The First Amendment

Author: Ronald J. Krotoszynski
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454836059
Format: PDF, Docs
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Cases and doctrinal developments in The First Amendment: Cases and Theory are presented in historical context so that students may understand the Supreme Court's evolving tests, standards, and approaches to the Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition, and Religion Clauses in historical context through lightly edited cases. Engaging problems help students apply legal concepts in real situations. All the major contemporary free speech controversies are covered, including conflicts between free speech and national security, equality, civility, and other values, with particular attention to how these conflicts are playing out in the Internet context. Introductory chapters set the stage, and brief chapter overviews introduce the main themes and doctrines to improve student learning from the cases. The First Amendment: Cases and Theory is teachable in a standard three-hour survey course. It is also useful as a casebook for specialized offerings on the Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition Clauses, or the Religion Clauses. The Second Edition features major First Amendment cases that have come down since 2007: Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn (taxpayer standing to challenge tax credits for religious schooling); Arizona Free Speech Club v. Bennett (equalization of ampaign expenditures); Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (violent video games and children); Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (college and university student organization antidiscrimination policies); Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (direct corporate electoral expenditures); Davis v. Federal Election Commission (equalization of candidate campaign expenditures); Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (material support of terrorism federal law and free speech); Pleasant Grove v. Summum (public forums and monuments); Salazar v. Buono (government speech in a government park); Snyder v. Phelps (offensive funeral protests); Sorrell v. IMS Health (data mining as speech); United States v. Stevens (depictions of animal cruelty); and United States v. Williams (solicitations of child pornography.) New issues of First Amendment law such as The Stolen Valor Act are included in a refined presentation, strategically edited for greater clarity. Features: cases and developments in doctrine presented in historical context comprehensive coverage of all major First Amendment cases and doctrines, including materials on both expressive freedoms and also on the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses lightly edited cases to enhance student comprehension in a complex area of constitutional law engaging problems help students apply legal concepts addresses major contemporary free speech controversies conflicts between free speech and national security free speech and equality free speech and the Internet introductory chapters on free speech, establishment of religion, and free exercise set the stage brief chapter overviews introduce main themes and doctrines to improve student learning from cases flexible use o teachable in a standard three-hour survey course use as casebook for specialized offerings on the Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition Clauses, or Religion Clauses Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition presents: major First Amendment cases that have come down since 2007 o Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn (taxpayer standing to challenge tax credits for religious schooling)

Firearms Law and the Second Amendment

Author: Nicholas J. Johnson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876441
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This casebook is the first and only traditional law school casebook to cover the subject. It provides a comprehensive treatment of cases and materials before and after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark cases in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010), which affirmed the constitutional right to private firearm possession and use, and made the right enforceable against the states. From days of Anglo-Saxon King Alfred’s militia in the eighth century through the latest cases on electric stun guns and 3-D printed firearms, this casebook covers all aspects of firearms law, policy, and regulation. Rather than looking at arms laws in isolation, the book pays careful attention to changing contexts in race, class, religion, technology, and politics. It is ideally suited to law school courses on firearms law, the Second Amendment, criminal law, jurisprudence and legal history. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of firearms law, from early English origins to present-day debates. Ideally suited for a dedicated law school course in firearms law and the Second Amendment. Supplemental materials on the website will provide a continuing research resource, tracking the most current developments in firearms law, regulation, and policy. Five online chapters on firearms and status, the philosophy of citizen arms bearing, international law, comparative law, and an in-depth explanation of firearm and ammunition functionality.

The First Amendment

Author: Geoffrey R. Stone
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876565
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the same authorship team behind the highly successful Constitutional Law and among the leading casebooks in the field, The First Amendment provides a comprehensive and accessible review of speech and religion jurisprudence under the First Amendment. The eminent authorship team, whose members are distinguished both in teaching and scholarship, combines textual, historical, theoretical, and doctrinal approaches in an inclusive and creative survey of the essential elements of modern First Amendment doctrine. It has been completely updated to incorporate recent developments in the field, including campaign finance and government speech, and provides a broader discussion of modern First Amendment issues, including those related to modern technology. Features: Completely updated to incorporate recent developments in the field, including campaign finance and government speech Broader discussion of modern First Amendment issues, including those related to modern technology Updated notes and questions, including those placing the First Amendment in practice New Cases Added: United States v. Alvarez Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Walker v. Texas Div. Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.

Ideas of the First Amendment

Author: Vincent Blasi
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314267979
Format: PDF
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This title is organized for a course centered on the leading thinkers in the tradition: John Milton, James Madison, John Stuart Mill, Learned Hand, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Louis Brandeis, and Alexander Meiklejohn. The full range of contemporary First Amendment issues and doctrines is studied by means of exploring the assumptions, implications, insights, and shortcomings of the classic arguments and landmark cases. The modern trend in favor of a more individual-centered and expansive understanding of the freedom of speech is explored in the last chapter of the casebook with reference to a number of recent Supreme Court decisions.

