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Monographs on Substantive Legal Topics

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Karen Blum, Kathryn R. Urbonya
January 1, 1998

A summary of the legal principles governing litigation under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, the statute for redressing constitutional and federal statutory violations. This monograph includes pertinent cases from the 1997-1998 Supreme Court term.

George Rutherglen
January 1, 1996

An examination of the substantive and procedural provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This third edition discusses developments in the law through December 31, 1995, including changes resulting from the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Herbert F. Schwartz
January 1, 1995

An overview of U.S. patent law and practice. The author describes the patent application process and discusses defenses to and remedies for patent infringement, providing examples from case law.

Alan Hirsch, Diane Sheehey
January 1, 1994

A monograph about the doctrinal and case-management aspects of fee awards.

January 1, 1993

A summary of appellate court decisions (with the exception of standards of review) interpreting provisions of the Bail Reform Act from October 12, 1984, the act's effective date, to April 15, 1993.

Elizabeth Warren
January 1, 1993

A general overview of the policies and practices of the business bankruptcy system. It covers both Chapter 7 liquidation and Chapter 11 reorganization.

Thomas Lee Hazen
January 1, 1993

An introduction to the intricacies of federal securities law. The author focuses on the issues that federal judges are most likely to encounter in litigation: basic registration, disclosure, and antifraud provisions.

Robert A. Gorman
January 1, 1991

A concise overview of the law of copyright from its origins in the English common law through recent Supreme Court cases, designed to provide judges with a grounding in the essential concepts and statutory and case law in this specialized area.

Alan Hirsch, David J. Barrans, William W Schwarzer
January 1, 1991

The authors suggest ways of thinking about summary judgment that can help judges and lawyers make more effective use of the rule as a vehicle to reach the objectives of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 1: the just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of litigation.

Thomas E. Baker
January 1, 1989

A brief introduction to the statutory law, case law, and rules of court governing the U.S. courts of appeals. The author traces the appeals process and analyzes jurisdictional requirements for final and interlocutory appeals, criminal appeals, review by writ, and agency appeals.


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