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Family Law

Author : Judith C. Areen
ISBN : 1587788772
Genre : Law
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Part of the popular University Casebook Series, Cases and Materials on Family Law provides an overview of family law, addressing traditional family law issues with an updated family model. The book covers three important themes: the tension between private ordering and state supervision in family law; constitutional doctrines invoked to limit state regulation of family law; and ethical questions unique to the field of family law. Substantially revised and updated, the fourth edition provides enriching discussion by linking key issues to important cases.

Law And Religion Cases And Materials

Author : Leslie Griffin
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The fourth edition was updated to include important new Supreme Court cases on governmental prayer, reproductive healthcare rights, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), and same-sex marriage. The fourth edition continues the book''s interdisciplinary approach to law and religion, its student-friendly notes and questions, and its inclusion of numerous non-Supreme Court cases from a variety of state, federal, and international courts. The chapters were reorganized to highlight the impact of the Court''s most recent cases on the subject matter of law and religion. The first six chapters provide the foundational information about free exercise, establishment, and RFRA: 1. Free Exercise of Religion identifies the ever-increasing diversity of American religion versus non-religion. It now includes United States v. Seeger, as a lead conscientious objection case explaining what the Court means by "religion." 2. Introduction to Establishment now includes the Court''s decision upholding government-sponsored prayer in Town of Greece v. Galloway, and asks if Galloway will change all future Establishment Clause analysis. 3. What is an Establishment of Religion? examines older establishment precedents about religious symbols and monuments, public funding of religion, and religious speech in light of Galloway. The chapter also focuses on the funding issue the Court will hear in the 2016 Term in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, which asks if state bans on church funding violate the federal Establishment Clause. 4: Constitutional and Statutory Protection of Free Exercise provides extensive coverage of the ramifications of the Court''s RFRA decision, Hobby Lobby, which accommodated for-profit businesses from providing contraceptive benefits to their employees. 5: Conscience, Complicity, and Conscientious Objection relates Hobby Lobby to the Court''s order searching a compromise between religious nonprofits and the government in Zubik v. Burwell. This chapter explores military, medical, and legal conscientious objection and analyzes the increasing number of complicity claims faced by courts hearing RFRA cases. It also includes the case of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 6: Conflicts between Individual and Institutional Religious Freedom explores the Court''s increasing protection of institutional over individual religious freedom by looking at three topics: church property disputes, employment discrimination, and torts. The employment discrimination section now includes an overview of Title VII''s religious discrimination provisions and the Court''s recent decision interpreting them in EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch. The chapter also explores in detail the repercussions of Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, the ministerial-exception case that was brand new in the third edition. The first six chapters provided the basics about free exercise, establishment, and RFRA. Later chapters are more specialized and can be assigned at the professor''s discretion, depending upon student interest. 7: RLUIPA: The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. RLUIPA now has its own chapter, which focuses on how the RFRA decisions studied in Chapters 4 and 5 will influence interpretation of RFRA''s twin sister statute, which applies to institutionalized persons (prisoners) and land use. 8: Comparative Religious Freedom was completely revised. It now includes cases from other countries that parallel the subjects already studied in earlier chapters of the casebook. A section on religious garb, including a Turkish case about hijab bans, recalls Abercrombie. A section on blasphemy connects to the free (religious) speech jurisprudence. Conscience receives extensive treatment because it has become so important in U.S. law. Chapter 8 incl

Domestic Relations

Author : Walter Wadlington
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062259861
Genre : Domestic relations
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The Fourth Edition of this popular casebook by Professors Wadlington & O'Brien has made several changes in the sequence of materials. Divorce & economic problems of dissolution have been moved forward to Chapters IV & V from the close of the book. A substantial number of provisions from the California Family Code, as well as other new statutes, have been included. The notes have been expanded to include material such as San Francisco's domestic partnership agreement & Hawaii's current approach(es) to same-sex marriage. New cases range from informal marriage to grandparent visitation rights, international custody disputes, ERISA preemption (Boggs v. Boggs), property settlement agreements, & policy on posthumous use of frozen semen.

Nonprofit Organizations Cases And Materials

Author : James Fishman
ISBN : 1628101954
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The Fifth Edition of this pioneering casebook includes the usual rich mix of materials and is adaptable to a survey course, a policy-oriented seminar, or a more specialized J.D. or LL.M tax class. Every major topic is accompanied by a skillfully developed set of problems and includes lively notes, questions, and bibliographic references. Highlights of the Fifth Edition include: Coverage of all important developments since the last edition, including new state legislation and case law on nonprofit formation, governance, and donor standing; IRS scrutiny of colleges and universities, nonprofit executive compensation, and commercial activities; final tax regulations on the public charity support tests and supporting organizations; proposed regulations on the exemption requirements for hospitals and program-related investments; and recent antitrust litigation and other lawsuits challenging the NCAA's regulation of college athletes. Reorganized and updated coverage of the limitations on lobbying and political campaign activities of § 501(c)(3) charities; the use and abuse of noncharitable exempt organizations for political activities; and the implications of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision on the nonprofit sector. Expanded discussion of the emerging forms of hybrid entities used for social enterprises that combine a public benefit mission with the pursuit of profit. A new and more contemporary introductory problem on the choices facing the founders of a nonprofit organization and revised problems on the state law duties of loyalty and care and the federal tax exemption standards for hospitals. A survey of proposed tax reform legislation affecting exempt organizations and the charitable deduction. Pruning of dated materials, minutia, and more tightly-edited cases, notes, and problems.