Education Law

Author: Derek Black
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454882220
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by Derek Black, Education Law Association’s 2015 Goldberg Award for Most Significant Publication in Education Law recipient, this second edition casebook develops Education Law through the themes of equality, fairness, and reform. Specifically, Education Law: Equality, Fairness, and Reform, Second Edition, focuses on the laws of equal educational opportunity for various different disadvantaged student populations, the recent reform movements designed to improve education, and the general constitutional rights that extend to all students. Updates included in the second edition include a new chapter devoted to teachers’ rights and reforms, including terminations, tenure, unions, and teacher evaluation, an entirely rewritten chapter on federal policy to incorporate the Every Student Succeeds Act and expansion of sections dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity. New chapter devoted to teachers’ rights and reforms, including terminations, tenure, unions, and teacher evaluation. Entirely rewritten chapter on federal policy to incorporate the Every Student Succeeds Act. Expansion of sections dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity, including the recent Fourth Circuit decision in Grimm v. Gloucester County. Reprint of Taylor v. Itawamba, the story of a protest rap song that captured the nation’s attention this past year. Additional focus on administrative remedies where court decisions have constrained private causes of action.

Sports Law and Regulation

Author: Matthew J. Mitten
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887184
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fourth edition of Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems explores both amateur and professional sports as well as issues common to both industries. A comprehensive collection of cases and materials provides balanced perspective and flexible coverage, while the organization provides instructors the flexibility to cover selected sections or chapters for a separate course in either Amateur Sports Law or Professional Sports Law. The fourth edition includes recent landmark sports precedents, an updated Olympic and international sports law chapter, and the addition of youth sports materials to the high school sports chapter. Materials examining the governance authority of the Big-5 conferences, and Title IX to address student-athlete sexual assault of women have also been included in the updated edition. Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems contains the appropriate amount of introductory and explanatory materials, notes, and questions to facilitate students’ understanding as well as hypothetical problems for applying new knowledge. Key Features: Most recent landmark sports law precedents, including Brady v NFL, O’Bannon antitrust and right of publicity litigation, Garber and Laumann antitrust litigation challenging MLB and NHL broadcasting restrictions Updated Olympic and international sports law chapter, including Pechstein v International Skating Union (German Federal Supreme Civil Court recognizes independence of Court of Arbitration for Sport and enforces its arbitration award) and 2015 World Anti-doping Code materials Addition of youth sports materials to high school chapter Addition of materials examining the governance authority (autonomy) of the Big-5 conferences and other institutions at the most competitive level within the NCAA Addition of Title IX to address student-athlete sexual assault of women, and a discussion of issues relating to transsexual, transgender and intersex athletes to the gender equity chapter Addition of discussions of the evolving definition of sport and new sports, including mixed martial arts and e-sports Addition of a comment on concussion related claims in the health and safety chapter

Understanding The First Amendment

Author: Russell L. Weaver
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1630430722
Format: PDF, ePub
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The overarching objective of Understanding the First Amendment is to facilitate student learning efficiency and academic success. Toward this end, it focuses upon core subject matter that is likely to be tested in a law school examination or on the bar examination. The book also provides tools that enable students to organize the course and their understanding in a way that enhances retention. The beginning of each chapter highlights key points of coverage. The end of each chapter indicates essential points to remember. The book strikes a balance between comprehensiveness and selectivity, thus providing students with assurance that they know enough, know it well, but are not overwhelmed by details that are unduly esoteric or irrelevant to their performance needs. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Constitutional Law

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454835176
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A leading text by a prominent scholar, Constitutional Law is known for its concise, yet comprehensive presentation. Professor Chemerinsky's distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and his own essays. With the author s context and background information, the law becomes more readily understood. A flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures; no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material. A complete Teacher's Manual and Annual Case Supplement round out this acclaimed text. The Fourth Edition introduces a streamlined presentation for even greater manageability. Major new cases are reviewed: United States Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida (constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act); Arizona v. United States (preemption of Arizona's SB 1070); McDonald v. City of Chicago (application of the Second Amendment to the states); and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (First Amendment right of corporations to spend money in elections.) Features: concise, yet comprehensive presentation distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays context and background information for greater understanding flexible organization--no chapter assumes that students have read the rest straightforward, accessible writing style Annual Case Supplement Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition presents: a streamlined presentation for greater manageability inclusion of major new cases United States Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida (constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act) Arizona v. United States (preemption of Arizona's SB 1070) McDonald v. City of Chicago (application of the Second Amendment to the states) Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (First Amendment right of corporations to spend money in elections)

Social Justice

Author: Martha R. Mahoney
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314926982
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This casebook provides materials on law, lawyers, and social justice and helps students understand the complicated relationship between law and activism. Now used in law school classrooms, clinics, and undergraduate courses, this text enriches students' view of the legal profession and stimulates them to think broadly about the roles of lawyers who work for social change. In three parts a system of lawyers, a system of law, and a system of politics the book provides both historic perspective and a modern blueprint. Students will explore the meaning of rights and the ways in which movements and lawyers defend existing rights and mobilize for new rights claims. The second edition preserves the organization and coverage of the popular first edition, with new notes, citations to recent literature, and excerpts that address cutting edge issues. Revisions and additions include recent federal reforms that reduce the burden of student loan repayment, work toward a right to counsel in civil cases, "low bono" legal services, the economic crisis and recession, Hurricane Katrina, the impact of foreclosures on inner cities, and gains and challenges in the struggle for equality for sexual minorities. The campaign for marriage equality provides new opportunities to address effective methods for achieving social change and the impact of temporary setbacks on movements, tactics, and law. Sections of the book are suitable for use in courses on professional responsibility, community lawyering, law and social change, and clinical skills.