Foreign Relations Law

Author: Curtis A. Bradley
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454846658
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A leading casebook in foreign relations, this title examines the constitutional and statutory law that regulates the conduct of contemporary U.S. foreign relations. It offers a compelling mix of case and non-case materials with a focus on U.S. affairs abroad and international cases in which the U.S. exercises jurisdiction. Features: Reorganizes the material into three thematic parts, concerning the government institutions that interact with foreign relations law, the role of international law in the U.S. legal system, and the legal issues associated with international crime, war, and terrorism. Explores the implications of the Supreme Court's restriction of human rights litigation under the Alien Tort Statute in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. Contains updated materials on the war on terrorism, including materials relating to targeted killing, electronic surveillance, and the use of military commissions. Takes account of recent lower court decisions, such as the Third Circuit's decision in United States v. Bond (concerning the scope of the treaty power), and the Fourth Circuit's decision in Yousuf v. Samantar (concerning foreign official immunity and deference to the Executive Branch). Considers the domestic and international law issues associated with U.S. efforts to combat piracy and try pirates in U.S. courts. Excerpts and analyzes the Supreme Court's latest decision concerning the political question doctrine Zivotofsky v. Clinton

Criminal Procedures

Author: Marc L. Miller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454858915
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials is noted for its comprehensive coverage and excellent selection and editing of cases and materials. The book is known for its special focus on a rich selection of materials from multiple institutions, including primary materials from U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, state and federal statutes, rules of procedure, and police and prosecutorial policies, along with materials from social science studies. The new edition retains the casebook’s engaging writing style and division of materials into “teachable chunks.” Updated cases are chosen for their contemporary accuracy and feel, to complement essential cases of historical value. Taken together, the principal materials highlight procedural variety, focus on real process topics, provide the political context, and consider the impact of procedures on the various parties involved. The scholarly expertise and experience of the authors is especially reflected in the Criminal Procedure II materials, which includes coverage of prosecutorial charging, plea bargaining, and sentencing. Their frequent use of Problems gives instructors options for applying concepts and doctrines in realistic practice settings.

International Civil Litigation in United States Courts

Author: Gary B. Born
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454823976
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by two leading scholar-practitioners in the field, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts offers a unique combination of excerpts of cases and materials, commentary, and detailed notes--in an accessible framework that integrates topics seamlessly. Much like the newly released edition of Mr. Born's International Arbitration casebook, this text promises to be the leader in its field. The Fifth Edition provides a thoroughly updated survey of the field, canvassing recent developments, such as the stream-of-commerce theory of personal jurisdiction, the immunity of government officials after Samantar , and the extraterritorial application of federal statutes after Morrison . Each chapter contains non-U.S. materials which support a comparative study of the topics covered in the book. International Civil Litigation in United States Courts features broad and inclusive coverage a manageable and transparent organization of topics extraordinary authorship that brings a wealth of experience in teaching and practice to every page integrated coverage of conflicts of laws enduring value as a reference source Updated throughout, highlights of the Fifth Edition reflect significant developments in the field: analyzes the most recent Supreme Court decisions in the field like Samantar, Morrison and the upcoming stream of commerce cases traces subsequent lower court activity following path breaking decisions like Sosa and Intel covers major legislative activity like the recent overhaul of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act even greater emphasis on comparative analysis of the topics covered such as jurisdiction, judgments and forum selection

Environmental Protection

Author: Robert L. Glicksman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9780735594302
Format: PDF
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The distinguished author team of Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, Fifth Edition, which now includes Professor William Buzbee of the Emory University School of Law, continues to explore fundamental issues of environmental law, from history and theory to litigation, regulation, and policy, while addressing important current issues, including the enforcement of international environmental law and the allocation of environmental law authority between U.S. federal and state governments. In addition to being thoroughly and thoughtfully updated, the revision of this widely respected casebook includes materials for enhanced accessibility and teachability. Proven strengths include: a thorough and nuanced treatment of the history of environmental protection, existing laws and regulations, and current and developing policy objectives a distinguished author team with extensive practical, scholarly, and teaching experience an approach that is broad-based, international, and interdisciplinary and incorporates science, economics, and ethics organization of principal cases, text, questions, problems, and other materials into teachable units a pedagogy that includes extensive explanatory text supported by cases; accessible notes offering basic information and alternative and supplementary perspectives; supporting charts and other graphics; and numerous exercises and problems Look for important new material in the Fifth Edition: A new chapter on Environmental Federalism addresses recurring questions concerning how the U.S. Constitution and the environmental statutes allocate authority to adopt, implement, and enforce environmental law between the federal and state governments A new chapter on International Environmental Law introduces an increasingly important component of environmental law, as globalization of business and trade continue and as interest grows in bilateral and multilateral approaches to environmental protection Greatly expanded coverage of global climate change, one of the most controversial and significant environmental policy battlegrounds, and of the materials on biodiversity protection through federal land management and implementation of the Endangered Species Act Increased emphasis in the introductory chapter on the common law component of environmental law, as well as consolidated materials examining economic perspectives on environmental harms and regulatory approaches Examination of new legislation that amends the scope of the National Environmental Policy Act and of new recommendations by the Council on Environmental Quality on how to improve implementation of the statute New principal and notes cases, including the Supreme Court¿s 2006 decision in Rapanos (scope of the Clean Water Act¿s dredge/fill permit program); the Supreme Court¿s 2004 decision in Norton v. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (availability of judicial review of agency failures to act); the Supreme Court¿s 2004 decision in Cooper Industries v. Aviall Services (availability of contribution actions under CERCLA); the Supreme Court¿s 2004 decision in Alaska DEC v. EPA (concerning EPA¿s authority to review state implementation of the PSD program under the Clean Air Act); the D.C. Circuit¿s 2005 decision concerning the EPA¿s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act and the same court¿s 2005 and 2006 decisions in New York v. EPA (concerning the scope of the Clean Air Act¿s new source review program); recent lower court decisions concerning the Endangered Species Act¿s critical habitat designation and no jeopardy provisions Completely revised Teacher's Manual Other improvements to the Fifth Edition include: Enhanced accessibility through textual and diagrammatic summaries of the principal bodies of law and expanded use of problems to illustrate how the environmental laws operate in concrete situations

