This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 Excerpt: ...Agreement, 224. Banks, 22. Condition, 23. Constitutional Law, 190, 299. Corporations, 82, 217, 195, 235. CounTy, 68, 69. Equity, 16, 180-187. Husband, 140. Lottery, 6. Militia, 10. Office, 6-9. Schools, 31. Taxes, 68. Vendor, 46. Wats, 163. Infra, 85, 86. b. Where there is or not another Remedy, or the Injury would he great or irreparable, or where the Title or Injury is doubtful or disputed, or the Injury slight. 88. Where the plaintiffs, for the purpose of preventing the defendants from laying their pipes from their gas-works into a city, purchased a lot of land so situated upon the highway that it was necessary that the defendants' main pipe should puss through that part of the same which lay within the limits of the highway, and the defendants laid their pipe across the same, and avowed their determination to maintain it there, --it was held, that as the substantial controversy was in relation to the right to use the highways irrespective of any title to the soil, and as the defendants were liable in trespass for any damage done to the land, an injunction ought not to be granted. Norwich City Gas-light Co. v. Norwich City Gas Co. 25 Conn. 19. Constitutional Law, 299. 34. A bill in chancery will not lie to restrain a city corporation from enforcing assessment warrants against personal estate, for the expenses of a public improvement, although the assessment and warrant may be illegal and void; as the legal remedy in such case is adequate. Dodd v. City of Hartford, 25 Conn. 232. 85. Courts of equity ought not, except upon the clearest grounds, to interfere with the speedy collection of public taxes, ib. 86. An injunction will not be granted for every wrongful or unconstitutional act of individuals or corporations. Blake v. Brooklyn, 26 Barb. (N. Y.) 801. 8...
Despite the fact that becoming a parent is a pivotal event, the birth or adoption of a child has little significance for parents' legal relationship to each other. Instead, the law relies upon marriage, domestic partnerships, and contracts to set the parameters of parents' legal relationship. With over forty percent of American children born to unwed mothers and consistently high rates of divorce, this book argues that the law's current approach to regulating parental relationships is outdated. A new legal and social structure is needed to guide parents so they act as supportive partners and to deter uncommitted couples from having children. This book is the first of its kind to propose a new 'parent-partner' status within family law. Included are a detailed discussion of the benefits of the status as well as specific recommendations for legal obligations.
This casebook provides the most comprehensive treatment available, including the theoretical foundations, the common-law origins, the statutory structure, and the procedural context of modern criminal law. The book concentrates on doctrinal materials that can support both rigorous technical, and sophisticated theoretical, discussions. The purposes and limits of punishment are addressed through Supreme Court decisions, a focus on statutes throughout the substantive law sections enables training students in the legal art of statutory interpretation as well as exposing them to the hard moral and political problems of legislative choice, and the sentencing materials reprise the theory of punishment in the context of the practically most important stage of the modern process.
The 12th edition carries forward the comprehensive approach of prior editions, empowering the teacher to design a course suited to the needs of the teacher's students and institution. New Supreme Court's decisions, changing the landscape of both substance and procedure, include Skilling v. United States, McDonald v. City of Chicago, Graham v. Florida, United States v. Jones, and Michigan v. Bryant. The material on self-defense has been comprehensively revised, both for the sake of clarity and to include discussion of so-called "stand your ground laws." Statutes (e.g., the New York and California homicide statutes) and the caselaw (e.g., up-to-the-minute material on "willful blindness") have been updated. We also now include a case about the admissibility of neuro-imaging evidence to support a diminished-capacity defense, thus acknowledging how modern brain science has begun to raise both practical evidentiary issues and a substantial challenge to important theoretical premises of the criminal law.
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