Federal White Collar Crime

Author: Julie R. O'Sullivan
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314276629
Format: PDF
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This law school casebook addresses substantive and procedural areas of importance in white-collar criminal practice. The book covers a variety of substantive crimes, including perjury, false statements, false claims, obstruction of justice, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, insider trading, conspiracy, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and money laundering. It then tackles procedural issues critical to white-collar practice such as grand jury, discovery, the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination as applied to testimony and physical evidence, the attorney-client privilege, representation issues, plea bargaining and cooperation agreements, and parallel proceedings. The materials emphasize ethical issues facing criminal law practitioners. This revision covers: important Supreme Court decisions in the areas of mens rea (Global-Tech; Flores-Figueroa), fraud (Skilling), and RICO (Boyle); congressional action in the areas of False Claims, the new securities whistleblower program, money laundering, and the rules of evidence; amendments by the Sentencing Commission in the areas of organizational sentencing and departure analysis; and DOJ action, such as the Attorney General's shift in charging policy and guidance regarding FCPA compliance programs.

Public Choice Concepts and Applications in Law

Author: Maxwell L. Stearns
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314177223
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"Public Choice Concepts and Applications in Law is a terrific introductory book for law students and a valuable analytic resource for professors, whether veterans or newcomers to the field. Stearns and Zywicki break down the subject into freestanding components, allowing the reader to think about courts, legislatures, voters, and agencies in ways unimagined by anyone unfamiliar with the basic tools of public choice. Cases, articles, and classic insights are brought together in a way that truly makes this a volume about the application of public choice tools to legal doctrines. There is nothing like it." --Saul Levmore, William B. Graham Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Cases and Materials on American Property Law

Author: Sheldon F. Kurtz
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN:
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This law school casebook provides updated and revised materials on property rights. Included are materials on human embryos and human body parts, updated materials on gifts, including gifts of engagement rings, as well as updated materials on tenancy by the entirety. Readers will also find completely revised and updated coverage of the law of takings and zoning, including all Supreme Court decisions through 2002, and expanded and updated coverage of the law of housing discrimination, with increased attention to state and local law issues, as well as handicapped and age discrimination under the federal Fair Housing Act.

Getting the Government America Deserves

Author: Richard W. Painter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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In order to be effective, federal ethics law must address sources of systematic corruption rather than simply address motives that individual government employees might have to betray the public trust (such as personal financial holdings or family relationships). Getting the Government America Deserves articulates a general approach to combating systemic corruption as well as some specific proposals for doing so. Federal ethics law is relatively unknown in legal academia and elsewhere outside of Washington, D.C., but it is binding on over one million federal employees. Lobbyists, federal contractors, lawyers and others who interact with the federal government are also deeply interested in federal ethics law and represent a surprisingly large market for a little-studied area of the law. Getting the Government America Deserves analyzes government ethics law from the perspective of an academic critic and that of a lawyer who was the chief White House ethics lawyer for two and a half years. Richard Painter argues that the existing ethics regime is in need of substantial reform since federal ethics laws fail to curtail conduct that undermines the integrity of government, such as political activity by federal employees and their interaction with lobbyists and interest groups. He also contends that in some other areas, such as personal financial conflicts of interest, there is too much complexity in regulatory and reporting requirements, and rules need to be simplified. Painter's solution includes strengthening the enforcement of ethics rules, reforming the lobbying industry, and changing a system of campaign finance that impedes meaningful government ethics reform.

Cases and materials on legislation

Author: William N. Eskridge
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Contains an introduction to legislation; descriptive and normative theories of legislation, including procedural theories of legislation, pluralism and interest groups, and institutional theories of legislation; Title VII: interpretive issues and political theories, the Supreme Court's decision in Griggs, affirmative action United States Steelworkers of America v. Weber and Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County; legislative drafting; representational structures, structures of legislative deliberation; statutes as a source of public policy in the United States; theories of statutory interpretation; doctrines of statutory interpretation; and the implementation of statutes.

The First Amendment Bubble

Author: Amy Gajda
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674368320
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For decades, privacy took a back seat to the public’s right to know. But as the Internet and changing journalism have made it harder to distinguish news from titillation, U.S. courts are showing new resolve in protecting individuals from invasive media scrutiny. As Amy Gajda shows, this judicial backlash is now impinging on mainstream journalists.

Here the People Rule

Author: Richard D. Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780735102569
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Presents a revised version of the Seegars Lecture given in October 1992 at the Valparaiso University School of Law

The New Whistleblower s Handbook

Author: Stephen Martin Kohn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493028820
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An updated edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing by the nation’s leading whistleblower attorney The newest edition of The Whistleblower’s Handbook brings the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to exposing workplace wrongdoing up-to-date with new information on wildlife whistleblowing, auto safety whistleblowing, national security whistleblowing, and ocean pollution whistleblowing. It also includes a new “Toolkit” for international whistleblowers. This essential guide explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing, and in the step-by-step bulk of the book, presents more than twenty must-follow rules for whistleblowers—from finding the best federal and state laws to the dangers of blindly trusting internal corporate “hotlines” to obtaining the proof you need to win the case.

Broken Trust

Author: Samuel P. King
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 082483044X
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Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property--known as Bishop Estate--to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai‘i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out of every nine acres in the state, a concentration of private land ownership rarely seen anywhere in the world. Then in August 1997 the unthinkable happened: Four revered kupuna (native Hawaiian elders) and a professor of trust-law publicly charged Bishop Estate trustees with gross incompetence and massive trust abuse. Entitled Broken Trust, the statement provided devastating details of rigged appointments, violated trusts, cynical manipulation of the trust s beneficiaries, and the shameful involvement of many of Hawai‘i s powerful. No one is better qualified to examine the events and personalities surrounding the scandal than two of the original Broken Trust authors. Their comprehensive account together with historical background, brings to light information that has never before been made public, including accounts of secret meetings and communications involving Supreme Court justices.