May 4, 2005
Recent Practitioner Releases from LexisNexis
Fourth Circuit Criminal Handbook, 2005 Edition
Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Horn, lll
Format: 1 volume, softbound
This comprehensive and popular handbook is the product of years of careful study and practical application of Fourth Circuit criminal decisions. Covering hundreds of criminal issues, Fourth Circuit Criminal Handbook gives litigators, judges, law clerks, and federal enforcement personnel clear, practical analysis geared to the needs of a busy criminal law practice.
Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Horn, formerly First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, has written and lectured widely on Fourth Circuit criminal and civil law and procedure. In addition to revising his Fourth Circuit Criminal Handbook annually, Horn is the author of Michie's Fourth Circuit Criminal Reporter and Horn's Federal Jury Instructions for the Fourth Circuit: Criminal Edition. Judge Horn received his B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia in 1973, and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina Law Center in 1976.
Gilbert Criminal Law and Procedure of New York - 2005 Edition
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Format: 1 volume, hardbound
This indispensable one-volume publication features the complete New York Criminal Procedure Law, Penal Law, and Correction Law, with case annotations following each statutory provision. Also included are relevant criminal provisions of the Civil Practice Law and Rules, Executive Law, Family Court Act, Judiciary Law, Public Health Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, and Court Rules.
Features of the 2005 edition include:
Updated criminal statutes, revised to include changes effected during the 2004 legislative session. Several new crimes were added to the list of violent felony offenses during this session. A sentence of life imprisonment without parole was mandated for the offense of criminal possession of a chemical or biological weapon in the first degree, criminal use of a chemical or biological weapon in the first degree, and a new provision of murder in the second degree. In addition, a new supplemental sex offender victim fee is now required, in addition to the surcharge and crime victim assistance fee.
Also includes hundreds of concise, authoritative case annotations, the Outline of New York Laws on Plea Bargaining, Sentence, and Youthful Offender Procedures, by The Honorable William C. Donnino, and the New York Court System Chart and Court Directory
Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions, 2005 Edition
Judicial Council of California
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Format: 2 volumes, softbound
Use what the judge is using with the Official Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI). The 2005 edition includes all new and revised instructions approved in February 2005 by the Judicial Council for use immediately. These plain-English instructions cover 40 topics including Evidence, Contracts, Torts, Civil Rights, Eminent Domain, and much more. Rule 855 enacted by the Judicial Council states that "Use of the Judicial Council Instructions is strongly encouraged. If the latest edition of the civil jury instructions approved by the Judicial Council contains an instruction applicable to a case and the trial judge determines that the jury should be instructed on the subject, it is recommended that the judge use the Judicial Council instruction unless he or she finds that a different instruction would more accurately state the law and be understood by jurors."
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