The Transformation Of American Law 1780 1860

Author by : Morton J. HORWITZ
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Publisher by : Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press
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Description : In a remarkable book based on prodigious research, Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of a national (and modern) legal system from English and colonial antecedents. He treats the evolution of the common law as intellectual history and also demonstrates how the shifting views of private law became a dynamic element in the economic growth of the United States. Horwitz's subtle and sophisticated explanation of societal change begins with the common law, which was intended to provide justice for all. The great breakpoint came after 1790 when the law was slowly transformed to favor economic growth and development. The courts spurred economic competition instead of circumscribing it. This new instrumental law flourished as the legal profession and the mercantile elite forged a mutually beneficial alliance to gain wealth and power. The evolving law of the early republic interacted with political philosophy, Horwitz shows. The doctrine of laissez-faire, long considered the cloak for competition, is here seen as a shield for the newly rich. By the 1840s the overarching reach of the doctrine prevented further distribution of wealth and protected entrenched classes by disallowing the courts very much power to intervene in economic life. This searching interpretation, which connects law and the courts to the real world, will engage historians in a new debate. For to view the law as an engine of vast economic transformation is to challenge in a stunning way previous interpretations of the eras of revolution and reform.


American Law And Legal Systems

Author by : James V Calvi
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : American Law and Legal Systems examines the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework with great clarity and insight. Readers are introduced to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics, from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal. This new edition provides essential updates to forensic and scientific evidence, contract law, family law, and includes new text boxes and tables to help students understand, remember, and apply central concepts.


Who S Who In American Law

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Who Owns Culture

Author by : Susan Scafidi
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Publisher by : Rutgers University Press
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Description : It is not uncommon for white suburban youths to perform rap music, for New York fashion designers to ransack the world's closets for inspiration, or for Euro-American authors to adopt the voice of a geisha or shaman. But who really owns these art forms? Is it the community in which they were originally generated, or the culture that has absorbed them? While claims of authenticity or quality may prompt some consumers to seek cultural products at their source, the communities of origin are generally unable to exclude copyists through legal action. Like other works of unincorporated group authorship, cultural products lack protection under our system of intellectual property law. But is this legal vacuum an injustice, the lifeblood of American culture, a historical oversight, a result of administrative incapacity, or all of the above? Who Owns Culture? offers the first comprehensive analysis of cultural authorship and appropriation within American law. From indigenous art to Linux, Susan Scafidi takes the reader on a tour of the no-man's-land between law and culture, pausing to ask: What prompts us to offer legal protection to works of literature, but not folklore? What does it mean for a creation to belong to a community, especially a diffuse or fractured one? And is our national culture the product of Yankee ingenuity or cultural kleptomania? Providing new insights to communal authorship, cultural appropriation, intellectual property law, and the formation of American culture, this innovative and accessible guide greatly enriches future legal understanding of cultural production.


West S Encyclopedia Of American Law

Author by : Jeffrey Lehman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gale / Cengage Learning
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Description : Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.


American Law Yearbook

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Native American Law Digest

Author by : Anonim
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Race Racism And American Law

Author by : Derrick A. Bell
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Publisher by : Aspen Publishers
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Description : This major revision of a groundbreaking casebook sets the foundation for an intriguing course in civil rights or race And The law. Now accompanied by a Teacher's Manual For The first time, RACE, RACISM, AND AMERICAN LAW, Fourth Edition, Is a penetrating and provocative analysis of the role of race in American law and society by the noted author And The originator of critical race theory. This scrupulously revised casebook now offers: an appendix of lightly edited historical and contemporary cases for instructors who prefer a fuller case treatment expanded coverage that includes Latino and Asian minorities commentary on the Supreme Court's conception of a 'color-blind' society and its effects on voting, employment, and affirmative action discussion of Professor Lani Guinier's views on proportional representation consideration of the disproportionately high percentage of blacks and Hispanics in American prisons an examination of the role of the media in propagating societal fear of minorities new cases in employment discrimination analysis of the impact of the technological age on workers with minimal skills Bell uses a wide range of materials to convey important points: Interdisciplinary excerpts from historical, sociological, and psychological publications provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the subject. in each chapter, creative hypothetical exercises in consciousness-raising help students realize the insidious nature and complex consequences of racism in the United States. Seminal cases from the annals of history show the relevance of past events to contemporary race relations. Original critical race theory supplies essential perspective while allowing students to reach their own conclusions. If you haven't already used Derrick Bell's pioneering casebook, this all-new edition and its helpful Teacher's Manual will make you want to reconsider. Repeat users will be able to revitalize their presentation through the updated, expanded content and new Appendix of cases that still preserve the distinctive character of the book.


