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The Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania

Author : John J. Hare
ISBN : 9780271081977
Genre : Law
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Established in 1684, over a century before the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is the oldest appellate court in North America. This balanced, comprehensive history of the Court examines over three centuries of legal proceedings and cases before the body, the controversies and conflicts with which it dealt, and the impact of its decisions and of the case law its justices created Introduced by constitutional scholar Ken Gormley, this volume describes the Supreme Court’s structure and powers and focuses at length on the Court’s work in deciding notable cases of constitutional law, civil rights, torts, criminal law, labor law, and administrative law. Through three sections, “The Structure and Powers of the Supreme Court,” “Decisional Law of the Supreme Court,” and “Reporting Supreme Court Decisions,” the contributors address the many ways in which the Court and its justices have shaped life and law in Pennsylvania and beyond. They consider how it has adjudicated new and complex issues arising from some of the most notable events and tragedies in American history, including the struggle for religious liberty in colonial Pennsylvania, the Revolutionary War, slavery, the Johnstown Flood, the Homestead Steel Strike and other labor conflicts, both World Wars, and, more recently, the dramatic rise of criminal procedural rights and the expansion of tort law. Featuring an afterword by Chief Justice Saylor and essays by leading jurists, deans, law and history professors, and practicing attorneys, this fair-minded assessment of the Court is destined to become a criterion volume for lawmakers, scholars, and anyone interested in legal history in the Keystone State and the United States.
Category: Law

The Philadelphia Lawyer

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063236652
Genre : Bar associations
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Category: Bar associations

Pennsylvania Constitutional Development

Author : Rosalind L. Branning
ISBN : 0822972425
Genre : Law
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Pennsylvania Constitutional Development has proven to be the definitive study of the history of Pennsylvania's constitution in its first four incarnations. Rosalind Branning's critique, first published in 1960, reflects the movement that led to the constitution of 1968. After tracing the history of the 1776 constitution and its earliest revisions--in 1790 and 1838--Branning primarily focuses on the constitutional convention of 1872-73 and the resulting document of 1874, which endured for almost a century. She uses the published Debates, newspaper files, and the observations of contemporary writers and statesmen to provide a detailed and engaging study of the politics and leadership of the time. Her analysis demonstrates that this constitutional convention produced an instrument that was designed to meet nineteenth-century needs but would need significant revisions by future generations. Foreseeing the very issues that would be addressed in the 1967-68 constitutional convention, Branning identifies the elements that are necessary for successful constitutional lawmaking. The evolution of Pennsylvania's body of laws serves as a cogent example of the opportunities and foibles intrinsic to the process of defining effective governance of a state. Pennsylvania Constitutional Development remains an essential resource for students and historians, and should be read by anyone interested in the government of the Keystone State.
Category: Law

Prince S Bieber Dictionary Of Legal Abbreviations

Author : Mary Miles Prince
ISBN : 9780837716251
Genre : Law
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Contains an extensive range of acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols found in reporters, legal treatises, law reviews, looseleaf services, legal encyclopedias, law dictionaries, legal reference books, and selected other documents. Enables users to identify the meaning of abbreviations and acronyms employed in American legal literature (Part I) and also to identify the abbreviations for titles, names, and terms used (Part II, the reversed portion). Includes abbreviations established by well-recognized authorities as well as abbreviations otherwise devised by authors in their efforts to shorten legal references and citations. This edition provides more than 1,500 new or expanded entries.
Category: Law

Legal Information

Author : Kent C. Olson
ISBN : 9780897749633
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book looks not only at 'the law, ' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].
Category: Business & Economics


Author : United States. Wickersham Commission
ISBN : PSU:000018432343
Genre : Criminal justice, Administration of
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Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Pennsylvania Civil Practice

Author : Kevin A. Hess
ISBN : 9781579118389
Genre : Law
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Pennsylvania Civil Practice, Fourth Edition, integrates the most relevant, accurate, and up-to-date case law with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's latest Rules of Civil Procedure and practice, referencing Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes, and now offering "practice notes" that guide attorneys through everyday dilemmas, beyond a simple reading of the Rules. The publication compliments electronic research by providing summaries, references and pathways to the LexisNexis (tm) Total Research System. The Fourth Edition includes a completely revised index and tables of cases and statutes for expedited research.
Category: Law

