Understanding Civil Rights Litigation

Author: Howard M. Wasserman

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC

ISBN: 9781531003661

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 358

View: 7321

"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.

Understanding Civil Procedure

Author: Gene R. Shreve,Peter Raven-Hansen

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327189894

Category: Law

Page: 670

View: 3221

This well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. It also reflects the authors' belief that students of civil procedure can understand and appreciate complex principles when they are clearly presented; teaching civil procedure does not require dumbing it down. The authors use the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as a model, but they also refer to different state rules and doctrines where appropriate in order to present a representative cross-section of state models. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.

Understanding Your Civil Rights

Author: Emma Carlson Berne

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1543503314

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9063

What are our civil rights, and how are they different from our legal rights? What do gender, age, discrimination, and the U.S. Constitution have to do with our civil rights? Using engaging, age-appropriate language and colorful photos, readers decipher our nation's civil rights laws and learn how they protect our citizens.

Multi level optimum + added value EAD / EAC descriptions in the absence of DACS guidance

Case references (DACS 14.23, 14.23A, 14.26) Courts of the United States

Author: Christopher Felker

Publisher: Doing archives


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 16

View: 3422

level 1 (district / trial + variants) courts US federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 94 courts) federal district (1 | 1 of 94 courts) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 1,912 courts) unincorporated organized territories (4 | 3 of 94 courts) unincorporated unorganized territories (~1 , 11 total) Court of International Trade United States Court of Federal Claims military courts (unified system applicable to the Army, Navy-Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard | 4 courts) military commission (administered by the Department of Defense, Office of the Convening Authority, Office of the Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Chief Defense Counsel, Military Commissions Trial Judiciary | Guantánamo Bay Cuba) level 2 (intermediate appeals + variants) courts US regional circuits (12) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 104 courts) United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (worldwide jurisdiction) United States Court of Military Commission Review level 3 (final appeal) courts United States supreme court (1) Individual federated states (50, 4 formally titled Commonwealths | 58 courts) and all non US jurisdictions

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 7342

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

The Rights Revolution Revisited

Institutional Perspectives on the Private Enforcement of Civil Rights in the US

Author: Lynda G. Dodd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316732649

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1012

The rights revolution in the United States consisted of both sweeping changes in constitutional doctrines and landmark legislative reform, followed by decades of innovative implementation in every branch of the federal government - Congress, agencies, and the courts. In recent years, a growing number of political scientists have sought to integrate studies of the rights revolution into accounts of the contemporary American state. In The Rights Revolution Revisited, a distinguished group of political scientists and legal scholars explore the institutional dynamics, scope, and durability of the rights revolution. By offering an inter-branch analysis of the development of civil rights laws and policies that features the role of private enforcement, this volume enriches our understanding of the rise of the 'civil rights state' and its fate in the current era.

Civil Justice Reconsidered

Toward a Less Costly, More Accessible Litigation System

Author: Steven P. Croley

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479855006

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 9587

"In Civil Justice Reconsidered, Steven Croley demonstrates that civil litigation is, for the most part, socially beneficial. An effective civil litigation system is accessible to parties who have suffered legal wrongs, and it is reliable in the sense that those with stronger claims tend to prevail over those with weaker claims. However, while most of the system's failures are overstated, they are not wholly off base; civil litigation often imposes excessive costs that, among other unfortunate consequences, impede access to the courts, and Croley offers ways to reform civil litigation in the interest of justice for potential plaintiffs and defendants, and for the rule of law itself"--Publisher's web site, viewed February 10, 2017.



Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641110300

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5560

»Dieser Thriller wird sie nicht mehr loslassen.« Brigitte Als Harvard-Absolvent David Zinc bei einer der angesehensten Anwaltskanzleien Chicagos anheuert, scheint seiner Karriere nichts mehr im Weg zu stehen. Doch der Job erweist sich als die Hölle. Fünf Jahre später zieht David die Reißleine und kündigt. Stattdessen fängt er bei Finley & Figg an, einer auf Verkehrsunfälle spezialisierten Vorstadt-Kanzlei, deren chaotische Partner zunächst nicht wissen, was sie mit ihm anfangen sollen. Bis die Kanzlei ihren ersten großen Fall an Land zieht. Der Prozess könnte Millionen einspielen – die Feuertaufe für David.

