First Amendment Law in a Nutshell

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Author: Jerome A. Barron,C. Thomas Dienes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314025814

Category: Constitutional amendments

Page: 531

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Text, History and Theory; First Amendment Methodology; Advocacy of Illegal Conduct; Fighting Words, Hostile Audiences and Offensive Speech; Obscenity and Indecency; Defamation, Privacy and Mental Distress; Commercial Speech; New Categories (Racist Speech, Pornography and Feminism); The Public Forum; Expressive Conduct; Freedom of Association and Belief; Electoral Process; Government-Sponsored Environments; Freedom of the Press; Religion Clauses; Anti-Establishment Clause; Free Exercise Clause.

A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence

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Author: Sydney Beckman

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683289371

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 349

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A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence takes a challenging subject and breaks it into manageable pieces that are easy to understand and digest. Using practical examples and humor, this book takes you through the most difficult, and most often tested, rules. After reading this book you will finally understand the Hearsay Rule. Flowcharts and graphics will assist the reader in a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence and how they interact with each other.

Understanding The First Amendment

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Author: Russell L. Weaver

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1630430722

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1535

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.

A Short & Happy Guide to Constitutional Law

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Author: Mark C. Alexander

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314286055

Category: Law

Page: 183

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This efficient book takes the complex subject matter of Constitutional Law and makes it easier to understand and digest. World-renowned Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Alexander carefully explains the key concepts involved in Con Law and also brings it home with straightforward explanations of why you are reading and discussing the cases you are assigned every day. The subject matter runs the gamut from Marbury v. Madison and the structural side of the course to Due Process and Equal Protection. In addition, he provides exam-taking tips, and general words of guidance on how to make it through law school, and beyond, to a rewarding legal career.

First Amendment: Cases, Problems & Materials

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Author: Russell L. Weaver,Catherine Hancock,Donald E. Lively,John C. Knechtle

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0769891292

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 1400

In creating this book, the authors of The First Amendment sought to create a "teacher's book" - a book that is easy to use, that produces rewarding classroom discussion, and that enables students to learn the concepts, doctrines, and analytical tools that underlie the First Amendment. It is designed to help students understand First Amendment theory, lead students to greater insights, generate classroom interactivity, and facilitate effective and inspired learning. It accomplishes these objectives through the inclusion of problems. The problems are designed to illustrate and clarify doctrinal principles and conflicts, place students in real-life litigation scenarios, help students view First Amendment issues in modern and historical context, and prepare students for actual practice. Some problems raise questions about ambiguous doctrines, while others ask students to apply existing doctrine to new situations. Most problems place students in the position of a lawyer and ask them to explain how they might argue a particular case (e.g., what facts or arguments they might use in support of their positions). The ultimate objective is to advance student ability to solve problems using critical thinking and thereby accelerate development of a core lawyering skill. Tradeoffs are necessary for any constitutional law casebook, and this book is no different. Although it includes the landmark cases, it does not attempt to catalog every decision (even every United States Supreme Court ruling) in each of the relevant areas. The authors have chosen cases for a variety of reasons: because they are modern cases that reflect the current state of the law; because they are "landmarks" that students need to read and understand; or because (even though they might be older cases) they provide critical context or enrich understanding and perspective. The accompanying Teacher's Manual helps familiarize teachers with the subject matter, summarizes the cases, suggests doctrinal or theoretical approaches, offers options on how the book can best be used in class, and provides answers to the problems presented in the casebook. Professors and adjunct professors may request complimentary examination copies of LexisNexis law school publications to consider for class adoption or recommendation. Please identify the book(s) you wish to receive, provide your institutional contact information, and submit your request here.

Understanding Constitutional Law

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Author: Norman Redlich,John B. Attanasio,Joel K. Goldstein

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1422486605

Category: Law

Page: 870

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Understanding Constitutional Law covers all of the central concepts and issues students encounter in any basic constitutional law course. Structure of Government issues revolve around the twin themes of federalism and separation of powers. Individual rights and liberties follow a concept organization-Due Process, Equal Protection, and First Amendment. Clearly written and authoritative, Understanding Constitutional Law addresses the central concepts and issues students encounter in most Constitutional Law casebooks. "Structure of government" issues revolve around the twin themes of federalism and separation of powers. Individual rights and liberties follow a concept organization - Due Process, Equal Protection, and First Amendment.

A Short and Happy Guide to Property

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Author: Paula A. Franzese

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314282415

Category: Law

Page: 147

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This efficient and effective Second Edition takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning, and eminent domain and includes, in this expanded Second Edition, the top ten themes of Property law, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Learn from this nine-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and become a property connoisseur!

A Short & Happy Guide to Torts

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Author: Roger E. Schechter

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277879

Category: Law

Page: 197

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In this concise book Professor Schechter, an award-winning teacher and prominent national bar lecturer has balanced brevity and humor with a clear, crisp and thorough review of basic Torts doctrine. His comprehensive survey includes not only thorough coverage of core topics such as negligence and strict products liability, but provides an overview of the economic and dignitary torts, damages issues, and vicarious liability as well. As the series title promises, the author has kept it short, and the book will make students happy.

