Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Mary Kay Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314093981

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 303

View: 5350

Current Structure of Court Systems; Subject-Matter Jurisdiction; Venue; Personal Jurisdiction; Service of Process; Challenges to Plaintiff's Court Selection; Pleading; Party and Claim Joinder; Discovery; Pretrial Conferences; Summary Judgment; Default Judgment; Voluntary and Involuntary Dismissal; The Trial Process; Jury Trial; Directed Verdicts; Judgments Notwithstanding the Verdict; New Trial Motions; Partial and Conditional New Trials; Relief from Judgments; Securing and Enforcing Judgments; Binding Effect of Judgments; Time for Bringing an Appeal; Mechanics of Appeal; Class Actions; Interpleader; Multidistrict Litigation; Standing, Mootness, and Justiciability; Determining the Governing, Law in Federal Courts; Federal Law in State Courts.

Federal Jurisdiction in a Nutshell

Author: David P. Currie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Courts

Page: 242

View: 7053

Congress, the Courts, and the Constitution; Appellate and Collateral Review; Federal-Question Cases; Admiralty; Diversity Cases; Miscellaneous Jurisdictional Problems; Jurisdictional Amount; Sovereign Immunity; Abstention and Related Doctrines; Injunctions Against Suit; Civil Rights Removal; Three-Judge Courts; Place of Trial; Law Applicable in Federal Courts.

American Indian Law in a Nutshell

Author: William C. Canby

Publisher: West Academic


Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 4208

Canby?s American Indian Law in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition is a succinct but comprehensive treatment of federal Indian law, with emphasis on jurisdictional problems and the policies underlying them. Topics include the history of American Indian law and policy, the federal-tribal trust relationship, Indian tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian country, Indian civil rights, tribal water rights and hunting and fishing rights. All text is supported by citation of cases and statutes.

California Civil Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: William R. Slomanson

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314187963

Category: Law

Page: 359

View: 4927

California has one of the most complex procedural systems in the nation. This Nutshell provides an overview of the many significant differences that impact the choice between state and federal courts in California. The authors succinctly analyze California procedure and expose different solutions to the practice problems found in a state containing parallel systems of state and federal procedure.

Redistricting and Representation

Why Competitive Elections are Bad for America

Author: Thomas Brunell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135925208

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 3967

Pundits have observed that if so many incumbents are returned to Congress to each election by such wide margins, perhaps we should look for ways to increase competitiveness – a centerpiece to the American way of life – through redistricting. Do competitive elections increase voter satisfaction? How does voting for a losing candidate affect voters’ attitudes toward government? The not-so-surprising conclusion is that losing voters are less satisfied with Congress and their Representative, but the implications for the way in which we draw congressional and state legislative districts are less straightforward. Redistricting and Representation argues that competition in general elections is not the sine qua non of healthy democracy, and that it in fact contributes to the low levels of approval of Congress and its members. Brunell makes the case for a radical departure from traditional approaches to redistricting – arguing that we need to "pack" districts with as many like-minded partisans as possible, maximizing the number of winning voters, not losers.

Asset Protection in A Nutshell

How to Safeguard Your Money and Assets in a World Gone Mad

Author: Robert Lambert

Publisher: TM Credit, LLC

ISBN: 0976765950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 8640

Rob Lambert, quoted in USA today as having lost all his assets,. has now spent the better part of a lifetime helping others learn how to protect there life long earnings.After doing many plans over the years, Rob realized that people need a real sense of how all this works. He writes a revealing book on how to protect your assets in a nutshell. Its clear,concise and strait forward approach gives you the knowledge you need to make sound decisions with your money. You will sleep soundly knowing your money is safe.

Evidence in a Nutshell

State and Federal Rules

Author: Paul F. Rothstein,Myrna S. Raeder,David Crump

Publisher: N.A


Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 644

View: 8999

Interpreting the Rules and Other Basics: Offers, Objections and the Judge's Function; Judicial Notice, Presumptions, and Burdens: Substitutes for Evidence; Relevancy, its Counterweights and Related Exclusionary Rules; A Special Relevancy rs. Counterweights Problem Area: Similar Acts, Character, Propensity; Privileges; Witnesses: Competency, Examination and Impeachment; Opinions, Experts and Scientific Evidence; Hearsay: Basic Theory and Rationale; Hearty Rule Modifications for Admissions and Witnesses' Prior Statements; Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule; Authentication, Exhibits and the Best Evidence Rule.

Federal Civil Jurisdiction in a Nutshell

Author: Lumen Mulligan

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287724


Page: 372

View: 5726

This volume presents a clear and concise overview of one of the most challenging topics covered in a standard 1L civil procedure course: subject matter jurisdiction of federal courts. Written by an award-winning classroom professor, this Nutshell makes extensive use of diagrams and flowcharts, while using scores of examples and hypotheticals, to illustrate key concepts. The book is targeted especially to students studying civil procedure, but it will also be of value for students in other courses covering topics such as federal courts, complex litigation, and civil rights. In addition, this volume will provide practitioners with a quick, clear refresher on the basics of federal civil jurisdiction.

PDF/A in a Nutshell

PDF for long-term archiving

Author: Alexandra Oettler


ISBN: 3845014725

Category: Computers

Page: 20

View: 4260

PDF/A is an ISO standard for using the PDF format for long-term archiving of digital documents. “PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0” provides a comprehensive introduction to the material and shows off the latest developments available with PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. The brochure provides information about PDF/A tools and strategies for creating and validating PDF/A files.

Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: Gregory A. Castanias,Robert H. Klonoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314289315

Category: Appellate procedure

Page: 543

View: 3722

This Nutshell provides a comprehensive overview of federal appellate practice and procedure, suitable for practicing lawyers as a deskbook, and for law students as a study aid. It focuses both on the federal courts of appeals and on the US Supreme Court. Federal circuit court topics include, among others, preservation of error, the final judgment rule and its exceptions, the notice of appeal, parties to the appeal, relief pending appeal, standards and scope of review, briefing and oral argument, alternative dispute resolution, entry of judgment, and rehearing en banc. Supreme Court topics include, among others, jurisdiction over federal cases, jurisdiction over state cases, the certiorari process, original jurisdiction, briefing and oral argument, and the role of the Solicitor General. Also included are discussions of the structure and caseloads of the federal appellate system, appellate ethics and professionalism, certification of issues to state courts, and the future of appellate justice.

Australia in a Nutshell

A Narrative History

Author: Frank G. Clarke

Publisher: Roseberg Pub

ISBN: 9781877058134

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5597

This book covers the history of the Australian continent from the arrival of the first humans about 1,000,000 years or so BC, up to the present. It also analyses the ecological and environmental impact of human beings on the continent. Frank Clarke is Professor in History at Macquarie University.