American Law Reports

Author by : Anonim
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The Demise Of Environmentalism In American Law

Author by : Michael S. Greve
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Publisher by : A E I Press
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Description : Michael S. Greve argues that these presumptions have ceased to play a formative role in American public law: breaking with the ecological paradigm, the courts have returned to more traditional, common-law-like doctrines.


West S Encyclopedia Of American Law

Author by : West Group
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Contains over four thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about terms, concepts, events, movements, cases, and persons significant to U.S. law; and includes sidebars and In Focus articles, tables and indexes, and a variety of reference materials.


American Law Reports Annotated

Author by : Anonim
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American Law Of Veterans

Author by : Robert T. Kimbrough
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Annual Survey Of American Law

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Has supplement: The Literature of American legal history.


The American Law Of Torts

Author by : Stuart M. Speiser
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Publisher by : Unknown
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A History Of American Law

Author by : Lawrence Meir Friedman
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Simon and Schuster
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Description : In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of the law is to the economic and political life of the country, he makes a complex subject understandable and engrossing. "A History of American Law" presents the achievements and failures of the American legal system in the context of America's commercial and working world, family practices, and attitudes toward property, government, crime, and justice. Now completely revised and updated, this groundbreaking work incorporates new material regarding slavery, criminal justice, and twentieth-century law. For laymen and students alike, this remains the only comprehensive authoritative history of American law.


The Ten Commandments Their Influence On American Law

Author by : William J. Federer
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Publisher by : Amerisearch, Inc.
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Description : An in-depth study of how each of the Ten Commandments had a historical impact on the development of laws in America and affected the legal philosophy of our government framers. For example, the 4th Commandment-"Keep Holy the Sabbath" PENNSYLVANIA FRAME OF GOVERNMENT, April 25, 1682, Article XXII: "That as often as any day of the month...shall fall upon the first day of the week, commonly called the Lord's Day, the business appointed for that day shall be deferred till the next day, unless in the case of emergency." U.S. CONSTITUTION, 1787, Article I, Section 7, Paragraph 2 "If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law" Read how the Ten Commandments affected the views of America's leaders: "The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion" - John Adams, Nov. 4, 1816, letter to Thomas Jefferson. "The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don't think we emphasize that enough these days." - Harry S Truman, Feb. 15, 1950, Attorney General's Conference. See references to the Ten Commandments in court cases: "The Ten Commandments have had an immeasurable effect on Anglo-American legal development" - U.S. District Court, Crockett v. Sorenson, W.D. Va. (1983) "It is equally undeniable ...that the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of secular legal codes of the Western World." - U.S. Supreme Court, Stone v. Graham, (1980) (Rehnquist, J., dissenting) An ideal book for students, teachers, journalists, writers and those interested in researching the foundations of American law!


Defining Law Enforcement S Role In Protecting American Agriculture From Agro Terrorism

Author by : Terry Knowles
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Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. American agriculture represents a "soft" target for terrorists. The single greatest threat to our agricultural economy is foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). An outbreak of this highly-contagious viral disease would have a catastrophic effect, including cessation of beef exports, full-scale quarantines, possible destruction of millions of animals, stop-movement orders, and economic chaos. Five primary groups are considered to be threats to agriculture: internat. terrorists, domestic terrorists, militant animal rights groups, economic opportunists, and disgruntled employees. This in-depth study determined law enforcement's role in protecting against acts of agro-terrorism. Conclusion: Law enforcement has insufficient resources to adequately respond to a FMD outbreak.