The Handy Law Answer Book

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
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Everyday we encounter the rules of law-from the time we decide to get married, or perhaps divorced, to making purchases with our credit cards or dealing with bank-ruptcy. Who couldn't use a legal primer that answers hundreds of questions related to the history and practice of law in the United States? Let The Handy Law Answer Book help you navigate the system.

Author Biography

David Hudson, Jr. JD, is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books, including The American Bar Association Guide to Credit and Bankruptcy, The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, and The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book. He works as a First Amendment scholar at the First Amendment Center and teaches at Vanderbilt Law School, the Nashville School of Law, and Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Constitutional Lawp. 1
The U.S. Constitution
History of the U.S. Constitution
Key Concepts and Structure of the Constitution
Legislative Branch
Executive Branch
Judicial Branch
State Constitutions
The Bill Of Rights and 14th Amendmentp. 37
First Amendment
Second Amendment
Third and Fourth Amendments
Fifth Amendment
Sixth Amendment
Seventh Amendment
Eighth Amendment
Ninth and Tenth Amendments
Fourteenth Amendment
The Court Systemp. 89
The Supreme Court Term
Judiciary Act of 1789
State Courts
Lawyers and Lawsuitsp. 117
Becoming a lawyer
Finding a Lawyer
Criminal Proceduresp. 143
The Criminal Process
Trial Process
Juvenile Defendants
Credit And Bankruptcy Lawp. 191
Debt Collectors and the Law
Chapter 13
Employment Lawp. 215
At-Will Employment
Employment Discrimination
Title VII
Religious Discrimination
Age Discrimination
Disability Discrimination
Employee Compensation
Workers Compensation Law
Other Employment Law Considerations
Family Lawp. 271
Pre-Marital Agreements
Child Custody
Child Support
Personal Injury Lawp. 307
Professional Negligence
Other Torts
Product Liability
Explanation of Case and Statute Citationsp. 349
The Constitution of the United States of Americap. 353
Online Resourcesp. 371
Glossaryp. 381
Indexp. 395
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