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From two students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement that arose after the Parkland, Florida, shooting.
On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice.
The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN: "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done."
This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, "Enough!". This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement.
In the United Kingdom during the past decade, individuals and groups have increasingly tested the extent to which principles of English administrative law can be used to gain entitlements to health and welfare services and priority for the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. One of the primary purposes of this book is to demonstrate the extent to which established boundaries of judicial intervention in socio-economic disputes have been altered by the extension of judicial powers in sections 3 and 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998, and through the development of a jurisprudence of positive obligations in the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. Thus, the substantive focus of the book is on developments in the constitutional law of the United Kingdom. However, the book also addresses key issues of theoretical human rights, international and comparative constitutional law. Issues of justiciability in English administrative law have therefore been explored against a background of two factors: a growing acceptance of the need for balance in the protection in modern constitutional arrangements afforded to civil and political rights on the one hand and socio-economic rights on the other hand; and controversy as to whether courts could make a more effective contribution to the protection of socio-economic rights with the assistance of appropriately tailored constitutional provisions.
The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill is progressing through Parliament, and the latest version as at publication of this report is HL Bill 15 which was published on 15 January 2009.
Building on the strengths of the "Sourcebook on Public Law", "Public Law and Human Rights: Text, Cases Materials" has been comprehensively revised to take account of the radical programme of constitutional reform introduced by the Labour Government since 1997. This edition introduces a new chapter on devolution. There is full analysis of the Human Rights Act 1998 and its impact on police powers, freedom of expression and public order law. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is analysed, as is the Shayler litigation under the Official Secrets Act. The governments reform of the House of Lords warrants thorough discussion, as do proposals for further reform in the Wakeham Report, the Governments White Paper, and the Report of the Public Administration Committee. Also included is material and analysis of reforms to the European Convention system and to domestic judicial review procedure.
First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
A specialist team of barristers from Five Raymond Buildings (the media, entertainment and human rights chambers) have come together to write this timely consideration of the rapidly developing law of privacy in England and Wales. The book considers how the law protects the publication of personal information without undermining the fundamental principle of freedom of expression. Although intended as a practitioners' guide to the law, it includes a consideration of comparative and international jurisprudence, as well as leading academic writings on the subject, in order to elaborate the principles upon which privacy rights are based. These may helpfully guide the development of English law in the years ahead. At the heart of the book is an explanation of existing causes of action which may be used to protect personal privacy and practical advice on defences and remedies that may be available. It is recognized that recent legislation, most notably the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998, has had a significant impact on the law in this area and full consideration is given to their application. A vast range of case law is also analysed, including the House of Lords judgment in Naomi Campbell v MGN Ltd, the European Court of Human Rights judgment in Von Hannover v Germany, and the Court of Appeal judgment in Douglas v Hello!. The Law of Privacy and the Media is essential reading for all those who act for or against the media, as well as all those with a general interest in the subject. The inclusion of the second cumulative supplement in this set brings the complete work up to date to August 2005.
Cavendish lawcards are complete pocket sized guides to the key examinable areas of law. Their concise text, user-friendly layout and compact format makes them the ideal revision aid for identifying, understanding and memorizing the vital aspects of each area of law. Important features of the new edition include: new four colour text design for easier navigation throughout each book; colour coded highlighting of cases and legislation; diagrams and flowcharts; and, bullet points of crucial information.
Essential Australian Constitutional Law provides a clear and concise guide to the key elements in the law syllabus. The book is written specifically for law students,primarily at undergraduate level, but it will also be helpful to students studying law as part of their course. Each chapter opens with a checklist of the areas covered in that part of the book, and the following text provides an easily assimilable discussion of the important principles of the topic in question. By avoiding the complexities of many textbooks, Essential Australian Constitutional Law aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the law, so that they can then build on their knowledge by reference to recent cases, legislation and academic articles referred to in the texts, returning to this book for revision purposes.
This work is part of the Questions and Answers series, designed specifically for the examination candidate. The books are written by experienced law lecturers, who are themselves examiners. Each book in the series contains 50 questions and suggested answers covering the range of examination topics commonly found in law degrees, CPE and vocational examinations at many universities and colleges. The purpose of the books is to illustrate the clear logical approach which is expected of a good honours degree student. Each book is divided into chapters according to topic area and each chapter begins with an introduction outlining the main points which should have been mastered before tackling the questions in that chapter. Each answer is supplemented by additional notes which pick up points of particular difficulty or refer to additional or alternative material which could be used in the answer. This text in the Questions and Answers series, covers the main topics studied in constitutional and administrative law courses. Intended to give students a clear idea of what examiners are looking for, it assumes the student already has a reasonable knowledge of main exam topics.
