The State and Religion in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas Berg
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634602808
Page: N.A
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Expert narrative describes and analyzes the religious freedom issues that have occupied the Supreme Court's attention in recent decades and exploded into public debate in recent years. The text explains principles and analyzes categories of cases using a framework based on three fundamental values: choice in religious matters, equality of treatment, and separation of church and state. Provides historical perspective and explains how the First Amendment's Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause interact. Also analyzes legislative provisions on religious freedom, which have caused widespread controversy in recent years, as well as state constitutional provisions. Useful for law students, practitioners, and interested laypersons.

World Religions in a Nutshell

Author: Ray Comfort
Publisher: Bridge Logos Foundation
ISBN: 9780882706696
Category: Religion
Page: 206
View: 5963
Discover what almost all religions have in common: By trying to earn their way to Heave, their followers are robed in works-righteousness. Learn how to gently remove that robe, so those seeking eternal salvation can be clothed in the righteousness that comes only through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Law of Schools, Students and Teachers in a Nutshell

Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781640204249
Page: 750
View: 9806
This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure, the emerging law of social media, i.e., cyberbullying, and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities.

Human Rights and Religion

The Islamic Headscarf Debate in Europe
Author: Dominic McGoldrick
Publisher: Hart Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781841136523
Category: Law
Page: 320
View: 3616
Human rights Religious aspects, Clothing and dress Religious aspects, Human rights European Union countries, Religion and state European Union countries

Water Law in a Nutshell, 5th

Author: David H. Getches,Sandra Beth Zellmer,Adell L. Amos
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314280695
Category: Water
Page: 559
View: 8890
The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making it an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised book deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses, instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and public interest concerns.

Uneven Ground

American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law
Author: David Eugene Wilkins,K. Tsianina Lomawaima
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806133959
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
View: 7494
In the early 1970s, the federal government began recognizing self-determination for American Indian nations. As sovereign entities, Indian nations have been able to establish policies concerning health care, education, religious freedom, law enforcement, gaming, and taxation. David E. Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima discuss how the political rights and sovereign status of Indian nations have variously been respected, ignored, terminated, and unilaterally modified by federal lawmakers as a result of the ambivalent political and legal status of tribes under western law.

Legislation and Regulation in a Nutshell

Author: Steven Huefner
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628102109
Page: 601
View: 5272
While traditional American legal education has focused primarily on the judicial branch of government, legislatures and regulatory agencies are responsible for the vast majority of today's law creation and law implementation, in fields from health insurance regulation, to motor vehicle operation, to environmental protection, to the mechanics of voting, to stimulating the economy, to the criminalization of internet piracy, to the distribution of tax burdens, to name only some. Because well-equipped attorneys need a comprehensive grounding in legislative and regulatory processes and the relationships among all three branches of government, many law schools now teach some version of a course in Legislation and Regulation in the first year. This Nutshell addresses all the major topics of these courses, including the central question of how courts and agencies should interpret ambiguous statutes. Part I describes the functioning of modern-day legislatures and administrative agencies, including not only their essential mechanics but also theories of democratic representation. Part II then builds on this foundation to develop the principal theories and doctrines of statutory and regulatory interpretation. It includes detailed discussions of the various "intrinsic" and "extrinsic" interpretive tools, as well as the competing interpretive approaches of Textualism and Purposivism. It also includes a chapter devoted to the Chevron doctrine and the question of how courts should review agency interpretations of statutes.

Immigration Law and Procedure in a Nutshell

Author: David S. Weissbrodt,Laura Danielson,Howard S. Myers (III)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781683288985
Category: Emigration and immigration law
Page: 760
View: 1964
This compact, comprehensive title offers a thorough overview of the history, constitutional basis, statutory structure, regulatory provisions, administrative procedure, and ethical principles related to immigration law and practice. Updated to reflect developments since the 2016 Presidential election, it is valuable both as a teaching and a practice reference.