Current Legal Problems 1998

Legal Theory at the End of the Millennium

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198298977

Category: Law

Page: 582

View: 9322

This book is the fifty-first volume of Current Legal Problems and contains the now customary selection of high-quality essays by a group of outstanding scholars. This volume gathers together a particularly valuable and broad-ranging set of contributions which makes for a stimulating study of legal theory at the end of the millennium

Understanding Human Rights Principles

Author: Jeffrey Jowell,Jonathan Cooper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847313159

Category: Law

Page: 211

View: 7853

Human rights are brought to life by a number of defining principles. This text explores each of those principles in depth through comprehensive,informative and provocative papers written by prominent and distinguished practitioners and legal academics. These papers were first delivered at a series of seminars organised by JUSTICE and University College London. Contents: Foreword by the Hon. Mr Justice Richards Introduction by Jeffrey Jowell QC and Jonathan Cooper The concept of a lawful interference with fundamental rights - Helen Mountfield Identifying the principles of proportionality - Michael Fordham and Thomas de la Mare Dertermining civil rights and obligations - Javan Herberg, Andrew le Sueur and Jane Mulcahy Positive obligations under the Convention - Keir Starmer The horizontal effect of the Human Rights Act: moving beyond the public-private distinction - Murray Hunt The place of the Human Rights Act in a democratic society - Rabinder Singh Part of the Justice Series.

Civil Rights Legislation and Litigation, Second Edition 2013

Author: Rosalie Berger Levinson,Ivan E. Bodensteiner

Publisher: Vandeplas Pub.

ISBN: 9781600421969

Category: Civil rights

Page: 822

View: 9602

The goal of this book is to provide law students with an understanding of the major federal civil rights statutes. We begin with the Reconstruction Era laws, passed shortly after the Civil War, that remain an important part of the civil rights landscape even after Congress enacted additional statutes, beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The materials include Titles II and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act, as well as three federal funding statutes that prohibit discrimination-the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Some of the statutes overlap and we explore the advantages and disadvantages of each, looking at the enforcement options, remedies, including damages and attorney fees, defenses, and limitations on the power of Congress to pass such acts. More than thirty problems provide the students with an opportunity to apply the statutes they study. About the authors: The authors, Rosalie Berger Levinson and Ivan E. Bodensteiner, have taught a civil rights course, as well as Constitutional Law, for many years and have several years of experience litigating civil rights claims. They are the authors of a five-volume civil rights treatise, which is supplemented annually.

Understanding Evil

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Margaret Sönser Breen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042009356

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 6805

"Written across the disciplines of law, literature, philosophy, and theology, [this work] represents wide-ranging approaches to and understandings of evil and wickedness" -- cover.

On the Limits of the Law

The Ironic Legacy of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Author: Stephen C. Halpern

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801848971

Category: Political Science

Page: 391

View: 1375

On the Limits of the Law is Stephen Halpern's compelling examination of the legal struggle to control the enforcement of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act -- the historic provision prohibiting racial discrimination in programs receiving federal financial assistance. Although the provision appeared to have immense power to fight racial inequality in education,Halpern argues, attacking the problem through legal rights and litigation distorted our understanding of educational inequality based on race and limited the remedies used to address it. "Stephen Halpern has made a substantial and original contribution to the analysis of law and civil rights. Concentrating on original or primary sources and including very informative interviews, he offers a superb review of the historical and political context of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the United States Supreme Court's desegregation decisions. All who are interested in civil rights history and enforcement, the administrative process, and the role of courts in pursuing racial and social justice will want to read this book." -- Kenneth Tollett, Howard University

The New Civil Rights Research

A Constitutive Approach

Author: Benjamin Fleury-Steiner,Laura Beth Nielsen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754624400

Category: Law

Page: 239

View: 5798

Bringing together some of the most innovative and important research on civil rights law and legality, this book draws on narratives of individuals to provide a rich understanding of what happens when law interacts with other competing systems. The collection moves beyond the traditional polarizing debates and presents a constitutive approach to rights that is not reducible to a simple 'for or against' rights formula.

Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Legal Rights

The Battle over Litigation in American Society

Author: Thomas F. Burke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520938373

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 1595

Lawsuits over coffee burns, playground injuries, even bad teaching: litigation "horror stories" create the impression that Americans are greedy, quarrelsome, and sue-happy. The truth, as this book makes clear, is quite different. What Thomas Burke describes in Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Legal Rights is a nation not of litigious citizens, but of litigious policies—laws that promote the use of litigation in resolving disputes and implementing public policies. This book is a cogent account of how such policies have come to shape public life and everyday practices in the United States. As litigious policies have proliferated, so have struggles to limit litigation—and these struggles offer insight into the nation's court-centered public policy style. Burke focuses on three cases: the effort to block the Americans with Disabilities Act; an attempt to reduce accident litigation by creating a no-fault auto insurance system in California; and the enactment of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act. These cases suggest that litigious policies are deeply rooted in the American constitutional tradition. Burke shows how the diffuse, divided structure of American government, together with the anti-statist ethos of American political culture, creates incentives for political actors to use the courts to address their concerns. The first clear and comprehensive account of the national politics of litigation, his work provides a new way to understand and address the "litigiousness" of American society.