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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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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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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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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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.

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  • 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781647084325
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Civil Procedure

A. Benjamin Spencer

The 6th Edition of Civil Procedure: A Contemporary Approach is designed to provide a clear and actively engaging presentation of civil procedure in a manner that enables both students and professors to assess learning success throughout the course.The Sixth Edition fully incorporates all amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure through December 1, 2020, as well as a few case law developments since the 2018 publication date of the Fifth Edition.Particularly noteworthy new cases that are included in this edition are the Supreme Court's recent decisions pertaining to arbitration: Lamps Plus, Inc v. Varela, 139 S. Ct. 1407 (2019) (courts may not infer from an ambiguous agreement that parties have consented to class arbitration); New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, 139 S. Ct. 532 (2019) (applicability of FAA's overage exclusion to be determined by court not arbitrator); Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., 139 S. Ct. 524 (2019) (courts may not determine arbitrability if that decision has been delegated to the arbitrator under the agreement); and Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018) (FAA savings clause does not permit invocation of arbitration-specific defenses; NLRA does not provide basis for outlawing class action waivers in the labor dispute context).Developments in the class action area are included as well, including coverage of the 2018 amendments to Rule 23 as well as Supreme Court decisions in Nutraceutical Corp. v. Lambert, 139 S. Ct. 710 (2019) (Rule 23(f)'s 14-day deadline for appeal is not jurisdictional and is not subject to equitable tolling), and China Agritech v. Resh, 138 S. Ct. 1800 (2018) (no tolling of statute of limitations periods for putative class representatives who wait until the expiration of the limitations period to file class claims).Finally, this edition discusses recent developments with respect to personal jurisdiction jurisprudence, covering the emerging issue of personal jurisdiction over the claims of absent class members who lack any connection with the forum state, and the appropriate standard courts should use for determining whether a claim arises out of or relates to contacts with the forum state for purposes of specific jurisdiction. Both issues were before the Supreme Court at the time of publication of the Sixth Edition and will likely have been resolved by the time this edition is published.This edition, like the one that preceded it, integrates references to online assessment tools in the CasebookPlus™ platform. These consist of a bank of 300 multiple-choice questions that provide comprehensive assessment of the topics covered in this book, with detailed feedback consisting of explanations for both correct and incorrect responses. This feature provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the material actively as the course progresses and permits students and professors to determine the extent to which the material is being learned. The bank of questions also serve as excellent preparation for the civil procedure component of the Multistate Bar Exam.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684675494
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Short & Happy Guide to Employment Discrimination

Ann C. Juliano

If the phrase "in other words" is your favorite part of class, then this is the book for you. This book takes the complicated subject of Employment Discrimination and breaks it down to easily understood pieces. The Big Three statutes! The theories of liability! Defenses! Remedies! Procedures! It's all here with a summary at the end of each section and a comparison of the different theories of liability. You'll be a happier student by the end of the book.

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  • ISBN: 9781684677092
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Criminal Procedure

Russell L. Weaver

This state-of the-art casebook is both easy and fun to use. It is designed to give you the basis for an enjoyable, comprehensive learning experience for your students, providing you with the sort of piquing materials that should prompt interested and insightful classroom discussion. The focus here is on teachability, rather than encyclopedic coverage of the field. The classic Supreme Court opinions are included, as well as numerous problem-style hypotheticals that are based on the facts of cutting-edge lower court rulings. The casebook also uses text boxes inside the judicial opinions to pose questions for class discussion, provide practice pointers, and share useful links to information about the history and impact of the decisions. This mixed presentation of traditional doctrines and debates about current legal issues allows your students to hone their analytical skills, as they learn to construct the arguments of today's prosecutors and defense counsel in criminal procedure litigation.As with other books in the Interactive Casebook series, an accompanying electronic version allows students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database.This book includes chapters 3, and 9-23 of the main volume.