Women And The Law

Author : Judith G. Greenberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060363228
Genre : Law
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The Second Edition of Frug's Women & the Law integrates cases with theoretical readings by feminists, social scientists, & historians as well as legal scholars. Organized around the three central topics of work, family, & body, this new edition reflects a multiplicity of feminist stances & critiques.

The Law Of Employment Discrimination Cases And Materials

Author : Joel Friedman
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This casebook covers all major aspects of employment discrimination law, including benchmark legislative, administrative, and judicial developments. Due in part to frequent updates and revisions, it has received accolades as one of the most comprehensive and frequently updated texts on the market. The 11th Edition continues this tradition by seamlessly incorporating all major legislative and judicial developments through February 2017, accompanied by textual notes and questions that explore issues answered or left unanswered by this jurisprudence.

Employment Law

Author : Mark A. Rothstein
ISBN : 158778582X
Genre : Law
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"This Statutory Supplement contains the relevant portions of the key federal employment laws considered in the casebook, as well as some representative state statutes. They have been arranged in the Supplement to correspond with their order of presentation in the casebook. The Supplement contains one unenacted statute: the Model Employment Termination Act. It is included because of its relevance to material discussed in the casebook"--Editors' note.

Contemporary Family Law

Author : Douglas Abrams
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In the fourth edition, all 17 chapters are fully updated to reflect the latest family law developments. Developments based on Obergefell v. Hodges are treated fully throughout the new edition. This popular family law casebook engages students with the significant changes to the American family and the corresponding evolution of family law doctrine and policy. The book emphasizes that contemporary families take a variety of forms, including marital and nonmarital relationships, and that constitutional considerations play an increasingly important role in family law. The fourth edition preserves and builds on the approach of the earlier editions: presenting core substantive family law doctrine while also exploring ongoing and emerging policy debates and discussing the importance of cross-disciplinary collaborations with experts in fields such as psychology and accounting. The book introduces the myriad issues central to family law practice and to a lawyer's ethical and professional responsibilities. New cases have been substituted where appropriate, and the notes following each lead case, statute or article have been thoroughly updated. In addition, new Problems expand the number of opportunities for actively engaging students. Contemporary Family Law highlights the issues of professional and ethical responsibility that arise in family law, not only by using Problems that invite students to engage in role playing, but also by devoting separate chapters to legal ethics, alternative dispute resolution, and private ordering. While providing a grounding in the historical and contemporary regulation of marriage, the book also devotes chapters to nonmarital couples and to establishing parenthood. The book also emphasizes concrete aspects of legal practice and professional responsibility by, for example, including material at the end of the first chapter on shifting paradigms within family law practice and the roles of family lawyers, by addressing jurisdictional issues in one integrated chapter, and by presenting problems for discussion in each chapter that enable students to apply doctrine in real-life settings that lawyers face. Moreover, because child custody arrangements lead to some of the most acrimonious family disputes, this casebook devotes two chapters to custody: the first treats the initial custody decision, and the second explores continuing litigation concerning visitation, custody, and key childrearing decisions after the initial disposition, including disputes involving third parties such as cohabitants and grandparents. Both custody chapters include disputes involving nonmarital children. New and expanded material in the fourth edition includes full treatment of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the Supreme Court's ruling on the fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry and to have every state recognize their marriage, and its ramifications throughout family law. This edition has added a separate chapter on nonmarital couples, including a section on domestic partnerships, civil unions, and other legal statuses in the wake of Obergefell; extensive coverage of debt and family finances, reflecting the current economic climate, as well as new material on how taxes affect families; substantially updated discussion of the impact of gender in child custody decisions and the current legal status of shared parenting; an expanded Section on the Hague Convention; detailed discussion of new and emerging reproductive technologies; and major revisions to the chapter on child support (including recent data on the central role of child support in low-income families). The chapter on private ordering integrates the new Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Finally, the comprehensive 700-page teachers manual presents explanations and pedagogical strategies, including extended exercises, that will help new adopters design a rich course that meets their students'

Copyright

Author : Robert A. Gorman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060804775
Genre : Law
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In the last few years there has been an exponential growth in the attention paid to Copyright by the courts, Congress, owners of intellectual property & the public. The law of Copyright determines the extent of ownership rights in creative products such as those embodied in books, plays, theatrical & television films, recordings, computer software & other forms of expression. These creations of the mind have greatly increased in value in the United States & abroad, as the public seems to have an unlimited appetite for them. .

Mergers And Acquisitions

Author : William J. Carney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105064179422
Genre : Business & Economics
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