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Ministry And The American Legal System

Author : Richard B. Couser
ISBN : 0800626036
Genre : Religion
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Designed for those who are not lawyers, accountants, or quasi-legal specialists, this book outlines the elements of risk management for congregations and church professionals. Divided into three parts, the guide provides an overview and history of the American legal system, details various areas of the law, and focuses on ways religious organizations can minimize their exposure to legal difficulties.

Nazi Crimes Against Jews And German Post War Justice

Author : Edith Raim
ISBN : 9783110300666
Genre : History
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While the International Military Tribunal and the subsequent American Military Tribunals at Nuremberg dealt with a variety of Nazi crimes, these courts did not consider themselves cognizant in adjudicating wrongdoings against those who lost German citizenship based on the so-called “Nuremberg laws,” such as Germany’s Jews. Until recently, scholarship failed to explore this task of the German judiciary in more detail. Edith Raim fills this gap by showing the extent of the crimes committed against Jews beyond the traditionally known facts and by elucidating how the West German administration of justice was reconstructed under Allied supervision.

American Justice In Taiwan

Author : Stephen G. Craft
ISBN : 9780813166377
Genre : Political Science
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On May 23, 1957, US Army Sergeant Robert Reynolds was acquitted of murdering Chinese officer Liu Ziran in Taiwan. Reynolds did not deny shooting Liu but claimed self-defense and, like all members of US military assistance and advisory groups, was protected under diplomatic immunity. Reynolds's acquittal sparked a series of riots across Taiwan that became an international crisis for the Eisenhower administration and raised serious questions about the legal status of US military forces positioned around the world. In American Justice in Taiwan, author Stephen G. Craft provides the first comprehensive study of the causes and consequences of the Reynolds trial and the ensuing protests. After more than a century of what they perceived as unfair treaties imposed by Western nations, the Taiwanese regarded the special legal status of resident American personnel with extreme distrust. While Eisenhower and his advisers considered Taiwan to be a vital ally against Chinese communism, the US believed that the Taiwanese government had instigated the unrest in order to protest the verdict and demand legal jurisdiction over GIs. Regardless, the events that transpired in 1957 exposed the enormous difficulty of applying the US's Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) across cultures. Employing meticulous research from both Western and Chinese archives, Craft demonstrates that the riots were only anti-American in that the Taiwanese rejected the UCMJ, the affording of diplomatic immunity to occupying US forces, and the military courts' interpretation of self-defense. His compelling study provides a new lens through which to examine US--Taiwan relations in the 1950s, US policy in Asia, and the incredibly charged and complex question of the legal status of US troops on foreign soil.

International Law In The U S Legal System

Author : Curtis Bradley
ISBN : 9780195328592
Genre : Law
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International Law in the U.S. Legal System decodes the often complicated ways that international law operates within the United States legal system and sheds light on unresolved issues and areas of controversy. The book covers all of the principal forms of international law including treaties, decisions and orders of international institutions, customary international law, jus cogens norms, and general principles. It also explores a number of issues that are implicated by the intersection of U.S. law and international law, such as foreign sovereign immunity, international human rights litigation, extradition, and extraterritoriality.

New Outlook

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ISBN : IND:30000028585218
Genre : American Committee on U.S.-Soviet Relations
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Crucifying Jesus And Secularizing America

Author : Paul Peter Jesep
ISBN : 9781469113012
Genre : Religion
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Jesus is crucified everyday in the United States. Christians, especially conservatives, show greater hostility toward their own faith and contribute far more to the nations secularization than often wrongly accused atheists, liberals, humanists, Democratic activists, or card carrying members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). America must examine what it means to be a country of faith. In doing so, citizens should ask how they come together as one nation under the same God where all are welcomed as part of the same national family. Part politics, theology, and constitutional analysis, the book offers a possible answer that speaks to the American soul.

Rape Myths In American And Chinese Laws And Legal Systems

Author : Marietta Sze-chie Fa
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131739539
Genre : Rape
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Islamic Law And The Legal System Of Saud

Author : Frank E. Vogel
ISBN : 9004110623
Genre : Religion
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This volume offers an examination of the legal system of Saudi Arabia, not only for its own sake but also as a case study for insight into past and present Islamic legal systems.

Evaluating U S Foreign Assistance To Afghanistan

Author : John F. Kerry
ISBN : 9781437987133
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This report takes a close look at how the U.S. is spending civilian aid dollars in Afghanistan to make sure we are pursuing the most effective strategy in support of our national security objectives. We spend more on aid to Afghanistan than any other country and the environment in which the State Dept. and U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID) operate is difficult and dangerous. With the upcomingtransition to an Afghan security lead in 2014 and the increasedresponsibilities our civilians will absorb from the military, we havea critical planning window right now to make any necessary changes to support a successful transition. Contents of this report: Why Foreign Assistance to Afghanistan Matters; President Obama's Foreign Assistance Strategy for Afghanistan; Using Development Dollars to Support the U.S. Counterinsurgency Strategy (COIN); The Challenges of Spending U.S. Aid Dollars; Case Studies; Recommendations; Academic Literature Review: Development and Counterinsurgency; Appendixes. Tables. This is a print on demand report.

Christian Reconstruction

Author : Michael J. McVicar
ISBN : 9781469622750
Genre : Religion
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This is the first critical history of Christian Reconstruction and its founder and champion, theologian and activist Rousas John Rushdoony (1916–2001). Drawing on exclusive access to Rushdoony's personal papers and extensive correspondence, Michael J. McVicar demonstrates the considerable role Reconstructionism played in the development of the radical Christian Right and an American theocratic agenda. As a religious movement, Reconstructionism aims at nothing less than "reconstructing" individuals through a form of Christian governance that, if implemented in the lives of U.S. citizens, would fundamentally alter the shape of American society. McVicar examines Rushdoony's career and traces Reconstructionism as it grew from a grassroots, populist movement in the 1960s to its height of popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. He reveals the movement's galvanizing role in the development of political conspiracy theories and survivalism, libertarianism and antistatism, and educational reform and homeschooling. The book demonstrates how these issues have retained and in many cases gained potency for conservative Christians to the present day, despite the decline of the movement itself beginning in the 1990s. McVicar contends that Christian Reconstruction has contributed significantly to how certain forms of religiosity have become central, and now familiar, aspects of an often controversial conservative revolution in America.

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