Trusts Law

Author : Graham Moffat
ISBN : 1139445286
Genre : Law
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With its unique contextual emphasis and authoritative commentary, Trusts Law: Text and Materials is a book that no serious undergraduate on trust law courses can afford to be without. The book is divided into four main parts: trusts and the preservation of family wealth; trusts and family breakdown; trusts and commerce; and trusts and non-profit activity. Within each of these parts, leading cases, statutes, and historical and research materials are placed alongside the narrative of the author's text to give emphasis both to general theories of trust concepts and to the practical operation of trusts. Attention is also given to important themes such as the developing relationship between trusts law and other areas of private law such as the Law of Restitution. This new edition takes account of all relevant judicial and legislative developments since the third edition, and expands discussion of key themes in current developments of the law.
Category: Law

Variations In Economic Analysis

Author : J. Richard Aronson
ISBN : 1441911820
Genre : Business & Economics
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For over fifty years, Eli Schwartz has inspired generations of economists through his prolific publications and dedicated in teaching. In 2008, the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise at Lehigh University invited prominent academics and practitioners—including Nobel Prize recipients, Robert Solow and Harry Markowitz, and former Chairman of the Economic Advisers to Ronald Reagan, Murray Weidenbaum—to contribute pieces that reflect their own approaches to issues that Schwartz has explored over the long span of his career. The twelve original essays cover a range of topics, including tax reform, corporate finance, fiscal policy, banking, economic growth, and globalization, representing a variety of methodologies, including economic theory, econometrics, and case analysis. The collection emphasizes the underlying connections among seemingly disparate facets of economic activity, and underscores the tremendous influence of Schwartz on economic analysis, policy, and leadership today.
Category: Business & Economics

Law In Social Work Practice

Author : Andrea Saltzman
ISBN : 9781305686311
Genre : Social Science
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Written by an author team educated in both the law and social work, this book acquaints readers with major state and federal laws, regulations, and court opinions that directly affect social work practice. LAW IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 3rd Edition helps readers understand how to work within the legal system to benefit clients and further client interests, recognize certain client problems as legal, and work effectively with lawyers, as well as how the law shapes and restricts clients' actions. It also addresses how the law regulates social work practice, and how to recognize and respect the rights of clients and others affected by a practitioner's actions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Embattled Bench

Author : Gail Stuart Rowe
ISBN : 0874135265
Genre : Political Science
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"This work is the first intensive, scholarly study of the early Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Moreover, it is the first investigation of an early American court from the perspective of broad developments within early society. As such it provides the first serious look at a judicial institution shaping the community within which it functioned and being shaped in turn by forces and developments within that society. The book traces the evolution of the personnel, proceedings, and language of the Pennsylvania high court from its founding in May 1684 to its restructuring under the judicial reforms of 1809." "Rowe thoroughly demonstrates an important change in the court's institutional focus during the American Revolution when the court exhibited both an enhanced interest in the outcome of government prosecutions and a greater concern for the rights of individuals facing criminal charges. The growth of the court's powers are traced as are its accomplishments over time, especially after 1778. Also demonstrated is the process by which the court challenged the executive and legislative branches for authority within the state. Accordingly, the work describes the court's move toward the exercise of judicial review prior to Marshall's landmark Marbury v. Madison (1803) ruling and the course by which the high bench came to be viewed by many as an aristocratic forum, a menace and a barrier to the growth of democracy in Pennsylvania. Rowe examines the steps taken by popular forces in the early nineteenth century to diminish the court's impact and influence, as well as the attempts to remove or intimidate the court's judges." "The importance of this work lies in its evaluation of the court's impact on early Pennsylvanians, white and nonwhite, free and unfree, male and female, young and old, rich and poor. Also documented are the changing role of the court in politics and the evolution of the court's personnel toward greater professionalism. Finally, this book carefully traces the mounting conflict centering on the court as its values and practices increasingly came into conflict with the democratic forces, aspirations, and developments within the state."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Political Science

The Cornell Law Quarterly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061514332
Genre : Law
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The Cornell Law Quarterly's contents are topical and intended to be of special relevance to to those practicing law in New York State.
Category: Law