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Gay Rights and the Constitution

Gay Rights and the Constitution

Cases and Materials

  • Author: James Fleming,Sotirios Barber,Linda McClain,Stephen Macedo
  • Publisher: Foundation Press
  • ISBN: 9781634602686
  • Category:
  • Page: 463
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This is the first casebook designed for both liberal arts undergraduates and law students. Considerably shorter than other casebooks, it focuses on the controversies over constitutional interpretation leading up to the United States Supreme Court's holdings in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015): namely, that the Constitution's commitments to liberty and equal protection encompass rights of same-sex intimate association and marriage. It also takes up emerging conflicts between protection of constitutional rights for gay men and lesbians, on the one hand, and First Amendment claims of freedom of association and religious liberty by persons who oppose protection of such rights, on the other. This book will be suitable as either the basic text of a one-semester course or as a supplementary text for courses in civil liberties.

Ordered Liberty

Ordered Liberty

  • Author: James E. Fleming,Linda C McClain
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674070747
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 383
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Fleming and McClain defend a civic liberalism that takes seriously not just rights but responsibilities and virtues. Issues taken up include same-sex marriage, reproductive freedom, regulation of civil society and the family, education of children, and clashes between First Amendment freedoms of association and religion and antidiscrimination law.

An Introduction to the American Legal System, Government, and Constitutional Law

An Introduction to the American Legal System, Government, and Constitutional Law

  • Author: Diane S. Kaplan
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454870958
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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This new coursebook introduces students to the relationship among the American constitutional, governmental, and legal systems. With a clear and concise presentation, this book explores historical and contemporary events, judicial opinions, and constitutional provisions that demonstrate how the three systems accommodate social progress in an ever-changing and highly diverse nation. Perfect for LLM courses or even undergraduate classes, this book aims to teach students how to understand constitutional doctrines, brief judicial opinions, and how American history affects contemporary legal issues. Features: Clear and concise presentation and logical organization of material making it an excellent introductory book to the American legal system Inclusion of modern cases on relevant topics, such as same-sex marriage, legalization of marijuana, and homicidal laws affecting juveniles Chapter questions that facilitate basic legal analysis through hypotheticals, opinion briefing, and application of constitutional provisions Inclusion of important historical and political events, such as lawsuits brought against Presidents, congressional impeachment powers, the Electoral College System, the Supreme Court s resolution of voting issues, the Civil War and post Civil War constitutional amendments, the Civil Rights movement, presidential and congressional war powers, and Supreme Court opinions about Guantanamo Bay detainees

Cases and materials on constitutional law

Cases and materials on constitutional law

  • Author: David Crump,Eugene Gressman,David S. Day
  • Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1112
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Traditional in organization & approach, this casebook nevertheless provides a practical focus to the study of constitutional law through inclusion of actual litigation documents from cases discussed.

Just Married

Just Married

Same-sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

  • Author: Stephen Macedo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780691166483
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 320
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The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage's future. Will same-sex marriage lead to more radical marriage reform? Should it? Antonin Scalia and many others on the right warn of a slippery slope from same-sex marriage toward polygamy, adult incest, and the dissolution of marriage as we know it. Equally, many academics, activists, and intellectuals on the left contend that there is no place for monogamous marriage as a special status defined by law. Just Married demonstrates that both sides are wrong: the same principles of democratic justice that demand marriage equality for same-sex couples also lend support to monogamous marriage. Stephen Macedo displays the groundlessness of arguments against same-sex marriage and defends marriage as a public institution against those who would eliminate its special status or supplant it with private arrangements. Arguing that monogamy reflects and cultivates our most basic democratic values, Macedo opposes the legal recognition of polygamy, but agrees with progressives that public policies should do more to support nontraditional caring and caregiving relationships. Throughout, Macedo explores the meaning of contemporary marriage and the reasons for its fragility and its enduring significance. His defense of reformed marriage against slippery slope alarmists on the right, and radical critics of marriage on the left, vindicates the justice and common sense of the emerging consensus. Casting new light on today's debates over the future of marriage, Just Married lays the groundwork for a stronger institution.

Child Family and State

Child Family and State

Problems and Materials on Children and the Law

  • Author: Robert H. Mnookin,D. Kelly Weisberg
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454845554
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 933
  • View: 8875
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A landmark publication in its first edition, this was one of the first books to explore the full range of legal questions relating to children. This casebook presents an outstanding selection of cases and materials that reflect social and historical perspectives, law, and policy. Features:“/p> Life without Possibility of Parole for Persons Who Commit Crimes as Juveniles Graham v. Florida, 130 S. Ct. 2011 (2010) Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (2012) Juveniles' Fourth Amendment Rights Safford Unified School District v. Redding, 557 U.S. 364 (2009) Juveniles Miranda Rights J.D.B. v. North Carolina, 131 S. Ct. 2394 (2011) Juveniles First Amendment Rights Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn.,131 S. Ct. 2729 (2011)

Law and Religion

Law and Religion

Cases and Materials

  • Author: Leslie C. Griffin
  • Publisher: Foundation Press
  • ISBN: 9781599416489
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 785
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The second edition continues the book's interdisciplinary approach to law and religion, including background materials about the religions involved in the cases and readings about comparative religion. The comparative law sections analyze international protection of religious freedom in comparison and contrast with U.S. law. The new edition features recent Supreme Court religion cases O Centro and Summum and considers lower court rulings in anticipation of cases currently before the Court, including the public cross case from California And The Hastings Law School Christian Legal Society case. A variety of state and federal cases addressing issues not resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court is also included. The relationship between science and religion receives extended treatment in Chapter 8. Updated treatment of RLUIPA is included in Chapter 4.

