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Author Levine, Samuel J.
Title Jewish Law and American Law : a Comparative Study, Volume 1.
Imprint New York : Academic Studies Press, 2018.

Author Levine, Samuel J.
Series Touro College Press Ser.
Touro College Press (Series)
Subject Law -- United States -- Jewish influences.
Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Mishpat Ivri.
Description 1 online resource (382 pages)
Note Print version record.
Summary This volume contributes to the growing field of comparative Jewish and American law, turning to Jewish law to provide insights into substantive and conceptual areas of the American legal system, particularly areas of American law that are complex, controversial, and unsettled.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Section One The Comparative Study of Jewish Law and American Law: An Introduction -- 1. Teaching Jewish Law in American Law Schools: An Emerging Development in Law and Religion -- 2. Applying Jewish Legal Theory in the Context of American Law and Legal Scholarship: A Methodological Analysis -- 3. An Introduction to Interpretation in Jewish Law, with References to American Legal Theory -- 4. An Introduction to Legislation in Jewish Law, with References to the American Legal System -- Section Two Capital Punishment -- 5. Capital Punishment in Jewish Law and Its Application to the American Legal System: A Conceptual Overview -- 6. Playing God: An Essay on Law, Philosophy, and American Capital Punishment -- Section Three Self-Incrimination -- 7. An Introduction to Self-Incrimination in Jewish Law, with Application to the American Legal System: A Psychological and Philosophical Analysis -- 8. Miranda, Dickerson, and Jewish Legal Theory: The Constitutional Rule in a Comparative Analytical Framework -- Section Four Constitutional Theory -- 9. Unenumerated Constitutional Rights and Unenumerated Biblical Obligations: A Preliminary Study in Comparative Hermeneutics -- 10. Rules and Standards in Jewish Law and American Constitutional Law -- 11. Of Inkblots and Omnisignificance: Conceptualizing Secondary and Symbolic Functions of the Ninth Amendment in a Comparative Hermeneutic Framework -- Section Five Legal Practice -- 12. Reflections on the Practice of Law as a Religious Calling from a Perspective of Jewish Law and Ethics -- 13. A Look at American Legal Practice through a Perspective of Jewish Law, Ethics, and Tradition: A Conceptual Overview -- 14. Taking Ethics Codes Seriously: Broad Ethics Provisions and Unenumerated Ethical Obligations in a Comparative Hermeneutic Framework -- 15. Taking Prosecutorial Ethics Seriously: A Consideration of the Prosecutor's Ethical Obligation to "Seek Justice" in a Comparative Analytical Framework -- 16. Taking Ethical Obligations Seriously: A Look at American Codes of Professional Responsibility through a Perspective of Jewish Law and Ethics -- Index
ISBN 9781618116567 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1056895677
Additional Format Print version: Levine, Samuel J. Jewish Law and American Law. New York : Academic Studies Press, 2018 9781618116567

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