Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell

Author: Michael G. Collins
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 031492020X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

Coverage includes the statute's modern revival in Monroe v. Pape, municipal liability, individual officer and sovereign immunity, excessive force litigation, choice of law, state and federal court jurisdiction, remedies, and attorney's fees, There are also chapters on federal officer liability and the relationship between habeas corpus and section 1983. A helpful tool for practitioners, students, judges, and their clerks, or anyone wishing to get up to speed on this complex, ever-changing topic.

Search and Seizure

Author: Martha Bridegam
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438106205
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Provides divergent views on the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Criminal Procedure

Author: Matthew Lippman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483332765
Release Date: 2010-01-19
Genre: Social Science

Criminal Procedure is a contemporary, comprehensive case-driven textbook from award-winning teacher Matthew Lippman that covers the constitutional foundation of criminal procedure and includes numerous cases selected for their appeal to today's students. With an emphasis on diversity and its impact on how laws are enforced, this clearly written textbook features numerous learning devices, including You Decide scenarios, Cases and Comments, and Legal Equations and is accompanied by robust ancillaries, including an open-access student study site with Web-based activities, helpful study aids, and resources.

Police Misconduct in Brooklyn

Author: Brian A. Maule
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319668147
Release Date: 2017-11-03
Genre: Social Science

This Brief explores police misconduct, through the lens of a 5-year study of civil liability cases against the New York Police Department in Kings County (Brooklyn), New York. The confluence of police misconduct and civil liability is an issue of growing concern for many communities throughout the United States. One measure of the severity of these concerns is the increase in the number of lawsuits alleging police misconduct and the civil liability resulting from these lawsuits. Using Brooklyn, New York as a case study, the author of this Brief uses lawsuits that resulted in a settlement or jury award, over a five-year period, as its measure of police misconduct. Police misconduct has many tangible and intangible consequences for a community, such as violations of the law, police brutality, social consequences, and long-term public trust of the police. On a very practical level, as the author demonstrates, the up-front financial costs of prevention, training, and support to curb police misconduct are less expensive than the costs of civil liability payments for lawsuits. This perspective creates a strong argument for policymakers for enhancing police training and police misconduct prevention programs. This work will be of interest to researchers in police studies, as well sociology and public policy.

West Group s nutshell series fast finder

Author: West Group
Publisher: West Group Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061974254
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Law

General Index to all Current Nutshell Titles Published through June 1998; List of Nutshell titles anti Abbreviations; Table of Nutshell and Am Jur 2d Correlations; Table of Nutshell and Key Number System Correlations.

Modern trials

Author: Melvin M. Belli
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060951196
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Damages


Land Use in a Nutshell

Author: John R. Nolon
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314163719
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

It reviews the common-law controls that were the underpinnings of modern land use regulations, and private law devices--such as covenants and restrictions--that continue to work together with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings and inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided. Law students will find that this Nutshell covers the key cases in all land use law textbooks, and seasoned practitioners and planners will find the organization and approach to dozens of subjec

Environmental law in a nutshell

Author: Roger W. Findley
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39076001112940
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Law

Judicial Review of Government Decisions; Judicial Role in Environmental Law; National Environmental Policy Act; Federalism and the Environment; Scope of Federal Power; Commerce Clause Restrictions on State Power; Federal Preemption; Pollution Control; Common Law Remedies; Regulation Under the Clean Air Act; Regulation Under the Clean Water Act; Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection; Risk Management and Scientific Uncertainty; Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk Management; Judicial Views Concerning Management of Uncertain Risks; Control of Toxic Substances; Regulating the Sale of Toxic Substances; Toxic Substances Under the General Pollution Statutes; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Common Law Remedies; Preservation of Natural Areas; Preservation as a Goal; Restrictions on Development of Private Land; Protecting Coastal Waters; Protecting of Public Lands; Preserving Endangered Species.