Is This Legal

Is This Legal

Now, for the first time, the true story of how the Ultimate Fighting Championship came into existence is told by the man who started it all.

Author: Art Davie

Publisher: Ascend Books Llc

ISBN: 0991275640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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On November 12, 1993, an entirely new sport was unleashed on an unsuspecting viewing public - one that was unlike any other, and one that would come to redefine combat and action sports for a new generation. The sport was mixed martial arts (MMA) - although it hadn't been named that yet - and the event was the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The creation of ad man and serial entrepreneur Art Davie, the UFC entered nearly 90,000 households through pay per view television with an explosion of blood - as Dutch karate champion Gerard Gordeau kicked fallen Sumo wrestler Teila Tuli right in the face during the first minute of the opening fight. This shocking scene was only a prelude of what was to come that autumn night in Denver, and worldwide over the next 20 years. Now, for the first time, the true story of how the UFC and the sport of MMA came into existence will be told by the man who started it all. Art Davie is the
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Law Is a White Dog How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

The Law Is a White Dog   How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Considering slaves and felons as two extreme states, I raise the unsettling
possibility that these exceptions place the citizen who is both non-slave and non-
felon in a fearful zone of legal ambiguity. Rather than focus on the various and ...

Author: Colin Dayan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691157870

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantánamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state--all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout history, and the law sustains these terrors and banishments even as it upholds the civil order. Examining such troubling cases, The Law Is a White Dog tackles key societal questions: How does the law construct our identities? How do its rules and sanctions make or unmake persons? And how do the supposedly rational claims of the law define marginal entities, both natural and supernatural, including ghosts, dogs, slaves, terrorist suspects, and felons? Reading the language, allusions, and symbols of legal discourse, and bridging distinctions between the human and nonhuman, Colin Dayan looks at how the law disfigures individuals and animals, and how slavery, punishment, and torture create unforeseen effects in our daily lives. Moving seamlessly across genres and disciplines, Dayan considers legal practices and spiritual beliefs from medieval England, the North American colonies, and the Caribbean that have survived in our legal discourse, and she explores the civil deaths of felons and slaves through lawful repression. Tracing the legacy of slavery in the United States in the structures of the contemporary American prison system and in the administrative detention of ghostly supermax facilities, she also demonstrates how contemporary jurisprudence regarding cruel and unusual punishment prepared the way for abuses in Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo. Using conventional historical and legal sources to answer unconventional questions, The Law Is a White Dog illuminates stark truths about civil society's ability to marginalize, exclude, and dehumanize.
Categories: Law

The Legal Eagles of Children s Advocacy Centers

The Legal Eagles of Children s Advocacy Centers

Legal Eagles—I'm writing this Legal Letter on my birthday, so we're going to say
nice things about lawyers. Not. Instead, I'd like to ask you a question. When
lawyers call your center because they want information in your files, does your
center ...

Author: Andrew H. Agatston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465321251

Category: Law

Page: 124

View: 140

Childrens Advocacy Center professionals face extraordinary challenges as they dedicate their working lives to helping children who have made allegations of sexual and physical abuse. Effective CACs employ a multi-disciplinary team approach to the investigation, treatment, and prevention of child sexual abuse. But we know that child abuse allegations are often settled in the courtroom, and the road toward the courtroom can be confusing and complicated for CAC professionals and their centers, which often lack qualified and competent legal counsel to pave their wave. This book is a collection of Legal Letters written by Attorney Andrew Agatston to CACs, child advocates and detectives that establishes a path toward becoming Legal Eagles for the children they serve. "In practical understandable prose, Andrew Agatston addresses many of the legal challenges facing Childrens Advocacy Centers. Executive directors, forensic interviewers and others who work in or with a CAC will find this book to be of great assistance." -- Victor Vieth, Director, National Child Protection Training Center "The Childrens Advocacy Center model has revolutionized the United States resposne system to child sexual abuse, and this shift has dramatically impacted the legal systems response to these children, the programs which serve them, and the records associated with this service. This book provides an outstanding overview of numerous challenging legal situations which CACs may face in this environment. While focused on the perspective of current practice in the State of Georgia, these challenges are universal, and this comprehensive compilation, written in an easy to understand format, is a must have for every CAC and its legal counsel." -- Chris Newlin, MS LPC, Executive Director, National Childrens Advocacy Center
Categories: Law

Law at the Vanishing Point

Law at the Vanishing Point

Conclusion As mentioned in the Introduction, one of the central themes of this
work is that international law does not need to look beyond itself and rely on
normative or political theories to justify itself or prove its relevance to the
contemporary ...