Essential Supreme Court Decisions

Essential Supreme Court Decisions

Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law

  • Author: John R. Vile
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1538111977
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 680
  • View: 444
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The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated with 20 new cases, including landmark decisions on such topics as campaign finance, Obamacare, gay marriage, and the First Amendment.

Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence

Classical and Contemporary : from Natural Law to Postmodernism

  • Author: Robert L. Hayman,Nancy Levit,Richard Delgado
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 950
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This text presents cutting edge contemporary materials, as well as new chapters on Natural Law, Positivism, Gay Legal Rights and Critical Lawyering. The book offers comprehensive coverage of legal theory from traditional to current movements, including new materials on Legal Formalism, Legal Process, Latino Critical, and Queer Critical Theory. Also contains extensive readings and updated and amplified notes, questions, problems, and bibliographies.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

An Introduction to the American Legal System

  • Author: John M. Scheb
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780766827592
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 472
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"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.

Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws

  • Author: Maebh Harding
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134594259
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 312
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Conflict of Laws provides a straight-forward and accessible introduction to English private international law. It examines the jurisdiction of English courts (and whether their judgments are enforced and recognized overseas) and the effect of foreign judgments in England. Recent years have seen an increased ‘Europeanization’ of English Law which has transformed the subject and this fifth edition takes into account key recent developments and regulations including proposed changes to Brussels I, Rome II, The Maintenance Regulation, Rome III, the proposed Rome IV and the proposed Succession Regulation. Harding provides students with a clear understanding using pedagogic methods such as; Key Issues checklists at the start of every chapter to help track important points for further study Figures are used to aid understanding through visual learning Further Reading is included at the end of every chapter to enourage and support additional study Further developments addressed in the fifth edition include: • The use of common law doctrines in EU cases such as West Tankers. • The EU imperative for family relationships to be recognized across the EU in the context of citizen’s rights. • Civil Partnerships and recognition of same sex partnership. • Rome III, Rome IV and the distinction between maintenance and matrimonial property. • Adoption, Parental Responsibility and International Child Abduction • Surrogacy and Assisted Reproduction Conflict of Laws is an ideal choice for undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to private international law.

Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws

Cases and Materials

  • Author: R. Lea Brilmayer,Jack L. Goldsmith,Erin O?Hara O?Connor
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 145486091X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 870
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Written by leading Conflicts scholars, this casebook presents a balanced study of Conflict of Laws. The books starts with a discussion of traditional approaches to choice-of-law problems, followed by an examination how modern courts and commentators have struggled to formulate more responsive approaches. The remaining broad topics--constitutional limitations on choice of law, the Erie doctrine, personal jurisdiction, conflicts in the federal system, recognition of judgments, conflicts in the international context, choosing legal regimes and choice of law in complex litigation--are considered in light of the wisdom derived from consideration of the basic choice-of-law problems. Key New Features: Chapter on Conflict of Laws in the Federal System, which was deleted in the 6th edition, is added back at the request of adopters; the chapter does not attempt a comprehensive coverage of issues that are typically addressed in a civil procedure or federal jurisdiction course but instead focuses on the federalism questions that are relevant to conflict of laws. Addition of Goodyear v. Brown and Daimler v. Bauman to the chapter on personal jurisdiction, two Supreme Court cases that greatly modernize the subject New discussion of the impact of law and economics on choice of law theory Discussion of new cases on post-9/11 scope of constitutional limits New examples pertaining to recognition of judgments in domestic relations cases, e.g., child kidnapping Continued coverage of the First Restatement rules that continue to be important, with less emphasis on First Restatement rules of less relevance today. Re-introduction of discussion of New York cases addressing choice of law theory, with focus on important new cases

Modern Family Law

Modern Family Law

Cases and Materials

  • Author: D. Kelly Weisberg,Susan Frelich Appleton
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454874708
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 992
  • View: 2015
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Modern Family Law reflects the social diversity of the modern family as it examines the legal impacts of the women’s movement, the children’s rights movement, the fathers’ rights movement, domestic violence, changing sexual mores, nontraditional family forms, and developments in reproductive technology. Integrating valuable interdisciplinary perspectives, the text includes excerpts, notes, and questions emanating from history, psychology, sociology, social work, medicine, and philosophy. A variety of problem exercises, most derived from actual cases and current events, covers cross-cutting themes as well as the basics of family law. Human-interest stories that complement the cases heighten student awareness of the real impact of the law on people’s lives. Modern Family Law easily adapts to shorter or longer courses. The Sixth Edition offers contemporary perspectives on family law theory and covers new developments on such topics as alienation of affections, adoption, assisted reproduction, attorneys’ sexual ethics, bigamy, child abuse, child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, grandparents’ visitation rights, names in the family, parentage, premarital agreements, and reproductive rights. The text features major coverage of developments on same-sex marriage, DOMA, and other issues of equality for gay and lesbian families. The decline of marriage and the rise of new conceptualizations of family are explored along with the return of the “culture wars,” including political disputes about contraception.

