Federal White Collar Crime

Author: Julie R. O'Sullivan
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314276629
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This law school casebook addresses substantive and procedural areas of importance in white-collar criminal practice. The book covers a variety of substantive crimes, including perjury, false statements, false claims, obstruction of justice, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, insider trading, conspiracy, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and money laundering. It then tackles procedural issues critical to white-collar practice such as grand jury, discovery, the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination as applied to testimony and physical evidence, the attorney-client privilege, representation issues, plea bargaining and cooperation agreements, and parallel proceedings. The materials emphasize ethical issues facing criminal law practitioners. This revision covers: important Supreme Court decisions in the areas of mens rea (Global-Tech; Flores-Figueroa), fraud (Skilling), and RICO (Boyle); congressional action in the areas of False Claims, the new securities whistleblower program, money laundering, and the rules of evidence; amendments by the Sentencing Commission in the areas of organizational sentencing and departure analysis; and DOJ action, such as the Attorney General's shift in charging policy and guidance regarding FCPA compliance programs.

Criminal Procedure Cases and Materials

Author: Cynthia Lee
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314290206
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Criminal procedure

This student-friendly text, the only criminal procedure casebook authored by three female law professors of color (who also bring diverse criminal justice system experiences as a former prosecutor, private criminal defense attorney and public defender), highlights social justice issues intertwined with the law of criminal procedure, integrating issues of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation where relevant.

Cases and Materials on Patent Law

Author: Randall R. Rader
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134426399
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This new edition captures all of the recent and rapidly emerging changes in case law and legislation, yet retains its student- and professor-friendly approach to the policies and rules of patent law. This version teaches the far-reaching legal tenets of patent law that are as venerable as the Constitution itself and yet as current as the latest developments from the laboratory bench. Like its successful predecessors, this casebook draws on insights from other areas of US law and from aspects of foreign systems as well. Because patent law plays a vital role in the international marketplace, students must understand US law in the context of international patent systems to properly represent their clients. This casebook and its robust teacher's manual make this important area of law accessible to every student.

Getting the Government America Deserves

Author: Richard W. Painter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015079328582
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

In order to be effective, federal ethics law must address sources of systematic corruption rather than simply address motives that individual government employees might have to betray the public trust (such as personal financial holdings or family relationships). Getting the Government America Deserves articulates a general approach to combating systemic corruption as well as some specific proposals for doing so. Federal ethics law is relatively unknown in legal academia and elsewhere outside of Washington, D.C., but it is binding on over one million federal employees. Lobbyists, federal contractors, lawyers and others who interact with the federal government are also deeply interested in federal ethics law and represent a surprisingly large market for a little-studied area of the law. Getting the Government America Deserves analyzes government ethics law from the perspective of an academic critic and that of a lawyer who was the chief White House ethics lawyer for two and a half years. Richard Painter argues that the existing ethics regime is in need of substantial reform since federal ethics laws fail to curtail conduct that undermines the integrity of government, such as political activity by federal employees and their interaction with lobbyists and interest groups. He also contends that in some other areas, such as personal financial conflicts of interest, there is too much complexity in regulatory and reporting requirements, and rules need to be simplified. Painter's solution includes strengthening the enforcement of ethics rules, reforming the lobbying industry, and changing a system of campaign finance that impedes meaningful government ethics reform.

Cases and Materials on American Property Law

Author: Sheldon F. Kurtz
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 031426535X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

This casebook continues its traditional approach to the teaching of property law. The new edition features a number of new cases inserted into almost every chapter of the book. The notes and comments have been appropriately updated. The opening chapter continues to include a section of cases designed to hone a student's skill in close case analysis. The book in its entirety introduces students to a broad spectrum of material traditionally covered in a first-year property course. A voluminous teacher's manual accompanies the book with briefs of every principal case and extensive notes designed to aid the teacher in advancing classroom discussion on nearly every note in the casebook. For the first time, the accompanying teacher's manual includes additional problems and other materials that teachers can elect to use in class designed to develop professional skills in addition to case analysis.

Advanced Introduction to Law and Development

Author: Michael J. Trebilcock
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781783473403
Release Date: 2014-09-26
Genre: Law

øElgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by some of the world�s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid su

Public Law

Author: Andrew Le Sueur
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198735380
Release Date: 2016-05-12

Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers a fresh approach to the study of constitutional and administrative law by exploring how the law works in practice. The inclusion of extracts from key cases, government reports and academic articles demonstrates the law in action and the incisive commentary that accompanies them explains the significance of each. The expert authors have distilled their knowledge of the institutions and legal principles into concise, focused prose, and they encourage reflection through regular questions and hypothetical examples. This leading text provides students with a thorough and wide-ranging knowledge of public law, together will a full understanding of the theoretical and political debates in this fascinating and dynamic area of law. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which provides a link to the authors' Twitter feed, web links to useful sites and, for lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions with answers and feedback.

