Freedom of Speech

Author: Keith Werhan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313319976
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides workers with minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor protections. The FLSA covers most, but not all, private and public sector employees. In addition, certain employers and employees are exempt from coverage. Provisions of the FLSA that are of current interest to Congress include the basic minimum wage, subminimum wage rates, exemptions from overtime and the minimum wage for persons who provide companionship services, the exemption for employees in computer-related occupations, compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay, and break time for nursing mothers. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) recognizes the right of employees to engage in collective bargaining through representatives of their own choosing. By "encouraging the practice and procedure of collective bargaining," the Act attempts to mitigate and eliminate labor-related obstructions to the free flow of commerce. Although union membership has declined dramatically since the 1950s, congressional interest in the NLRA remains significant. This book provides an overview of both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act with a focus on coverage, amendments and policy.

Freedom of the Press

Author: Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315978
Format: PDF
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Provides an overview of the past, present, and possible future of the constitutional right to freedom of the press.

Federalism A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Author: Vicki C. Jackson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440829969
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book analyzes the structure of our constitutional system of government, providing an overview of the constitutional history of American federalism as it has been developed in decisions of the United States Supreme Court. • Provides historical information in a clear, chronological order • Enables law students and lawyers to improve their understanding of the legal doctrines that underlie today's conflicts. • Documents the relationships among different doctrines across particular time periods

Limits on States

Author: James M. McGoldrick
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313312335
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With a sharp focus on Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, this work surveys the historical and modern significance of the limitation on states.

The New Hampshire State Constitution

Author: Susan E. Marshall
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311437
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the year 2001 unfolded, the United States stood at the apex of global power, possessing unrivalled military capabilities, a vibrant economy, and--most of all--great self-confidence about its security. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 shattered America's prevailing illusions of invulnerability, prompting the world's sole superpower to embark on a revolutionary national strategy that led to a preventive war against Iraq. Will the United States be safer and more secure as a result? This bookshows why America's new assertively unilateral foreign policy will actually create perils for the next generation of Americans. Written by two seasoned scholars, After Iraq conducts a sweeping survey of America's present position in the global arena and identifies the opportunities and risks that the United States will likely face once the war in Iraq draws to a close. Kegley and Raymond provide an insightful overview of the U.S. response to the unconventional threats posed by global terrorism as well as a searching assessment of the challenges created by the rise of China and other emerging competitors. They argue that the current course of American foreign policy will harm the country by setting dangerous precedents that undermine the moral and legal restraints--which were built painstakingly over the past century--on when and how states may use force. Drawing upon a rich array of historical parallels and empirical evidence, the book illuminates instances in which previous great powers embarked on similar self-defeating strategies. Like the U.S. today, these states once stood at the pinnacle of world power. But due to misperceptions about what they could accomplish with unilateral, preventive uses of military force, they made short-run decisions that undermined their long-term strategic interests. With Americans facing questions about how to combat global terrorism, how to diffuse the nuclear threats of Iran and North Korea, how to adjust to the growing power ofChina and India, and how to repair relations with traditional allies, After Iraq charts a path for restoring America's reputation and leadership in the world to strengthen both U.S. and international security in the turbulent decades ahead.

Judicial Jurisdiction

Author: Patrick Baude
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313312045
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When America's founding fathers outlined the constitution they took great care not to specify the structure of the federal court system, yet the federal court has succeeded in binding together the rule of law and rights-based democracy.

The Full Faith and Credit Clause

Author: William L. Reynolds
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315411
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Details the history, development, and current state of the Full Faith and Credit Clause.

The Wisconsin State Constitution

Author: Jack Stark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313302558
Format: PDF
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A constitutional history of the state of Wisconsin with a section-by-section commentary on its constitution.

The Washington State Constitution

Author: Robert F. Utter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313274640
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An excellent introduction to Washington's State Constitution, describing each article and section of that key document, its historical background, its relation to the United States or other constitutions, and key interpretive cases.