The Handy Law Answer Book

The Handy Law Answer Book

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by David L Hudson
     
 


Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive review of the law in the United States, this comprehensive reference answers more than 1,200 questions ranging from Where did the word tort come from? and How are state court judges selected? to Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet? Useful advice includes how to find a lawyer, how to file a complaint against… See more details below

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Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive review of the law in the United States, this comprehensive reference answers more than 1,200 questions ranging from Where did the word tort come from? and How are state court judges selected? to Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet? Useful advice includes how to find a lawyer, how to file a complaint against a lawyer, how to document discrimination in the workplace, and how to handle oneself in court. Interspersed throughout are fun sidebars highlighting important cases and explanations of legal terms as well as entertaining information on bizarre and frivolous lawsuits, including one where a prisoner in Colorado sued prison officials after he injured himself during an escape attempt. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal source for anyone looking to get a better understanding of the law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578592173
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
The Handy Answer Book Series Series
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
697,662
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Constitutional Law 1

The U.S. Constitution

History of the U.S. Constitution

Key Concepts and Structure of the Constitution

Legislative Branch

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

State Constitutions

The Bill Of Rights and 14th Amendment 37

First Amendment

Second Amendment

Third and Fourth Amendments

Fifth Amendment

Sixth Amendment

Seventh Amendment

Eighth Amendment

Ninth and Tenth Amendments

Fourteenth Amendment

The Court System 89

The Supreme Court Term

Judiciary Act of 1789

State Courts

Lawyers and Lawsuits 117

Becoming a lawyer

Finding a Lawyer

Lawsuits

Criminal Procedures 143

The Criminal Process

Trial Process

Sentencing

Appeals

Juvenile Defendants

Credit And Bankruptcy Law 191

Loans

Debt Collectors and the Law

Bankruptcy

Chapter 13

Employment Law 215

At-Will Employment

Employment Discrimination

Title VII

Religious Discrimination

Retaliation

Age Discrimination

Disability Discrimination

Employee Compensation

Workers Compensation Law

Other Employment Law Considerations

Family Law 271

Marriage

Pre-Marital Agreements

Divorce

Alimony

Child Custody

Child Support

Paternity

Adoption

Personal Injury Law 307

Negligence

Professional Negligence

Other Torts

Product Liability

Appendix A Explanation of Case and Statute Citations 349

Appendix B The Constitution of the United States of America 353

Appendix C Online Resources 371

Glossary 381

Index 395

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