Reason in Law / Edition 6

Reason in Law / Edition 6

by Lief H. Carter, Thomas F. Burke
     
 

The goal of this text is to train students in the critical analysis of legal reasoning. The chapters address definitions, change, common law, statutory interpretation, interpreting the Constitution, and politics. The sixth edition features recent high-profile cases, including Napster litigation, the antitrust suit against Microsoft, Elian Gonzalez, Clinton's… See more details below

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The goal of this text is to train students in the critical analysis of legal reasoning. The chapters address definitions, change, common law, statutory interpretation, interpreting the Constitution, and politics. The sixth edition features recent high-profile cases, including Napster litigation, the antitrust suit against Microsoft, Elian Gonzalez, Clinton's impeachment, Internet indecency, and personal injury lawsuits against gun and tobacco producers. An appendix contains a summary and the legal opinions from the Gore v. Bush case. Carter teaches at The Colorado College; Burke at Wellesley College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321085603
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
06/13/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1What Legal Reasoning Is, and Why It Matters1
2Change and Stability in Legal Reasoning21
3Statutory Interpretation37
4Common Law78
5Interpreting The United States Constitution119
6Law and Politics146
AppIntroduction to Legal Procedure and Terminology181
Credits187
Index189
Index of Cases193

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