National survey of state laws /

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Edition:8th edition / by Richard A. Leiter.
Imprint:Getzville, New York : William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2019.
Description:x, 1025 pages ; 29 cm
Subject:Law -- United States -- States.
Commercial law -- United States -- States.
Consumer protection -- Law and legislation -- United States -- States.
Criminal law -- United States -- States.
Educational law and legislation -- United States -- States.
Labor laws and legislation -- United States -- States.
Domestic relations -- United States -- States.
Civil law -- United States -- States.
Real property -- United States -- States.
Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- States.
Commercial law -- U.S. states.
Consumer protection -- Law and legislation -- U.S. states.
Criminal law -- U.S. states.
Domestic relations -- U.S. states.
Educational law and legislation -- U.S. states.
Labor laws and legislation -- U.S. states.
Law -- U.S. states.
Real property -- U.S. states.
Taxation -- Law and legislation -- U.S. states.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Leiter, Richard A., editor.
Notes:Revises the 7th edition (Getzville, New York : William S. Hein & Co., 2015.)
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:The 8th edition of NSSL covers the dramatic changes that have happened in many areas of law since 2015. This indispensible reference work provides an overall view of some of the most-asked about and controversial legal topics in the United States: abortion, the right to die, gun control, prayer in public schools, marijuana, marriage, personal income tax, drunk driving, capital punishment, right to work, lemon laws, leases and other agreements, child custody, legal ages, and many other areas. Presented in chart format, NSSL allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The subjects featured fall into eight general legal categories: Business and Consumer Laws; Criminal Laws; Education Laws; Employment Laws; Family Laws; General Civil Laws; Real Estate Laws; and Tax Laws. Within each section each topic is arranged alphabetically and is presented in its own subsection, which begins with a general overview followed by a table that briefly summarizes each state's and the District of Columbia's statutes on particular aspects of law. References to each state's statute or code section covering that law are also presented, enabling users who are interested in reading the original text to find it easily. The appendix, "Statutory Compilations Used in This Book", provides the abbreviations and full names of each state code.--Publisher.
Other form:Revision of: National survey of state laws. 7th edition. Getzville, New York : William S. Hein & Co., 2015 9780837740263
Table of Contents:
  • I. Business and consumer laws: Antitrust
  • Attorneys
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Interest rates
  • Lemon laws
  • II. Criminal laws: Capital punishment
  • Computer crimes
  • Criminal statutes of limitations
  • Drunk driving
  • Gun control
  • Helmet and selected safety laws for motorcyclists and bicyclists
  • Illegal drugs: Cocaine; Heroin
  • Marijuana laws
  • Prohibited consensual sexual activity
  • Seat belt laws
  • Theft of identity
  • III. Education laws: Compulsory education
  • Corporal punishment in public schools
  • Prayer in public schools
  • Privacy of school records
  • IV. Employment laws: Restrictive covenants in employment
  • Legal holidays
  • Minimum wage
  • Right to work
  • Whistleblower statutes
  • V. Family laws: Abortion
  • Adoption
  • Annulment and prohibited marriage
  • Child abuse
  • Child custody
  • Child support guidelines
  • Domestic violence
  • Grounds for divorce
  • Marital property
  • Marriage age requirements
  • Protective orders
  • VI. General civil laws: Animal welfare
  • Bullying
  • Civil rights
  • Civil shoplifting
  • Civil statutes of limitations
  • Food laws
  • Freedom of Information Acts
  • Gambling
  • Legal ages
  • Lost, abandoned, and unclaimed personal property
  • Medical records
  • Negligence
  • Right to die: Durable power of attorney ; Euthanasia ; Living wills
  • Stalking
  • State lotteries
  • Wills
  • VII. Real estate laws: Adverse possession
  • Homestead
  • Leases and rental agreements
  • VIII. Tax laws: Consumer taxes
  • Personal income tax
  • Appendix: Statutory compilations used in this book.