Decedents' Estates

Decedents' Estates

Cases and Materials

  • Author: Raymond C. O'Brien,Michael T. Flannery
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781611638653
  • Category:
  • Page: 1164
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The third edition continues the use of fact-driven judicial decisions to illustrate transfer of wealth via non-probate transfers, Last Will and Testaments, and intestate succession. This casebook includes status developments, such as same-sex marriage and assisted reproductive technology. Unique to this edition is the discussion of self-settled asset protection trusts, trust protectors, and socially responsible investing. Recognizing the fact of the aging generations, the casebook is unique in its coverage of long-term housing payment options, federal and state entitlement programs designed for seniors, and options necessary for planning for incapacity.

Education and the Law

Education and the Law

  • Author: Stuart Biegel,Kevin Welner,Robert Kim
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781628101089
  • Category:
  • Page: 1116
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Containing over 20% new content and two additional chapters, this updated casebook addresses legal and public policy issues and controversies affecting K-12 as well as higher education. In addition to fundamental caselaw, the book includes fifty-nine original hypotheticals, extensive material on technology-related issues, recent developments in First Amendment law, "guidance" from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, and a strong focus on equal access to quality education. Topical coverage includes campus safety and the criminal justice system, the rights of educators, bilingual education, disability rights law, race-conscious remedies, religion in the schools, LGBT-related controversies, gender equity, and expanded coverage of privacy law issues, the school-to-prison pipeline, cyber-bullying, the impact of "Race to the Top" and ESEA flexibility, the ongoing battle over K-12 teacher tenure rights, and the implications of the burgeoning charter school movement.

Cases and Materials on Sexuality, Gender Identity, and the Law

Cases and Materials on Sexuality, Gender Identity, and the Law

  • Author: Carlos Ball,Jane Schacter,William Rubenstein,Douglas NeJaime
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781634604123
  • Category:
  • Page: 929
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This casebook on the law of sexual orientation and gender identity weaves interdisciplinary perspectives into the up-to-date coverage of a rapidly changing legal landscape. It provides comprehensive coverage of the range of legal issues concerning LGBT persons, along with scholarly commentary on these issues. It also covers issues of sexuality and gender more broadly. It addresses in depth many significant recent developments, including the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on marriage equality in Obergefell and Windsor, and the growing set of religious liberty claims asserted by opponents of LGBT equality measures. Gender identity issues are covered throughout the book.

The End of Straight Supremacy

The End of Straight Supremacy

Realizing Gay Liberation

  • Author: Shannon Gilreath
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139504711
  • Category: Law
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Rooted in the politics and theories of early gay liberation and radical feminism, Shannon Gilreath's The End of Straight Supremacy presents a cohesive theory of gay life under straight domination. Beginning with a critique of formal equality law, centering on the 'like-straight' demands of liberal equality theory as highlighted in Lawrence v. Texas, Gilreath moves to criticize the gay movement itself, challenging the assimilation politics behind the movement's blithe acceptance of discrimination in the guise of free speech and pornography in the name of sexual liberation, as well as same-sex marriage and transsexuality as tools of straight hegemony. Ultimately, Gilreath rejects both the liberal demand for gay erasure in exchange for meager legal progress and the gay establishment agenda. In The End of Straight Supremacy, Gilreath calls gays and their allies to the difficult task of rethinking what liberation and equality really mean.

Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States

Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States

  • Author: William Burnham
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781634602075
  • Category:
  • Page: 993
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This text provides an introduction to U.S. law. It is intended for law students, lawyers, and legal scholars from foreign countries; U.S. non-law graduate and undergraduate college students; and anyone else who seeks a "big picture" of the law and legal system, including U.S. law students. Not a casebook, it explains the major substantive areas of the law in narrative form and includes citations to cases and sources for additional detail. In addition, the book has chapters on the essential basic history and governmental structure necessary to understand the legal system; the legal profession; the theory and practice of the adversary system of justice; and statutory interpretation and caselaw reasoning.

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781634594479
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Sexuality, Gender, and the Law 2016

Sexuality, Gender, and the Law 2016

  • Author: William Eskridge, Jr.,Courtney Joslin,Nan Hunter
  • Publisher: Foundation Press
  • ISBN: 9781634605243
  • Category:
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