International Human Rights and International Education

Author: Thomas Buergenthal,Judith Torney-Purta
Publisher: N.A
Category: International education
Page: 211
View: 9287

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law in a Nutshell

Author: Ruth Colker
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634608992
Page: N.A
View: 5711
This Nutshell presents a very timely overview of legal topics relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and the law. Topics covered include: regulation of sexuality, gender identity and expression, parenthood, marriage, United States military, nondiscrimination statutes and ordinances, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and religious freedom. Discussion includes developments at the federal, state and local level. Statutes discussed include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX; the Fair Housing Act; the Affordable Care Act; Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Defense of Marriage Act, as well as some of the anti-gay rights measures that have been adopted in various statutes such as North Carolina.

Social Media Law in a Nutshell

Author: Ryan Garcia,Thaddeus Hoffmeister
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634593540
Page: 445
View: 6819
Social media has transformed how the world communicates. Its impact has been felt in every corner of our society including the law. Social Media Law in a Nutshell is a wide-ranging look of how the social media transformation has impacted various legal fields. From marketing to employment to torts to criminal law to copyright and beyond, virtually every legal field has been changed by social media. By looking at high level concerns and example cases, Social Media Law in a Nutshell attempts to give practitioners exposure to social media issues and concerns so they can better advise clients and approach the new social media world with their legal eyes opened to new and old risks alike. This book can also serve as a text for law professors looking to expose law students to the burgeoning area of Social Media Law.

Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell

Author: David Epstein
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634606493
Page: N.A
View: 5675
This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 45 years has been revised to reflect changes in case law, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found this book helpful in comprehending reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions.

Local government law in a nutshell

Author: David J. McCarthy
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Category: Law
Page: 435
View: 8307
Local Governing Power: General Aspects, Limitations, Resolution of Power Conflicts and Challenges; Formation of the Local Government, Alteration, Boundary Changes; Some Problems of Organization and Operation: Officers, Employees, Allocation and Delegation of Functions, Elections; Regulation of Conduct and the Use of Land: Acquisition, Limitations on Use and Disposition of Goods, Services and Property; Revenues; Considerations Pertinent to Citizen Litigation with Local Governments.


A Novel
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385542089
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 8436
New from the bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home—a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse—but John's not there. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers. From the Hardcover edition.

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell

Author: Mack A. Player
Publisher: West Group
Category: Law
Page: 338
View: 1761
The Core of Employment Discrimination Law: The Basis of Liability; Protected Classes and Application of Basic Concepts; Compensation Discrimination; Environmental Discrimination and Work Place Rules; Remedies; Enforcement Procedures.

Energy Law in a Nutshell

Author: Joseph Tomain
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634607117
Page: 658
View: 525
This title addresses the component parts of the energy fuel cycle, as well as the market and government policies that oversee it. This Nutshell describes in detail the country's traditional energy policy and also discusses the current challenges that confront it. Chapters cover the individual natural resources used to produce energy and the book concludes with the development of a clean energy policy for the future.

Canada's Constitutional Law in a Nutshell

Author: Bernard W. Funston,Eugene Meehan
Publisher: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: 252
View: 6270

Accounting and Finance for Lawyers in a Nutshell

Author: Charles Meyer
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634608510
Page: 561
View: 1589
This product provides a well-rounded summary of the relevant accounting areas from basic financial statements to complex earnings-per-share ratios and corporate finance and valuation. Learn how to recognize revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including acquisitions, investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as adoption of new requirements to place most operating leases on the lessee's balance sheet, a new principles based approach to accounting for revenue, refinements in the accounting for stock options, and revised rules for applying the lower of cost or market rule to inventory.

Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell

Author: Kenney F. Hegland
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314146441
Category: Law
Page: 462
View: 766
The Second Case in the World; Legal Analysis Made Simple; Thoughts on Stare Decisis, Relative Value and Ethics; Studying Lass: Looking Busy is Not Enough; Reading Cases; Briefing Cases; General Study Tips; Writing Lass' Exams: The Only Skill Worth Having; More Stuff on Exams; Fear and Loathing in the First Year; Pretrial Process; Trials; Legal Argument (Moot Court); Mechanics of Oral Argument; Legal Research: High Drama in Dull Places; Legal Writing; Second and Third Years; Career Choices; Lawyers Talk About What They Do.

Marijuana Law in a Nutshell

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634599351
Page: N.A
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