Author: Professor Aaron Fichtelberg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409496274

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Two central questions are at the core of international legal theory: 'What is international law?', and 'Is international law really law?' This volume examines these critical questions and the philosophical foundations of modern international law using the tools of Anglo-American legal theory and western political thought. Engaging with both contemporary and historical legal theory and with an analysis of international law in action, the book builds an understanding and theory of law from the perspective of those who actually use this legal system and understand it, rather than constructing an artificial system from the standpoint of political scientists and moral philosophers. Law at the Vanishing Point provides a fascinating new challenge to those who reduce international law either to ethics or to politics and provides a critical new appraisal of its power as an independent force in human social relations.
Categories: Law

Trust in Electronic Commerce The Role of Trust from a Legal an Organizational and a Technical Point of View

Trust in Electronic Commerce The Role of Trust from a Legal  an Organizational  and a Technical Point of View

So there is hardly a reason to think of for software not be a product is this legal
context. In his dissertation Westerdijk states that software can be seen as a '
material object' and is thus subject to products liability.70 He states: "I showed
that ...

Author: J. E. J. Prins

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041118455

Category: Law

Page: 309

View: 395

Electronic commerce is here to stay. No matter how big the dot-com crisis was or how far the e-entrepreneurs' shares fell in the market, the fact remains that there is still confidence in electronic trading. At least it would appear that investors are confident in e-companies again. However, not only trust of venture capitalists is of importance -- consumers also have to have faith in on-line business. After all, without consumers there is no e-business. Interacting lawyers, technicians and economists are needed to create a trustworthy electronic commerce environment. To achieve this environment, thorough and inter-disciplinary research is required and that is exactly what this book is about. Researchers of the project Enabling Electronic Commerce from the Dutch universities of Tilburg and Eindhoven have chosen a number of e-topics to elaborate on trust from their point of view. This volume makes clear that the various disciplines can and will play a role in developing conditions for trust and thus contribute to a successful electronic market.
Categories: Law

Shakespeare s Legal Maxims

Shakespeare s Legal Maxims

But is this law ? 1 Clo. Ay, marry, is't ; crowner's-quest law. Hamlet, Act v. Scene 1
. It seems that Shakespeare has made the first clown confound a felo de se, or
one who is guilty of self murder, with a person who commits homicide se ...

Author: William Lowes Rushton

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584778592

Category: History

Page: 61

View: 214

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.
Categories: History

The Law of Executors and Administrators The second edition corrected and enlarged

The Law of Executors and Administrators     The second edition  corrected and enlarged

creditor file a bill in equity on the statute to affect the real assets in the hands of
the devisee , the heir must be made a party to the suit ; for a bill in equity for that
purpose is in the nature of an action at law ; and as the action by express
provision ...

Author: Sir Samuel TOLLER


ISBN: BL:A0019264889



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Influencing China s WTO compliance and commercial legal reform beyond monitoring roundtable before the Congressional Executive Commission on China One Hundred Eighth Congress second session April 2 2004

Influencing China s WTO compliance and commercial legal reform   beyond monitoring   roundtable before the Congressional Executive Commission on China  One Hundred Eighth Congress  second session  April 2  2004

The rest of the General Counsel's office, as I mentioned, has been doing this
legal exchange program. They have had the same experience: the program has
been very much in demand on the part of the Chinese, and the information has
been ...


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428958029



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Social Work Practice and the Law

Social Work Practice and the Law

If you stopped treatment what was the reason? Relevance: Why You Are Asking
—Attorney In New York State, a child is not considered to be a neglected child
under the law unless the parent failed to use a minimum degree of care as a
result ...

