Understanding Civil Rights Litigation

Author: Howard M. Wasserman

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC

ISBN: 9781531003661

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 358

View: 6909

"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: 6443

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.

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: 9761

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 Your Civil Rights

Author: Emma Carlson Berne

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1543503314

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6788

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.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3652

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.

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 16

View: 2743

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

Bleakhaus

Author: Charles Dickens,Hablot Knight Browne,Julius Seybt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4575


Verteidigung

Roman

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641110300

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2591

"Überzeugend und mit bissigem Witz. Das ist Unterhaltung auf höchstem Niveau." The Sunday Times Als Harvard-Absolvent David Zinc Partner bei einer der angesehensten Großkanzleien Chicagos wird, 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 heuert 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. Als Anwalt bei Rogan Rothberg, einer der renommiertesten Kanzleien im Großraum Chicagos, hat man ausgesorgt. Jeder Jurist würde seine rechte Hand für diesen Job geben. David Zinc ist seit fünf Jahren dabei. Fünf harte Jahre, in denen er sechs Tage die Woche von morgens sieben bis abends zehn arbeitet. Dann schmeißt er hin und bewirbt sich bei Finley & Figg, einem windigen Zweimannbetrieb, der seine Fixkosten mit Verkehrsunfällen und ähnlichen Kleinstdelikten deckt. Doch was Davids neuen Arbeitgebern an Prestige fehlt, machen sie an Einfallsreichtum wett. Kaum ein Winkelzug, den sie nicht geschickt für sich verwenden, kaum ein Paragraph, den sie nicht auszuschlachten wüssten. David kommt aus dem Staunen nicht heraus, bis Wally Figg einen Fall aufspürt, der die große Wende für die kleine Kanzlei bedeuten könnte: die Klage gegen einen Pharmakonzern, der ein Medikament trotz möglicherweise tödlicher Nebenwirkungen nicht vom Markt nehmen will. Die Partner versprechen ihren Klienten das große Geld, und auch David lässt sich von der Begeisterung anstecken, bis er erkennt, dass Finley & Figg jede Kompetenz für einen Prozess dieser Größenordnung fehlt.

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: 3247

"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.

The Rights Revolution Revisited

Author: Lynda G. Dodd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107164737

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 9810

Examines the implementation of the rights revolution, bringing together a distinguished group of political scientists and legal scholars who study the roles of agencies and courts in shaping the enforcement of civil rights statutes.

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: 5265

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

Civil Rights Stories

Author: Myriam E. Gilles,Risa Lauren Goluboff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781599410814

Category: Law

Page: 371

View: 9365

Like all the other volumes in the Stories collection, this book provides students with a three dimensional picture of the most important cases that are addressed in civil rights courses. These stories give the students and faculty members a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural background of the cases and an insight into their long term impact on the development of civil rights law.

Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual

Author: John Boston,Daniel E Manville

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019988837X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9739

Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual, in its much-anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights. Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies. Certainly the most authoritative, well-organized and relevant prisoner's rights manual available - - the eagerly awaited fourth edition should be purchased by everyone interested in civil rights for the incarcerated.

Die Firma

Roman

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641110246

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 1467

«Der perfekte Thriller!» Stern Etwas ist faul an der exklusiven Kanzlei, der Mitch McDeere sich verschrieben hat. Der hochbegabte junge Anwalt wird auf Schritt und Tritt beschattet, er ist umgeben von tödlichen Geheimnissen. Als er dann noch vom FBI unter Druck gesetzt wird, erweist sich der Traumjob endgültig als Alptraum.

Understanding Evil

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Margaret Sönser Breen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042009356

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 4273

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