Understanding Civil Rights Litigation


Author: Howard M. Wasserman
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 9781531003661
Category: Civil procedure
Page: 358
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"This book provides an overview of civil rights and constitutional litigation under Section 1983 and its Bivens federal counterpart. The book is written for courses on Civil Rights Litigation and Federal Courts"-- Provided by publisher.

Verteidigung

Roman
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641110300
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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"Überzeugend und mit bissigem Witz. Das ist Unterhaltung auf höchstem Niveau." The Sunday Times Als Harvard-Absolvent David Zinc Partner bei einer der angesehensten Großkanzleien Chicagos wird, scheint seiner Karriere nichts mehr im Weg zu stehen. Doch der Job erweist sich als die Hölle. Fünf Jahre später zieht David die Reißleine und kündigt. Stattdessen heuert er bei Finley & Figg an, einer auf Verkehrsunfälle spezialisierten Vorstadt-Kanzlei, deren chaotische Partner zunächst nicht wissen, was sie mit ihm anfangen sollen. Bis die Kanzlei ihren ersten großen Fall an Land zieht. Der Prozess könnte Millionen einspielen – die Feuertaufe für David. Als Anwalt bei Rogan Rothberg, einer der renommiertesten Kanzleien im Großraum Chicagos, hat man ausgesorgt. Jeder Jurist würde seine rechte Hand für diesen Job geben. David Zinc ist seit fünf Jahren dabei. Fünf harte Jahre, in denen er sechs Tage die Woche von morgens sieben bis abends zehn arbeitet. Dann schmeißt er hin und bewirbt sich bei Finley & Figg, einem windigen Zweimannbetrieb, der seine Fixkosten mit Verkehrsunfällen und ähnlichen Kleinstdelikten deckt. Doch was Davids neuen Arbeitgebern an Prestige fehlt, machen sie an Einfallsreichtum wett. Kaum ein Winkelzug, den sie nicht geschickt für sich verwenden, kaum ein Paragraph, den sie nicht auszuschlachten wüssten. David kommt aus dem Staunen nicht heraus, bis Wally Figg einen Fall aufspürt, der die große Wende für die kleine Kanzlei bedeuten könnte: die Klage gegen einen Pharmakonzern, der ein Medikament trotz möglicherweise tödlicher Nebenwirkungen nicht vom Markt nehmen will. Die Partner versprechen ihren Klienten das große Geld, und auch David lässt sich von der Begeisterung anstecken, bis er erkennt, dass Finley & Figg jede Kompetenz für einen Prozess dieser Größenordnung fehlt.

Understanding Civil Procedure


Author: Gene R. Shreve,Peter Raven-Hansen
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327189894
Category: Law
Page: 670
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This well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. It also reflects the authors' belief that students of civil procedure can understand and appreciate complex principles when they are clearly presented; teaching civil procedure does not require dumbing it down. The authors use the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as a model, but they also refer to different state rules and doctrines where appropriate in order to present a representative cross-section of state models. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.

Civil Rights Legislation and Litigation, Second Edition 2013


Author: Rosalie Berger Levinson,Ivan E. Bodensteiner
Publisher: Vandeplas Pub.
ISBN: 9781600421969
Category: Civil rights
Page: 822
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The goal of this book is to provide law students with an understanding of the major federal civil rights statutes. We begin with the Reconstruction Era laws, passed shortly after the Civil War, that remain an important part of the civil rights landscape even after Congress enacted additional statutes, beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The materials include Titles II and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act, as well as three federal funding statutes that prohibit discrimination-the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Some of the statutes overlap and we explore the advantages and disadvantages of each, looking at the enforcement options, remedies, including damages and attorney fees, defenses, and limitations on the power of Congress to pass such acts. More than thirty problems provide the students with an opportunity to apply the statutes they study. About the authors: The authors, Rosalie Berger Levinson and Ivan E. Bodensteiner, have taught a civil rights course, as well as Constitutional Law, for many years and have several years of experience litigating civil rights claims. They are the authors of a five-volume civil rights treatise, which is supplemented annually.

Understanding Your Civil Rights


Author: Emma Carlson Berne
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1543503314
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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What are our civil rights, and how are they different from our legal rights? What do gender, age, discrimination, and the U.S. Constitution have to do with our civil rights? Using engaging, age-appropriate language and colorful photos, readers decipher our nation's civil rights laws and learn how they protect our citizens.

Multi level optimum + added value EAD / EAC descriptions in the absence of DACS guidance

Case references (DACS 14.23, 14.23A, 14.26) Courts of the United States
Author: Christopher Felker
Publisher: Doing archives
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 16
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level 1 (district / trial + variants) courts US federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 94 courts) federal district (1 | 1 of 94 courts) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 1,912 courts) unincorporated organized territories (4 | 3 of 94 courts) unincorporated unorganized territories (~1 , 11 total) Court of International Trade United States Court of Federal Claims military courts (unified system applicable to the Army, Navy-Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard | 4 courts) military commission (administered by the Department of Defense, Office of the Convening Authority, Office of the Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Chief Defense Counsel, Military Commissions Trial Judiciary | Guantánamo Bay Cuba) level 2 (intermediate appeals + variants) courts US regional circuits (12) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 104 courts) United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (worldwide jurisdiction) United States Court of Military Commission Review level 3 (final appeal) courts United States supreme court (1) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 58 courts) and all non US jurisdictions