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  • ISBN: 9781684678815
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Nonprofit Organizations

James J. Fishman

The Sixth Edition of this widely used casebook includes the usual rich mix of materials and is adaptable to a survey course, a policy-oriented seminar, or a more specialized J.D. or LL.M tax class. Every major topic is accompanied by a skillfully developed problem set and lively notes, questions, policy discussion, and bibliographic references.Highlights of the Sixth Edition include:Coverage of all important developments since the last edition, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nonprofit sector; recent legislation and final regulations on the new excise taxes on excessive executive compensation and large charitable endowments, and the unrelated business tax "silo" rules; major antitrust litigation against the NCAA and related legislative proposals to expand the rights of college athletes; and state law developments.Selective discussion of the American Law Institute's forthcoming Restatement of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.Division of the chapter on charitable tax exemptions into two chapters, separately covering affirmative requirements for tax exemption (Chapter 5) and limitations on exemptions and procedural requirements (Chapter 6).Updated author's text addressing the robust policy debate over income inequality, "elite philanthropy," and the implications for reform of the charitable deduction.Surveys of proposed tax legislation, including enhanced regulation of donor-advised funds and private foundations.Pruning of dated materials, more tightly edited cases and notes, and several new problems.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647081072
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Complex Litigation

Richard L. Marcus

Since 1985, this casebook has been the staple of Complex Litigation courses. It covers a wide variety of cases – civil rights, mass torts, securities, consumer rights – and provides a strong foundation for classroom coverage regarding any type of complex litigation. The new 7th edition retains the book's familiar broad coverage and basic format while adding coverage of important recent developments. In particular, the new edition has a full chapter devoted to Mutidistrict Litigation, which is increasingly prominent, and new cases interpreting the 2018 Rule 23 amendments. In addition, it includes new cases dealing with contemporary problems in e-discovery as well as the growing use of plaintiff fact sheets in MDL mass tort proceedings. The new edition also introduces a new co-author – Prof. Andrew Bradt of UC Berkeley, a leading scholar on MDL issues. The final chapter on arbitration has been reoriented to focus on ways in which arbitration clauses may keep some complex litigation – particularly class litigation – out of court.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647081515
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Law in the United States

Charles F. Abernathy

The third edition of Law in the United States introduces students to the unique American mix of common law, statutory materials, and constitutional law. Strongly emphasizing American legal methods and American legal history and culture, the book provides a rich array of teaching resources covering both public and private law.The broader themes discussed in the eighteen chapters of this casebook include the nature and sources of American law, the division of government power and the protection of human rights under the U.S. Constitution, litigation in a federal framework, and the American enterprise system, with a focus on torts, contracts, corporations and eminent domain.This book lends itself to being used for various target audiences. Over the years, it has proven a valuable learning resource for foreign-trained attorneys enrolled in American Master of Laws programs. Moreover, the range of subjects discussed in the book will assist students who may wish to sit for a state bar examination in a state with specific requirements for study of American legal methods. The book is also highly suitable for pre-law programs at the college level as well as law school seminars. Also, comparativists with an interest in American law may find this casebook a valuable resource in light of the rich commentaries it offers through expositions and notes.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647085520
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Conflict of Laws

