Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Author: Gary R. Hartman
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110367
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through its interpretations of the Constitution and Bill of Rights

Federalism

Author: Darrell J. Kozlowski
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604132183
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Alphabetic entries are used to discuss the people, court cases and events that exemplified federalist beliefs, or opposition to those beliefs.

The Supreme Court of the United States

Author: John J. Patrick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019029485X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This completely revised and updated third edition to the Young Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (1994) and The Supreme Court of the United States, second edition (2001) contains a complete, A-to-Z encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, its history, and current operations. This third edition includes new articles on six cases: American Library Association v. United States (2003), Bush v. Gore (2000), Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), Lawrence v. Texasr (2003), Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), and Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002). Other new articles cover Fundamental rights doctrine, Intermediate scrutiny, Preferred freedoms doctrine, Strict scrutiny, and National security issues. There are updates to articles on all sitting justices, and new articles on the two newly appointed justices, Chief Justice John Roberts and Samuel Alito. The following 17 articles are updated with new examples and cases: Abortion, Affirmative action, Appointment of justices, Capital punishment, Due process of law, Equality under the Constitution, Federalism, Freedom of speech and press, Impeachment, Jurisdiction, Lemon test, Privacy, right to, Property rights, Religious issues under the Constitution, Rights of the accused, Searches and seizures, Separation of powers. All of the back matter is thoroughly updated.

Redistricting Die Wahlkreiseinteilung f r das Repr sentantenhaus in den Vereinigten Staaten

Author: Michael Partmann
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845285001
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In den Vereinigten Staaten findet in regelmäßigen Abständen eine Neueinteilung der Wahlkreise für das Repräsentantenhaus statt. Dieses unter dem Namen Redistricting bekannte Verfahren ist von hoher politischer Sprengkraft, da Wahlkreisgrenzen über künftige Mehrheitsverhältnisse entscheiden. In diesem Band werden die unterschiedlichen Verfahren, Kriterien und Strategien der Wahlkreiseinteilung in den USA anhand zahlreicher Beispiele und detaillierter Fallstudien dargestellt. Insbesondere wird auf den Missbrauch der Wahlkreiseinteilung durch die beiden großen Parteien – Republikaner und Demokraten – eingegangen. Darauf aufbauend wird ein Reformmodell entwickelt, um die Wahlkreiseinteilung dem parteipolitischen Zugriff zu entziehen und die demokratietheoretische Legitimation der Wahlergebnisse zu erhöhen. Der Autor ist Referent für Hochschulpolitik und Hochschulentwicklung im Büro des Rektors der Technischen Universität Chemnitz.

Landmark Decisions of the U S Supreme Court

Author: James Daley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486118916
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Unabridged majority decisions from 13 influential cases include Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford, Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, more.

Women and Sexual Harassment

Author: Robert C Berring
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131795288X
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Here is a valuable guide that saves researchers investigating sexual harassment in the workplace enormous amounts of time and money. Focusing on the hostile environment claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Women and Sexual Harassment is a complete resource tool. In one easy-to-use volume, it provides a detailed background and history of the hostile environment claim as well as an extensive guide on how to use and where to find the best resources available on this topic. Unlike some legal books, Chan’s book does not require cover-to-cover reading to access pertinent information. Anyone, whether they are interested in the specifics of the hostile environment claim or sexual harassment in general, will be able to locate the information they’re looking for with the help of this handy guide. It saves enormous amounts of time, effort, and money for researchers by providing extensive listings and evaluations of statutes, cases, agency decisions, law review articles, annotations, and books containing information on this subject. Readers can use the book to get a better understanding of the hostile environment claim or use it like a dictionary to pinpoint the specific resources that will be most useful to their area of research. Women and Sexual Harassment is logically divided into five complete parts to make it easy to use: Part 1: Clearly explains how to best use the book to access specific information. Part 2: Describes the history and present state of the hostile environment claim in a manner that is to the point, yet is more thorough than descriptions of the claim found in articles, cases, or other sources. Part 3: Research guide--Directs researchers to the best sources for information, categorized by type and area. Includes tips that will save hours in the library and will help researchers find the most up-to-the-minute articles and cases. Part 4: Bibliography of primary legal sources--Covers statutes, regulations, and case law on the hostile environment claim and sexual harassment. Part 5: Bibliography of secondary sources--Includes books, articles, surveys, and legislative history. The annotated bibliography, broken down by type of source and type of information, not only points researchers in the right direction but also steers them away from sources that seem valuable from their title, but are in fact not worthwhile. The insightful written analysis of the hostile environment claim alone provides researchers unfamiliar with the subject with a clearly written history and definition of the claim, its key elements, employer liability, statute of limitations, remedies, considerations of discovery and evidence, and related claims. Women and Sexual Harassment is an invaluable guide for all types of researchers including victims of sexual harassment considering filing a hostile environment claim, scholars interested in women’s issues, attorneys unfamiliar with this area, employers interested in limiting their liability by taking steps to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces, and law students in any level of courses related to sex discrimination or sexual harassment.

Protest and Opportunities

Author: Felix Kolb
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593384132
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Although grass-roots social movements are an important force of social and political change, they quite often fail to achieve their lofty goals. Similarly, the inability of research to systematically explain the impact of such movements stands in sharp contrast to their emotional appeal. Protest, Opportunities, and Mechanisms attempts to rejuvenate current scholarship by developing a comprehensive theory of social movements and political change. In addition to reviewing the existing literature on the political outcomes of social movements, this volume analyzes the examples of the American civil rights movement and anti-nuclear energy efforts in eighteen countries to forge a new understanding of their momentous impact.

The Rehnquist Court

Author: Thomas R. Hensley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072002
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Highlights: - Provides an analysis of the major conservative changes in U.S. constitutional law during the Rehnquist Court- Analyzes the Rehnquist Court's voting record and the lasting impacts of those votes