A Short and Happy Guide to the MPRE

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Author: Leah Christensen

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603478

Category:

Page: 141

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This Short and Happy Guide is meant to provide students with the essential concepts and overarching themes that are most frequently tested on the MPRE. The Guide covers the rules of professional responsibility giving students the best introduction they can have as they begin their exam preparation. Learn more about this series at ShortandHappyGuides.com.

HATE

Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

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Author: Nadine Strossen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190859148

Category: Law

Page: 240

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HATE dispels misunderstandings plaguing our perennial debates about "hate speech vs. free speech," showing that the First Amendment approach promotes free speech and democracy, equality, and societal harmony. We hear too many incorrect assertions that "hate speech" -- which has no generally accepted definition -- is either absolutely unprotected or absolutely protected from censorship. Rather, U.S. law allows government to punish hateful or discriminatory speech in specific contexts when it directly causes imminent serious harm. Yet, government may not punish such speech solely because its message is disfavored, disturbing, or vaguely feared to possibly contribute to some future harm. When U.S. officials formerly wielded such broad censorship power, they suppressed dissident speech, including equal rights advocacy. Likewise, current politicians have attacked Black Lives Matter protests as "hate speech." "Hate speech" censorship proponents stress the potential harms such speech might further: discrimination, violence, and psychic injuries. However, there has been little analysis of whether censorship effectively counters the feared injuries. Citing evidence from many countries, this book shows that "hate speech" laws are at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive. Their inevitably vague terms invest enforcing officials with broad discretion, and predictably, regular targets are minority views and speakers. Therefore, prominent social justice advocates in the U.S. and beyond maintain that the best way to resist hate and promote equality is not censorship, but rather, vigorous "counterspeech" and activism.

A Short and Happy Guide to Contracts

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Author: David G. Epstein,Bruce A. Markell,Lawrence Ponoroff

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277930

Category: Law

Page: 125

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This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies.

A Pocket Guide to the US Constitution

What Every American Needs to Know, Second Edition

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Author: Andrew B. Arnold

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626165580

Category: History

Page: 192

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This handy guide helps readers understand, quickly and in nontechnical language, the US Constitution. Want to learn about the separation of powers, the emoluments clause, why slaves in colonial America were considered 3/5 of a person, gerrymandering, or why Congressional pay raises are limited? Historian Andrew Arnold provides a simple, non-partisan, line-by-line commentary with concise explanations of the Constitution's meaning and history, offering little known facts and anecdotes about all twenty-seven amendments, and discusses key Supreme Court cases through the ages. For ease of use Arnold follows the actual numbering system of articles, sections, and clauses in the Constitution. The book includes two tables of contents--one brief and one detailed--as well as a bibliography and a short conclusion by Arnold on the enduring significance of the Constitution.

The Soul of the First Amendment

Why Freedom of Speech Matters

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Author: Floyd Abrams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300190883

Category: Law

Page: 176

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A lively and controversial overview by the nation's most celebrated First Amendment lawyer of the unique protections for freedom of speech in America The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without government approval or oversight is protected under what may well be the most honored and least understood addendum to the US Constitution--the First Amendment. Floyd Abrams, a noted lawyer and award-winning legal scholar specializing in First Amendment issues, examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is the case anywhere else in the world, including democratic nations such as Canada and England. In this lively, powerful, and provocative work, the author addresses legal issues from the adoption of the Bill of Rights through recent cases such as Citizens United. He also examines the repeated conflicts between claims of free speech and those of national security occasioned by the publication of classified material such as was contained in the Pentagon Papers and was made public by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.

Constitutional Law

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Author: Erwin Chemerinsky

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860596

Category: Law

Page: 1900

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A leading fifth edition 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, and with the author’s context and background information, the law becomes more readily understood. The text’s flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures so that no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material. Finally, a complete Teacher's Manual and Annual Case Supplement round out this acclaimed Constitutional Law text. Features: Comprehensive coverage; accessible writing style Distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays Provides context and background information Flexible organization—no chapter assumes that students have read other chapters Updated throughout; includes major new cases

Constitutionalism, Democracy, and Foreign Affairs

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Author: Louis Henkin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231072298

Category: Law

Page: 125

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Addresses a controversial aspect of constitutional jurisprudence--the governance of foreign affairs and examines the questionof whether our constitutional blueprint for the conduct of foreign affairs is appropriate to the democracy we have become.

The First Amendment and Related Statutes

Problems, Cases and Policy Arguments

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Author: Eugene Volokh

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781634605106

Category:

Page: 1141

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This popular casebook examines the First Amendment using expertly-edited cases, summaries of the law, analysis of the structure of policy arguments, and problems for class discussion. The new edition features updated coverage of strict scrutiny, content-neutral restrictions, the government as subsidizer, the no endorsement principle, the no coercion principle, and religious exemptions.

Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House

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Author: Michael Wolff

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250158079

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist

Constitutional Law

Seventh Edition, 2017 Supplement

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Author: Geoffrey R. Stone,Louis Michael Seidman,Cass R. Sunstein,Mark V. Tushnet,Pamela S. Karlan

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454895098

Category: Law

Page: 178

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Constitutional Law 2017 Supplement

Just a Journalist

On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

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Author: Linda Greenhouse

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674980336

Category: Journalistic ethics

Page: 169

View: 2006

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse trains an autobiographical lens on a moment of transition in U.S. journalism. Calling herself "an accidental activist," she raises urgent questions about the role of journalists as citizens and participants in the world around them.