Property

Author: James E. Krier
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
ISBN: 9780314172334
Format: PDF, ePub
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The subjects discussed in this outline are possession (including wild animals, bailments, and adverse possession), gifts and sales of personal property, freehold possessory estates, and future interests (including reversion, possibility of reverter, right of entry, executory interests, and rule against perpetuities). Also included are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by the entirety, condominiums, cooperatives, marital property, landlord and tenant, and easements and covenants. This outline also covers nuisance, rights in airspace and water, right to support, zoning, eminent domain, sale of land (including mortgage, deed, and warranties of title), and methods of title assurance

A Trial of Witches

Author: Ivan Bunn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134696329
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 1662, Amy Denny and Rose Cullender were accused of witchcraft, and, in one of the most important of such cases in England, stood trial and were hanged in Bury St Edmunds. A Trial of Witches is a complete account of this sensational trial and an analysis of the court procedures, and the larger social, cultural and political concerns of the period. In a critique of the official process, the book details how the erroneous conclusions of the trial were achieved. The authors consider the key participants in the case, including the judge and medical witness, their institutional importance, their part in the fate of the women and their future careers. Through detailed research of primary sources, the authors explore the important implications of this case for the understanding of hysteria, group mentality, social forces and the witchcraft phenomenon as a whole.

Commercial Paper and Payment Law 16th

Author: Douglas J. Whaley
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
ISBN: 9780314166494
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The topics covered in this outline include types of commercial paper, negotiability, negotiation, holders in due course, and claims and defenses on negotiable instruments, including real defenses and personal defenses. Also discussed are liability of the parties (including merger rule, suits on the instrument, warranty suits, and conversion), bank deposits and collections, forgery or alteration of negotiable instruments, and electronic banking.

A History of the American Bar

Author: Charles Warren
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596059907
Format: PDF, Docs
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Not a book of law but a book about how the American system of law came to be, this 1911 classic is essential reading for anyone who practices the law or is fascinated by its quirks and intricacies. In brisk, readable prose, American legal historian CHARLES WARREN (1868-1954) delves into: . the law as it was practiced in the British colonies in America prior to the Revolutionary War, from the application of Common Law to the composition of the courts to an account of the leading lawyers of the day, including a look at the legislation that regulated the legal profession in each colony . a brief exploration of the law and lawyers in England in the 17th and 18th centuries, for comparison . the growth of the American Bar from the foundation of the Supreme Court to the opening of the Civil War, including the leading cases heard by SCOTUS. Featuring numerous historical documents, from legislation to letters and newspaper accounts, this is a fascinating history of the law and lawyers in America.

Civil Procedure

Author: Fleming James
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566629812
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The Fifth Edition continues to provide a summary but thorough survey of all the topics regularly included in Civil Procedure courses. New subjects are examined including alternative dispute resolution, attorney fees and litigation costs, and preliminary relief. This edition discusses such matters as transnational aspects of litigation, comparative civil procedure, the settlement class action controversy, and the decline of the Federal Rules ethos reflected in such developments as the proliferation of local rules, congressional rulemaking, and special procedures for certain kinds of litigation.

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

Author: Richard Rothstein
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 1631492861
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"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 by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north. As Jane Jacobs established in her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. “The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book” (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein’s invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.

The 19th Wife

Author: David Ebershoff
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812974158
Format: PDF
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The history of polygamy in the Mormon Church intertwines the story of Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, and a modern mystery in which a polygamous man has been found murdered and one of his wives is accused of the crime.

De Magnete

Author: William Gilbert
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486163016
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the first great experimental scientist: the classic text, first published in Latin in 1600. Summarizes then-current knowledge of magnetism and electricity, offering insights into the origins of modern science.

Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation

Author: James Freeland
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634603157
Format: PDF, Docs
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This title is a part of our CasebookPlusâ,,¢ offering as ISBN 9781634608886. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. Adopted at over 100 schools, this casebook provides detailed information on federal income taxation, with specific assignments to the Internal Revenue Code, selected cases, and administrative rulings from the Internal Revenue Service. The revised and updated Eighteenth Edition retains the bookâe(tm)s long standing format and much of its prior materials, but it is updated to reflect recent events including all legislative developments, especially the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-113). The new edition contains coverage of updated tax rates, the permanent extension of various tax provisions, final regulations on capitalization, the Ninth Circuitâe(tm)s opinion in Voss v. Commissioner, and IRS guidance on the tax rules for same-sex married couples. The Eighteenth Edition also features revised and reorganized coverage of: (1) the cost recovery system (including §§ 179 and 168(k)), (2) the cash and accrual methods of tax accounting, and (3) the tax treatment of original issue discount and the time value of money provisions. The Text is accompanied by an extensive Teachers' Manual containing answers to the problems, comments on cases not contained in the text, and suggestions on teaching the course.