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The Handy Law Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)

David L. Hudson


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Navigate the law, the history, the theories, the cases, and the system A legal primer to the practice and history of law in the United States.

Every day we encounter the rules of law--from the time we decide to get married, or perhaps divorced, to making a purchase with our credit cards or dealing with bankruptcy. Let The Handy Law Answer Book help you navigate the system.

You'll learn useful advice on how to find a lawyer; what happens when you file a lawsuit or are sued by someone else; what your rights in the workplace are; and what you can expect when you have your day in court. Plus, how to read those legal citations as well as some fascinating--and quirky--legal cases.

Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive overview of the law in the United States, you'll learn about the history of the U.S. legal system and about the personalities who shaped it. You'll get an introduction to various laws, important cases, court opinions, and how they all might affect you. You'll find answers to more than 800 questions, including ...

Where did the word tort come from?How are state court judges selected?Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet?How did our system of law evolve?How does one best navigate that system?How are state court judges selected?How does the law define "marriage"?What should you do if facing too much debt?What is a "wobbler"?

With a wide range of information suitable for everyone, this is an ideal source for anyone looking to get a better understanding of the law. Fully illustrated, The Handy Law Answer Book also includes a helpful glossary of legal terms, a list of useful resources, an explanation of legal citations, the full text of the U.S. Constitution, and an index.

Praise For The Handy Law Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)

"More than 800 questions and answers that offer the reader information on significant events, meaningful principles, and practical points in various legal area. Recommended for libraries and individuals who need an economically priced introduction to American legalese."  Booklist

"For anyone who wants to know more about coping with our court system, credit and bankruptcy law, employment law, family law, or personal injury law, Hudson has written an excellent guide that I highly recommend."  Bookviews by Alan Caruba

"How many times have you slapped yourself on the forehead and said, Wish I knew the law pertaining to my credit information! Yeah, me neither. But when you really do need to know something about the law, a new reference book . . . is just the ticket."  Wichita Falls Times Record News

"A wonderful book for the curious and anybody who needs clarification on anything legalese."  The Bookworm Sez

Visible Ink Press, 9781578592173, 432pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

About the Author

David Hudson, Jr., J.D. is the author or co-author of over three dozen books, including The Handy American History Answer Book, The Handy Law Answer Book, and The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book, all from Visible Ink Press, as well as The Rehnquist Court: Understanding Its Impact and Legacy, and (as co-editor with John Vile and David Schultz) The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. He works as a senior law clerk at the Tennessee Supreme Court and teaches classes at Vanderbilt Law School and the Nashville School of Law. Hudson earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Carla, who assists him greatly with her excellent research skills.