Here is a timely book on the sex abuse crisis by a scholar who is adept at weaving insights from the social sciences into a framework of practical theology. Written for readers deeply concerned for the future of the church, this book addresses two questions: Why does the culture of the Catholic Church, despite Vatican II's emphasis on collegiality and transparency, still cover up abuses of power? How can this culture change in order to end abuse and heal the wounds it inflicts on the Body of Christ?
The campaign to prosecute dissenting Americans under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 ignited the first battle over the Bill of Rights. Fearing destructive criticism and “domestic treachery” by Republicans, the administration of John Adams led a determined effort to safeguard the young republic by suppressing the opposition. The acts gave the president unlimited discretion to deport noncitizens and made it a crime to criticize the president, Congress, or the federal government. In this definitive account, Wendell Bird goes back to the original federal court records and the papers of Secretary of State Timothy Pickering and finds that the administration’s zeal was far greater than historians have recognized. Indeed, there were twice as many prosecutions and planned deportations as previously believed. The government went after local politicians, raisers of liberty poles, and even tavern drunks but most often targeted Republican newspaper editors, including Benjamin Franklin’s grandson. Those found guilty were sent to prison or fined and sometimes forced to sell their property to survive. The Federalists’ support of laws to prosecute political opponents and opposition newspapers ultimately contributed to the collapse of the party and left a large stain on their record.
This book provides an in-depth training course for the female attorney who wants to have more vocal power, to build instant trust and rapport and have authentic command in all legal situations, including trial work. The authors go in-depth to provide a straightforward pathway for lasting changes.
Universities everywhere are increasingly being encouraged to translate their research findings into practical applications that will further the common good through technology transfer, a process in which intellectual property (IP) laws and systems play a central role. This Research Handbook skilfully places IP issues in technology transfer into their historical and political context whilst also exploring and framing the development of these intersecting domains for innovative universities in the present and the future.
Written by leading experts from across the world, this Research Handbook offers new insights into our understanding of this area and its practical implications, situating IP and technology transfer within larger dialogues concerning the future of the research university. It illuminates a complex ecosystem in which the stakes are high and best practices are nuanced. Not overlooked are the most timely and controversial topics in the field, including inter partes review proceedings, conflicts of interest, patent enforcement and the public good, 3D printing, and university treatment of data.
This Research Handbook will prove critical reading for scholars of both technology transfer and IP, as well as for practitioners working in these fields. Stakeholders such as university presidents and governing boards and members of higher education organizations will also find it insightful and useful.
A brutal reality in the American Southwest is that Indians were captured by the Spanish or by other Indians and were kept or sold as slaves. Descendants of these captives, known as "Genizaros," still struggle against their loss of tribal identity, while attempting to maintain their culture and dignity. For the first time, this book frames legal approaches, based upon domestic and international law, to alleviate the badges of servitude which still exist for these Indigenous people. The book includes important historical and cultural contexts as the framework for the legal analyses it presents.
A fair, impartial, and independent judiciary -- Criminal -- Education -- Gaming Indian Child Welfare Act/juvenile issues -- Property -- WInners of the 2018 Chief Justice John B. Doolin Sovereignty Symposium Writing Competition -- Selected recent cases from across the nation
A fair, impartial, and independent judiciary -- Ethics -- Indian Child Welfare Act/Juvenile issues -- Education -- Tribal economics/Taxation/Workers Compensation -- Trust issues -- Criminal law -- Land, wind and water law -- Title issues -- Winners of the 2017 Chief Justice John B. Doolin Sovereignty Symposium writing competition -- Selected recent cases from across the nation.
In 2012 the Department of Justice accused Apple and five book publishers of conspiring to fix ebook prices. The evidence overwhelmingly showed an unadorned price-fixing conspiracy that cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. Yet before, during, and after the trial millions of Americans sided with the defendants. Pundits on the left and right condemned the government for its decision to sue, decrying Amazon’s market share, railing against a new high-tech economy, and rallying to defend beloved authors and publishers. For many, Amazon was the one that should have been put on trial. But why? One fact went unrecognized and unreckoned with: in practice, Americans have long been ambivalent about competition.
Chris Sagers, a renowned antitrust expert, meticulously pulls apart the misunderstandings and exaggerations that industries as diverse as mom-and-pop grocers and producers of cast-iron sewer pipes have cited to justify colluding to forestall competition. In each of these cases, antitrust law, a time-honored vehicle to promote competition, is put on the defensive. Herein lies the real insight of United States v. Apple. If we desire competition as a policy, we must make peace with its sometimes rough consequences. As bruising as markets in their ordinary operation often seem, letting market forces play out has almost always benefited the consumer. United States v. Apple shows why supporting cases that protect price competition, even when doing so hurts some of us, is crucial if antitrust law is to protect and maintain markets.
William H. Williams operated a slave pen in Washington, DC, known as the Yellow House, and actively trafficked in enslaved men, women, and children for more than twenty years. His slave trading activities took an extraordinary turn in 1840 when he purchased twenty-seven enslaved convicts from the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond with the understanding that he could carry them outside of the United States for sale. When Williams conveyed his captives illegally into New Orleans, allegedly while en route to the foreign country of Texas, he prompted a series of courtroom dramas that would last for almost three decades. Based on court records, newspapers, governors' files, slave manifests, slave narratives, travelers' accounts, and penitentiary data, Williams' Gang examines slave criminality, the coastwide domestic slave trade, and southern jurisprudence as it supplies a compelling portrait of the economy, society, and politics of the Old South.
