Author: Allan C. Hutchinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Toward an Informal Account of Legal Interpretation offers a viable account of law, judicial decision-making, and legal interpretation that is as fresh as it is familiar. The author expertly challenges the dominant mode of formalist theorizing and proposes an explanatory account of legal interpretation that can profitably be understood as an 'informal' intervention. Such an informal approach has no truck with either the claims of the formalists (i.e., that law is something separate from ideology) or those of the anti-formalists (i.e., that law is nothing other than ideological posturing). Hutchinson insists that, when understood properly, legal interpretation is an applied exercise in law-and-ideology; it is both constrained and unconstrained in equal measure. In developing this informalist account through a sustained application of the 'no vehicles in the park' rule, this book is wide-ranging in theoretical scope and substance, but also accessible and practical in style.
Author: Allan C. Hutchinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2010-11-30
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.
In the age of globalization and with increased interdependence in the world today, there is a question we may have to raise: Do we need, and could we attain, a world government capable of ensuring peace and facilitating worldwide well-being in a just and efficient way? There are obvious and strong arguments in favour of viable and sustainable world governance, even for a unified world state. Two of them seem to be especially strong: security, which is becoming more and more a matter of joint concern; and sustainability, which is increasingly visible in issues such as climate change, requiring unified and far-reaching action. One of the main objections raised against world governance is not that it is impractical, but that it is unnecessary and even undesirable. There is a fear that world government would be or become tyrannical. German philosopher Immanuel Kant devised a project of “perpetual peace,” but he was against a world state, advocating instead a kind of confederation of the states in the world. Finally, if a world government is indeed formed, how far should the instruments and tools of such a body reach? These and other issues have been explored in this book. Covering a wide range of disciplines—from philosophy to jurisprudence, ethics, and social science—the book explores how theorists have reflected upon the necessary components of an effective global order.
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2006-09-17
Spend a year reading the Bible with Max Lucado! In this Bible, Max Lucado will guide you through the Scripture day-by-day, with daily readings from the Old and New Testaments, Psalms, and Proverbs, plus a devotional insight.
Release Date: 1978
The Arizona Law Review is a student-edited publication of the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. The Review is committed to publishing works of high-quality, original, and thought-provoking legal scholarship.
Author: Matt Taibbi
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Release Date: 2017-10-24
On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner died on a Staten Island sidewalk after a police officer put him in what has been described as an illegal chokehold during an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes. The final moments of Garner's life were captured on video and seen by millions. His agonized last words, 'I can't breathe,' became a rallying cry for the nascent Black Lives Matter protest movement. A grand jury ultimately declined to indict the officer who wrestled Garner to the pavement. Matt Taibbi's deeply reported retelling of these events liberates Eric Garner from the abstractions of newspaper accounts and lets us see the man in full--with all his flaws and contradictions intact. A husband and father with a complicated personal history, Garner was neither villain nor victim, but a fiercely proud individual determined to do the best he could for his family, bedeviled by bad luck, and ultimately subdued by forces beyond his control. In America, no miscarriage of justice exists in isolation, of course, and in I Can't Breathe Taibbi also examines the conditions that made this tragedy possible. Featuring vivid vignettes of life on the street and inside our Kafkaesque court system, Taibbi's kaleidoscopic account illuminates issues around policing, mass incarceration, the underground economy, and racial disparity in law enforcement. No one emerges unsullied, from the conservative district attorney who half-heartedly prosecutes the case to the progressive mayor caught between the demands of outraged activists and the foot-dragging of recalcitrant police officials. A masterly narrative of urban America and a scathing indictment of the perverse incentives built into our penal system, I Can't Breathe drills down into the particulars of one case to confront us with the human cost of our broken approach to dispensing criminal justice.
