Daniel J. Capra
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780314285577
Category: Law
Page: 1815
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This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634595346. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. This new edition of the classic casebook contains detailed and authoritative commentary, extensive discussion of practical problems, highlighted treatment of selected recent lower-court cases, full consideration of Supreme Court cases, and questions that challenge the conceptions and analytical powers of law students. New features include the addition of more headnotes; full case treatment of important new Supreme Court cases; and consideration of how Bill of Rights protections have been affected and limited in the aftermath of 9/11. The new edition also includes additional scholarly commentary on such topics as the exclusionary rule, Miranda, and jury nullification. The authors have made a concerted attempt to make the book as lean and as user-friendly as possible, without sacrificing content that will challenge both the student and the professor.

Understanding Criminal Law


Author: Joshua Dressler
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 9781531007911
Category: Criminal law
Page: 648
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This comprehensive and clearly written Understanding treatise is frequently cited by scholars and courts in their analysis of substantive criminal law, and has been a popular source of assistance to criminal law students for the past quarter century. Understanding Criminal Law is designed to be taught in conjunction with any casebook. The topics covered are those most often raised in criminal law casebooks, and coverage of these subjects is meant to complement professors' classroom discussions. The text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.

Criminal Procedure


Author: Erwin Chemerinsky,Laurie L. Levenson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876654
Category: Law
Page: 1450
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Written in a student-friendly manner, the third edition of Criminal Procedure eschews reliance on rhetorical questions and law review excerpts in favor of comprehensive exploration of black letter law and trendsetting policy issues. Authored by a pair of well-respected criminal and constitutional law scholars, Criminal Procedure utilizes a chronological approach that guides students through criminal procedure doctrine from rules governing law enforcement investigation to matters related to habeas corpus relief. In addition to presenting the perspectives from various stakeholders (i.e., defense attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and victims), the authors take care to provide students with useful, practice-oriented materials, including pleadings and motions papers. Criminal Procedure not only employs a systemic approach that takes students through issues from policy to application of legal doctrine, but also introduces issues at the forefront of modern criminal procedure debates. Key Benefits: Straightforward writing style and dynamic text combined with clear and presenting thoughtfully edited principal and minor cases Intuitive chronological presentation of topics in an easy-to-understand approach from investigation to prosecution to post-conviction relief Systematic and cohesive exploration of policy on every issue, before moving on to the specifics of doctrine Useful examples for future and current criminal law practitioners Approachable organization based on common progression through criminal justice system Straight writing style that relies on cases and author essays rather than law review excerpts and strict Socratic rhetoric questions. Practice-oriented features, discussion of modern policy issues, useful example documents for practitioners.

American constitutional law

essays, cases, and comparative notes
Author: Donald P. Kommers,John E. Finn,Gary J. Jacobsohn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742526938
Category: History
Page: 1095
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Discusses the history of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, the involvement of the United States in the peace process, and the changing face of terrorism in the twenty-first century.

Criminal Procedure, Investigating Crime - Casebookplus


Author: Joshua Dressler,George Thomas, III
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683284642
Category:
Page: N.A
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This softcover book contains a complete, unchanged reprint of Chapters 1-10 and Chapter 14 of Dressler and Thomas's Criminal Procedure: Principles, Policies and Perspectives, Sixth Edition. Please see that description for more about the style and approach of the book.

Property

Principles and Policies
Author: Thomas Merrill,Henry Smith
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781628101027
Category:
Page: N.A
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This title is a part of our CasebookPlus™ offering as ISBN 9781683284604. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. This revised casebook is designed for a "building block" Property course that serves as a student's foundation for the rest of law school and beyond. Avoiding the typical hodge-podge of issues, the book presents the material in an integrated way, starting with the central role of exclusive in rem rights in property and systematically developing elaborations, exceptions, and counterfoils to this idea, using vivid cases old and new. Timely issues in intellectual property, mortgages, and regulatory takings, as well as traditional topics like equity and restitution, are given expansive treatment. The emphasis throughout is on fundamental principles and policy questions. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.