Author: Judith C. Areen
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Part of the popular University Casebook Series, Cases and Materials on Family Law provides an overview of family law, addressing traditional family law issues with an updated family model. The book covers three important themes: the tension between private ordering and state supervision in family law; constitutional doctrines invoked to limit state regulation of family law; and ethical questions unique to the field of family law. Substantially revised and updated, the fourth edition provides enriching discussion by linking key issues to important cases.
Author: Robert H. Mnookin
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Release Date: 2000-01-01
For absolutely current coverage of the full range of legal questions relating to children, you can count on the Fourth Edition of this landmark casebook. Child, Family and State: Problems and Materials on Children and the Law, Fourth Edition, builds on the strengths that earned it such a loyal following:: comprehensive coverage of both children's rights and the juvenile court system social and historical perspectives explored through excerpted materials and insightful author notes hypotheticals that clearly illustrate issues in a down-to-earth style consistent cross-referencing throughout the book so topics can be presented in any order rhetorical questions in every chapter that facilitate classroom discussion highly-respected authors who are distinguished by their accomplishments New material in the Fourth Edition includes: Major cases, such as Lambert v. Wickland on minors' abortion rights, Reno v. ACLU on minors' access to the Internet, and Anderson Community Schools v. Willis on drug testing in schools Timely coverage of some of today's exciting current topics such as: violence in the schools (the columbine massacre and its implications school searches (strip searches, dog sniffing, and metal detectors) for drugs and weapons regulation of sexuality explicit and violent materials in television, movies, videogames and music recent federal legislation on adoption developments in child abuse and foster care, paternity establishment, child support enforcement, and welfare reform Child, Family and State: Problems and Materials on Children and the Law is such a fascinating exploration of this area that students have been known to read beyond their assignment out of sheer interest!
Author: Nina Rivkind
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2016-03
Genre: Capital punishment
On this fourth edition, Nina Rivkind and Steve Shatz, the authors of the previous editions, are joined by two co-authors with extensive death penalty law experience: Sam Kamin and Justin Marceau, professors at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This edition includes eight principal cases decided since the third edition, including Cullen v. Pinholster, the Supreme Court's leading case on the scope of federal habeas corpus and Glossip v. Gross, the Court's latest decision on execution methods, one that produced a debate among four justices about the constitutionality of the death penalty itself. All notes have been updated to reflect recent case and non-case developments concerning the death penalty, and material has been added on the perspectives of victims' families and prison officials. This casebook is a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the Supreme Court's death penalty jurisprudence. Part I contains background information about the death penalty and the Court's seminal cases. Part II addresses constitutional challenges to various aspects of death penalty schemes. Part III considers the litigation of a capital case by examining the Court's constitutional decisions regarding the process as a whole and the penalty phase, in particular. Part IV covers issues arising after the death judgment, specifically, those arising on federal habeas corpus review of the death judgment and those concerning the execution itself. Part V reconsiders the death penalty in light of international norms and from the perspectives of victims' families, prison officials who administer the death penalty, and reformers.
Author: Samuel M. Davis
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Children in the Legal System focuses on what has been accomplished through legislation & judicial action since the Juvenile Justice Standards were published. Highlights include: * Cases ranging from nocturnal juvenile curfews & school newspaper regulation to child abuse & medical decision-making * Discussion of permanent foster care * Expanded coverage of custody & visitation * Challenging conceptual treatment of the decision-making capacity & authority of minor children * An examination of adolescence as a legal category.
Author: Frank William Miller
Release Date: 2000
This casebook provides detailed information on the juvenile justice process. The casebook provides the tools for fast, easy, on-point research. Part of the University Casebook Series; , it includes selected cases designed to illustrate the development of a body of law on a particular subject. Text and explanatory materials designed for law study accompany the cases.
Author: Peter B. Kutner
Release Date: 2013
The Advanced Torts casebook is designed for courses on the major tort law subjects that are not included in the basic first-year tort courses. The popularity and consistent use of this casebook reflect the fact that the book is unique in its in-depth coverage of advanced torts subjects, which are now the principal growth areas of tort law. Subjects covered in Advanced Torts include defamation, the rights of privacy and publicity, harm to family relationships, wrongful birth, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, interference with common law civil rights, liability for economic loss, interference with contracts, interference with business relations, unfair competition, common law rights to literary and commercial creations and ideas, trade secrets, and other economic torts including injurious falsehood. The fourth edition maintains the casebook¿s clear organization and rich range of cases from not only the United States, but also England, Canada, Australia and other common law legal systems¿cases selected as the most valuable for instructional purposes as well as for their influence in shaping tort law. New cases and notes, addressing such developing areas as liability for defamation in Internet communications, bring the material fully up-to-date. The casebook has ample material for courses and seminars on economic torts (business torts) or defamation and privacy (tort law and the communications media).