Constitutional Law

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735557871
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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Principles and Policies continues to serve as an incomparably clear introduction to both doctrine and policy in its Third Edition. This highly successful student treatise offers distinct advantages: thorough treatment of all areas of constitutional law covered in both beginning and advanced courses direct, unambiguous identification of the issues takes a neutral approach that examines all sides of constitutional law debates presents both the doctrines and the underlying policy issues of the law, unlike many other texts which emphasize one or the other flexible organization allows the chapters to be used in any order For the Third Edition, the author: updates the entire text, with new material introduced throughout pays special attention to developments between editions, particularly in regard to presidential power in the war on terrorism, the many decisions concerning state sovereign immunity, the controversial rulings concerning the takings clause, the important decisions concerning affirmative action by colleges and universities, and significant developments concerning the Establishment Clause (such as the approval of vouchers and the Ten Commandments decisions) covers the most recent and significant cases, among them Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (executive power to detain enemy combatants), Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs and Tennessee v. Lane (sovereign immunity), Gonzales v. Raich (Congresss ability to prohibit possession and cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes), City of New London, Connecticut v. Kelo (takings clause), Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger (equal protection), Lawrence v. Texas (sexual privacy), and Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (vouchers)

Contracting Fear

Author: Khurram Dara
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498204139
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If you've ever read a news story about radical Islam, you've probably seen "sharia law" mentioned. But for something that is becoming increasingly prevalent in political rhetoric, it's hard to believe how little most people actually know about Islamic law. In this concise and instructive book, Khurram Dara explains not only the history and origins of Islamic law but also the interesting role it has played in the politics of the Middle East and Middle America. Challenging the conventional wisdom that Islamic law is rigid and permanent, Dara argues that the political and cultural realities of its formation suggest otherwise and should change how Islamic law is thought of and discussed in both the East and the West. Combining religious history with legal analysis, Contracting Fear explains Islamic law in the context of the global political climate today.

Privatization Vulnerability And Social Responsibility

Author: Martha Albertson Fineman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315387530
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Taking a cross-cultural perspective, this book explores how privatization and globalization impact contemporary feminist and social justice approaches to public responsibility. Feminist legal theorists have long problematized divisions between the private and the political, an issue with growing importance in a time when the welfare state is under threat in many parts of the world and private markets and corporations transcend national boundaries. Because vulnerability analysis emphasizes our interdependency within social institutions and the need for public responsibility for our shared vulnerability, it can highlight how neoliberal policies commodify human necessities, channeling unprofitable social relationships, such as caretaking, away from public responsibility and into the individual private family. This book uses comparative analyses to examine how these dynamics manifest across different legal cultures. By highlighting similarities and differences in legal responses to vulnerability, this book provides important insights and arguments against the privatization of social need and for a more responsive state.

Futuro Imperfecto

Author: DAVID FRIEDMAN
Publisher: EDITORIAL INNISFREE
ISBN: 1909870161
Size: 33.96 MB
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Futuro imperfecto describe y discute una variedad de revoluciones tecnológicas que podrían suceder durante las próximas décadas, sus implicaciones y cómo encararlas. Los temas van desde la encriptación y vigilancia hasta el alargamiento de la vida, las drogas mentales, realidad virtual e inteligencia artificial, pasando por la biotecnología y la nanotecnología. Una temática del libro es que el futuro es radicalmente incierto. Los cambios tecnológicos ya empezados podrían llevar a más o menos privacidad de la que jamás hemos conocido; libertad o esclavitud; inmortalidad real o la eliminación de nuestra especie; cambios radicales en la vida, matrimonio, ley, medicina, trabajo y juego. No sabemos qué futuro será el que llegue, pero es improbable que se parezca mucho al pasado. Merece la pena comenzar a pensar en ello ahora.

Teaching The Law School Curriculum

Author: Steven I. Friedland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780890892442
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The contents incorporate contributions from 170 law teachers in the United States and Canada...--Pref.

Constitutional Law

Author: Jerome A. Barron
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Perspective; Judicial Review; National-Legislature Powers; State Power in American Federalism; Congress and Executive Power; Historical Perspectives on Rights and Liberties; Due Process of Law; Equal Protection; freedom of Expression; Freedom of Religion; State Action; Congressional Legislation in Aid of Civil Rights and Liberties.