Grenz berschreitungen

Author: Peter Schlosser
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161486340
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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English summary: This 'liber amicorum' for Peter Schlosser contains contributions written by internationally well-known specialists in the field of international civil procedure and arbitration. The articles concentrate on controversial issues such as transborder cooperation, international jurisdiction, enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards, especially in regard to European legislation and international conventions. They focus on very delicate subject matters such as neutrality of arbitrators, taking evidence abroad and the limits of national sovereignty. German description: Die hier gesammelten Beitrage sind zwei wesentlichen Arbeitsgebieten des Jubilars gewidmet, dem internationalen Verfahrensrecht und der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit. Aus diesen Bereichen werden aktuelle und grundsatzliche Probleme von weltweit anerkannten Spezialisten diskutiert. Im Vordergrund stehen die Probleme grenzuberschreitender Sachverhalte bei der Rechtsdurchsetzung, sei es im Bereich der staatlichen Gerichtsbarkeit, sei es in der alternativen Streitbeilegung, insbesondere der internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit. Die Thematik gewinnt durch die Europaische Rechtsetzungskompetenz und Gesetzgebung neben den internationalen Konventionen, insbesondere den Bemuhungen der Haager Konferenz um einheitliche Regelungen fur transnationale Probleme, neue Dimensionen. Themen wie der neue Europaische Vollstreckungstitel uber unbestrittene Forderungen, die besonderen Probleme der Brussel II a-Verordnung, der Entwurf eines Haager Ubereinkommens uber die Gerichtsstandswahl stehen neben Grundsatzfragen wie Armut der Schiedspartei, Neutralitat des Schiedsrichters, Anerkennungsproblemen bei einer Scheidung nach judischem Recht und Fragen aus dem Bereich des europaisch-amerikanischen Justizkonflikts. Die Beitrage spiegeln die internationale Diskussion in aktuellen und sensiblen Bereichen des internationalen Verfahrensrechts im weitesten Sinne.

Strafen aus Respekt vor der Menschenw rde

Author: Jean-Christophe Merle
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311092269X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The justification and commensurability of punishments is a central problem of all state and social philosophies. This essay is concerned with theories of retribution and theories of general prevention of crime, and works out its own point of view in a combination of the concept that the purpose of punishment is to deter the offender and resocialization, and derives from this a plea for a system for dealing with criminals which respects their human dignity.

US Rechtspraxis

Author: Kirk W. Junker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3899498100
Format: PDF, Docs
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Das Handbuch Amerikanische Rechtspraxis wendet sich in erster Linie an deutsche Anwälte, die mit dem amerikanischen oder englischen Recht in der Praxis in Berührung kommen, kann aber auch von international tätigen Unternehmen mit Gewinn genutzt werden. Thematisch umfaßt die Darstellung vor allem die Bereiche Zivilprozessrecht, Strafprozessrecht, Vertragsrecht, enthält zusätzlich Formulierungsmuster und Musterverträge sowie zahlreiche Praxistipps.

Administrative Governance

Author: Andrea Walter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658156805
Format: PDF
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Andrea Walter untersucht Chancen und Herausforderungen für Kommunalverwaltung in lokaler Politikgestaltung mit Vereinen und Verbänden am Beispiel einer Fallkommune. Sie illustriert das Rollenverständnis von Kommunalverwaltung sowie die Bedeutung von Interaktionsregeln und des lokalen Kontextes. Auf dieser Basis entwickelt sie ein Modell administrativer Governance. Ihre Befunde ordnet sie in den Kontext lokaler Governance, kooperativen Verwaltungshandelns und Fragen der Legitimation ein. Die Autorin beleuchtet damit eine bislang wenig beachtete Facette von Kommunalverwaltung, die primär als Zuarbeiterin von Politik gilt. Dabei umfasst ein wesentlicher Teil ihrer Arbeit auf lokaler Ebene die Interaktion mit (organisierter) Zivilgesellschaft – in Zeiten knapper Kassen und zunehmender Beteiligungsprozesse gilt dies umso mehr.