The Law of Democracy

Author: Samuel Issacharoff
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781628102253
Format: PDF
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This book created the field of the law of democracy, offering a systematic account of the legal construction of American democracy. This edition is the most significant revision in a decade. With the addition of Nathaniel Persily, the book now turns to a changed legal environment following such blockbuster Supreme Court decisions as Citizens United and Shelby County. This edition streamlines the coverage of the Voting Rights Act, expands the scope of coverage of campaign finance and political corruption issues, and turns to the new dispute over voter access to the ballot. The basic structure of the book continues to follow the historical development of the individual right to vote; current struggles over gerrymandering; the relationship of the state to political parties; the constitutional and policy issues surrounding campaign-finance reform; and the tension between majority rule and fair representation of minorities in democratic bodies.

The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law

Author: J. Ruhl
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634608114
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Practice and Policy of Environmental Law, 4th is the only environmental law book on the market that includes a significant focus on the practice of environmental law. Part I of the book covers all the major environmental law regulatory programs: Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, CERCLA, RCRA, NEPA, Public Lands, and Climate Change. Part II then takes that foundation and uses cases, materials, and problem exercises to immerse the student in the key practice realms of environmental law: rulemaking and permitting, compliance counseling, enforcement, private litigation, and business transactions. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Higher Education and the Law

Author: Judith C. Areen
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609302634
Format: PDF
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This cutting-edge casebook provides materials for use in law schools and in other higher education programs. The new edition continues its full coverage of core topics involving faculty (tenure, governance, and academic freedom) as well as public/private/for profit distinctions, accreditation, admissions and financial aid. It includes a new case study of the Penn State crisis and materials on key new federal regulatory mandates concerning "gainful employment," Title IX sexual assault guidance, and "direct threat" analysis under Title II.

Education Law

Author: Derek Black
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454882220
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Election Law in the American Political System

Author: James A. Gardner
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454883316
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The second edition of Election Law in the American Political System offers an easy to teach, student-friendly, intellectually rich casebook with comprehensive coverage of the legal rules and doctrines that shape democratic participation in the 21st century American political system. The second edition of this casebook is updated throughout with new material including identity theory of voting behavior, alternative electoral systems, emerging metrics for evaluating the quality of election administration, and developments concerning the advent of “fake news” in election campaigns. Election Law in the American Political System also includes expanded coverage of developments regarding independent districting commissions, judicial elections, legal standards to adjudicate partisan gerrymandering, and the concept of “wisdom of the multitude.” With redesigned coverage and a thoughtful selection and careful editing of cases, the second edition contextualizes legal doctrine by providing insightful background readings and using expository material to introduce topics. New to the Second Edition: New coverage: Identity theory of voting behavior. Alternative electoral systems, including limited and cumulative voting and the single transferable vote. Evolution of judicial review of democratic processes. Developments concerning the advent of “fake news” in election campaigns. The emerging law of “ballot selfies.” Emerging metrics for evaluating the quality of election administration. Expanded coverage of: Concept of “wisdom of the multitude” Legal standards to adjudicate partisan gerrymandering. Developments regarding independent districting commissions, including an extended excerpt from Arizona State Legislature Judicial elections.

The U s Constitution and Comparative Constitutional Law

Author: Steven Calabresi
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781628101904
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With an Introduction by Justice Alito, this Comparative Constitutional Law casebook stands apart from other casebooks. It focuses on the 15 constitutional democracies in the G-20 Nations: 1) the United States, 2) the United Kingdom, 3) France, 4) Germany, 5) Japan, 6) Italy, 7) India, 8) Canada, 9) Australia, 10) Brazil, 11) South Korea, 12) South Africa, 13) Indonesia, 14) Mexico, and 15) the European Union. The G-20 Nations together comprise 85% of the world's GDP and two-thirds of the world's population. Thus, this casebook maintains a better sense of relevance than similar books, which often focus heavily on esoteric jurisdictions. It is also less Euro-centric than competing books; most chapters include cases from Brazil, Mexico, and India. Substantively, this casebook compares the constitutional law of the selected countries with respect to fourteen topics: 1) constitutionalism - constitutional history, constitution-making, amendment, and secession rules; 2) the emergence and nature of judicial review; 3) the separation of powers, bicameralism, and comparative administrative law; 4) federalism; 5) bills of rights, birthright freedom and equality, and human dignity; 6) equal protection of the laws; 7) freedom of expression; 8) freedom of religion; 9) civil, criminal, and appellate procedure; 10) protection of economic liberties; 11) positive social entitlements and state action; and, finally, 12) constitutional guarantees of democracy. It concludes with ideas that are of particular relevance to U.S. constitutional law. Pedagogically, this casebook contains more cases and fewer law review articles than competing books, making it teacher-friendly. It can be taught in a three-day weekly format, in a two-day weekly format, or in a once-a-week seminar format. It is accompanied by a comprehensive teacher's manual and suggested syllabi.

The Constitution of the United States

Author: Michael Paulsen
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634599382
Format: PDF
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This casebook emphasizes the text, structure, and history of the Constitution. It uses "great cases" for learning the major issues in constitutional law, and it gives less attention to small ripples of contemporary doctrine. It emphasizes the task of interpretation, including many examples of the interpretation of the Constitution by the political branches. And it includes features of our constitutional history that are neglected in many casebooks, such as slavery, the amendment process, and the early history of the freedom of speech. The third edition has many refinements. It also has more coverage of executive discretion, the taxing and spending powers, the Necessary and Proper Clause, incorporation, and the drafting of the Fourteenth Amendment. It is now suitable not only for a survey course, but also for a course focused on federalism, on the First Amendment, or on the Fourteenth Amendment. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Cases and Materials on Sexuality Gender Identity and the Law

Author: Carlos Ball
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634604123
Format: PDF, Docs
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This casebook on the law of sexual orientation and gender identity weaves interdisciplinary perspectives into the up-to-date coverage of a rapidly changing legal landscape. It provides comprehensive coverage of the range of legal issues concerning LGBT persons, along with scholarly commentary on these issues. It also covers issues of sexuality and gender more broadly. It addresses in depth many significant recent developments, including the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on marriage equality in Obergefell and Windsor, and the growing set of religious liberty claims asserted by opponents of LGBT equality measures. Gender identity issues are covered throughout the book.

Election Law in a Nutshell

Author: Daniel Tokaji
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634602761
Format: PDF, Docs
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Election law is a dynamic and rapidly expanding field that generates enormous public interest. It is also of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and many controversial Supreme Court decisions such as Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. FEC, and Shelby County v. Holder. This Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing elections, the right to vote, and the political process in the United States. The topics addressed include "one person, one vote," gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers U.S. constitutional law in these areas, as well as the Voting Rights Act, Federal Election Campaign Act, and other essential statutes. It includes Evenwel v. Abbott, McDonnell v. United States, and other cases from the 2015-16 Supreme Court Term.