Sword and Shield

Author: Mary Massaron Ross
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590317661
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Traces the lines of authority that set forth the parameters for an illegal search and seizure claim or examining the emerging retaliation theories brought by public employees. The book contains expert analysis and provides lawyers with a practical approach to this technically difficult and ever-evolving area of law cover subjects such as: The procedural intricacies of Section 1983 litigation in court; causation; municipal and supervisory liability; state liability (Eleventh Amendment); preclusion defenses; survivorship and wrongful death; abstention doctrines, and more.

Civil Rights Law and Practice

Author: Harold S. Lewis
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 0314150110
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Law

Tracks the materials surveyed in a number of widely used civil rights casebooks. Includes the principal Reconstruction Acts, related criminal provisions, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. Section 1982, Title VIII of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Voting Rights Acts, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Cites several recent cases, including Buckhannon, Alexander v. Sandoval, Wilson v. Layne; Hafer v. Melo, United States v. Lanier, Kolstad v. American Dental Ass'n, and Suter v. Artist.

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.

Understanding Civil Rights Litigation

Author: Howard M. Wasserman
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 1531003664
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Civil procedure

"This book provides an overview of civil rights and constitutional litigation under Section 1983 and its Bivens federal counterpart. The book is written for courses on Civil Rights Litigation and Federal Courts"-- Provided by publisher.

Rights and Retrenchment

Author: Stephen B. Burbank
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108184090
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Law

This groundbreaking book contributes to an emerging literature that examines responses to the rights revolution that unfolded in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. Using original archival evidence and data, Stephen B. Burbank and Sean Farhang identify the origins of the counterrevolution against private enforcement of federal law in the first Reagan Administration. They then measure the counterrevolution's trajectory in the elected branches, court rulemaking, and the Supreme Court, evaluate its success in those different lawmaking sites, and test key elements of their argument. Finally, the authors leverage an institutional perspective to explain a striking variation in their results: although the counterrevolution largely failed in more democratic lawmaking sites, in a long series of cases little noticed by the public, an increasingly conservative and ideologically polarized Supreme Court has transformed federal law, making it less friendly, if not hostile, to the enforcement of rights through lawsuits.

Global Labor and Employment Law for the Practicing Lawyer

Author: Samuel Estreicher
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041132659
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

In recognition of the growing importance of global labour and employment law, the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University School of Law dedicated its 61st Annual Conference on Labor to an in-depth examination of issues arising in this area. This volume of the proceedings of the 2008 conference contains papers presented at that meeting, all here updated to reflect recent developments, as well as additional contributions from other practitioners and academics with extensive knowledge and experience in the field. Experts from both the practicing bar and academia - twenty-seven in all - use their unique strengths to address issues worthy of concern in each juridical realm. An unusual feature of this volume in the series is its in-depth attention to comparative law in the field, with exploration of developments in China, France, and New Zealand, as well as in European Union law. As always, this annual conference captures valuable insights and syntheses of central labour and employment law issues and will be of great value to practitioners and academics in the field.

The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication

Author: Robert Trager
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506363202
Release Date: 2017-10-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sixth Edition, by Robert Trager, Susan Dente Ross, and Amy Reynolds offers a clear and engaging introduction to media law with comprehensive coverage and analysis of key cases for future journalists and media professionals. You are introduced to key legal issues at the start of each chapter, building your critical thinking skills before progressing to real-world landmark cases that demonstrate how media law is applied today. Contemporary examples, emerging legal topics, international issues, and cutting-edge research all help you to retain and apply principles of media law in practice. The thoroughly revised Sixth Edition has been reorganized and shortened to 12 chapters, streamlining the content and offering instructors more opportunities for classroom activities. This edition also goes beyond the judiciary—including discussions of tweets and public protests, alcohol ads in university newspapers, global data privacy and cybersecurity, libel on the internet, and free speech on college campuses—to show how the law affects the ways mass communication works and how people perceive and receive that work.

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.

Section 1983 Litigation Civil Rights Actions

Author: Federal Judicial Federal Judicial Center
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537162381
Release Date: 2016-08-20
Genre:

What is Section 1983? "Section 1983" refers to 42 U.S.C. 1983, the federal statute that enables you to file a civil action for deprivation of constitutional and federal statutory rights by persons acting under "color of law." Originally enacted in 1871, Section 1983 litigation experienced a period of dormancy, until 1961 and the landmark Supreme Court case, Monroe v. Pape, 365 U.S. 167 (1961), which gave private litigants a federal court remedy as a first resort rather than only in default of (or after) state action. Today, Section 1983 actions most commonly involve 1st Amendment issues like freedom of speech; 4th Amendment issues like search and seizure or use of force; 8th Amendment issues like cruel and unusual punishment; and 14th Amendment claims of due process violations."

Prisoners Self Help Litigation Manual

Author: John Boston
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199705665
Release Date: 2010-08-30
Genre: Law

Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual, in its much-anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights. Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies. Certainly the most authoritative, well-organized and relevant prisoner's rights manual available - - the eagerly awaited fourth edition should be purchased by everyone interested in civil rights for the incarcerated.

American Indian Law in a Nutshell

Author: William C. Canby
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 031419519X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This guide provides a reliable resource on American Indian law. This authoritative text covers the essentials of this complex body of law with emphasis on the governmental policies underlying it. It includes chapters on Indian gaming and Alaska native law, but does not include specialized problems of Oklahoma and New York Indians, urban Indians, or native Hawaiians.