Summary: This new edition brings to life the excitement and ferment generated by what's new in both case law and law review literature. Selections from that literature are briefer than before but still comprehensive. The authors have put a premium on teachability and brevity, and added a "Table of Justices" and a chapter called "The Structure of Federalism," preceding the federal and state power chapters. This chapter uses McCulloch v. Maryland to introduc ...show moree the nature of federal power, and U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton to explore the role of state power in the federal structure. Finally, the freedom of expression chapter concludes with a new and separate section on freedom of association. New cases reflecting emerging issues include Romer v. Evans, United States v. Virginia, R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, International Society of Krishna Consciousness v. Lee, Planned Parenthood of S.E. Pennsylvania v. Casey, and Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife.
This new edition, however, does more than merely update existing material. The authors have modified the fourth edition to reflect changes in statutes and case law. From choice of forum and statute of limitation issues, through pleading, trial and appeal, this book discusses and analyzes civil litigation as practiced in New York, while remaining logically organized along the sequence of a typical civil case. Civil Litigation in New York focuses on the CPLR and its practical application, and litigation problems incorporated throughout the chapters put the law into practical perspective. ...show less