The most comprehensive collection of Russian legal materials ever produced in the English language on Russian public law, this volume contains sixty-four enactments and documents in force and devoted to the constitutional foundations of the Russian Federation, publication of normative legal acts, human rights, the Russian Presidency, Parliament, Government, and judicial system, domestic and international arbitration, courts of all types, justices of the peace, and the legal profession, broadly defined. In this volume the legal profession encompassed the advokat, jurisconsult, notary, procurator, and law enforcement personnel, including private detectives. Particular attention is given to documents which regulate the internal workings of the Russian presidency, parliament, and government, the judicial generally, and codes of ethics.
Labor law in state and local government is often characterized as a patchwork of inconsistent and contradictory statutes. The purpose of this book is to present the labor law in state government in a concise and understandable manner. To date, there has been no systematic treatise on the subject that is generally applicable. The authors have collected and analyzed the laws of each state that have enacted collective bargaining statutes. Comparisons are drawn with the National Labor Relations Act and the evidence suggests that there is a significant area of consistency, suggesting that many jurisdictions have modelled their statutes after the federal law; making only those modifications necessary to local conditions. Rather than focus on minute details of specific statutes, the authors have presented a general analysis of the major aspects of the state collective bargaining laws. The book begins with an introduction and overview of the states' labor laws. An analysis of why states must act if collective bargaining rights for public employees are to be protected is presented together with an analysis of the political and economic reasons for inconsistent treatment of public sector employees collective bargaining rights. The discussion then turns to the structure and functions of administrative law agencies, the rights of employers and employees, the scope of bargaining, bargaining in good faith, impasse resolution and its impact, and contract enforcement and administration.
This work is a comprehensive survey of one of the oldest - and hottest - debates in American history: the role of religion in the public discourse. Does freedom of religion include freedom from religion? Where exactly did the founding fathers intend to draw the line between church and state when they wrote the First Amendment? Despite more than two centuries of debate and over 300 Supreme Court decisions, we have never arrived at satisfactory answers to these questions. The relationship between church and state was contentious long before the framers of the Constitution undertook the bold experiment of separating the two, sparking a debate that would rage for centuries: What is the role of religion in government - and vice versa? "Religion and the Law in America" explores the many facets of this question, from prayer in public schools to the addition of the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance, from government investigation of religious fringe groups to federal grants for faith-based providers of social services. In more than 250 A-Z entries, along with a series of broad, thematic essays, it examines the groups, laws, and court cases that have framed this ongoing debate. Through its careful, balanced exploration of the interaction between government and religion throughout the history of the United States, the work provides all Americans - students, scholars, and lay readers alike - with a deep understanding of one of the central, enduring issues in our history.
THIS BOOK CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS: ONE EQUALS INFINITY, TAX-FREE AMERICA, NO MORE REGESTRATION, NOTHING BUT MARRIAGE, SINGLE GENDER FAMILIES, UNCONSTITUTIONAL and LOCAL MAGISTRATE ERRS.
The new edition of this innovative coursebook has been thoroughly updated and revised. The problem orientation of the first two editions has been retained, along with the detailed doctrinal exploration of international law that permits the book to be used in either an introductory international law course or an advanced class or seminar on environmental problems. Highlights of the third edition include expanded coverage of climate change; extensive use of international cases to illustrate key legal doctrines and concepts; and a new chapter that explores the concept of "ecological commons governance" and its significance for the future of international environmental law. Most of the problems in the book have been revised extensively, with entirely new problems on whaling, geoengineering, electronic waste exports, chemical exports (DDT and asbestos), environmental trade restrictions, nuclear safety, transboundary air pollution, biodiversity and more.
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