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Semi-annual report of the director
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, D.C. : Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Baker Berry KF8700.A15 U5372

Report of the Judicial Conference of Senior Circuit Judges held at ... Annual report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1940-1948
Baker Berry KF8705 .A5

Reports of the proceedings of the Judicial Conference of the United States held at ... Annual report of the Directory of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1964-[1993]
Baker Berry KF8705 .A5

Annual report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington [D.C.] : U.S. G.P.O., 1940-
Baker Berry KF8700.A15 U537

Proportionality, equality laws and religion : conflicts in England, Canada and the USA
Pearson, Megan, author
Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Legal frameworks -- Resolving conflicts between religious and other claims -- Interference and justification -- Proportionality -- Religious claims in secular employment -- Discrimination and religious employment -- Religious organisations and services -- The secular marketplace and religious claims.

"This book considers how the law should manage conflicts between the right of religious freedom and that of non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. These disputes are often high-profile and frequently receive a lot of media attention and public debate. Starting from the basis that both these rights are valuable and worthy of protection, but that such disputes are often characterised by animosity, it contends that a proportionality analysis provides the best method for resolving these conflicts. The work takes a comparative approach, examining the law in England and Wales, Canada, and the USA and examines four main areas of law, considering how a proportionality approach could be used in each."--
Baker Berry K3242.3 .P43 2017

The Istanbul Convention, domestic violence and human rights
McQuigg, Ronagh J. A., author
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Introduction -- Domestic violence as a human rights issue -- The background to the adoption of the Istanbul Convention -- The provisions of the Istanbul Convention -- Monitoring mechanisms -- Advantages of the Istanbul convention and potential challenges -- Conclusions.

The Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 7 April 2011. The Convention entered into force on 1 August 2014 and has currently been ratified by 22 states. This Convention constitutes a crucial development as regards the movement to combat gender-based violence, as it sets new legally binding standards in this area. This book provides a detailed analysis of the Convention and its potential to make an impact in relation to the specific issue of domestic violence. The book places the Istanbul Convention in context with regard to developments relating to domestic violence as a human rights issue. The background to the adoption of the Convention is examined, and the text of this instrument is analysed in detail. Comparative analysis is engaged in with reference to the duties that have been placed on states by other bodies such as the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the European Court of Human Rights. Comparisons are also drawn with the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women and with the relevant provisions of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. An in-depth examination of the advantages of the adoption of the Istanbul Convention by the Council of Europe is provided along with a detailed analysis of the challenges faced by the Convention. The book concludes with a number of brief reflections in relation to the question of whether the adoption of a UN convention on violence against women may be a possible development, and the potential such an instrument holds, in the context of domestic violence.--
Baker Berry KJC8385.F36 M37 2017

Vaccine court : the law and politics of injury
Kirkland, Anna author
New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Introduction : our immunization social order -- How are vaccines political? -- The solution of the vaccine court -- Health and rights in the vaccine-critical movement -- Knowing vaccine injury through law -- What counts as evidence? -- The autism showdown -- Conclusion : the epistemic politics of the vaccine court.

The so-called vaccine court is a small special court in the United States Court of Federal Claims that handles controversial claims that a vaccine has harmed someone. While vaccines in general are extremely safe and effective, some people still suffer severe vaccine reactions and bring their claims to vaccine court. In this court, lawyers, activists, judges, doctors, and scientists come together, sometimes arguing bitterly, trying to figure out whether a vaccine really caused a person?s medical problem. In Vaccine Court, Anna Kirkland draws on the trials of the vaccine court to explore how legal institutions resolve complex scientific questions. What are vaccine injuries, and how do we come to recognize them? What does it mean to transform these questions into a legal problem and funnel them through a special national vaccine court, as we do in the U.S.? What does justice require for vaccine injury claims, and how can we deliver it? These are highly contested questions, and the terms in which they have been debated over the last forty years are highly revealing of deeper fissures in our society over motherhood, community, health, harm, and trust in authority. While many scholars argue that it?s foolish to let judges and lawyers decide medical claims about vaccines, Kirkland argues that our political and legal response to vaccine injury claims shows how well legal institutions can handle specialized scientific matters. Vaccine Court is an accessible and thorough account of what the vaccine court is, why we have it, and what it does.
Baker Berry KF3808 .K57 2016

The poverty of privacy rights
Bridges, Khiara M., author
Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2017]
The moral construction of poverty -- The unconstitutional conditions doctrine : revealing, yet misleading -- Family privacy -- Informational privacy -- Reproductive privacy.