The previous (fourth) edition of this book was produced in the light of the Human Rights Act, devolution, the proposed Freedom of Information Act and electoral reform. Many of these constitutional changes are now an accepted feature of British life and have generated much case law and political debate. There are also a number of constitutional changes being mooted under a second Labour term, including regional assemblies, further reform of the House of Lords and the possible introduction of the Euro which are discussed in this fifth edition of the text. The work is intended for students of both politics and law, with material to illuminate the political process for the former and broaden the subject for the latter. The authoritative explanatory narrative makes it appropriate as a textbook for those institutions which adopt a contextual approach to publ ic law courses and as a complement to standard textbooks for those institutions which adopt a more black letter approach.
Stamp Duty on land and buildings now raises more revenue in the UK than inheritance tax and capital gains tax put together. The law on stamp duty, based on the Stamp Act of 1891, has being thoroughly overhauled with a new law, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). The new law fundamentally changes the nature of the tax. Stamp Duty Land Tax provides a detailed overview of SDLT and makes a comparison with the old stamp duty provisions, highlighting all the major substantive changes introduced on land transactions coming into force on 1 December 2003. It gives a detailed discussion of the legislation and puts forward suggested interpretation and planning opportunities. The author, Michael Thomas, is a barrister at Gray's Inn Tax Chambers. KPMG Stamp Taxes Group has contributed planning aspects to the text, and David Goy QC is Consultant Editor. This combination of expertise has resulted in an unrivalled publication, appealing to property lawyers, solicitors, conveyancers, surveyors and tax accountants.
The World of Regulatory Institutions Has Been in a State of Flux for the last two decades, and valuable lessons can be learned from a comparative focus on the nature and causes of institutional change and reform in the regulatory agencies and institutions of United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
The contributing authors, mainly political scientists and legal scholars but also practicing regulators, make the case for a much broader conceptual view of regulation; that it is increasingly necessary for key regulatory interests -- business and consumers -- to understand regulation in terms of an interplay among four regions: sectoral, framework, intra-cabinet and international. They also explore inter-regime regulatory institutional relations through case studies to demonstrate how regulatory institutions respond to competing regulatory requirements, and to tensions between sectoral utility regulators and competition and environmental regulators.
Other key comparisons are drawn out, such as the independence and autonomy of regulators, implementation, economic governance and different paths towards reform. The essential contrast between the three nations studied shows that institutional change in the UK has been explicitly structural, and that a new 'regulatory state' has been more openly and fully rediscovered in that country while change within a federal structure such as exists in the us and Canada has tended to remain more intra-governmental.
The book seeks to provide students of regulation with a work that focuses on the political and institutional that they can place alongside examinations of the economic and legal perspectives.
The Law of Freedom of Information has become an authoritative practitioner work on the subject. The main work was published to coincide with the coming into force of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and its comprehensive, analytical approach provides the complete reference volume for practitioners advising on the new legislation: those working within or advising the myriad public bodies upon which the Act imposes new duties regarding the disclosure and handling of information; those advising clients with a personal, professional or commercial interest in obtaining information from those newly obliged to provide it; and those in the business community for whom the Act raises important concerns about the potential accessibility of commercially sensitive information. Written by an expert team of public lawyers from New Square Chambers, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of the Act, with detailed coverage of the related subjects of confidentiality, privacy, data protection, official secrets, the internet and whistle blowing. The book contains practical examples of how the Act works, drawn from cases and practice in other jurisdictions where freedom of information has long been a reality, eg United States, Ireland, Canada and Australia. John Macdonald QC, Clive H Jones and the author team have extensive practical knowledge of how government and the public sector work, and how they interconnect with the media and business worlds. The book has a refreshingly practical approach and includes a guide to best practice which will be essential reading for all local government lawyers. It is kept up to date with regular paperback updating supplements. This set includes the first cumulative supplement, which brings the main work up to date to June 2005. It includes full analysis of the guidance issued by the Department for Constitutional Affairs in October 2004 and the current awareness guidance and policy development documents issued by the Information Commissioner. The authors also examine the first decisions of the Commissioner and the decisions of the Ombudsman including her ruling on the disclosure of the advice given by the Attorney General on the legality of the war with Iraq. In addition, the supplement covers recent decisions from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland, as well as UK decisions on data protection and confidentiality.
