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American law

Author: Lawrence M Friedman
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book on the geneis, development, and present-day reality of American law, Friedman explores the law as it is embedded in social life rather than as an isolated body of rules. Along with anecdote and historical detail, he explains how laws are made, from the United States and state constitutions and legislatures to small-town zoning boards, and how law is administered by courts and other agencies. Covering an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Law for laypersons
Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M Friedman
ISBN: 0393018903 9780393018905 0393952517 9780393952513
OCLC Number: 11187441
Description: xiii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is a legal system? --
Law: formal and informal --
The background of American law --
The structure of American law: the courts --
The structure of American law: statutes and statute makers --
The structure of American law: executing policy --
Federalism and American legal culture --
Inside the black box: the substance of law --
Crimes and punishments --
Constitutional law and civil liberties --
On legal behavior --
Legal culture: legitimacy and morality --
The American legal profession --
Law and social change --
Epilogue: the future of law in the United States --
Documents.
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Friedman.

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In this book on the geneis, development, and present-day reality of American law, Friedman explores the law as it is embedded in social life rather than as an isolated body of rules. Along with anecdote and historical detail, he explains how laws are made, from the United States and state constitutions and legislatures to small-town zoning boards, and how law is administered by courts and other agencies. Covering an enormous variety of law -- antitrust, family, torts, criminal justice and packaging of food and medicine -- the author explores trends and cases to reveal the way changes in law mirror and guide changes in society. He includes case citations and selected excerpts from state and Federal legislation. ISBN 0-393-01890-3 : $22.45.

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