Author: Robin West
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Social Science
Marriage, Sexuality, and Gender examines contemporary debates about the meaning and value of marriage. The book analyzes arguments for traditional marriage, including those of neonaturalists, utilitarians, and communitarians or virtue theorists. The volume also considers a range of feminist, welfarist, and liberationist arguments for ending the institution altogether. It evaluates two major reform movements: one focused on expanding marriage to include same-sex couples and the other focused on the use of law to render marriage more internally just. The book concludes with a plea to activists to redirect "marriage equality" movements toward the creation of an entirely secular "civil union law" that would respect a broader range of private life-long commitments, including but not limited to same- and opposite-sex couples, without threatening the role of religious marriage in the lives of those who embrace it and without penalizing nonparticipants.
Author: Raymond S. R. Ku
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Written by the Director for the newly created Center for Cyberspace Law & Policy at Case Western Reserve University, the Fourth Edition of Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials reflects the broad knowledge and experience of a pioneer in the teaching of Cyberspace law. This was the first casebook devoted exclusively to the study of cyberspace law, and is the only one that presents it as the study of the creation, dissemination, and acquisition of human thought, creativity, and information in the digital age. Of note is the casebook’s organization, which allows instructors to adapt the materials to their approaches. Features: The Supreme Court’s recent decisions in J. McIntyre v Nicastro (jurisdiction), Brown v Entertainment Merchants (video games), ABC v Aereo (copyright), Bilski v Kappos (business method patents), and Riley v California (Smart phone privacy) Lower court cases including: Authors Guild v Google (Google books fair use), Lenz v Universal Music (DMCA notice), Fraley v Facebook (Misappropriation), and Verizon v FCC (net neutrality) Presentation of current Internet law as well as related policy concerns that will drive future legal analysis when new issues emerge
Author: Richard Carlson
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Employment Law features up-to-date material on the most dynamic areas of the law, such as rights of undocumented workers, disputes over working time and abusive pay practices, enforcement of rights to health insurance and other benefits, "whistleblowers" conflicts between the demands of work and family or civic obligations, disputes over post-employment competition, and arbitration and informal settlement of disputes. Employment Law completes the coverage of basic employment law for students who have studied collective bargaining and employment discrimination. The text has a strong focus on potential employment disputes, including formation of the relationship and questions of status, employee selection, compensation, supervision, discharge and post-employment disputes. With a current and thought-provoking selection of cases, Employment Law supplements traditional collective bargaining and employment discrimination courses. The Third Edition features developments in federal and state legal strategies against "illegal" alien workers. New material explores employer use of the internet and social media to conduct background checks on applicants and to monitor employee activities the audit and regulation of work-related communications through social media, employee email, electronic communications, and data storage. New issues in employer drug testing law include the disrobing of examinees and "visual" observation. Other important new developments covered in the Third Edition include fraudulent inducement claims against employers under state tort law, the effect of health reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) on employee benefits law, and new statutes protecting employee rights regarding "off-duty conduct" and lifestyle. Expanded discussion of employee claims based on implied covenant of good faith under state contract law is presented. An update on the rights of employees returning from military service is featured along with developments in advance waiver of right to jury. The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive 1-year FREE digital access to the corresponding Examples & Explanations in your course area. In order to receive access to the hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations found in the Examples & Explanations, you will need to purchase a new print casebook.
Economists advise that the law should seek efficiency. More recently, it has been suggested that common law systems are more conducive of economic growth than code-based civil law systems. This book argues that there is no theory to support such statements and provides evidence that rejects a 'one-size-fits-all' approach. Both common law and civil law systems are reviewed to debunk the relationship between the efficiency of the common law hypothesis and the alleged inferiority of codified law systems. Legal Origins and the Efficiency Dilemma has six aims: explaining the efficiency hypothesis of the common law since Posner’s 1973 book; summarizing the legal origins theory in the context of economic growth; debunking their relationship; discussing the meaning of 'common law' and the problems with the efficiency hypothesis by comparing laws across English speaking jurisdictions; illustrating the shortcomings of the legal origins theory with a comparative law and economics analysis; and concluding there is no theory and evidence to support the economic superiority of common law systems. Based on previous pieces by the authors, this book expands their work by including new areas of analysis (such as trusts), detailing previous analysis (such as French law versus common law in the areas of contract, property and torts), and updating for recent developments in the academic discourse. This volume is of interest to academics and students who study microeconomics, comparative law and foundations of law, as well as legal policy analysts.
Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics
Economic Analysis of Law, Eighth Edition, written by the pioneer in law and economics analysis, Richard A. Posner, remains the classic text in its field. This lucid, comprehensive casebook covers every aspect of the economic analysis of the law, including the common law, public regulation of the market, business organizations and financial markets, the distribution of income and wealth, the legal process, and the Constitution and the federal system. The Eighth Edition has been substantially revised to take into account current events, including the continuing economic crisis, the re-emerging field of organization economics, and recent work by the author and others on judicial behavior. The this preeminent casebook continues to offer Coverage of the legal-economic perspective on all key areas, from common law to the constitution. Accessible, lucid, and user-friendly writing and organization: Non-quantitative approach does not assume or require prior knowledge of economics or mathematics Part and chapter organization are based on legal, not economic, concepts End-of-chapter sections reinforce and extend learning with problems and suggested further readings. The Eighth Edition has been updated and revised to reflect current economic realities: The continuing economic crisis, which began in September 2008, has led to a reexamination of some of the tenets of economics manifested in previous editions. These changes are found primarily in the following chapters: Chapter 1, The Nature of Economic Reasoning Chapter 13, The Choice Between Regulation and Common Law Chapter 14, Corporations, Secured and Unsecured Financing, Bankruptcy Chapter 15, Financial Markets In Chapter 14, Corporations, Secured and Unsecured Financing, Bankruptcy, changes have been incorporated based on the re-emerging field of organization economics. Substantial changes to reflect recent work by the author and others on judicial behavior are evident in Chapter 19, The Market, the Adversary System, and the Legislative Process as Methods of Resource Allocation. Significant changes have also been made in the following chapters: Chapter 3, Property Chapter 4, Contract Rights and Remedies Chapter 17, Taxation Chapter 21, Civil and Criminal Procedure
Author: Hari Osofsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Pioneers in an emergent field, the authors of Climate Change Law and Policy have created a modular and accessible text with extensive web resources. Designed for 2- and 3-credit courses, discussion, commentary, and exercises are integrated into every chapter. Tracing key legal developments, the scope of this landmark text spans international, United States, foreign, state and local, and nongovernmental efforts to address climate change. A concise text that takes a global view, Climate Change Law and Policy features: accessible and modular format that can adapt to a variety of teaching objectives timely coverage of key legal developments in climate change control around the world discussion of the role of non-nation-state actors in forming climate change policy, including cities, corporations, NGO's, and individuals draws from commentary of leading experts on each topic exercises in each chapter based on major law and policy issues extensive web resources, including updates and links
Edward Schuyler, 62 und Biologielehrer in New York, vergräbt sich nach dem plötzlichen Tod seiner Frau Bee in Arbeit. Bald schon wird die Damenwelt auf den kultivierten verwitweten Gentleman aufmerksam: Frühere Freundinnen rufen an, die Kinder geben eine Kontaktanzeige in der New York Times auf. Ed hat daraufhin einige jedem Woody-Allen-Film würdige, skurrile Begegnungen, etwa mit Datingprofi Karen oder der trauernden Roberta. Doch bald muss er feststellen, dass er aus der Übung ist – und wirft die restlichen Zuschriften weg. Nur eine gewisse Ann gibt nicht auf ... Eine bezaubernde Liebesgeschichte über die Kunst, das Leben zu genießen, über die Vergangenheit, die einen einholt, und über den Mut zur zweiten Liebe.
Release Date: 2004
Genre: American literature
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