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Codifying choice of law around the world : an international comparative analysis / Symeonides, Symeon

K583 .S96 2014

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Summary Table of Contents:

-- Law governing tort conflicts

-- Party autonomy in contract conflicts

-- Codification and flexibility

-- Broad or narrow choice of law : issue-by-issue choice and dépeçage

-- Codification and result selectivism

-- The publication of PIL : unilateralism, state interests, and international uniformity

 About the author Symeon C. Symeonides

Also by Symeon C. Symeonides:

The American choice-of-law revolution : past, present and future

The American choice-of-law revolution in the courts : today and tomorrow

American private international law

Conflict of laws : American, comparative, international : cases and materials

Conflict of laws

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America's forgotten constitutions : defiant visions of power and community / Tsai, Robert L.

KF4541 .T73 2014



"The intertwining of our clothes and our Constitution raise fundamental questions of hierarchy, sexuality, and democracy. From our hairstyles to our shoes, constitutional considerations both constrain and confirm our daily choices. In turn, our attire and appearance provide multilayered perspectives on the United States Constitution and its interpretations. Our garments often raise First Amendment issues of expression or religion, but they also prompt questions of equality on the basis of gender, race, and sexuality. At work, in court, in schools, in prisons, and on the streets, our clothes and grooming provoke constitutional controversies. Additionally, the production, trade, and consumption of apparel implicates constitutional concerns including colonial sumptuary laws, slavery, wage and hour laws, and current notions of free trade. The regulation of what we wear--or don't--is ubiquitous. From a noted constitutional scholar and commentator, this book examines the rights to expression and equality, as well as the restraints on government power, as they both limit and allow control of our most personal choices of attire and grooming."

Dressing constitutionally : hierarchy, sexuality, and democracy from our hairstyles to our shoes / Robson, Ruthann

KF390.5.C56 R63 2013



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KF4869.E93 C66 2014





The health care case : the Supreme Court's decision and its implications

 KF228.S42 H43 2013




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KF4749 .P47 2013

"As Americans, we cherish the freedom to associate. However, with the freedom to associate comes the right to exclude those who do not share our values and goals. What happens when the freedom of association collides with the equally cherished principle that every individual should be free from invidious discrimination? This is precisely the question posed in Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale, a lawsuit that made its way through the courts over the course of a decade, culminating in 2000 with a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Judging the Boy Scouts of America, Richard J. Ellis tells the fascinating story of the Dale case, placing it in the context of legal principles and precedents, Scouts policies, gay rights, and the 'culture wars' in American politics. The story begins with James Dale, a nineteen-year old Eagle Scout and assistant scoutmaster in New Jersey, who came out as a gay man in the summer of 1990. The Boy Scouts, citing their policy that denied membership to 'avowed homosexuals,' promptly terminated Dale's membership. Homosexuality, the Boy Scout leadership insisted, violated the Scouts' pledge to be 'morally straight.' With the aid of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Dale sued for discrimination. Ellis tracks the case from its initial filing in New Jersey through the final decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the Scouts. In addition to examining the legal issues at stake, including the effect of the Supreme Court's ruling on the law of free association, Ellis also describes Dale's personal journey and its intersection with an evolving gay rights movement. Throughout he seeks to understand the puzzle of why the Boy Scouts would adopt and adhere to a policy that jeopardized the organization's iconic place in American culture--and, finally, explores how legal challenges and cultural changes contributed to the Scouts' historic policy reversal in May 2013 that ended the organization's ban on gay youth (though not gay adults)."
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KF229.D35 E43 2014

Series: Studies in crime and public policy
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KF9747 .H65 2014

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KF5060 .P69 2014





KF8745.B68 L44 2014



"On the final day of its 2008 term, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-to-4 decision striking down the District of Columbias stringent gun control laws as a violation of the Second Amendment. Reversing almost seventy years of settled precedent, the high court reinterpreted the meaning of the 'right of the people to keep and bear arms' to affirm an individual right to own a gun in the home for purposes of self-defense. The landmark ruling not only opened a new chapter in the contentious history of gun rights and gun control but also revealed both the strengths and problems of originalist constitutional theory and jurisprudence. This volume brings together some of the best scholarship on the Heller case, with essays by legal scholars and historians representing a range of ideological viewpoints and applying different interpretive frameworks. Following the editors introduction, which describes the issues involved and the arguments on each side, the essays are organized into four sections. The first includes two of the most important historical briefs filed in the case, while the second offers different views of the role of originalist theory. Section three presents opposing interpretations of the ruling and its relationship to modern constitutional doctrine. The final section explores historical research post-Heller, including new findings on patterns of gun ownership in colonial and Revolutionary America."
KF229.H45 S43 2013

"Presents a detailed analysis of all eight major slavery cases that came before the U.S. Supreme Court--including The Amistad, Dred Scott v. Sandford and more--and explains how each fit into the slavery politics of its time."
KF4545.S5 M354 2009

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KF4819 .S765 2014


"Before Supreme Court nominees are allowed take their place on the high Court, they must face a moment of democratic reckoning by appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite the potential this holds for public input into the direction of legal change, the hearings are routinely derided as nothing but empty rituals and political grandstanding. In this book, Paul M. Collins, Jr., and Lori A. Ringhand present a contrarian view that uses both empirical data and stories culled from more than seventy years of transcripts to demonstrate that the hearings are a democratic forum for the discussion and ratification of constitutional change. As such, they are one of the ways in which 'We the People' take ownership of the Constitution by examining the core constitutional values of those permitted to interpret it on our behalf."

Supreme Court confirmation hearings and constitutional change / Collins, Paul M., Jr.

KF8742 .C625 2013



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Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate : reconsidering the charade / Farganis, Dion

KF8742 .F37 2014


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 The tragedy of religious freedom / DeGirolami, Marc O.

 KF4783 .D44 2013


World War I law and lawyers : issues, cases, and characters / Shaw, Thomas J.

 K124.W36 S53 2014

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