Gilbert Law Summary on Criminal Procedure

Paul Marcus

A criminal procedure outline that highlights all of the key criminal procedure decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format that includes check lists, visual aids, and practice exam questions (and answers) — both essay and short answer.Topics covered include: Fourth Amendment search and seizure — including arrests and other detentions; the exclusionary rule; confessions — including the rules established by Miranda v. Arizona and the Fifth Amendment privilege against compelled self-incrimination; and a discussion of trial rights — such as the right to a speedy trial, the right to trial by jury, and the right to counsel. The outline also discusses bail, the government's "Brady" obligations to disclose exculpatory evidence, the burden of proof, guilty pleas, sentencing, the death penalty, ex post facto issues, appellate rights, habeas corpus, prisoners' rights, double jeopardy, and juvenile offenders.The outline is an effective supplement to all criminal procedure textbooks, and standing alone provides a sound overview of all major constitutional criminal procedure issues.

  • Imprint: Gilbert
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781636590943
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Constitutional Law

Jonathan D. Varat

This Concise Edition of the casebook is a compact, easy-to-wield book that focuses on the text of Supreme Court opinions and other primary documents. It is considerably shorter than previous Concise Editions because the authors have omitted First Amendment topics on the grounds that teachers and students of those ever-expanding materials (most often taught in separate courses) would be better served by the more comprehensive coverage in the unabridged edition. Like the unabridged edition, however, it continues to provide as much of the raw decisional, statutory and historical note material as is practical to allow teachers the latitude to structure courses in their own ways and to encourage students to formulate their own generalizations directly from the materials. It concentrates on the role of the federal judiciary, separation of powers, federalism, and the Reconstruction Amendments, including all aspects of due process, equal protection, and congressional powers to enforce them.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781636592664
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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The Law of Employment

Samuel Estreicher

This textbook is a one-volume treatment of the basic analytical structure and legal policy issues informing U.S. employment law. The full range of the subject matter is examined with chapters on defining who are employees (as opposed to independent contractors); employment contracts; employment torts; workplace privacy; post-termination restraints and workplace intellectual property issues; employee benefits; wage-hour laws; occupational safety; workers' compensation; and unemployment compensation.Introductory chapters are also included on the economic analysis of employment regulation, employment discrimination, union organization, and collective bargaining laws. The book is designed as a complement for all leading casebooks on employment law, in that it approaches the issues in a comprehensive manner that will enable the student to understand how these laws interact in particular cases. Unlike other employment law treatises, this book moves well beyond the descriptive to empower the student in tackling difficult analytical and policy issues in the field.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642427059
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Federal Securities Laws

John C. Coffee Jr.

This volume serves as a federal securities laws supplement, providing selected statutes, rules, and forms. It is the most complete supplement available and is regularly updated and revised. Contents include the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, SEC Rules of Practice, and related federal laws. It contains many changes from the prior year's version, including:Amendments to Regulation A;Amendments to Regulation C;Amendments to Regulation S–K;Amendments to Regulation S–X;Amendments to Regulation S–T;Amendments to Regulation 12B;Amendments to Regulation 14A;Amendments to Regulation NMS;New Securities Act Rule 163B allowing issuer communications with certain investors prior to or following the filing of a registration statement;New Securities Act Rule 13–01 and Rule 13–02 regarding financial disclosure requirements for certain guarantors and issuers of guaranteed securities;New Exchange Act Rule 15Fi–3 and Rule 15Fi–4 regarding risk mitigation techniques for security based swap portfolios; and Rule 15Fi–5 regarding security-based swap trading relationship documentation;New Exchange Act Rule 18a–5 through Rule 18a–9 regarding recordkeeping and reporting requirements for certain security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants;New Investment Company Act Rule 6c–11 regarding exchange-traded funds;Amendments to various forms.This edition has a cutoff date of November 9, 2020. Certain changes will not be effective until after the cutoff date for this edition; those effective dates are set forth in the accompanying footnotes. The effective date for certain other changes will be determined based on when they are published in the Federal Register. Those effective dates are not yet set as of the cutoff date for this edition. The text for those changes is based on the original SEC-published releases.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647080709
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Federal Courts

Donald L. Doernberg

The Sixth Edition retains the existing structure and interactive features, but now includes multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter, with explanations for each alternative. Chapter 1 includes a fresh emphasis on the distinction between constitutional and prudential standing, a topic about which the Supreme Court has shown recent interest. Several chapters present new significant Supreme Court cases: Chapter 1 (Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.) (standing), Chapter 3 (Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage Co.) (federal-question jurisdiction and sue-and-be-sued clauses), Chapter 4 (Wellness International Network v. Sharif) (bankruptcy courts and Stern). Chapter 5 (Ziglar v. Abbasi) (Bivens claims and new contexts), and Chapter 7 (Sprint Communications Inc. v. Jacobs) (Younger abstention). Chapter 6 contains a lengthy note on Plumhoff v. Rickard (summary judgment and qualified immunity). Finally, the new edition includes updated notes with recent caselaw and new discussion points.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647082215
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Selected Sections, Nonprofit Organizations, Statutes, Regulations and Forms, 2021 Edition

