Introduction to Law and the Legal System / Edition 7 available in Hardcover
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Introduction to Law and the Legal System provides an overview of law and the American legal system, using a variety of cases to support the major functions of U.S. law. Suitable for a variety of departments and courses, this text is known for its broad coverage and introductory level, flexible organization, and use of cases to explain legal concepts.
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About the Author
Frank Schubert is former Associate Professor of criminal justice at Northeastern University where he regularly taught Introduction to Law. He earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin. After retiring from the Northeastern faculty, he returned to Wisconsin where he currently resides with his family and practices law part-time.
Table of Contents
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Chapter Questions and Notes. I. Introduction What Is Law? Sociological Jurisprudence, Legal Realism, and Legal Sociology Objectives of Law Origin of Law in the United States A Procedural Primer Reading Cases. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. v. Christopher Case Analysis Constitutional Policymaking. Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Dept. of Health Due Process. Washington et al., Petitioners, v. Harold Glucksberg et al.; City of Chicago v. Jesus Morales et al. State v. Bani Criminal and Civil Law. Katko v. Briney Equal Protection of the Law Tort and Contract Law. Suggs v. Norris II. Ethics and Law Gregg v. Georgia Ethics. State v. Mobbley; Holland v. State of Florida; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Bonadio; Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Wasson; Textile Workers v. Darlington Manufacturing Company; State of New Jersey in the Interest of S.G.; DCH Health Services Corp. v. Waite III. The Judicial System Courts Trial Courts Appellate Courts State Court Systems Jurisdiction. In the Matter of the Application of Arthur Hyde RICE to Register and Confirm Title to Land Situated in Kailua, District of Koolaupolo, Oahu, City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawaii; Kerry Steel, Inc., v. Paragon Industries, Inc.; David Mink v. AAAA Development LLC; Cronin v. Sierra Medical Center The Federal Court System The U.S. District Courts. Marathon Oil Company v. A.G. Ruhrgas; Kopp v. Kopp; Catherine Gebbia v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Carson v. National Bank The Thirteen U.S. Courts of Appeals The U. S. Supreme Court IV. Civil Procedure Proceedings Before a Civil Trial. Olsen and Brown v. City of Englewood; Dorsey v. Gregg; Debra Clark v. Frederick J. Klein CivilTrials Rules of Evidence. Terry L. LaGuesse v. Storytown U.S.A.; Raymond Binkley v. Georgette Allen; Cody v. Atkins; Armon v. Griggs V. Institutional Sources of American Law Common Law and Civil Law Legal Systems Constitutions Legislation. United States v. Lopez Administrative Agencies Judicial Decision Making. State v. Butler; Adkins v. Sky Blue, Inc.; Strunk v. Strunk Recongnizing Laws of Other States. Hubbard Manufacturing Co., Inc. v. Greeson; Baker et al. v. General Motors VI. Limitations in Seeking Relief Case or Controversy Requirement Justiciability. Thomas v. Anchorage Equal Rights Commission Mootness. DeFunis v. Odegaard Political Questions. Belk v. United States The Act of State Doctrine Statute of Limitations. Marybeth Atkins v. Jiminy Peak, Inc. Res Judicata. Henry B.Y. Shin v. Portals Confederation Corporation Immunity from Legal Action Immunity of Governmental Officials. Brent v. Ashley; Thompson v. Mercy Hospital; Juanita Boone v. Freddie Boone; Gimpel v. Host Enterprises, Inc. VII. Judicial Remedies Common Law Remedies. Macomber v. Dillman; Kansas City Southern Railway Co., Inc. vs. J.C. Johnson and Kerry Lynn Johnson; Volz v. Coleman Co., Inc. Equitable Remedies. Gano v. School District No. 411 of Twin Falls County, Idaho; Department of Transportation v. Ronlee, Inc.; Campbell Soup Company v. Wentz; Isbell v. Brighton Area Schools; Block v. Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School; Iacomini v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company; State v. Yelsen Land Company VIII. Criminal Law and Procedure Criminal Law. Loving v. Commonwealth of Virginia The Basic Components of a Criminal Offense. People v. Shaughnessy; State v. Gordon; Commonwealth v. Berggren; United States v. Scott Criminal Procedure Proceedings Prior to Trial. Draper v. United States; Charles T. Dickerson v. United States; Crystal M. Ferguson v. City of Charleston; Adams v. Williams; United States v. Salerno The Criminal Trial. Sullivan v. Louisiana IX. Family Law Introduction. Moore v. City of East Cleveland, Ohio Creating Family Relationships. Zablocki v. Redhail; Burns v. Burns; Adoption of Tammy; Lehr v. Robertson Family Relations in Ongoing Families. Wisconsin v. Yoder; State ex rel. Hermesmann v. Seyer; Nash v. Mulle Ending Spousal Relationships. In re Marriage of Riddle; O'Brien v. O'Brien X. Contracts A Brief History of American Contract Law Nature and Classification of Contracts Agreement. Cook's Pest Control, Inc. v. Robert and Margo Rebar Reality of Consent. Carter v. Matthews Consideration. Modern Laundry and Dry Cleaning v. Farrer Capacity Illegality. Principal Casualty Insurance Company v. Blair; Redlee/SCS, Inc. v. Carl J. Pieper Writing. Douglas D. Owens v. Leonard Goldhammer; Mulford v. Borg-Warner Acceptance; Ronald A. Yocca v. The Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc. Aspects of Contract Performance. Macke Company v. Pizza of Gaithersburg, Inc.; Castorino v. Unifast Bldg. Products; Clarkson v. Orkin Exterminating Co., Inc. Remedies for Breach of Contract. Anuszewski v. Jurevic; Hibschman Pontiac, Inc. v. Batchelor XI. The Law of Torts Historical Evolution of American Tort Law Functions of Tort Law Intentional Torts. Estate of Berthiaume v. Pratt, M.D.; Ivancic v. Olmstead; Debra McCann v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Elli Lake vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Negligence. Gilhooley v. Star Market Co., Inc.; Weirum v. RKO General, Inc.; Benejam v. Detroit Tigers, Inc.; Anglin v. Florida Department of Transportation Defenses to Negligence. Carolyn Alford v. Wanda E. Lowery; Stein v. Langer; Laaperi v. Sears Roebuck & Co., Inc.; Todd Hillabrand v. Drypers Corporation Strict Liability. Westberry v. Blackwell; Leichtamer v. American Motors Corp. XII. Property Historical Development of the Regulation of Real Property Classifications of Property Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights. In re The Boston Beer Company Ltd. Partnership; Matthews v. Freedman; Far West Modular Home Sales, Inc. v. Proaps; In re Estate of Clayton Gulledge Government's Right to Regulate and Take Private Property. Dolan v. City of Tigard; Gloria B. Lane v. W.J. Curry & Sons Real Property Personal Property. Favorite v. Miller; Rick Kenyon v. Claude Abel Bailments. James W. Croskey v. Carl Leach XIII. Administrative Law and Administrative Agencies The Rise of Administrative Agencies Organization and Classification of Federal Agencies. Askildson v. Commissioner of Public Safety Administrative Agency Powers. Ethyl Corporation v. Environmental Protection Agency; Inspector General of U.S. Department of Agriculture v. Glenn; Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. v. Elaine Chao, Sec., U.S. Dept. of Labor; Maximum Home Health Care, Inc. v. Donna E. Shalala Administrative Agencies and the Regulation of Business. Trans Union Corporation v. Federal Trade Commission XIV. Alternative Dispute Resolution Voluntary ADR Court-Annexed ADR. In Re Atlantic Pipe Corporation ADR Techniques. Estate of John Skalka v. Mark Skalka; Sears Authorized Termite and Pest Control, Inc. v. Shelly J. Sullivan; Ronald Crowell v. Downey Community Hospital Foundation; Allstate Insurance Company v. A. William Mottolese Jointly Used ADR Methods. Team Design v. Anthony Gottlieb Mini-Trials The Constitution of the United States Glossary of Selected Terms from The Law Dictionary Case