An Introduction to the American Legal System, Government, and Constitutional Law

Author: Diane S. Kaplan

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454870958

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This new coursebook introduces students to the relationship among the American constitutional, governmental, and legal systems. With a clear and concise presentation, this book explores historical and contemporary events, judicial opinions, and constitutional provisions that demonstrate how the three systems accommodate social progress in an ever-changing and highly diverse nation. Perfect for LLM courses or even undergraduate classes, this book aims to teach students how to understand constitutional doctrines, brief judicial opinions, and how American history affects contemporary legal issues. Features: Clear and concise presentation and logical organization of material making it an excellent introductory book to the American legal system Inclusion of modern cases on relevant topics, such as same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, and homicidal laws affecting juveniles Chapter questions that facilitate basic legal analysis through hypotheticals, opinion briefing, and application of constitutional provisions Inclusion of important historical and political events, such as lawsuits brought against Presidents, congressional impeachment powers, the Electoral College System, the Supreme Court s resolution of voting issues, the Civil War and post Civil War constitutional amendments, the Civil Rights movement, presidential and congressional war powers, and Supreme Court opinions about Guantanamo Bay detainees
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The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women

Author: LESLIE F. GOLDSTEIN,Judith A. Baer,Courtenay Daum,Terri Fine

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640201255

Category:

Page: 1245

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Authors Goldstein, Baer, Daum and Fine skillfully blend doctrinal and political developments to document and explain the evolution of women's rights and the law as well as the dynamics and dissension among feminist activists. Building on three previous editions, this book combines updated material on constitutional law, sex and gender discrimination, and women's reproductive rights, with new cases and readings on family law, criminal law, and LGBT rights. Discussion has been expanded to include questions of whether or not the prohibitions on sex discrimination in Title VII and Title IX protect trans individuals. New material covers emerging policy concerns such as female genital mutilation, child marriage, and the Trump Administration's policy changes on gender issues. This edition takes a more socio-political and institutional approach than other books on women and the law. The authors consider issues such as institutional questions of constitutional interpretation, the scope of judicial power, the balance of federal-state power, the interaction between law and other social and political institutions, the capacity of law to effect societal change, and the effect of presidential and Senate politics on U.S. Supreme Court nominations and confirmations. The inclusion of state and lower federal court decisions greatly strengthens the book's focus on the law's relationship to gendered inequality. Topics also include constitutional history, shifting interpretations of employment discrimination and gender equality, changes in reproductive technology and associated policy responses, divorce and dissolution of domestic partnerships, child custody, education, same-sex marriage, pornography, and domestic violence.
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Cases and Materials on Legislation

Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy

Author: William N. Eskridge,Philip P. Frickey,Elizabeth Garrett

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314233301

Category: Law

Page: 1238

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Contains an introduction to legislation; descriptive and normative theories of legislation, including procedural theories of legislation, pluralism and interest groups, and institutional theories of legislation; Title VII: interpretive issues and political theories, the Supreme Court's decision in Griggs, affirmative action United States Steelworkers of America v. Weber and Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County; legislative drafting; representational structures, structures of legislative deliberation; statutes as a source of public policy in the United States; theories of statutory interpretation; doctrines of statutory interpretation; and the implementation of statutes.
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Cases and Materials on Feminist Jurisprudence

Taking Women Seriously

Author: Mary Becker,Cynthia Grant Bowman,Morrison Torrey

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1093

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Feminist Jurisprudence: Taking Women Seriously includes a variety of materials, drawn from cases and statutes and from less typical sources and other disciplines, in order to raise central questions about equality, progress toward equality, and the routes taken to achieve equality. Introduces current feminist scholarship and activism. Presents many types of feminism, which may lead to different conclusions on important issues. Includes the perspectives of women of different races, classes, and sexual orientation. Includes diverse readings and raises questions from a variety of viewpoints.
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Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law

Author: Louis Fisher,Neal Devins

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 328

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This coursebook contains 32 case studies that expose students to the interchange between the courts and the elected branches. Each case study begins with a detailed introductory essay followed by edited primary source materials, including legislative debates, presidential signing statements, and correspondence between Justices. The 5th edition includes a new case study on enemy combatants as well as significant revisions to case studies on gay rights, abortion, affirmative action, and women in the military.
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First Things First

A Modern Coursebook on Free Speech Fundamentals

Author: Ronald K.L. Collins,Will Creeley,David L. Hudson, Jr.

Publisher: Top Five Books LLC

ISBN: 1938938410

Category: Law

Page: 416

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First Things First is a college coursebook like no other. Written by three First Amendment experts and professors, the book provides students with the fundamentals of modern American free speech law in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. First Things First also introduces readers to First Amendment issues related to topics such as student speech, freedom of the press, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, advertising, music censorship, and artificial intelligence. The text includes scores of audio and video links, photographs, and helpful study-aid summaries and questions. First Things First’s vibrant and engaging tone ensures readers will leave this book with a dynamic understanding of their rights and the value of free speech. “First Things First sets the standard for teaching free speech law.… It combines clearly-written case narratives with frequent excursions to a rich trove of other online material—including video and audio files—that provide additional legal and historical context.” —Stephen D. Solomon (founding editor, First Amendment Watch) “With admirable clarity and brevity, First Things First covers the field of First Amendment law and theory in a readable and accessible way.… This innovative book explains not just the fundamentals of First Amendment law, but how we got to where we are, and why.” —Robert Corn-Revere (First Amendment lawyer) First Things First is a welcome addition to the course materials for students studying law, journalism, history, political science, government and a host of other disciplines. —Lucy A. Dalglish, dean and professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland First Things First is an incredibly insightful and inviting introduction to U.S. speech and press law. Its approach makes its content completely accessible to beginner and expert alike. But even better, its scores of online links to additional layers of material—including streaming audio and video—make this narrative and case-oriented resource like no other. In addition to teaching the law, the various elements help to reveal what it means to live in a free speech society. First Things First is made for the 21st century student—and professor. —Joseph Russomanno, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
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An Introduction to the American Legal System, Government, and Constitution

Author: Diane S. Kaplan

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454857334

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 9535

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This new coursebook introduces students to the relationship among the American constitutional, governmental, and legal systems. With a clear and concise presentation, this book explores historical and contemporary events, judicial opinions, and constitutional provisions that demonstrate how the three systems accommodate social progress in an ever-changing and highly diverse nation. Perfect for LLM courses or even undergraduate classes, this book aims to teach students how to understand constitutional doctrines, brief judicial opinions, and how American history affects contemporary legal issues. Features: Clear and concise presentation and logical organization of material making it an excellent introductory book to the American legal system Inclusion of modern cases on relevant topics, such as same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, and homicidal laws affecting juveniles Chapter questions that facilitate basic legal analysis through hypotheticals, opinion briefing, and application of constitutional provisions Inclusion of important historical and political events, such as lawsuits brought against Presidents, congressional impeachment powers, the Electoral College System, the Supreme Court s resolution of voting issues, the Civil War and post Civil War constitutional amendments, the Civil Rights movement, presidential and congressional war powers, and Supreme Court opinions about Guantanamo Bay detainees
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Power, Privilege, and Law

A Civil Rights Reader

Author: Leslie Bender,Daan Braveman

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 622

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This collection of cases, materials, article excerpts, notes, commentaries, and essays is designed to reveal civil rights strategies through close readings of the language and underlying assumptions in judicial opinions. It examines their similarities and differences across identity categories and compares them with insights garnered from the wide range of trans-disciplinary scholarly excerpts surrounding the case text.
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