Author: Dr. Lyn K. Slater, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117670

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 685

"This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively. Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences. Social Work Practice and the Law is a powerful call for social workers to be passionate and skillful advocates for their clients. Essential reading for social workers and lawyers alike who serve low-income people entangled in systems that so often fail them." Dorothy Roberts, JD Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University School of Law Author, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare Based on the author's innovative and nationally recognized prototype for inter-professional work at Fordham University, this is the only volume about social work and the legal system that is written from the social worker's perspective. Devoid of "legalese," the book is designed to help social workers develop the ability to reappraise, question, and challenge the law to best serve their clients. It aims to promote the development of a more strategic relationship with the legal system-a partnership that can achieve more creative and just solutions to social problems. Exhaustive in scope, Social Work and the Law identifies current national and international trends and legal movements that support and invite inter-professional, critically competent social work participation. The book also identifies and explains the essential knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for the attainment of collaborative critical competence when interacting with the legal system. Each chapter includes vivid case studies based on actual collaborations that illustrate the application of theory to practice. Chapters also include legal, social work, and evidence-based resources. Key Features: Promotes a proactive approach to the ways in which social workers can use law to promote clients' best interests Addresses all domains of social work practice-child welfare, housing law, educational access, disability law, benefits, and more Offers abundant case studies taken from the authors' real-life work Devoid of "legalese" and written from a social worker's perspective
Categories: Social Science

What is Justice

What is Justice

Justice, Law, and Politics in the Mirror of Science : Collected Essays Hans Kelsen
. objects as ... As a science, it cannot state absolutely that individuals or states are
obliged or entitled by legal norms to behave in a certain way. It ascertains only ...

Author: Hans Kelsen

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584771012

Category: Law

Page: 397

View: 430

Kelsen, Hans. What is Justice? Justice, Law and Politics in the Mirror of Science. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957. [vi], 397 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-101-1. Cloth. New. $95. * Through the lens of science, Kelsen proposes a dynamic theory of natural law, examines Platonic and Aristotelian doctrines of justice, the idea of justice as found in the holy scriptures, and defines justice as "...that social order under whose protection the search for truth can prosper. 'My' justice, then, is the justice of freedom, the justice of peace, the justice of democracy-the justice of tolerance." (p. 24).
Categories: Law

Der Mensch und sein Recht

Der Mensch und sein Recht

To be sure , the question then arises : What can a theory of law and society
contribute to this cluster of issues ? And is this legal theory in a position to
describe and explain the structure and functions of law more adequately ? It is
precisely here ...

Author: Otto Brusiin

Publisher: Duncker & Humblot

ISBN: 3428469119


Page: 289

View: 840


A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections  Third Edition

The rest, which included decorative arts, prints, furniture, antique books, Judaica,
and sculptures and paintings of lesser value, fall beyond the protection of the law
because they have no provable history, will never be identifiable to any single ...

Author: Marie C. Malaro

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588343239

Category: Art

Page: 540

View: 702

Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.
Categories: Art

Modern Chinese Legal Reform

Modern Chinese Legal Reform

The adaptation effort is best exemplified in the area of the economic and civil law
regime.73 One popular slogan, jiegui (connecting rail), illustrates this conscious
attempt that puts pressure on the government to make a structural change to ...

Author: Xiaobing Li

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813141213

Category: History

Page: 316

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China's rapid socioeconomic transformation of the past twenty years has led to dramatic changes in its judicial system and legal practices. As China becomes more powerful on the world stage, the global community has dedicated more resources and attention to understanding the country's evolving democratization, and policymakers have identified the development of civil liberties and long-term legal reforms as crucial for the nation's acceptance as a global partner. Modern Chinese Legal Reform is designed as a legal and political research tool to help English-speaking scholars interpret the many recent changes to China's legal system. Investigating subjects such as constitutional history, the intersection of politics and law, democratization, civil legal practices, and judicial mechanisms, the essays in this volume situate current constitutional debates in the context of both the country's ideology and traditions and the wider global community. Editors Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive and balanced look at a difficult subject. Featuring newly available official sources and interviews with Chinese administrators, judges, law-enforcement officers, and legal experts, this essential resource enables readers to view key events through the eyes of individuals who are intimately acquainted with the challenges and successes of the past twenty years.
Categories: History

Human Dignity and the Foundations of International Law

Human Dignity and the Foundations of International Law

objective knowledge about legal phenomena, is possible and that knowledge
can be profitably employed in debates on the concept of international law.
Methodologically, I defend focal analysis. I have claimed that normative practices
like law ...

