The Confederacy on Trial

The Piracy and Sequestration Cases of 1861

Author: Mark A. Weitz

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American


Category: History

Page: 219

View: 8468

"Hazards and costs to other persons are of no concern to the lawyer, who must not regard alarm, the torments, the destruction which he may bring others. ... He must go on reckless of the consequences, though it may be his unhappy fate to involve his country in the confusion.--Lord Brougham"--P. [v].


Author: Massimo Mastrogregori

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598441614

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 1379

Die IBOHS verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Sie ist damit die derzeit einzige laufende Bibliographie dieser Art, die thematisch, zeitlich und geographisch ein derart breites Spektrum abdeckt. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.


Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting

Publisher: N.A


Category: Historians

Page: N.A

View: 9874

North & South

The Magazine of Civil War Conflict

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 8799

The Vietnam War on trial

the My Lai Massacre and the court-martial of Lieutenant Calley

Author: Michal R. Belknap

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: History

Page: 298

View: 5807

The role of Lt. William Calley in one of the worst massacres in the history of the U.S. military is explored fully, with evidence from prosecutors, defenders, witness, and judges presented as well as a blow-by-blow account of the important proceeding. (Military History)

The treason trials of Aaron Burr

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 5623

Aaron Burr was an enigma even in his own day. Founding father and vice president, he engaged in a duel with Alexander Hamilton resulting in a murder indictment that effectively ended his legal career. And when he turned his attention to entrepreneurial activities on the frontier he was suspected of empire building-- and worse. Burr was finally arrested as a threat to national security, under suspicion of fomenting insurrection against the young republic, and then held without bail for months. His trial, witnessing the unfortunate intrusion of partisan politics and personal animosity into the legal process, revolved around a highly contentious debate over the constitutional meaning of treason. In the first book dedicated to this important case, Peter Charles Hoffer unveils a cast of characters ensnared by politics and law at the highest levels of government, including President Thomas Jefferson--one of Burr's bitterest enemies--and Chief Justice John Marshall, no fan of either Burr or Jefferson. Hoffer recounts how Jefferson's prosecutors argued that the mere act of discussing an "overt Act of War"--the constitution's definition of treason--was tantamount to committing the act. Marshall, however, ruled that without the overt act, no treasonable action had occurred and neither discussion nor conspiracy could be prosecuted. Subsequent attempts to convict Burr on violations of the Neutrality Act failed as well. A fascinating excursion into the early American past, Hoffer's narrative makes it clear why the high court's ultimate finding was so foundational that it has been cited as precedent 383 times. Along the way, Hoffer expertly unravels the tale's major themes: attempts to redefinetreason in times of crisis, efforts to bend the law to political goals, the admissibility of evidence, the vulnerability of habeas corpus, and the reach of executive privilege. He also proposes an original and provocative explanation for Burr's bizarre conduct that will provide historians with new food for thought. Deftly linking politics to law, Hoffer's highly readable study resonates with current events and shows us why the issues debated two centuries ago still matter today.

The Supreme Court and Tribal Gaming

California V. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians

Author: Ralph A. Rossum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700617777

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 7717

Explores the origins, arguments and impact of the landmark 1987 decision that reasserted the sovereignty of American Indian nations, barred states from interfering with tribes' sovereignty and opened the door for a boom in the Indian-gaming industry.

Bush V. Gore

Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy

Author: Charles L. Zelden

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American

ISBN: 9780700617494

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 458

Provides the most concise, accurate, and up-to-date analysis of the events and controversies surrounding the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that stopped the Florida recount and gave George W. Bush a razor-thin electoral-vote victory over Al Gore to make him our 43rd president.

One man out

Curt Flood versus baseball

Author: Robert Michael Goldman

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 3561

This new look at all-star center fielder Curt Flood's efforts to shake the foundations of major league baseball reminds readers that Flood holds a unique and important place in both baseball and American law as the player who challenged baseball's reserve clause and championed the cause of free agency. Simultaneous.


What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Peter W. Singer,Allan Friedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199918112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 2034

An authoritative, single-volume introduction to cybersecurity addresses topics ranging from phishing and electrical-grid takedowns to cybercrime and online freedom, sharing illustrative anecdotes to explain how cyberspace security works and what everyday people can do to protect themselves. Simultaneous.

The Copyright Pentalogy

How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law

Author: Michael Geist

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776620843

Category: Law

Page: 478

View: 9811

In the summer of 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued rulings on five copyright cases in a single day. The cases represent a seismic shift in Canadian copyright law, with the Court providing an unequivocal affirmation that copyright exceptions such as fair dealing should be treated as users’ rights, while emphasizing the need for a technology neutral approach to copyright law. The Court’s decisions, which were quickly dubbed the “copyright pentalogy,” included no fees for song previews on services such as iTunes, no additional payment for music included in downloaded video games, and that copying materials for instructional purposes may qualify as fair dealing. The Canadian copyright community soon looked beyond the cases and their litigants and began to debate the larger implications of the decisions. Several issues quickly emerged. This book represents an effort by some of Canada’s leading copyright scholars to begin the process of examining the long-term implications of the copyright pentalogy. The diversity of contributors ensures an equally diverse view on these five cases, contributions are grouped into five parts. Part 1 features three chapters on the standard of review in the courts. Part 2 examines the fair dealing implications of the copyright pentalogy, with five chapters on the evolution of fair dealing and its likely interpretation in the years ahead. Part 3 contains two chapters on technological neutrality, which the Court established as a foundational principle of copyright law. The scope of copyright is assessed in Part 4 with two chapters that canvas the exclusive rights under the copyright and the establishment of new “right” associated with user-generated content. Part 5 features two chapters on copyright collective management and its future in the aftermath of the Court’s decisions. This volume represents the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the five rulings. Edited by Professor Michael Geist, the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, the volume includes contributions from experts across Canada. This indispensable volume identifies the key aspects of the Court's decisions and considers the implications for the future of copyright law in Canada.

Clergy malpractice in America

Nally v. Grace Community Church of the Valley

Author: Mark A. Weitz

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

View: 5394

Can faith-based counselors be held to the same standard of legal accountability as secular ones? Or does the broad shield of religious freedom protect them absolutely, no matter how incompetent or negligent their actions might be? After Kenneth Nally put a shotgun to his head and pulled the trigger in early 1979, finding the right answers to those questions became both much more urgent and much more difficult. Mark Weitz shows why.Following his suicide, Nally's parents filed a wrongful death suit against their son's fundamentalist church, alleging that its pastoral counselors had failed to steer him toward the professional help they thought he needed and even dissuaded him from seeking secular help. The resulting legal case lasted nearly a decade, alarmed church leaders of every faith, and transformed judicial thought in this highly sensitive area of American life.Nally v. Grace Community Church of the Valley was the nation's first case to allege "clergy malpractice", one that challenged the freedom of religious leaders to counsel their parishioners. Initially dismissed on religious freedom grounds, the parents' suit was twice reinstated by an appeals court, only to be overturned by a unanimous vote by the California State Supreme Court in 1988. But that decision was made on very narrow grounds, leaving open the likelihood of future court challenges.As told by Weitz, the Nally case is as much a story of modern America as it is an account of courtroom proceedings. By examining both the rise of the fundamentalist movement in the Los Angeles area in the 1960s and 1970s and the social pressures with which Kenneth Nally struggled, he reveals how a culture based on personalachievement came into direct conflict with one based on the search for salvation. He also shows the difficulty of deciding a case in which the competing claims -- religious freedom and professional accountability -- both rest on key