James J. Fishman

You'll find this book to be an invaluable single source for the statutes and regulations relating to nonprofit organizations. Quickly and easily find the primary law you need in this comprehensive resource, conveniently sized to carry with you. Sample forms streamline document preparation; ensure completeness, accuracy, and proper terminology; and act as checklists.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647082741
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Black Letter Outline on Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes

Kevin M. Yamamoto

Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. Black Letter Outlines can be used both as a study aid when preparing for classes and as a review of the subject matter when studying for an examination. Each Black Letter Outline is written by experienced law school professors who are recognized national authorities in their subject area.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647082826
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Principles of The European Union Beyond BREXIT

Ralph H. Folsom

This advanced, detailed guide provides a comprehensive review of laws and policies of the European Union, including BREXIT and Beyond. Chapter 1 examines the history and growth of the European Union. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on critical EU processes behind lawmaking and litigation. Chapter 4 examines the free movement of goods, services, capital, and people (including mass migration). Chapter 5 covers a broad selection of internal EU business law regimes ranging from taxation to agriculture. The EU's complex external trade, foreign investment and customs law is analyzed in Chapter 6. Antitrust law and regulation of business agreements are covered in Chapter 7. The Treaty on European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the EU Charter of Fundamental Freedoms, and a summary of the EU-UK 2021 Trade and Cooperation Agreement post BREXIT are reproduced in Appendices.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647083021
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Principles of International Trade, Beyond Trump

Ralph H. Folsom

International Trade Beyond Trump commences with coverage of global trade economics, issues, and patterns, focusing particularly on World Trade Organization (WTO) and trade agreements in the disruptive Trump tariff war era, including Trump blockage of WTO dispute settlement. Coverage of customs, imports and exports, foreign corrupt practices, and trade remedy responses to import competition follow. Technology transfers across borders and free trade during the Trump presidency are detailed. Trade policy alternatives beyond Trump are discussed and highlighted as Biden Impacts throughout this book.Principles of International Trade Beyond Trump can be used in connection with any international trade or international business transactions coursebook, or on its own. Key international trade documents, citations and links are included.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647083045
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Case Study in the Insanity Defense-The Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr.-The Final Act

Richard J. Bonnie

This casebook first presents clinical background and summarizes the history of the insanity defense. The heart of the book features extensive excerpts of testimony from the trial of John W. Hinckley Jr., and draws out the widely contrasting accounts of Hinckley's psychiatric condition, motivations, and legal responsibility at the time of the offense. The text then reviews public reactions to the verdict, poses comments and questions about the trial, and summarizes the legislative reforms of insanity defense that followed the verdict. The book concludes by reviewing the 35-year period of judicial oversight of Hinckley's hospitalization, treatment, outpatient supervision and release.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647083083
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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The Impeachments of Donald Trump

Victoria F. Nourse

The Impeachments of Donald Trump: An Introduction to Constitutional Interpretation presents an accessible introduction to one of the nation's most searing constitutional confrontations between the President and Congress. The purpose of the book is two-fold: First, it provides a curated record of a constitutional moment of extraordinary importance in the history of modern democracy. As such, it can be used by any instructor wishing to add interest to constitutional law courses in or outside law schools, whether in departments of history, political science, or legal studies. Second, precisely because this event is important in understanding modern democracy, the book is pitched at a wider audience than standard legal texts, and can be used to teach the very basics of legal argument—how lawyers reason about the constitution—to undergraduates as well as first-year law students. Teaching constitutional reasoning can pose great difficulties when students are given ancient 18th-century materials with no apparent relevance to pressing issues in modern memory. Throughout the book, students are asked to consider the basic form of arguments in constitutional law: text, history, past precedent, future precedent, and democratic ethos. This book contributes to the growing literature addressing democratic constitutionalism—constitutional reasoning outside the courts. More importantly, it provides a lively—and exciting—context in which to teach legal reasoning for introductory courses on the Constitution.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647083496
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Constitutional Law

