Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell

Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

This title presents a concise summary of alternatives to the court adjudication of disputes. It provides an on-point discussion that facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and various hybrids such as arbitration-mediation, mediation-arbitration, and consensus-building, as well as court-connected processes. Particular attention is focused on the legal and ethical issues associated with negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Each chapter contains a bibliography.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780314285324
  • Publication Date: Aug 2013
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Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell

Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley

This title presents a concise summary of alternatives to the court adjudication of disputes. On-point discussion facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and various mixed mode hybrids such as arb-med, med-arb, consensus-building as well as court-connected processes. Particular attention is focused on the legal and ethical issues associated with negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Other topics include dispute system design, implicit bias, repeat player bias, and third-party funding. Each chapter contains a bibliography. This is a must read for anyone interested in the field of dispute resolution.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684674336
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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American by Birth

Carl Nackenoff

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780700631926
  • Publication Date: Jun 2021
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American Constitutional Interpretation

Walter F. Murphy

This text uses original essays, cases, and materials to study the very enterprise by which a constitution is interpreted and a constitutional government created. It explores the American polity as both a constitutional and democratic entity. This volume is organized around a set of basic interrogatives: What is the constitution that is to be interpreted? Who are its authoritative interpreters? How should they go about their interpretive tasks? The new edition has been updated to include important new cases decided through June 2018, including Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. To maintain brevity, the authors have removed a number of cases from the casebook and placed them on the accompanying website.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781640201620
  • Publication Date: Jun 2019
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American Constitutional Law

Laurence H. Tribe

This treatise on constitutional law is organized around issues, or constitutional functions, rather than being a sequential discussion of the text to the Constitution. Professor Tribe provides analysis of constitutional law doctrine and policy. The text is heavily footnoted with references to treatises, law review articles, the U.S. Code, and Supreme Court cases. It concentrates on the Constitution's provisions for government structure and on how constitutional structure helps guarantee protection of substantive rights and liberties.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781566627146
  • Publication Date: Jan 2000
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American Constitutional Law

Donald Kommers

American Constitutional Law, Volume 1: Government Powers and Democracy is a unique casebook that encourages citizens and students of the Constitution to think critically about the fundamental principles and policies of the American constitutional order. In addition to its distinguished authorship, the book has two prominent features that set it apart from other books in the field: an emphasis on the social, political, and moral theory that provides meaning to constitutional law and interpretation, and a comparative perspective that situates the American experience within a world context that serves as in invaluable prism through which to illuminate the special features of our own constitutional order. While the focus of the book is entirely on American constitutional law, the book asks students to consider what, if anything, is unique in American constitutional life and what we share with other constitutional democracies. Each chapter is preceded by an introductory essay that highlights these major themes and also situates the cases in their proper historical and political contexts. This new edition offers updated and expanded treatment of a number of important and timely topics that have been addressed by the Supreme Court in recent years.In addition to over twenty new important Supreme Court cases and updated comparative materials that reflect recent global trends and developments, this new edition welcomes two new and distinguished contributors, George Thomas, of Claremont McKenna, and Justin Dyer, of the University of Missouri. Building on the unique strengths of earlier editions, it also features updated and lively essays that situate the Court's work, and that of other constitutional institutions, in their larger normative, institutional, and comparative context.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781683289036
  • Publication Date: Aug 2018
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American Constitutional Law

Charles A. Shanor

This law school casebook is concise, rigorous, and yet accessible to students. It contains approximately 100 primary cases, including a greater proportion of recent Supreme Court decisions than other casebooks. The notes provide context, and realistic problems facilitate application of constitutional law principles and cases. Covering structural constitutional law (judicial power, distribution of powers, Congress' powers, federalism, and judicial protection of interstate commerce) and the reach of the Fourteenth Amendment (citizenship, privileges and immunities, due process, equal protection, and state action), this casebook incorporates entertaining elements and references contemporary controversies. Tight editing to make this edition even shorter than the last edition despite the incorporation of nearly 10% new materials, including the same-sex marriage decisions, the latest race discrimination decisions, and new cases involving limitations on Congress' powers make this popular casebook even better than the last.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781683280712
  • Publication Date: Nov 2016
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American Constitutional Law

