Description : Robert Herrick is the lawyer for the little guy in Houston, Texas. His courtroom experiences have been realistically recounted in David Crump's previous novels CONFLICT OF INTEREST, THE HOLDING COMPANY, and MURDER IN SUGAR LAND. Now Herrick faces an international enemy of unbridled arrogance and ruthlessness: the drug kingpin El Jefe, whose petty grudge against a local reporter was expressed in a family bloodbath. Can a civil lawsuit against El Jefe's bank bring some measure of justice? A mass murder wipes out three generations of a family, all hacked with machetes. It’s a horrific crime, and obviously drug-related. But it's not possible that the perpetrators all live south of the border, because a drug enterprise needs partners in the United States for money laundering, financing, and transport. The survivors want justice. Robert Herrick is their choice to get it. He tells them No, because lawyers aren’t trained to locate defendants who come and go like shadows—or to try lawsuits against drug lords in foreign countries. But circumstances and sympathies get the best of Herrick. He finds himself—quickly, and against the protests of his family—handling the strangest case of his life, drawn into a web of international intrigue that entangles him with the National Security Agency, the Mexican Army, the courts of two nations, and hired assassins. All the while, he's attempting to focus on the usual parts of the legal process: pretrial papers, deposition questioning, jury selection, and trial. The mundane gears of law don't seem up to the task of bringing to justice drug kingpins and their enabling American banks. Just when Herrick thinks the stakes can’t get any higher, they do—and he realizes that he will have to fight with primitive energy if he wants to win this case . . . or if he wants to save his family from . . . THE TARGET DEFENDANT.
Description : A Mairead O'Clare Novel from the author of Uncommon Justice and Juror Number Eleven The Honorable Barbara Quincy Pitt is presiding over an explosive new trial—that of a priest who stands accused of a shocking transgression. But the judge’s own problems are disturbing her as well. The young law clerk assigned to assist her in the case—who also happens to be her illicit lover—has disappeared. Enlisting the help of Boston lawyers Mairead O’Clare and Sheldon Gold is her last hope for preventing a scandal that could destroy her career. But with each new revelation in the case, O’Clare becomes more deeply ensnared in a conflict between defending her client and pursuing justice—and it’s not at all clear which will prevail...
Description : A collection of papers from the ninth Fulbright Colloquium held in September 1989. The papers compare legal practices and procedures in North America and Europe and the barriers to drug development caused by increased litigation in cases involving pharmaceutical products.
Description : The application of the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule has divided the Justices of the Supreme Court for nearly a century. As the legal remedy for when police violate the Fourth Amendment rights of a person and discover criminal evidence through illegal search and seizure, it is the most frequently litigated constitutional issue in United States courts. Tracey Maclin's The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule traces the rise and fall of the exclusionary rule using insight and behind-the-scenes access into the Court's thinking. Based on original archival research into the private papers of retired Justices, Professor Maclin's analysis clarifies the motivations and thoughts that explain the Court's exclusionary rule jurisprudence. He includes a comprehensive scholarly and objective discussion of the reasoning behind the Court decisions, and demonstrates that like other constitutional doctrines, the exclusionary rule is a political mechanism that expands and contracts as the times and Justices change. Ultimately, this book will help readers understand how constitutional law is constructed by judges with diverse political perspectives.
Description : This publication is a comprehensive collection of statutes, executive orders, regulations, case law and analytical materials related to U.S. homeland security efforts, pulled from the new Homeland Security and Anti-Terrorism databases on Westlaw, the legal industry's online research service. This publication covers a variety of substantive legal areas, including immigration and border security, criminal law and procedure, civil rights, government contracts, administrative law, privacy and the Freedom of Information Act, labor and employment, civil service law, torts, insurance and military law. It includes: The Homeland Security Act and subsequent amendments; A section-by-section synopsis of the Act prepared by West attorney-editors that denotes availability of cited reference materials in the Westlaw Homeland Security and Anti-Terrorism databases with the symbol [H] and allows for a smooth interface with online offerings; the text of other key post-September 11 statutes, including the USA Patriot Act, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Reform Act, the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act, the Terrorist Bombings Convention Implementation Act and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act; selected regulations and administrative materials; organization charts for the Department of Homeland Security and a bibliography listing pertinent research references including three important 2004 Supreme Court cases: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Rasul v. Bush and Rumsfeld v. Padilla.
Description : The authors analyze the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and SEC regulations regarding selective disclosure and insider trading.
Description : Explores the life and death of Richard Cain, known as one of the most corrupt police officers in Chicago's history, and how his double life cost him everything .