Jonathan D. Varat

This casebook continues to focus primarily upon Supreme Court opinions and other primary documents, offering deep and wide coverage of almost all major areas of constitutional doctrine in a way very few other casebooks do. For decades, the distinctive pedagogical approach reflected in the book – its commitment to providing as much of the raw decisional, statutory and historical background material as is practical – has allowed teachers to structure constitutional law courses as they see fit, and has encouraged students to formulate their own generalizations directly from the materials. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all major traditional constitutional topics, including the role of the federal judiciary, separation of powers, federalism, the non-criminal provisions of the Bill of Rights, the Reconstruction Amendments (including all aspects of due process, equal protection, and congressional powers to enforce them), and the First Amendment's protections of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.Current through the presidential inauguration of Joseph Biden and the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, the 16th edition contains notable updates, including expanded discussion of constitutional review outside of courts; reorganized and expanded discussions of the topics of Article III jurisdiction, executive authority and presidential immunity; reworked or updated treatments of takings, racial and partisan gerrymandering, offensive and commercial speech, compelled speech and freedom of association; and significant recent developments interpreting the First Amendment's prohibitions of religious establishment and interference with the free exercise of religion.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647083618
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Experiencing Trusts and Estates

Deborah S. Gordon

This textbook takes a learner-centered and experiential approach to trusts and estates law, which makes it well suited to teaching both online and face-to-face. The opening chapters introduce students to key concepts in intergenerational wealth transfer and planning for incapacity and death. The remainder of the book highlights inheritance law concepts from both a forward-looking (planning/drafting) and backward-looking (litigation) perspective.The second edition continues to feature some of the most teachable trusts and estates cases, to focus on issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality, and to offer online student resources. New features of this edition include learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter to help with ABA compliance and student focus, a broad and varied array of formative assessments, a glossary of terms, highlight boxes containing practice notes, connection notes, and language notes, and final chapter take-aways to link topics together. Some examples of assessments include; role playing exercises; drafting client letters and testamentary instruments; writing policy papers, legislation, and judicial opinions; and preparing community and client presentations. Each chapter also features more traditional hypotheticals, fact patterns, and discussion questions, extensive notes designed to help lead students through the major issues, and an appendix of sample documents.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647083700
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Short & Happy Guide to Bankruptcy

Bruce A. Markell

Bankruptcy is a complicated subject that covers a lot of ground. Bankruptcy lawyers can be found on Main Street and Wall Street. This efficient and effective guide to Bankruptcy will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on explaining the key concepts or building blocks that apply in any type of bankruptcy case, and then help you see those concepts in action in cases under the different chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, in proceedings ranging from individual consumer debtors in Chapter 7 or 13 to Fortune 500 Corporations in Chapter 11. To make the learning process more bearable, the authors have also infused the book with humor. Each of the authors is a nationally-renowned law teacher who has practiced and taught Bankruptcy for many years. One of them is even a former bankruptcy judge. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing bankruptcy law, procedure, and real-world practice (in an exceedingly attractive manner).

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647083779
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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International Law

Jens David Ohlin

Ohlin's casebook is designed to offer a comprehensive treatment of public international law suitable for a one-semester, three-credit introduction to international law—by far the most popular format for teaching international law at a U.S. law school.Important features include:A clear explanation of how the methodology and doctrine of international is different from domestic law.Each chapter begins with a clear explanation of the legal doctrine and precisely highlights the areas where that doctrine is unsettled or contested.Each chapter ends with a conclusion that recaps the main points from the chapter. These bullet points also function as de facto learning objectives for each chapter so that students can assess whether they have mastered the key concepts in that area.Each chapter includes modular Problem Cases in shaded boxes which encourage students to apply the learned doctrine to contemporary controversies. The modular nature of these boxes gives the instructor the freedom to focus on, or skip, these Problem Cases.The second edition features discussion of new cases and events, including the following:Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago (self-determination)Urgenda Foundation v. Netherlands (climate change)Jesner v. Arab Bank (Alien Tort Statute)The Gambia v. Myanmar (standing to sue for genocide)Diplomatic controversy between U.S. and U.K. over the Anne Sacoolas/Harry Dunn car accident (diplomatic immunity)Breakdown of the WTO Appellate BodyExpanded materials on the law of occupationDiscussion of treaties with First Nations

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647084172
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Legal Writing