The First Amendment Bubble

Author: Amy Gajda
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674368323
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Law

For decades, privacy took a back seat to the public’s right to know. But as the Internet and changing journalism have made it harder to distinguish news from titillation, U.S. courts are showing new resolve in protecting individuals from invasive media scrutiny. As Amy Gajda shows, this judicial backlash is now impinging on mainstream journalists.

Baseball and the Law

Author: Louis H. Schiff
ISBN: 1611635020
Release Date: 2015-12-30

Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials explores the jurisprudence of baseball through 110 principal readings, 619 notes, and 26 photographs. After an introductory chapter that acquaints students with the sport and the role lawyers have played in its development, the authors proceed to examine a multitude of legal issues, from player salaries, franchise relocations, and steroids to fan safety, broadcast rights, and gambling. Special attention is paid to racial and sexual discrimination; tax planning, asset protection, and bankruptcy; and the burgeoning use of technology. A concluding chapter focuses on amateur and youth baseball. The book draws on a variety of materials--including court decisions, arbitration awards, law review articles, newspapers stories, and blog posts--to place baseball in three different contexts: cultural, historical, and legal. The exhaustive notes make numerous references to movies, TV shows, and videos to further demonstrate the connection between baseball and the law. In addition to being a fun read, this work will strengthen a student's understanding of such core subjects as civil procedure, constitutional law, property, and torts while improving his or her ability to read contracts and parse statutes.

Living with the UN

Author: Kenneth Anderson
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817913441
Release Date: 2012
Genre: LAW

What exactly is the United Nations? For that matter, why is there still a United Nations at all? In Living with the UN, international legal scholar Kenneth Anderson analyzes US-UN relations in each major aspect of the United Nations' work—security, human rights and universal values, and development—and addresses the crucial question of whether, when, and how the United States should engage or not engage with the United Nations in its many different organs and activities. He looks at each UN organ and function and suggests the form of engagement that the United States should take toward it, giving workable, pragmatic meaning to “multilateral engagement” across the full range of the United Nations' work. Cutting through the “alphabet soup” of UN agencies, as well as the utopian idealism that, however noble, often clouds analyses of the United Nations, the book offers principles for a permanent relationship based on ideals and interests between the United States and the United Nations—and provides guidance for long-term US policy that runs far beyond the Obama administration's tenure. Ultimately, Living with the UN offers a vision of a better, but also more modest, United Nations—a vision unlikely to be realized but well worth presenting.

Contemporary Criminal Law

Author: Matthew Lippman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483379371
Release Date: 2015-07-22
Genre: Law

Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies, Fourth Edition, combines the traditional concepts taught in undergraduate criminal law courses with thought-provoking cases and engaging learning tools. This bestselling text covers both foundational and emerging legal topics, such as terrorism, gangs, cybercrime, and hate crimes, in a student-friendly and approachable manner. Clear explanations of criminal law and defenses are complemented by provocative, well-edited cases and discussion questions that stimulate critical thinking and in-class discussion.

How To Regulate

Author: Thomas A. Lambert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107144880
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Law

Markets sometimes fail. But so do regulatory efforts to correct market failures. Sometimes regulations reach too far, condemning good activities as well as bad, and sometimes they don't reach far enough, allowing bad behavior to persist. In this highly instructive book, Thomas A. Lambert explains the pitfalls of both extremes while offering readers a manual of effective regulation, showing how the best regulation maximizes social welfare and minimizes social costs. Working like a physician, Lambert demonstrates how regulators should diagnose the underlying disease and identify its symptoms, potential remedies for it, and their side effects before selecting the regulation that offers the greatest net benefit. This book should be read by policymakers, students, and anyone else interested in understanding how the best regulations are crafted and why they work.

Cases and Materials on Legislation

Author: William N. Eskridge
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 031423330X
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Law

Contains an introduction to legislation; descriptive and normative theories of legislation, including procedural theories of legislation, pluralism and interest groups, and institutional theories of legislation; Title VII: interpretive issues and political theories, the Supreme Court's decision in Griggs, affirmative action United States Steelworkers of America v. Weber and Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County; legislative drafting; representational structures, structures of legislative deliberation; statutes as a source of public policy in the United States; theories of statutory interpretation; doctrines of statutory interpretation; and the implementation of statutes.

Open Target

Author: Clark Kent Ervin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250092502
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Political Science

Based on his first-hand experiences and observations of how the Department of Homeland Security is failing to make America safe, Ervin shows the real threats we face--from nuclear attack to homegrown terrorism. Pushed out by the White House for refusing to sugarcoat its failures, Ervin candidly discusses the circumstances of his departure. He takes the reader inside the decision-making councils of this newest department of the U.S. government, and shows how his team's prescriptions for urgent change were ignored--leaving the US vulnerable to another terrorist attack.