American Constitutionalism Marriage And The Family

Author: Patrick N. Cain
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149852818X
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This volume examines the Supreme Court’s rulings in U.S. v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges in light of its earlier rulings while also incorporating several prominent accounts of marriage and the family from the history of political philosophy.

Encyclopedia Of American Civil Rights And Liberties Revised And Expanded Edition 2nd Edition 4 Volumes

Author: Kara E. Stooksbury
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841101
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Thoroughly updated and featuring 75 new entries, this monumental four-volume work illuminates past and present events associated with civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. • Offers 686 alphabetically arranged entries, ranging from thoroughly updated entries from the first edition to 75 new entries that cover dramatic changes in civil rights and liberties in the last decade • Covers the latest events and controversies surrounding civil liberties issues in America • Fully explores the scope and limitations of Constitutional rights, a perennially hot topic in American politics and society • Includes primary documents with contextual headnotes to enhance understanding of the full importance of the featured document • Provides sources for further reading with each entry to help users engage in additional research

Same Sex Marriage A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: David E. Newton
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144085050X
Size: 14,49 MB
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Same-sex marriage continues to be a polarizing subject in the United States and other parts of the world. This new edition of Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook brings readers up to date on the status of same-sex unions from social, legal, political, and historical perspectives. • Presents up-to-date coverage of important events in the modern history of same-sex marriage in the United States and other parts of the world as well as public opinion and statistics on same-sex marriage • Describes and explains changes in the legal status of same-sex marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 • Outlines potential future directions of the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage • Provides an extensive bibliography, a collection of documents, a set of essays, and other resources for extended study of the topic

The Great Yazoo Lands Sale

Author: Charles F. Hobson
ISBN: 9780700623310
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The story of the landmark case of Fletcher v. Peck (1810), in which Chief Justice John Marshall first expounded the contract clause of the Constitution.

Antitrust And The Supreme Court

Author: David Paul Ramsey
Editor: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781593324957
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"For more than one hundred years, the Sherman Act and its amendments have defined the legal framework supporting the American economy, but this framework has not remained unchanged. Antitrust laws have been revised and re-interpreted, resulting in changes in enforcement. Ramsey examines the Supreme Court's institutional role in balancing the contentions of the political branches, the business community, the enforcement agencies, and the advocates of various schools of economic thought, incorporating the arguments of each into a coherent, flexible and reasonably stable body of law regulating competition. Ramsey argues that the institutional strengths of the Court will continue to play a critical role in the ongoing development of antitrust law well into the Sherman Act's second century."--Pub. desc.

Against The Death Penalty

Author: Stephen Breyer
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815728905
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A landmark dissenting opinion arguing against the death penalty Does the death penalty violate the Constitution? In Against the Death Penalty, Justice Stephen G. Breyer argues that it does: that it is carried out unfairly and inconsistently, and thus violates the ban on "cruel and unusual punishments" specified by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. "Today’s administration of the death penalty," Breyer writes, "involves three fundamental constitutional defects: (1) serious unreliability, (2) arbitrariness in application, and (3) unconscionably long delays that undermine the death penalty’s penological purpose. Perhaps as a result, (4) most places within the United States have abandoned its use." This volume contains Breyer's dissent in the case of Glossip v. Gross, which involved an unsuccessful challenge to Oklahoma's use of a lethal-injection drug because it might cause severe pain. Justice Breyer's legal citations have been edited to make them understandable to a general audience, but the text retains the full force of his powerful argument that the time has come for the Supreme Court to revisit the constitutionality of the death penalty. Breyer was joined in his dissent from the bench by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Their passionate argument has been cited by many legal experts — including fellow Justice Antonin Scalia — as signaling an eventual Court ruling striking down the death penalty. A similar dissent in 1963 by Breyer's mentor, Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, helped set the stage for a later ruling, imposing what turned out to be a four-year moratorium on executions.

The Affordable Care Act And Medicare In Comparative Context

Author: Eleanor D. Kinney
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107110556
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This book provides a comprehensive and approachable overview of Medicare under the Affordable Care Act. The author illustrates how the ACA addresses the long-term fiscal and demographic challenges facing Medicare, as well as the potential for Medicare to become a single-payer system.

Transnational Intellectual Property Law

Author: Xuan-Thao Nguyen
Editor: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634592710
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Transnational Intellectual Property Law provides students comparative knowledge of intellectual property for today's world. The book provides students a strong understanding of intellectual property law in four important global stakeholders and regions: United States, European Union, Japan and China. Transcending national borders, the students will learn the similarities and differences in these four regions through reading and analyzing valuable primary sources of judicial opinions from the courts. The materials allow the students to identify how culture and traditions influence judges in crafting their opinions, in both common law and civil law countries. The book is organized in six units. Each unit begins with a concise summary of a doctrinal area of intellectual property law in each of the four regions, United States, European Union, Japan and China. Judicial opinions from a particular region follow the doctrinal summaries within each unit.

The Business And Human Rights Landscape

Author: Jena Martin
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107095522
Size: 20,32 MB
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This is the first book offering a comprehensive historical and contemporary analysis of the emerging business and human rights field.

Being And Owning

Author: Jesse Wall
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191043850
Size: 20,88 MB
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When part of a person's body is separated from them, or when a person dies, it is unclear what legal status the item of bodily material is able to obtain. A 'no property rule' which states that there is no property in the human body was first recorded in an English judgment in 1882. Claims based on property rights in the human body and its parts have failed on the basis that the human body is not the subject of property. Despite a recent series of exceptions to the 'no property rule', the law still has no clear answer as to the legal status of the body or its material. In this book, Wall examines the appropriate legal status of bodily material, and in doing so, develops a way for the law to address disputes over the use and storage of bodily material that, contrary to the current trend, resists the application of property law. Wall assesses when a person ought to be able to possess, control, use, or profit from, his or her own bodily material or the bodily material of another person. Bodily material may be valuable because it retains a functional unity with the body or is a material resource that is in short supply. With this in mind, Wall measures the extent to which property law can represent the rights and duties that protects the entitlement that a person may exercise in bodily material, and identifies the limits to the appropriate application of property law. An alternative to property law is developed with reference to the right of bodily integrity and the right to privacy.