Ronald D. Rotunda

This is an accessible constitutional law book suitable for undergraduate courses. Chapters begin with explanatory info, and feature shorter cases, interactive questions throughout chapters and the historical context of founding legal principles and theories of constitutional interpretation. Both the Bill of Rights and other Constitutional Amendments are presented with through explanations and reference to historical legal issues, with a focus on the rights contained within the constitution. Volume II includes: Development of Judicial Review; the Second Amendment; the Criminal Process; Equal Protection; Congressional Enforcement of Civil rights; Freedom of Speech; and Freedom of Religion.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781634607797
  • Publication Date: Aug 2016
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American Courts

Daniel John Meador

This text describes the state judicial systems and the federal judicial system. It continues to be written primarily for beginning law students who will acquire more detailed knowledge of the topics covered here and for persons from other countries with legal backgrounds who want an introduction to American courts. This new edition reflects the changes in case management procedures, court personnel, and, in a few instances, state court structure that have been made to deal with the changes in types and numbers of cases being filed with the courts.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780314910936
  • Publication Date: Oct 2009
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American Courts

Daniel John Meador

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781642421514
  • Publication Date: Oct 2020
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American Courts Explained

Gregory Mitchell

American Courts Explained takes students on a detailed tour of American courts by following two real cases—one criminal, one civil—from the events that gave rise to them, through pre-trial proceedings, jury trials, and appeals. Along the way there are stops in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. It introduces readers to major debates relating to the courts: How "political" are judges? How well do different methods of selecting judges work? Do ordinary people have adequate access to lawyers? Should we trust jurors to decide complex and emotional cases? But it presents these debates in the context of actual cases so that readers can see why these debates matter to the parties, lawyers, judges, and jurors. The conviction behind this approach is that students learn best when engaged by vivid, interesting cases with details that make abstract debates and difficult legal concepts meaningful and easier to understand.By the end of this book, readers will find that the judicial process has been demystified. They will have a firm understanding of what litigants, lawyers and judges do, will understand the structure and procedure of American civil and criminal courts, will see the purposes served by judicial rules and procedures, and will see what effect these rules, and procedures have on the outcomes of cases. Readers will have acquired the knowledge needed to critically evaluate the legal institutions we have and proposals for changing them.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781634598798
  • Publication Date: Feb 2016
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The American Criminal Justice System

James Windell

This text gives students an overview of the American version of justice. It discusses the problems and challenges faced by the system and dispels some of the myths about criminal justice that students bring to class with them.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781634878043
  • Publication Date: Apr 2016
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American Criminal Procedure

Stephen A. Saltzburg

New CasebookPlus book purchase, or eBook & Learning Library purchase, includes complimentary digital access to the accompanying 2018 Supplement, when available.This edition of the classic casebook contains detailed and authoritative commentary, extensive discussion of practical problems, highlighted treatment of selected recent lower-court cases, full consideration of Supreme Court cases, and questions that challenge the conceptions and analytical powers of law students. New features include the addition of more headnotes; full case treatment of important new Supreme Court cases; and consideration of how Bill of Rights protections have been affected and limited in the aftermath of 9/11. This edition also includes additional scholarly commentary on such topics as the exclusionary rule, Miranda, and jury nullification. The authors have made a concerted attempt to make the book as lean and as user-friendly as possible, without sacrificing content that will challenge both the student and the professor.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781640205222
  • Publication Date: Apr 2018
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American Criminal Procedure

Stephen A. Saltzburg

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781684678938
  • Publication Date: Aug 2020
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American Criminal Procedure, Adjudicative

Stephen A. Saltzburg

This book is a complete, unchanged reprint of Chapters 6-13 of Saltzburg & Capra, American Criminal Procedure (11th ed. 2018). The new edition of the hardcover text contains detailed commentary, highlighted treatment of selected lower court cases, and full consideration of Supreme Court cases.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781683289869
  • Publication Date: May 2018
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American Criminal Procedure, Investigative

