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Court rules

court rules: an overview

Corrections

corrections law overview

Correctional institutions are the places where convicted criminals serve out their sentences, including prisons, halfway houses and supervised release programs.  They are generally of statutory creation and are governed by boards of charities and corrections, or similar boards that are part of a branch of municipal or state government. State and local legislatures that control corrections law are limited only by the Constitution.

Corporations

corporations: an overview

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Category: Enterprise Law

Consumer credit

consumer credit: an overview

Credit allows consumers to finance transactions without having to pay the full cost of the merchandise at the time of the transaction. A common form of consumer credit is a credit card account issued by a financial institution. Merchants may also provide direct financing for products which they sell. Banks may directly finance purchases through loans and mortgages.

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  • Code of Federal Regulations: 12 C.F.R. - Banks and Banking

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  • Good Starting Point in Print: Dee Pridgen, Consumer Credit and the Law, Clark Boardman Callaghan, (2004)

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Category: Commercial Transactions

Constitutional law

constitutional law: an overview

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Category: Constitutional Law

Communications

communications law: an overview

Communications law is concerned with the regulation of radio and TV broadcasting to ensure satisfactory service and to prevent chaos. The federal government has largely governed broadcasting because by its nature broadcasting transcends state boundaries.

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  • Code of Federal Regulations: 47 C.F.R. - Telecommunication

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Collective bargaining

collective bargaining and labor arbitration: an overview

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  • Code of Federal Regulations: 29 C.F.R. - Dept. of Labor

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Category: Employment Law

Banking

banking: an overview

Banks and bank accounts are regulated by both state and federal statutes. Bank accounts may be established by national and state chartered banks and savings associations. All are regulated by the law under which they were established.

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Federal Agency Regulations

  • Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulationscontains federal agency regulations that concern banks and banking.
    • Chapter I of that title contains regulations promulgated by the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury.
    • Chapter II, regulations governing the Federal Reserve System.
    • Chapter III, the regulations of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
    • Chapter V, the regulations of the Office of Thrift Supervision of the Department of the Treasury.
    • Other chapters contain contains the regulations of the Export-Import Bank, Farm Credit Administration, Natural Credit Union Administration, Federal Financing Bank, Federal Finance Institutions Examination Council, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board, and the Resolution Trust Corporation.

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  • Good Starting Point in Print: Ann Graham et al., Banking Law, Matthew Bender Inc. and Company, New York, NY (1981, with updates)

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Admiralty

admiralty: an overview

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  • Good Starting Point in Print: John Maher et al., Maritime Litigation, Michie, Charlottesville, Va (1994)

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Category: Business Sectors

Admission to Practice

bar admissions: an overview

Admission to the practice of law (admission to the bar of a state) is governed by rules and regulations promulgated solely by a state's courts, legislatures, and/or bar association. The rules must not violate the constitutional requirements of due process and equal protection or be unrelated to one's ability to practice law.

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