Dan Markel, Jennifer M. Collins, and Ethan J. Leib
This book answers two basic but under-appreciated questions: first, how does the American criminal justice system address a defendant's family status? And, second, how should a defendant's family status be recognized, if at all, in a criminal justice system situated within a liberal democracy committed to egalitarian principles of non-discrimination? After surveying the variety of "family ties benefits" and "family ties burdens" in our criminal justice system, we explain why policymakers and courts should view with caution and indeed skepticism any attempt to distribute these benefits or burdens based on one's family status. This is a controversial stance, but we argue that in many circumstances there are simply too many costs to the criminal justice system when it gives special treatment based on one's family ties or responsibilities.
This book breaks new ground by offering an important synthetic view of the intersection between crime, punishment, and the family. Although in recent years scholars have been successful in analyzing the indirect effects of certain criminal justice policies and practices on the family, few have recognized the panoply of laws (whether statutory or common law-based) expressly drawn to privilege or disadvantage persons based on family status alone. It is critically necessary to pause and think through how and why our laws intentionally target one's family status and how the underlying goals of such a choice might better be served in some cases. This book begins that vitally important conversation with an array of innovative policy recommendations that should be of interest to anyone interested in the improvement of our criminal justice system.
C. Paul Rogers III, Stephen Calkins, Mark Patterson, and William R. Andersen
This book explores in detail those legal issues that arise in counseling, planning, and litigating under the antitrust laws.
Thomas Wm. Mayo
Jeffrey D. Kahn
This book examines the development of Russia's current federal system of government from its Soviet origins, through Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, to the presidencies of Boris Yeltsin and the early years of Vladimir Putin. The theoretical relationship between democracy, law, and federalism is examined with a focus on its application to the study of post‐authoritarian state systems. Federal institutions shape political agendas in the constituent units of a federation just as much as those units influence the shape of the federal whole. Case studies focus on Russia's 21 ethnic ‘republics’ (out of 89 units in a complicated multi‐level federal hierarchy) using previously unpublished primary source materials, including official documents and interviews with key participants on a variety of institutional levels.
Marc I. Steinberg and Ralph C. Ferrara
Christopher H. Hanna
Comparative Income Tax Deferral examines the benefits achieved by deferring income or accelerating deductions, with reference to the income tax systems of the United States and Japan.
The United States has been at the forefront of recognising the time value of money benefit of tax deferral and of devising methods to prevent tax deferral. Japan, on the other hand, is only gradually placing greater emphasis on tax deferral issues, in light of the activities of foreign companies, and the constant introduction of new financial products which take advantage of the tax deferral allowed under Japanese income tax rules.
William V. Dorsaneo III
Dorsaneo's Texas Pretrial Procedure contains the most extensive, authoritative, and up-to-date coverage of pretrial procedure available in Texas. In step-by-step fashion, Professor Dorsaneo guides the practitioner through the prelitigation process that provides the critical foundation for a successful case to a thorough discussion of strategies that can be used to secure a disposition before trial. In the process, he provides in-depth analysis of such issues as plaintiffs pleadings, service of citation, forum selection, and discovery, all updated to reflect recent changes in the Texas rules.
Dorsaneo's Texas Pretrial Procedure is a complete practice guide including treatise discussions, procedural guides, and the highly regarded forms that are a mainstay of the Texas Litigation Guide.
William V. Dorsaneo III and Frank A. St. Claire
Texas Real Estate Guide puts at your fingertips more than 540 Texas real estate transaction and litigation forms drawn from the most trusted sources -- Texas Transaction Guide and Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide. Plus, there are step-by-step checklists on virtually all real estate matters to help you master important key issues and avoid costly errors.
Included are detailed bibliographies on every covered topic, along with comprehensive finding tools such as: topical indices, a separate forms index, topical statute bibliographies, and cross references between the transaction chapters and litigation chapters.
Marc I. Steinberg
The globalisation of the securities markets, rapid technological advancement, the perpetration of widespread cross-border fraud and the proliferation of emerging capital markets have made international financial law an increasingly important area of regulation, practice and research. Its significance will continue to grow in the 21st century, making the advent of a book focusing on developments in international securities law extremely timely.
Key topics covered in this book include disclosure requirements, insider trading regulation, global offerings, transnational regulatory co-operation, the role of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), memoranda of understanding and emerging capital markets.
Discussion of these issues is supported by examination of the law and policy in numerous countries, including developed and emerging capital markets. The author makes detailed analysis of applicable legal principles with regard to a wide range of topics, discusses proposed standards for law reform and makes recommendations to enhance international cooperation.
William V. Dorsaneo III
Since it was first published in 1977, Texas Litigation Guide has become an indispensable resource for Texas litigators. Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide gives you the value of superior content and coverage. The guide is cited frequently by Texas courts and updated four times per year, while the competing publication from West is updated only once per year. This step-by-step guide also offers a comprehensive collection of litigation forms--from letters and notices to discovery requests, motions, petitions and appellate forms--to save you hours of time preparing pleadings, motions, petitions, and other forms.