A Primer on American Courts

Author: William Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317350154
Format: PDF, ePub
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This brief, accessible, and inexpensive supplement on American courts and their functions provides undergraduate, or first-year law students, with an understanding of the key substantive and procedural concepts that they need to know to study the law or the judicial process. Recognizing that there are many substantive and procedural concepts about American courts that students must first grasp in order to study the law or the judicial process, this brief text answers important questions about justiciability, standing, jurisdiction, and judicial power. With a stronger historical context, this text is a perfect complement to a text on Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, or a legal casebook, and will help students master the legal vocabulary with which they are confronted.

Precedent Inflation

Author: Susan W. Brenner
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412831772
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Precedents are decisions judges have issued in prior cases. In the common law, precedents are used to determine what the outcome of present cases should be, under the doctrine of "stare decisis, "which stipulates that new cases are resolved by applying legal rules developed in the process of deciding past cases. This volume postulates a relationship between the concept of legal precedent and the means that are used to make specific precedents available to the legal profession. The author concentrates specifically on the effect computer databases such as lexis and westlaw will have on the use of precedent in the common law. By tracing the history of law reporting, Professor Brenner demonstrates how the Anglo-American conception of precedent has altered over the past seven hundred years, and that these alterations reflect changes in the means used to distribute precedents. She explains why computers will become the primary means of disseminating precedents and describes the evolution and operation of the two on-line services that provide access to precedents by means of computer terminals and modems. These services--lexis and westlaw-- are operated by private entrepreneurs in the business of providing precedents to the legal profession. Arguing that such services will have a profound effect on the conception and use of precedent, Brenner provides an empirical study of both services to show the effects they have already had, and outlines the conception of precedent that will result from the use of computers as "law reporters." This, she believes, will be a quantitative conception in which judicial decisions will be used in a manner analogous to the use of quantitative data in scientific endeavors. This study, written with a brilliance often reserved for popular writing at its best, is unique in its application of sociology of knowledge principles to the analysis of law reporting in its examination of citations to approximately 25,000 judicial decisions. It will be of special interest to lawyers, sociologists, and policymakers.

Discipline in Special Education

Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412955106
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides educators with legal guidelines for appropriate disciplinary action that will not violate the rights of students with disabilities.

Every Tenant s Legal Guide

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332505X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Landlord or roommate trouble? Learn your rights, with strategies that work.

Federal Tax Research

Author: William A. Raabe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133386008
Format: PDF, Docs
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FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH, Ninth Edition, offers hands-on tax research analysis and has been fully updated to cover computer-oriented tax research tools such as CD-ROMs, the Internet, and computerized databases. The ninth edition offers a new chapter on Financial Accounting Research that, combined with their study of tax research, will equip students with the valuable research skills they need to be marketable to future employers. Also included in this edition is coverage on international tax research, an expanded review of tax ethics, and real-life cases to help foster a true understanding of federal tax law. Students will also receive a great amount of material on the role of tax research as it relates to the CPA exam. No other text can better prepare the user on tax research procedures and multiple applications! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.