Author: Patrick Capps

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847315120

Category: Law

Page: 306

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International lawyers have often been interested in the link between their discipline and the foundational issues of jurisprudential method, but little that is systematic has been written on this subject. In this book, an attempt is made to fill this gap by focusing on issues of concept-formation in legal science in general with a view to their application to the specific concerns of international law. In responding to these issues, the author argues that public international law seeks to establish and institutionalise a system of authoritative judgment whereby the conditions by which a community of states can co-exist and co-operate are ensured. A state, in turn, must be understood as ultimately deriving legitimacy from the pursuit of the human dignity of the community it governs, as well as the dignity of those human beings and states affected by its actions in international relations. This argument is in line with a long and now resurgent Kantian tradition in legal and political philosophy. The book shows how this approach is reflected in accepted paradigm cases of international law, such as the United Nations Charter. It then explains how this approach can provide insights into the theoretical foundations of these accepted paradigms, including our understanding of the sources of international law, international legal personality and the design of global institutions.
Categories: Law

Textbook on Legal Language and Legal Writing

Textbook on Legal Language and Legal Writing

( c ) How many reproductive couples currently abide by the population control
legal mechanism ? ( d ) How far national policy on population control has been
successfully implemented ? ( e ) How far Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act ...

Author: Prof. Dr. K. L. Bhatia

Publisher: Universal Law Publishing

ISBN: 8175348941



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The Development of International Law After the World War

The Development of International Law After the World War

That happens to be the trend of modern times; and only therein is revealed the
power of the legal community. From the standpoint of the state, it is easy, to see
that governments will only hesitatingly enter, upon the new path. And yet they will

Author: Otfried Nippold

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584772705

Category: Law

Page: 241

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Nippold, Otfried. The Development of International Law After the World War. Translated from the German by Amos S. Hershey. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923. xv, 241 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-270-0. Cloth. $75. * Reprint of the first English edition published in 1923 under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. With an introduction by James Brown Scott. This important study, written during the First World War, was one of the first to propose a league of nations. Nippold, a German jurist who lived in Switzerland, argues that the First World War created a need for a radical reinterpretation of the law of war. Modern war cannot be given the character of a legal institution because it is really a negation of law. War is not an element of international law, he concludes; it is self-help on the part of the aggressor nation. In his International Law, C.G. Fenwick stated that this book would be an essential addition to a working library of international law. Fenwick, International Law (3rd edition) xxv-l cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 576.
Categories: Law

The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law

The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law

This leads to the boundaries of this legal provision not being sufficiently known to
those undertakings that might be subject to the law before they enter into various
practices. Without sufficiently clear objectives that are also followed in practice, ...

Author: Pinar Akman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847318893

Category: Law

Page: 376

View: 146

The objective(s) of Article 102 TFEU, what exactly makes a practice abusive and the standard of harm under Article 102 TFEU have not yet been settled. This lack of clarity creates uncertainty for businesses and, coupled with the current state of economics in this area, raises an important question of legitimacy. Using law and economic approaches, this book inquires into the possible objectives of Article 102 TFEU and proposes a modern approach to interpreting 'abuse'. In doing so, this book establishes an overarching concept of 'abuse' that conforms to the historical roots of the provision, to the text of the provision itself, and to modern economic thinking on unilateral conduct. This book therefore inquires into what Article 102 TFEU is about, what it can be about and what it should be about regarding both objectives and scope. The book demonstrates that the separation of exploitative abuse from exclusionary abuse is artificial and unsound. It examines the roots of Article 102 TFEU and the historical context of the adoption of the Treaty, the case law, policy and literature on exploitative abuses and, where relevant, on exclusionary abuses. The book investigates potential objectives, such as fairness and welfare, as well as the potential conflict between such objectives. Finally, it critically assesses the European Commission's modernisation of Article 102 TFEU, before proposing a reformed approach to 'abuse' which is centred on three necessary and sufficient conditions: exploitation, exclusion and a lack of an increase in efficiency.
Categories: Law

The Bramble Bush

The Bramble Bush

The differentiation between substantive law and adjective {procedural} law is an
illusion, although the prevalence of this ... What the idealist calls substantive
rights are not things, not even shadowy things; they are purposes the legal
officials ...

