Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States, 2d ed.

Author: Louis J. Palmer, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451831

Category: Social Science

Page: 631

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This updated encyclopedia provides ready information on all aspects of capital punishment in America. It details virtually every capital punishment decision rendered by the United States Supreme Court through 2006, including more than 40 cases decided since publication of the first edition. Entries are also provided for each Supreme Court Justice who has ever rendered a capital punishment opinion. Entries on jurisdictions cite present-day death penalty laws and judicial structure state by state, with synopses of common and unique features. Also included are entries on significant U.S. capital prosecutions; legal principles and procedures in capital cases; organizations that support and oppose capital punishment; capital punishment’s impact on persons of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American descent, on women, and on foreign nationals; and the methods of execution. Essential facts are also provided on capital punishment in more than 200 other nations. A wealth of statistical data is found throughout.

Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights

Author: Erika De Wet,Jure Vidmar

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191627771

Category: Law

Page: 366

View: 2909

This book takes an inductive approach to the question of whether there is a hierarchy in international law, with human rights obligations trumping other duties. It assesses the extent to which such a hierarchy can be said to exist through an analysis of the case law of national courts. Each chapter of the book examines domestic case law on an issue where human rights obligations conflict with another international law requirement, to see whether national courts gave precedence to human rights. If this is shown to be the case, it would lend support to the argument that the international legal order is moving toward a vertical legal system, with human rights at its apex. In resolving conflicts between human rights obligations and other areas of international law, the practice of judicial bodies, both domestic and international, is crucial. Judicial practice indicates that norm conflicts typically manifest themselves in situations where human rights obligations are at odds with other international obligations, such as immunities; extradition and refoulement; trade and investment law; and environmental protection. This book sets out and analyses the relevant case law in all of these areas.

A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Exchequer, and at Nisi Prius

And of the Rules of Court, from the Restoration in 1660, to Michaelmas Term, 4 Geo. IV. With Important Manuscript Cases, Alphabetically, Chronologically, and Systematically Arranged and Translated; with Copius Notes and References to the Year Books, Analogous Adjudications, Text Writers, and Statutes, Specifying what Decisions Have Been Affirmed, Recognised, Qualified, Or Over-ruled; Comprising ... a Practical Treatise on the Different Branches of the Common Law

Author: Charles Erdman Petersdorff,Elisha Hammond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

View: 2223


The Congressional Globe

Author: United States. Congress,Francis Preston Blair,John Cook Rives,Franklin Rives,George A. Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 3698


ZPO

Author: Peter Gottwald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406475313

Category:

Page: 553

View: 7262