Three subjects in Bloomberg Law’s Practice Centers—Banking
& Finance, Labor & Employment, and Tax—now offer users a way to quickly
construct a chart that makes it easy to compare similar laws in all 50 states. The
State Law Chart Builder is available in the Practice Tools section when users
click on any of these three subjects under the Practice Centers tab.
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Thu. December 18, 2014 10:16 AM
About the Book
In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. A searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry-one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice-A Civil Action is also the story of how one determined man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power, it is an unforgettable reading experience. (From the Random House website at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/76093/a-civil-action-by-jonathan-harr/.)
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Thu. June 13, 2013 11:12 AM
The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical & Empirical Study of Rational Choice
by Lee Epstein, William M. Landes, and Richard A. Posner (Harvard University Press, 422 pp.)
This book is an attempt by a political scientist (Epstein), an economist (Landes), and a judge (Posner) to employ statistical methods to understand how federal judges make their decisions. Are they machines who objectively apply the law to the facts set before them? Are they enrobed ideologues who use the bench to shape society to their ends? The authors provide “a unified theory of judicial decision-making” to make sense of what is actually going on in the process. There are separate chapters, each saturated with tables of data, on the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and federal district courts.
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Tue. December 18, 2012 10:12 AM