The first five editions of this well established book were written by Colin Turpin. This new edition has been prepared jointly by Colin Turpin and Adam Tomkins. This edition sees a major restructuring of the material, as well as a complete updating. New developments such as the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and recent case law concerning the sovereignty of Parliament, the Human Rights Act, counter-terrorism and protests against the Iraq War, among other matters, are extracted and analysed. While it includes extensive material and commentary on contemporary constitutional reform, Turpin and Tomkins is a book that covers the historical traditions and the continuity of the British constitution as well as the current tide of change. All the chapters contain detailed suggestions for further reading. Designed principally for law students the book includes substantial extracts from parliamentary and other political sources, as well as from legislation and case law. As such it is essential reading also for politics and government students. Much of the material has been reworked and with its fresh design the book provides a detailed yet accessible account of the British constitution at a fascinating moment in its ongoing development.
This textbook offers law students practical guidance on the workings of constitutional and administrative law. It draws togetehr constitutional theory, history, law and practice in a manner designed to provide a comprehensive and intelligible text. Extracts from texts and so on are provided. Update included (1-85941-399-4).
"All My Worldly Goods" examines from a feminist perspective the legal rules regulating wealth. It does not aim to give a comprehensive account of the law's content but rather it seeks to expose the thinking which underpins the law and the impact this has on women's lives.
This study provides a survey of five countries - Denmark, England and Wales, Finland, Ireland and Italy. Each in turn discusses the historical background of the legal concern for children within the national culture, the present situation, and future directions in policy and practice. Following recent scandals of child abuse, Europeans have had a rigorous debate over laws for the protection of children. The awareness of maltreatment and neglect, and the ability of the society to react to abuse, vary greatly from one nation to another within the European Union. The differences between different countries' approach to the problem centre on the welfare experience employed with each country: the Scandinavian model based on the public sector support for all; the British system allocating resources to the neediest with a stigma attached to the need for its use; and the emphasis on voluntary and private social work in Ireland and Italy. In the latter two countries, the role of the Catholic Church is examined: the assets of its community outreach and the price of its insistence that activities within a family should remain private. The book provides useful reading for academics and practitioners in child care, social work, social policy and comparative studies. Contributors include: Margit Harder, Keith Pringle, Riita Tuomisto, Elina Vuori-Karvia, Helen Buckley, Laura Bini and Monica Toselli.
Previously published by Old Bailey Press as the Cracknell's Statutes series, Routledge-Cavendish Core Statutes provide a comprehensive series of essential statutory provisions for the core subjects and major options on the LLB or GDL.
Each book in the series
Professor Pocock's subject is how the seventeenth century looked at its own past. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, one of the most important modes of studying the past was the study of the law - the historical outlook which arose in each nation was in part the product of its law, and therefore, in turn of its history. In clarifying the relation of the historical outlook of seventeenth-century Englishmen to the study of law, and pointing out its political implication, Pocock shows how history's ground was laid for a more philosophical approach in the eighteenth century.
This book covers the main topics of Constitutional and Administrative Law courses and is intended to give students a clear idea of what the examiners are looking for. This edition has been comprehensively revised to take account of the radical programme of constitutional reform introduced by the Labour government since 1997. It gives clear examples of how to answer questions on the following topics: devolution; the Human Rights Act, including the interpretation by the courts of its chief provisions and the Act's on the key areas of police powers, public order law and freedom of expression; the Freedom of Information Act 2000; the recent Shayler litigation under the Official Secrets Act; plans for reform of the House of Lords and the Wakeham Report, the government's White Paper; and proposed reforms to the Ombudsmen system. Material on recent reforms to the European Convention system and to domestic judicial review is also included. It will be especially useful for students who may be feeling bemused by the rapid rate of change in this subject.
This book considers administrative law in its socio-legal context, with the provision of appropriate primary sources, adding to its practical utility. The number of case studies included enables course teachers to select particular areas of administrative law for detailed study and also to illustrate to students the approach of administrators to law.
This text is a critical study of the public/private law divide in the common law tradition. Professor Oliver's starting point is that special substantive duties of legality, fairness and rationality are imposed by the common law on bodies discharging public functions, but not always on bodies discharging what are considered 'private' functions. She questions the validity of the traditional dichotomy, and proposes new criteria for imposing such duties in accordance with underlying values, including the control of power and respect for the individual's autonomy and dignity. Written by a leading law academic, this is an important and original contribution to public law literature, providing an informed and considered overview for legal academics and students.
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