Peter Hay

The authors of the sixteenth edition are proud of the book's heritage, which dates to 1936. At the same time, they are mindful of the needs of students and professors addressing the Conflict of Laws eight decades later. We continue to add the subtitle "Private International Law" to acknowledge the more common title of the subject outside the U.S., as well as to alert students that they will face a blend of domestic and international issues once they become lawyers. As an intellectual matter, the conflicts course presents rich and nuanced doctrine. As a professional matter, every litigator will face issues raised in this course. As a practical matter, an increasing number of students are drawn to the course because it is tested on the bar exam in every state that has adopted the universal bar exam or the multistate essay exam. The authors recognize the need, therefore, to provide appropriate review of civil procedure to allow the student to transition to the study of conflicts.A modern conflicts casebook must be flexible. Some professors will choose to cover a great deal of international and comparative law. Others, however, will prefer to address conflicts only in the domestic sphere. This edition fully supports either (or some middle) approach. The professor may comfortably choose how much international and comparative material to cover without losing transition or context.Some highlights of the sixteenth edition:Chapter 2, concerning domicile, remains succinct, intended to drive home the significance of domicile and the complementary concept of habitual residence, including a new note on domicile and devolution of real property. Notes have been added on the notion of derivative domicile and occasional confusion in statutes referring to "residence" rather than "domicile."Chapter 3, concerning personal jurisdiction, has been honed in response to recent doctrinal shifts. The Supreme Court's contraction of general jurisdiction has led to an increasing focus on the "relatedness" aspect of specific jurisdiction. The Chapter reflects this trend. One subsection traces the development of doctrine from 1980-2014, with World-Wide Volkswagen, Burger King, and Asahi as note cases setting up J. McIntyre as the principal case. The next subsection traces the retraction of general jurisdiction, with notes on Perkins and Goodyear setting up Daimler as the principal case. The next subsection emphasizes the emergent importance in specific jurisdiction of being able to show that the plaintiff's claim relates sufficiently to the defendant's contact. Bristol-Myers Squibb is one principal case, followed by the state case Moki-Mac, which is a wonderful vehicle for addressing whether the relatedness inquiry requires consideration of causation and, if so, what sort of causation is relevant. The latter point sets up Supreme Court decisions in the Ford Motor Company cases, which were handed down as the book went to press and are addressed in an Update Memorandum.Chapter 4 pulls together everything that bears on limiting a court's exercise of jurisdiction that it otherwise has. This includes forum selection agreements in interstate and international transactions, antisuit injunctions, dismissals (or denials of motions to dismiss) in cases of parallel litigation (lis pendens) or on the ground of forum non conveniens, and federal transfer.Chapter 5 treats a number of questions often not addressed in depth in the first-year procedure course. For instance: what is a "judgment" for purposes of recognition – administrative decrees, equity decrees, modifiable support orders? How conclusive is a judgment on a second court – comparing res judicata (Treinies) in the interstate setting with the 2010 SPEECH Act requiring review of foreign country awards for libel? Does public policy play a different role in the case of foreign than in interstate judgments? Can non-parties benefit or be bound: what about "virtual representation" or non-mutual collateral estoppel? What are the mechanisms for the recognition and enforcement of domestic and of foreign-country judgments in the United States?Chapter 6, concerning the impact of the Constitution, has been streamlined to enhance teachability.Chapters 7 and 8 present the central themes of choice of law. Chapter 7 deals with many of the classical puzzles of choice of law such as the public policy reservation and renvoi.Chapter 8 was considerably revised in the fifteenth edition to show the progression from the traditional system, to the height of the conflicts revolution, to a developing consensus to consolidate modern analysis in a manner that provides more predictability and certainty. This edition shortens Chapter 8 somewhat to place more emphasis on the most modern developments and discusses important provisions of the draft Third Restatement. Chapter 8 is also divided into several subsections, allowing the teacher freedom to omit portions of it if desired.Chapter 9 addresses conflicts problems in the domestic and international settings. In keeping with the overall theme of flexibility, the professor may assign specific sections to engage a greater or lesser degree of review of Erie as well as a greater or lesser degree of international coverage.Chapters 10 through 13 cover particular subjects such a property, family law, and corporate law for professors who desire to go into these subjects in more depth. Recent changes in the law particularly affect Chapter 11 on Family Law. That chapter first briefly explores the place of celebration rule (also with respect to religious marriages), treats same-sex marriages and registered unions in the light of Obergefell with particular reference to property and inheritance interests, updates the material on divorce (including religious divorces), expands the treatment of child custody and of interstate and international child abduction, and updates the enforcement of maintenance obligations under interstate uniform law and the Hague Convention in international cases.Finally, a Documentary Appendix provides the principal legislative acts of the European Union with respect to jurisdiction in civil, divorce, and custody matters as well as with respect to choice of law in contract, tort, and divorce, in each case with extensive textual commentary. Textual material briefly addresses the effect of "Brexit" on EU – UK relations in these matters and summarizes other EU texts, such as the succession regulation. Notes in the main text refer to these materials, allowing an instructor to teach the material comparatively or to focus only on American law. The European materials also all lend themselves for use in a seminar.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
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  • ISBN: 9781647085995
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Criminal Law and Procedure