Kristen Konrad Tiscione

Designed for first-year law students in a legal research and writing course, this comprehensive text is grounded in rhetorical theory but written in accessible prose and a casual tone. The book welcomes students to law school, explains the difference between legal writing and other first-year courses, and suggests how to read cases and prepare for class. It addresses sources of law, hierarchy of authority, the research and writing process, forms of reasoning, and predictive and persuasive writing, with a focus on legal memoranda and appellate briefs. To provide faculty more flexibility in writing assignments, it includes chapters on email, opinion letters, bench memos, demand letters, complaints, motions, and supporting memoranda. Chapters include explanatory text, samples, and explanations of samples, as well as additional suggested reading. Samples throughout the book draw on the same client problem, making it easier for students to understand the differences among writing genres.Chapters on legal writing conventions, grammar and punctuation, figures of speech, and citation format (with references to the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (6th ed.) and The Bluebook (21st ed.)), provide a "one-stop shop" for students and handy reference material for faculty. Unique chapters on giving oral advice and oral advocacy (including a chapter on public speaking and overcoming the fear of public speaking) complement the writing focus, helping students prepare for class exercises related to writing assignments, such as meeting with clients, reporting to supervisors, and oral argument. Several chapters include exercises with suggested answers in an appendix (e.g., questions on hierarchy of authority, research, legal reasoning, grammar and punctuation, and citation) and checklists for the research and writing process. As part of the Interactive Casebook Series, this book will be available in print or online, with interactive questions at the end of each online chapter for students to test their knowledge. The text is comprehensive enough to be used in an advanced legal writing course or writing seminar as well.About the Author: The author has litigation experience in BigLaw, as well as twenty-six years of teaching experience in the J.D. and LL.M. programs at Georgetown Law. Professor Tiscione has taught first-year legal research and writing; upper level legal writing seminars, including Law and Rhetoric; and Public Speaking for Lawyers. Her scholarship includes books and articles on legal writing in practice, rhetorical theory, law and rhetoric, and legal education. She has also served on the boards of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and Legal Writing Institute (and as President 2018-20) and on the editorial board of the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647084202
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Administrative Law Theory and Fundamentals

Ilan Wurman

Administrative Law Theory and Fundamentals: An Integrated Approach takes a formalist approach to administrative law while defending more of the administrative state than other formalist accounts. It proposes a theory of administrative power that better explains constitutional text and structure, as well as historical and modern practice. It argues that there are "exclusive" powers that only Congress, the President, and the courts can respectively exercise, but also "nonexclusive" powers that can be exercised by more than one branch. This theory of "nonexclusive powers" allows students and scholars of administrative law to make more sense of—or better critiques of—administrative concepts such as delegation, quasi-powers, judicial deference, agency adjudications, the chameleon-like quality of government power, and of the separation of powers more broadly.The casebook also innovates by more extensively discussing (and including in appendices) the 1852 steamboat legislation and the 1887 Interstate Commerce Act; deploying lessons of statutory interpretation as they arise in specific cases; interspersing online assessment questions for each chapter; and by including dedicated "debating" sections that excerpt from the secondary literature on the theory, values, and policy merits of contested doctrines such as deference, unitary executive power, the due process revolution, and universal injunctions. Finally, the book makes numerous organizational improvements, including by placing due process materials after Article III materials and restructuring materials on reviewability.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647084264
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Family Law Across Borders

Melissa A. Kucinski

This casebook provides a comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date analysis of family law from comparative and private international law perspectives. It emphasizes the need to examine complex cross-border family situations by comparing legal systems and understanding the jurisdictional overlay, with a particular focus on the United States. The casebook addresses some of the most intimate and legally complicated situations in which cross-border families find themselves, including the validity of foreign marriages, simultaneous divorce proceedings in multiple countries, the changing law in creating families using adoption and assisted reproductive technology, and how to remedy an international parental child abduction. In addition, the book dives into the importance of judicial assistance treaties and laws when understanding the legal issues, including the necessity to have proper service in a foreign country, obtaining evidence overseas, and authenticating foreign public documents. This book is a superb companion for law students and practitioners alike, and can readily be used in a traditional theory-based class and in practicum courses. It provides substantive material for a course on International Family Law, or can supplement a course on Family Law, International Law, or Comparative Law.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647084288
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Legal Drafting

George W. Kuney

This text provides a comprehensive and flexible teaching instrument for any course in legal drafting covering contracts, instruments, and legislation. It contains text, examples, and exercises that deal with both contract and statutory drafting - making the text suitable for a general drafting course, or one that focuses on contracts and instruments or on legislation. Most of the chapters have an end-of-the-chapter exercise that tests the student's knowledge of and ability to apply the materials. It also contains further drafting exercises that involve drafting or revising either specific provisions or entire contracts and statutes.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647084325
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Leading Constitutional Cases on Criminal Justice, 2021

Lloyd L. Weinreb

The leader in its field, Leading Constitutional Cases on Criminal Justice is updated annually and includes all significant cases decided in the preceding Term of the Court. Cases are edited generously and presented in a simple, straightforward format, for use in courses on constitutional law and criminal justice. For the 2021 edition, citations that were unavailable for the previous edition have been supplied, and small corrections have been made. The 2021 edition will be published in August and will be available for fall classes.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647089047
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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