Stephen A. Saltzburg

New CasebookPlus book purchase, or eBook & Learning Library purchase, includes complimentary digital access to the accompanying 2020 Supplement, when available.This book is a complete, unchanged reprint of Chapters 1–6 of Saltzburg & Capra, American Criminal Procedure (11th ed. 2018). The new edition of the hardcover text contains detailed commentary, highlighted treatment of selected lower court cases, and full consideration of Supreme Court cases.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781640205260
  • Publication Date: Jun 2018
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American Federalism in Practice

Michael Doonan

American Federalism in Practice is an original and important contribution to our understanding of contemporary health policy. It also illustrates how contentious public policy is debated, formulated, and implemented in today's overheated political environment.Health care reform is perhaps the most divisive public policy issue facing the United States today. Michael Doonan provides a unique perspective on health policy in explaining how intergovernmental relations shape public policy. He tracks federal-state relations through the creation, formulation, and implementation of three of the most important health policy initiatives since the Great Society: the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), both passed by the U.S. Congress, and the Massachusetts health care reform program as it was developed and implemented under federal government waiver authority. He applies lessons learned from these cases to implementation of the Affordable Care Act."Health policymaking is entangled in a complex web of shared, overlapping, and/or competing power relationships among different levels of government," the author notes. Understanding federal-state interactions, the ways in which they vary, and the reasons for such variation is essential to grasping the ultimate impact of federalism on programs and policy. Doonan reveals how federalism can shift as the sausage of public policy is made while providing a new framework for comprehending one of the most polarizing debates of our time.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780815724834
  • Publication Date: Aug 2013
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The American First Amendment in the Twenty-First Century

William W. Van Alstyne

The casebook provides detailed information on First Amendment law. This new edition integrates all of the supplemental material, including legislative and judicial, and more recent developments through the end of the Supreme Court's term in June, 2013. The organization and overall design of the work, however, have not changed. The book is divided into two principal parts (Part I on the speech and press clauses and Part II on those concerned with religion and the state), reflecting as it does the different specific subject matter treated in each set of clauses within the First Amendment itself. Roughly two-thirds of this current edition are still addressed to the First Amendment clauses concerning freedom of speech (including the freedom of the press, of assembly and of petition). The remaining third takes the measure of the distinctive twin clauses within that same Amendment separately addressed to the "free exercise" of religion, and of religious establishments whenever and wherever they confront, become entangled with, or otherwise interface with the State. The authors continue to pay significant attention to other clauses in the Constitution – clauses "unnoticed" by the First Amendment within its text, but clauses nonetheless impinging on it and, indeed, quite often impinging with a significant impact of which one needs to be alert. There are in fact a surprising number of such additional clauses (perhaps as many as fifteen) that have an informing significance of substantial importance for a "first amendment" course.

  • Imprint: Foundation Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781609304379
  • Publication Date: Jan 2014
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American Indian Law

Robert T. Anderson

This casebook provides an introduction to the legal relationships between American Indian tribes, their citizens, the federal government, individual states, and others. The foundational cases are incorporated with statutory text, background material, hypothetical questions, and discussion problems to structure the classroom experience and enhance student engagement. History is critical to understanding American Indian law as it now exists and it is covered and explained to highlight how it shapes current law. The fourth edition includes expanded materials on law and order within Indian country, the Indian Child Welfare Act, water rights, Hawaii, and Alaska as well as recent Executive Branch actions that increase tribal authority. The authors update the book with a supplement after the end of the Supreme Court's term every summer.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642426861
  • Publication Date: Dec 2019
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American Indian Law in a Nutshell

William C. Canby Jr.

This guide provides a reliable resource on American Indian law. Its authoritative text covers the essentials of this complex body of law, with attention to the governmental policies underlying it. The work emphasizes both the historical development of Federal Indian Law and recent matters such as the evolution of Indian gaming, issues arising under the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the present enforcement of treaty rights. It addresses the policy and law applicable to Alaska Natives, but does not deal with Native Hawai'ians.

  • Imprint: West Academic Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781640209138
  • Publication Date: Dec 2019
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