This book makes a simple, controversial argument: Poor mothers in America have been deprived of the right to privacy. The U.S. Constitution is supposed to bestow rights equally. Yet the poor are subject to invasions of privacy that can be perceived as gross demonstrations of governmental power without limits. Courts have routinely upheld the constitutionality of privacy invasions on the poor, and legal scholars typically understand marginalized populations to have "weak versions" of the privacy rights everyone else enjoys. Khiara M. Bridges investigates poor mothers' experiences with the state-both when they receive public assistance and when they do not. Presenting a holistic view of just how the state intervenes in all facets of poor mothers' privacy, Bridges shows how the Constitution has not been interpreted to bestow these women with family, informational, and reproductive privacy rights. Bridges seeks to turn popular thinking on its head: Poor mothers' lack of privacy is not a function of their reliance on government assistance-rather it is a function of their not bearing any privacy rights in the first place. Until we disrupt the cultural narratives that equate poverty with immorality, poor mothers will continue to be denied this right.
Baker Berry KF1262 .B753 2017

The South China Sea disputes : past, present, and future
Roy, Nalanda, author
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Reasons for standoffs -- Clashes in the South China Sea -- Struggle for power in the South China Sea -- The ASEAN way -- The road to peace.

"This study provides political and economic analyses of current controversies in the South China Sea. It examines enduring territorial disputes, competing maritime claims, and the historical roots of regional mistrust. It also analyzes how such antagonisms affect the regional security structure and offers solutions to resolve the conflicts"--
Baker Berry KZA1692 .R69 2016

Sharia councils and Muslim women in Britain : rethinking the role of power and authority
Walker, Tanya, author
Leiden ; Brill, 2017
Introduction -- The sharia councils, the women, and some methodological concerns -- The question of authority -- The women in context : the web of power -- Tactics of power -- Conclusion.

"The public debate on Shariʻa councils in Britain has been heavily influenced by the assumption that the councils exist as religious authorities and that those who use them exercise their right to religious freedom. In [this book, the author] draws on extensive fieldwork from over 100 cases to argue for a radically different understanding of the setting and dynamics of the Shari a councils. The analysis highlights the pragmatic manoeuvrings of Muslim women, in pursuit of defined objectives, within limited space holding in tension both the constraints of particular frameworks of power, and the realities of women s agency. Despite this needed nuance in a polarised debate however, important questions about the rights of Muslim women remain."--
Baker Berry KD8804 .W35 2017

Mezhdunarodnoe publichnoe pravo: sovremennye zarubezhnye issledovanii︠a︡ : sbornik obzorov i referatov
redakt︠s︡ionnai︠a︡ kollegii︠a︡: E.V. Alferova, kand. i︠u︡rid. nauk, otv. redaktor and 3 others
Moskva : INION RAN, 2012
Baker Berry KZ3410 .M49 2012

Cidade sustentável : direito urbanístico e ambiental : instrumentos de planejamento
Rech, Adir Ubaldo, author
Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil : EDUCS, [2016?]
Baker Berry KHD3360 .R429 2016

Derechos y políticas públicas : desafíos políticos e institucionales en México
Carlos Ricardo Aguilar Astorga, María del Pilar Berrios Navarro (coordinadores)
Ciudad de México : Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Lerma/ División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades ; 2016
Baker Berry KGF3003 .D473 2016

Reports of the proceedings of the Judicial Conference of the United States held at ... Annual report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1962
Baker Berry KF8705 .A5

Report of the Judicial Conference of the United States held at ... Annual report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1948-1953
Baker Berry KF8705 .A5

Annual report of the proceedings of the Judicial Conference of the United States held at ... Annual report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1955-1961
Baker Berry KF8705 .A5

Annual reports of the proceedings of the Judicial Conference of the United States held at ... Annual report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
[Washington, D.C.? : s.n., 1962?]
Baker Berry KF8705 .A5

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