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Black's Law Dictionary
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1657

Black's Law Dictionary

  • Categories: Law

Provides definitions of basic legal terms and phrases used in various branches of law throughout English and American history

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." —William Julius Wilson In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed ...

Reading Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 567

Reading Law

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012
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  • Publisher: West Group

In this groundbreaking book, Scalia and Garner systematically explain all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation in an engaging and informative style with hundreds of illustrations from actual cases. Is a burrito a sandwich? Is a corporation entitled to personal privacy? If you trade a gun for drugs, are you using a gun in a drug transaction? The authors grapple with these and dozens of equally curious questions while explaining the most principled, lucid, and reliable techniques for deriving meaning from authoritative texts. Meanwhile, the book takes up some of the most controversial issues in modern jurisprudence. What, exactly, is "textualism?" Why is "strict construction" a bad thing? What is the true doctrine of "originalism?" And which is more important: the spirit of the law, or the letter? The authors write with a well-argued point of view that is definitive yet nuanced, straightforward yet sophisticated.

Distorting the Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 332

Distorting the Law

In recent years, stories of reckless lawyers and greedy citizens have given the legal system, and victims in general, a bad name. Many Americans have come to believe that we live in the land of the litigious, where frivolous lawsuits and absurdly high settlements reign. Scholars have argued for years that this common view of the depraved ruin of our civil legal system is a myth, but their research and statistics rarely make the news. William Haltom and Michael McCann here persuasively show how popularized distorted understandings of tort litigation (or tort tales) have been perpetuated by the mass media and reform proponents. Distorting the Law lays bare how media coverage has sensationalized lawsuits and sympathetically portrayed corporate interests, supporting big business and reinforcing negative stereotypes of law practices. Based on extensive interviews, nearly two decades of newspaper coverage, and in-depth studies of the McDonald's coffee case and tobacco litigation, Distorting the Law offers a compelling analysis of the presumed litigation crisis, the campaign for tort law reform, and the crucial role the media play in this process.

The California Landlord's Law Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

The California Landlord's Law Book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-04-10
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  • Publisher: Nolo

No resource, in print or online, gives such detailed and practical information to California landlords and property managers, who are subject to a large number of detailed state, local, and federal laws and regulations. The 40+ forms are designed for every common situation, from tenancy terminations to notices to enter to required disclosures—all of which are subject to legal requirements.

The Law Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 528

The Law Book

Explores 250 of the most fundamental cases, laws and trials that have changed our world. Examines diverse topics from around the globe. Offers authoriative context to ancient documents, as well as contemporary issues.

Hotel Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Hotel Law

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-05-08
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Hotel Law, Transactions, Management and Franchising presents a practical guide to the issues that face lawyers and industry leaders working in the hospitality field. It aims to develop the reader’s understanding of the acquisition process and the complex relationships in management and franchise deals that dominate the hotel industry. This text is written primarily as a desktop reference for legal practitioners working in the hotel law field and is also suitable for students studying towards hotel and hospitality careers both at an undergraduate and law school or graduate level. The highly experienced author, contributors and editors offer insights into the industry players and their prefe...

How to Do Things with Rules
  • Language: en

How to Do Things with Rules

  • Categories: Law

New to English law? Need to know how rules are made, interpreted and applied? This popular and well-established textbook will show you how. It simplifies legal method by combining examples with an account of rules in general: the who, what, why and how of interpretation. Starting with standpoint and context, it identifies factors that give rise to doubts about the interpretation of a rule and recommends a systematic approach to analysing those factors. Questions and exercises integrated in the text and on the accompanying website will help you to develop skills in reading, interpreting and arguing about legal and other rules. The text is fully updated on developments in the legislative process and the judicial interpretation of statutes and precedent. It includes a new chapter on 'The European Dimension' reflecting the changes brought about by the Human Rights Act 1998.

Blockchain and the Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 250

Blockchain and the Law

  • Categories: Law

Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer science degree confused: Just how do you “mine” money from ones and zeros? The answer lies in a technology called blockchain, which can be used for much more than Bitcoin. A general-purpose tool for creating secure, decentralized, peer-to-peer applications, blockchain technology has been compared to the Internet itself in both form and impact. Some have said this tool may change society as we know it. Blockchains are being used to create autonomous computer programs known as ...

I Fought the Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

I Fought the Law

  • Categories: Art

Strange, outdated laws from each of the 50 U.S. states—some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legends—are depicted with sly wit by Olivia Locher. Incisive, ironic, and gorgeous, these images will appeal to art buffs and trivia fans alike. A foreword from American poet Kenneth Goldsmith and an interview with the artist by Eric Shiner, former director of the Andy Warhol Museum, contextualize rising-star Locher's photography. From serving wine in teacups in Kansas to licking a toad in Kentucky or perming a child's hair in Nebraska, breaking the law has never looked so good.