Author: Karl N. Llewellyn

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 9781610271356

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 285

Written generations ago, but highly relevant today, The Bramble Bush remains one of the books most recommended for students to read when considering law school, just before beginning its study, or early in the first semester. Its first edition began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures given by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to new law students at Columbia University. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, and exam-taking skills in a way that makes it a classic for each new generation. The Quid Pro Legal Legends Edition includes an extensive, practical, and modern Introduction by Stewart Macaulay, a senior law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Macaulay updates the current reader on the book's continued relevance and application, offers a practical perspective to new law students, and places the original edition in its historical context. Simply put, Macaulay writes, this "is a book that anyone interested in law schools or law should read." The Quid Pro Books edition of the classic work also includes several unobtrusive annotations, to update the reader on legal terms and cultural references made in the original that may not be clear to today's reader. Moreover, this is a carefully proofread and presented edition, lacking the errors and scanning mistakes of other presses' editions in print. It is also available in paperback and clothbound formats from Quid Pro, including the annotations and new Introduction by Prof. Macaulay.
Categories: Law

Giving Desert Its Due

Giving Desert Its Due

Social Justice and Legal Theory Wojciech Sadurski ... way in which we can make
judgment that a particular legal system excludes certain groups of citizens (or
discriminates against them in the distribution of rights) on the basis of purely
formal ...

Author: Wojciech Sadurski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401577069

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

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During the last half of the twentieth century, legal philosophy (or legal theory or jurisprudence) has grown significantly. It is no longer the domain of a few isolated scholars in law and philosophy. Hundreds of scholars from diverse fields attend international meetings on the subject. In some universities, large lecture courses of five hundred students or more study it. The primary aim of the Law and Philosophy Library is to present some of the best original work on legal philosophy from both the Anglo-American and European traditions. Not only does it help make some of the best work avail able to an international audience, but it also encourages increased awareness of, and interaction between, the two major traditions. The primary focus is on full-length scholarly monographs, although some edited volumes of original papers are also included. The Library editors are assisted by an Editorial Advisory Board of internationally renowed scholars. Legal philosophy should not be considered a narrowly circumscribed field.
Categories: Philosophy

English Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

English Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan

( nee ganpa nəqiì ) legal , 1 . iso . lawful ga1212172 / thimthuun / 1 Is this legal ? '
di khrims mthun red pas ? ( ti thimthưun repeề ) 2 . iso , concerning the law gave
247 24 17himluù q35 / legal textbook khrims lugs skor gyi slob deb ( țhimluù ...

Author: Melvyn C. Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520907485

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 792

The liberalization of political and intellectual life in China and the rise of Tibetan exile communities throughout the world have produced a resurgence of spoken and written Tibetan. These developments, together with increasing contacts between Western scholars and Tibetans, have created a widening circle of English-speakers—in government, business, academia, and elsewhere—who need to speak or write Tibetan with precision and clarity. For these people, and for others who want to communicate with Tibetans in their own language, Professor Goldstein's Dictionary will be an indispensable aid. The first scholarly English-Tibetan dictionary, as well as the only one that is semantically sensitive, this work specifies the Tibetan terms that correspond to the submeanings of a single English term. Containing roughly 16,000 main entries, most of which have multiple subentries, the Dictionary treats a total of 45,000 lexical items. Each entry includes both the written Tibetan orthography and a phonemic notation to indicate pronunciation. Grammatical features are also noted, and all examples of usage are presented with the romanticization of the written Tibetan and phonemic notation of the spoken forms. An introductory essay familiarizes users with the main features of Tibetan grammar.
Categories: Reference