American law and the American legal system in a nutshell /

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Main Author: Bonfield, Lloyd, 1949- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, 2021
Edition:Second edition
Series:Nutshell series
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to American law
  • The sources of law and common law reasoning
  • The American constitutional system: allocation of governmental powers
  • The American judiciary: guardians of the Constitution
  • The American civil trial: ritualized combat
  • Contract and commercial law: a promise is a promise (maybe)
  • American tort law: venerable common law on the eve of reform?
  • American property law: plenty of old wine in both new and old bottles
  • America's business is business: and business lawyers govern the show
  • American labor law: laissez-faire-freedom to contract; limitations regarding discrimination
  • Criminal law: (much) crime and (severe) punishment in modern America
  • Criminal procedure: the "long and winding road" from apprehension of criminals to their release
  • A Bill of Rights for all seasons
  • Administrative agencies and their law: the fourth branch of American law
  • International law in the American legal system: is it really there?
  • Conclusions: the American bar