This book presents critical reading strategies in a systematic sequence so that students can become effective readers who are successful in both law school and in law practice. This reading system was developed by identifying the characteristics of expert readers at different stages of the reading process and then creating a curriculum to teach these skills. It contains essential ingredients for developing skills in reading comprehension as well as legal analysis, case evaluation, and case synthesis. This book starts with chapters on reading as an advocate and with focus and then introduces students to case structure as well as civil and criminal procedure. Students are then introduced to specific comprehension techniques such as case context, reading for an overview, reading facts, and strategies for understanding unclear text. This book then addresses strategies for making inferences, evaluating cases, and synthesizing cases. [This book] focuses on comprehension of full reported cases as students must be able to read full decisions in practice. It is designed to be used in law school pre-orientation and orientation programs, academic success courses, legal writing and doctrinal classes, as well as individual student support.
Now current up to 2018, the second edition of this one-volume text presents a clear and concise overview of one of the most challenging topics covered in a standard 1L civil procedure course: subject matter jurisdiction of federal courts. Whether you are grappling with the Court’s recent Spokeo opinion or the classic Osborn decision, you’ll find this book engaging. Written by an award-winning classroom professor, this updated Nutshell makes extensive use of diagrams and flowcharts, while using scores of examples and hypotheticals, to illustrate key concepts. The book is targeted especially to students studying civil procedure, but it will also be of value for students in other courses covering topics such as federal courts, complex litigation, and civil rights. In addition, this volume will provide practitioners with a quick, clear refresher on the basics of federal civil jurisdiction.
Foreign investment is commonplace around the globe. Inbound and outbound foreign investment flows are massive as home country investors merge or acquire existing businesses or establish new companies in host countries. Investors purchase stocks and bonds on foreign exchanges, and sometimes foreign sovereign debt. The sums involved are staggering. Unlike international trade law governed significantly by the World Trade Organization, no uniform body of foreign investment law exists. Hence foreign investment law is predominantly national in character and varies considerably.
Foreign Investment Law including Investor-State Arbitrations in a Nutshell reviews the law, practice, regulation and dispute settlement of foreign investment. Following the Nutshell tradition, citations are minimized creating a book that reads easily. Students, academics, lawyers, government officials and people in business will find it useful. After introducing entry and operational control patterns found primarily in the developing world, notably expropriation, this Nutshell focuses on investing in China, Europe and North America as “case studies”. It also explores the multitude of foreign investment treaties (BITs) and the dynamic investment law of NAFTA 1994 and its USMCA 2018 successor. Controversial, specific foreign investor-host state arbitration awards and systems are closely examined.
How to Please the Court: A Moot Court Handbook is a resource designed for students and teachers to prepare for and participate in undergraduate appellate court simulations. This text is the only one of its kind on the market, focusing on helping undergraduate students try their hand at appellate advocacy. The authors combine their decades of experience teaching and coaching moot court to help students understand key skills needed in appellate advocacy such as legal research, critical thinking, oral advocacy, and impromptu speaking. The authors also help students prepare for competition by taking them step by step through the work needed before a tournament and what to expect at a tournament.
Unlike similar texts for law students, How to Please the Court speaks to students who have not started law school and may not have access to the materials or educational resources that a law school provides. This text includes chapters like Understanding Legal Research, Moot Court as a Classroom Activity, and Brief Writing for Moot Court. This text and its blueprint for appellate advocacy simulations would be a valuable addition to classes like American Government, Constitutional Law, Communication and Advocacy, Judicial Politics, and of course Moot Court.
This helpful study aid updates international aspects of tax systems originating in national environments. It focuses on U.S. taxation as applied to economic activity with an international element. The Fourth Edition is divided into three sections: common elements of international taxation for both inbound and outbound taxation, inbound U.S. taxation, and outbound U.S. taxation. Special attention is focused on base erosion and profit shifting strategies and the resulting complexity that has been added to the U.S. tax regime to address this phenomenon in the inbound and outbound context. This new offering is from the Concepts and Insights Series and is designed as recommended reading to complement casebook instruction.
Destined to take its place next to Strunk and White's The Elements of Style as an essential and timeless how-to guide! A brief, elegant primer on how to write vivid, interesting written material. You'll enjoy the continuing narrative of the lives of the would-be young professional Jeffrey and his successful professional sister Molly.
You'll discover: How to use introductory and trailing modifiers; proper use of the semicolon, colon, and dash; and how to use a noun clause effectively. How to spice up prose by varying sentence length. How to use “like” or “unlike” and the right way to use repetition to focus concepts. How you can build great paragraphs through the use of compelling sentences.
In addition, you'll find hundreds of examples of how to incorporate these lessons, including many taken from current newspapers and magazines, as well as many examples of how NOT to write.
This efficient book takes the complex subject matter of Constitutional Law and makes it easier to understand and digest. World-renowned Villanova Law Dean and 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.