Bleakhaus


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026880013
Category: Fiction
Page: 950
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Dieses eBook: "Bleakhaus" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Esther Summerson wächst als Kind bei Miss Barbery auf, ohne zu wissen, dass diese ihre Tante ist oder wer ihre Eltern sind; sie erfährt nur, dass ihre Mutter große Schande über sich gebracht habe. Nach dem Tod ihrer Tante wird Esther von John Jarndyce aufgenommen, einem reichen und wohltätigen Mitglied der Oberschicht, der einer der Beteiligten an dem erwähnten Erbschaftsstreit Jarndyce gegen Jarndyce ist. Sie arbeitet dort als Haushälterin von Bleak House sowie als Gesellschafterin von Ada Clare und deren entfernten Cousin Richard Carstone, zwei weiteren Beteiligten im Rechtsstreit um das Erbe im Jarndyce-Fall, die John Jarndyce als Vormund in Bleak House aufnimmt. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) war ein englischer Schriftsteller.

The Rights Revolution Revisited

Institutional Perspectives on the Private Enforcement of Civil Rights in the US
Author: Lynda G. Dodd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316732649
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The rights revolution in the United States consisted of both sweeping changes in constitutional doctrines and landmark legislative reform, followed by decades of innovative implementation in every branch of the federal government - Congress, agencies, and the courts. In recent years, a growing number of political scientists have sought to integrate studies of the rights revolution into accounts of the contemporary American state. In The Rights Revolution Revisited, a distinguished group of political scientists and legal scholars explore the institutional dynamics, scope, and durability of the rights revolution. By offering an inter-branch analysis of the development of civil rights laws and policies that features the role of private enforcement, this volume enriches our understanding of the rise of the 'civil rights state' and its fate in the current era.

Civil Justice Reconsidered

Toward a Less Costly, More Accessible Litigation System
Author: Steven P. Croley
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479855006
Category: Law
Page: 304
View: 8524

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"In Civil Justice Reconsidered, Steven Croley demonstrates that civil litigation is, for the most part, socially beneficial. An effective civil litigation system is accessible to parties who have suffered legal wrongs, and it is reliable in the sense that those with stronger claims tend to prevail over those with weaker claims. However, while most of the system's failures are overstated, they are not wholly off base; civil litigation often imposes excessive costs that, among other unfortunate consequences, impede access to the courts, and Croley offers ways to reform civil litigation in the interest of justice for potential plaintiffs and defendants, and for the rule of law itself"--Publisher's web site, viewed February 10, 2017.

Civil Rights Stories


Author: Myriam E. Gilles,Risa Lauren Goluboff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781599410814
Category: Law
Page: 371
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Like all the other volumes in the Stories collection, this book provides students with a three dimensional picture of the most important cases that are addressed in civil rights courses. These stories give the students and faculty members a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural background of the cases and an insight into their long term impact on the development of civil rights law.

The New Civil Rights Research

A Constitutive Approach
Author: Benjamin Fleury-Steiner,Laura Beth Nielsen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754624400
Category: Law
Page: 239
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Bringing together some of the most innovative and important research on civil rights law and legality, this book draws on narratives of individuals to provide a rich understanding of what happens when law interacts with other competing systems. The collection moves beyond the traditional polarizing debates and presents a constitutive approach to rights that is not reducible to a simple 'for or against' rights formula.

Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual


Author: John Boston,Daniel E Manville
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988837X
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual, in its much-anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights. Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies. Certainly the most authoritative, well-organized and relevant prisoner's rights manual available - - the eagerly awaited fourth edition should be purchased by everyone interested in civil rights for the incarcerated.

On the Limits of the Law

The Ironic Legacy of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Author: Stephen C. Halpern
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801848971
Category: Political Science
Page: 391
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On the Limits of the Law is Stephen Halpern's compelling examination of the legal struggle to control the enforcement of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act -- the historic provision prohibiting racial discrimination in programs receiving federal financial assistance. Although the provision appeared to have immense power to fight racial inequality in education,Halpern argues, attacking the problem through legal rights and litigation distorted our understanding of educational inequality based on race and limited the remedies used to address it. "Stephen Halpern has made a substantial and original contribution to the analysis of law and civil rights. Concentrating on original or primary sources and including very informative interviews, he offers a superb review of the historical and political context of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the United States Supreme Court's desegregation decisions. All who are interested in civil rights history and enforcement, the administrative process, and the role of courts in pursuing racial and social justice will want to read this book." -- Kenneth Tollett, Howard University

Die Kammer

Roman
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364111022X
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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»John Grisham in Höchstform.« The New York Times Im Hochsicherheitstrakt des Staatsgefängnisses von Mississippi wartet Sam Cayhall auf seine Hinrichtung. Er ist wegen eines tödlichen Bombenanschlags verurteilt. Seine Lage ist hoffnungslos. Nur der Anwalt Adam Hall kann ihm noch eine Chance bieten. Es geht um Tage, Stunden, Minuten.