Donald A. Dripps

The fourteenth edition continues the book's commitment to offering the most comprehensive, rigorous, and flexible materials on the American criminal process. With respect to the substantive criminal law, the new edition includes:Full case treatment of United States v. Davis, 139 S.Ct. 2319 (2019), illustrating the Supreme Court's continued commitment to a robust understanding of the void-for-vagueness doctrine;An updated treatment of homicide in general, with particular attention paid to a new wave of hostility to the felony murder doctrine, including full case treatment of Commonwealth v. Brown, 477 Mass. 805, 81 N.E.3d (2017), abolishing the doctrine by statutory interpretation, and People v. Swanson, 57 Cal.App.5th 604 (Ca. App. 2020), applying S.B. No. 1437, a reform statute that curtailed both felony murder and the natural-and-probable consequences doctrine in homicide prosecutions.Full case treatment of Rehaif v. United States, 139 S.Ct. 2191 (2019), a decision exemplifying the Court's approach to imputing culpable mental states to conduct and circumstance elements in criminal statutes;Full case treatment of Kahler v. Kansas, 140 S.Ct. 1021 (2020), rejecting a constitutional challenge to the state's elimination of insanity as an affirmative defense, and presenting along the way at thorough history of various versions of the defense;State v. Harris, 2017 WL 1505219 (Del. C.P. Apr. 20, 2017), a remarkable report by a judge acquitting the accused of sexual assault charges, illustrating the peculiar difficulties of prosecuting rape cases as well as the mechanics of the trial process.With respect to criminal procedure, the main development is the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Carpenter v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 2206 (2018). Carpenter held that that federal agents violated the Fourth Amendment by obtaining seven days of location data, from the defendant's service provider, without first obtaining a search warrant. The new edition relies on a recent District Court opinion, United States v. Diggs, 385 F. Supp. 648 (N.D. Ill. 2019), to explain the important changes wrought by Carpenter.

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  • ISBN: 9781647088118
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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A Student's Guide to Trial Objections

Charles B. Gibbons

This guide is a quick reference to various ways in which the courts have translated the text of the Federal Rules of Evidence. It is useful for students enrolled in trial practice courses and clinics and is also helpful as an adjunct reference for students taking basic and advanced evidence courses. The 2021 edition includes dozens of recent civil and criminal cases from all of the federal circuits and includes the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence with respect to the Residual Exception to the Hearsay Rule and Rule 404(b), Crimes, Wrongs or Other Acts.

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  • ISBN: 9781647088347
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Cases and Materials on Insurance Law

Leo P. Martinez

This Ninth Edition contains extensive updates, with new cases relevant for students anxious to acquire practical knowledge that can be quickly put to use when they enter the profession. To use one example, Chapter 5, that deals with liability insurance, adds substantial new text on the duty to defend, including the Texas Supreme Court's 2020 decision in Richards v. State Farm Lloyds. Chapter 5 also augments its coverage of multi-insurer allocation of liability with the addition of the California Supreme Court's 2020 decision in Montrose Chemical Corp. of California v. Superior Court. Chapter 5 also has numerous new notes on almost every aspect of liability insurance. In addition to new cases, the Ninth Edition has been edited to add notes dealing with a variety of cutting-edge issues. This edition also incorporates numerous references to the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance. References to the Restatement are not confined to Chapter 5 inasmuch as the Restatement addresses a few subjects that lie beyond the confines of pure liability insurance issues. In short, the Ninth Edition brings students and instructors up to date.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781647081300
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes, 2021-2022 Edition

Thomas P. Gallanis

Receive complimentary lifetime digital access to the eBook with new print purchase.This statutory supplement is ideal for use in basic and advanced courses in trusts and estates and for practitioner reference. The 2021-2022 edition includes the updated text and official comments of the Uniform Probate Code (including amendments approved in 2021), Uniform Trust Code, and more than twenty other acts relating to the field of trusts and estates, including the Uniform Electronic Wills Act, Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act (and its predecessor Uniform Principal and Income Act), Uniform Parentage Act 2017, Uniform Directed Trust Act, Uniform Trust Decanting Act, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Uniform Powers of Appointment Act, Uniform Prudent Investor Act, Uniform Custodial Trust Act, Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act, Uniform Simultaneous Death Act, Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, Model Marital Property Act, Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act, and the amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act which is now renamed the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. The book includes relevant provisions of the Restatement Third of Trusts and Restatement Third of Property, as well as selected prior versions of sections of the Uniform Probate Code. The book is ideal for teaching basic and advanced courses in trusts and estates. It is also ideal for practitioner reference.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781647089016
  • Publication Date: Sep 2021
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