Is Eating People Wrong?

Great Legal Cases and How they Shaped the World

Author: Allan C. Hutchinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495275

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Great cases are those judicial decisions around which the common law develops. This book explores eight exemplary cases from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia that show the law as a living, breathing and down-the-street experience. It explores the social circumstances in which the cases arose and the ordinary people whose stories influenced and shaped the law as well as the characters and institutions (lawyers, judges and courts) that did much of the heavy lifting. By examining the consequences and fallout of these decisions, the book depicts the common law as an experimental, dynamic, messy, productive, tantalizing and bottom-up process, thereby revealing the diverse and uncoordinated attempts by the courts to adapt the law to changing conditions and shifting demands. Great cases are one way to glimpse the workings of the common law as an untidy but stimulating exercise in human judgment and social accomplishment.
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The Full Scoop on Bs

Author: Peter Duncan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490727752

Category: Humor

Page: 198

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To truly be the full scoop instead of another load of BS, The Full Scoop on BS differentiates between types that are less or more harmful and reasonably explains why they differ. It examines the roots of that ubiquitous entity and the skill deficits which so often enable the worst kinds of BS. It provides a practical means of detection and eradication of the most-harmful types. In the process, this book promotes conscious, functional thought processes. Humour and anecdotes, and humorous anecdotes, help keep the normally academic concepts tangible, relevant and applicable to most peoples lives. Despite the profane aspect of the topic and the sometimes-profane vocabulary of the author, no profanity appears anywhere within. Polite society often condemns profanity even though many past societies were treacherous, murderous and none too polite. Such is the nature of a world filled with BS.
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The Law and the Dead

Author: Heather Conway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317964330

Category: Law

Page: 298

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The fate of the dead is a compelling and emotive subject, which also raises increasingly complex legal questions. This book focuses on the substantive laws around disposal of the recently deceased and associated issues around their post-mortem fate. It looks primarily at the laws in England and Wales but also offers a comparative approach, drawing heavily on material from other common law jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. The book provides an in-depth, contextual and comparative analysis of the substantive laws and policy issues around corpse disposal, exhumation and the posthumous treatment of the dead, including commemoration. Topics covered include: the legal frameworks around burial, cremation and other disposal methods; the hierarchy of persons who have a legal duty to dispose of the dead and who are entitled to possession of the deceased’s remains; offences against the dead; family burial disputes, and the legal status of burial instructions; the posthumous use of donated bodily material; and the rules around disinterment, and creating an appropriate memorial. A key theme of the book will be to look at the manner in which conflicts involving the dead are becoming increasingly common in secular, multi-cultural societies where the traditional nuclear family model is no longer the norm, and how such legal contests are resolved by courts. As the first comprehensive survey of the laws in this area for decades, this book will be of use to academics, lawyers and judges adjudicating on issues around the fate of the dead, as well as the death industry and funeral service providers.
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Laughing at the Gods

Great Judges and How They Made the Common Law

Author: Allan C. Hutchinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139536613

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Any effort to understand how law works has to take seriously its main players – judges. Like any performance, judging should be evaluated by reference to those who are its best exponents. Not surprisingly, the debate about what makes a 'great judge' is as heated and inconclusive as the debate about the purpose and nature of law itself. History shows that those who are candidates for a judicial hall of fame are game changers who oblige us to rethink what it is to be a good judge. So the best of judges must tread a thin line between modesty and hubris; they must be neither mere umpires nor demigods. The eight judges showcased in this book demonstrate that, if the test of good judging is not about getting it right, but doing it well, then the measure of great judging is about setting new standards for what counts as judging well.
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The Law School Book

Succeeding at Law School

Author: Allan C. Hutchinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 234

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This book should be essential reading for anyone beginning the study of law or for those considering application to law school. Professor Hutchinson explores both the theoretical underpinnings of the Canadian legal system and the practical demands on law students today with humour and perceptiveness. His aim is to "provide the reader with insights and tips on how to cope with the routines of law school life and succeed in becoming a good law student and an even better lawyer." As a basic orientation to law the book is accessible, thought-provoking and, at times, controversial. The Law School Book should be the first on the shelf of any aspiring lawyer. Order your copy today!
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The Complete Collected Works of Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (Hardcover Edition)

Author: Phineas Parkhurst Quimby

Publisher: Seed of Life Publishing

ISBN: 0615240305

Category: Religion

Page: 700

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Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (1802-1866) was a lifelong resident of Belfast, ME and a clockmaker, by trade. From the late 1840s until the time of his transition, he wrote down his own particular philosophical, psychological and metaphysical views on life, death, health, religion and the mind. His early studies of hypnosis, then called mesmerism, led him later on to develop his unique method of healing for both mental and physical affirmities. Proud of his New England heritage, passionate in his love of liberty and equality for all, outspoken in his admonitions against what he considered aristocracy and priestcraft, empathetic toward the sick and suffering, he recorded his experiences, experiments and case studies of his own life journey's explorations into humanity and spirituality, in order to leave behind, for us, what he found, for himself, to be universally applicable truths, for the benefit of all mankind. For this reason, he wrote this book. (Hardcover Edition) (700 pages)
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