Author: Terry Ann Lato
Release Date: 2014-04-22
This instructional guide has been designed to aid a person in pursuing their own rights and recovery against an insurance carrier, workman's compensation or third party administrator or a self-insured entity, and to do so completely successfully. Many people do NOT wish to give away 1/3 to 1/2 of their overall settlement to attorneys, when they realize that many attorneys are acting as essentially "insurance adjusters" for the entire front half of their respective claims (where most settle). Only IF and WHEN a matter actually proceeds to litigation do they feel they need to spend the extra money on an attorney. The reality is, many people can, and hundreds of thousands every year DO, handle their own injury claims. This instructional guide is designed to help these people navigate this process and to do so recovering and KEEPING as much of their settlement as possible. As is indicated in the guide, being completely successful at personal injury claims is as much what one does, as what one DOES NOT do (analogous to "stepping on land mines"). This guide delves deeply into both, helping to instruct WHAT to do, and just as importantly, what NOT TO DO! Further, virtually NO "legal help" books out there (and frankly, very few attorneys) delve into a VERY IMPORTANT [actually, CRITICAL] part of the claim; that of the "back end" of the claim. Whereas the "front end" of the claim can be considered where the claim is put together and successfully negotiated with an insurance company (and many people stop there, including attorneys) -- this is only HALF of the process. The "back end" is an absolutely missed potential for economic benefit by both attorneys and lay people; as just as important as it is to OBTAIN money from an insurance company; it is EQUALLY important to retain and hang on to as much of that money as possible. Personal injury claims by their very nature have extensive medical COSTS! This eats up much (some times the greatest majority) of a settlement. This instructional guide shows not only where and HOW to negotiate medical billings, but importantly, HOW TO STRUCTURE insurance or a lien in a way MOST advantageous to you. This gives vital information on how to structure medical insurance, medical payments coverage on auto or other policies, in such a way as to maximize what you keep from your recovery. Just as importantly, this guide delves into the vital area of SUBROGATION; a likewise often ignored [many people do not even REALIZE that they will owe repayment to certain insurance companies when settling from other, third party carriers] an underutilized area and strategy to put MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET from your insurance settlement. This instructional guide covers virtually every facet of dealing with an insurance company, from the overall strategy in handling the claim, to helping compel a settlement from reluctant or resistant insurance adjusters and managers. There are techniques for involving the management; WHY AND WHEN you would want to do this, to help you avoid years long litigation and get your SETTLEMENT MONEY NOW! Further, this guide goes into insurance company defenses and "hot buttons" which cause your claim to be scrutinized more closely. This discusses how insurance companies EVALUATE claims, their use of the COLOSSAL claim evaluating software, their big push against M.I.S.T. claims (minor impact claims) and how they force nearly ALL of these into litigation -- as well as ways to avoid this. This guide is simply a WEALTH of information, gleaned from decades in the business and now can be YOURS for your use in a claim. Frankly, this is EXCELLENT reference material for ANY PERSON as it gives priceless information to help when and if you or a loved one is involved in an injury case. This is excellent information to have BEFOREHAND, and would make you that much more formidable to deal with; having this information already from the first day of your injury claim.
Author: Bobbie Wolgemuth
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2010-02-08
Mom’s Bible: God’s Wisdom for Mothers gives women an awareness of just how precious and vital they are in God’s plan for the family. Available in the New Century Version and drawing on solid Bible teaching, it encourages women at every stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or whenever it’s time to say “thank you” to a special mom. Includes these special sections: Book Introductions: historical, emotional, and spiritual context for each Bible book Walking In...: ways that are pleasing to God Our God Is...: discovering who God is and what He does, based on His words and actions Godly Character: exhibiting godly qualities in daily living Passing It On: creating a legacy of faith to inspire the next generation Moms in the Bible: lessons from some of the Bible's most famous mothers Insights: short, practical thoughts on Bible passages from a mom's perspective Wonderful Counselor: issues facing moms from the perspective of a Christian therapist Questions Kids Ask: answering the tough questions about God, the Bible, and Christian life First Touch Verses: verses to mull over throughout the day Topical Index
#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
Author: José M. Zuniga
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Advancing the Human Right to Health offers a prospective on the global response to one of the greatest moral, legal, and public health challenges of the 21st century - achieving the human right to health as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other legal instruments. Featuring writings by global thought-leaders in the world of health human rights, the book brings clarity to many of the complex clinical, ethical, economic, legal, and socio-cultural questions raised by injury, disease, and deeper determinants of health, such as poverty. Much more than a primer on the right to health, this book features an examination of profound inequalities in health, which have resulted in millions of people condemned to unnecessary suffering and hastened deaths. In so doing, it provides a thoughtful account of the right to health's parameters, strategies on ways in which to achieve it, and discussion of why it is so essential in a 21st century context. Country-specific case studies provide context for analysing the right to health and assessing whether, and to what extent, this right has influenced critical decision-making that makes a difference in people's lives. Thematic chapters also look at the specific challenges involved in translating the right to health into action. Advancing the Human Right to Health highlights the urgency to build upon the progress made in securing the right to health for all, offering a timely reminder that all stakeholders must redouble their efforts to advance the human right to health.
Author: John Barton
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date: 2005-07-28
The Original Story is a comprehensive and lively guide to the Old Testament, offering an essential introduction for readers of all faiths and none. It provides a complete course covering history, archaeology, geography, and textual interpretation.
Author: Ana Gonzalez-Pelaez
Release Date: 2004-08-02
Genre: Political Science
A new and incisive analysis of the political viability of human rights, with an in-depth investigation of its largest violation: world hunger. Gonzalez-Pelaez develops John Vincent's theory of basic human rights within the context of the international political economy and demonstrates how the right to food has become an international norm enshrined within international law. She then assesses the international normative and practical dimensions of hunger in connection with international trade and poverty. Using the society of states as the framework of analysis, she explores the potential that the current system has to correct its own anomalies, and examines the measures that can move the hunger agenda forward in order to break through its current stagnation.
For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.