National Survey of State Laws, 6th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414410506
  • ISBN-13: 9781414410500
  • DDC: 349.734
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 808 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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This volume will help patrons make quick, state-by-state comparisons of current state laws -- how they differ and how they're similar -- for a range of relevant subjects from abortion to employment discrimination, child custody to interest rates. It's divided into general legal categories to offer complete coverage and easy access to issues of current relevance and concern related to consumer, family, criminal, real estate, employment and other fields of law. Each law is described in general terms and is followed by detailed charts of each state's laws. Entries are then referenced to a specific code or statute to enable the reader to access the detailed text of the law elsewhere.

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"Provides state statutory code citations to a wide range of legal topics and controversial social and cultural issues.... The preceding description, however, does not indicate the breadth of the coverage that is achieved by the use of tables within the topic displays. The National Survey of State Laws is a good example of an excellent reference tool that anticipated the needs of users of legal research materials. An essential tool for any sizable legal reference collection. In addition, general academic, college and public library collections would also benefit from including this tool in their reference collections." -- Journal of Government Information (Vol. 26, No. 6, 1999)

— Kevin Fredette

"This handy compilation of state laws will be useful to law schools as well as most academic and large public libraries." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— Kevin Fredette

"This publication continues to be most useful for law libraries serving the public as well as for lawyers and judges who need to review more than one state's laws. Especially helpful are both the criminal and civil statute of limitations. This book continues to be updated and expanded, making it an excellent addition to any law library, and even public libraries." — Legal Information Alert (September 2000)

— Legal Information Alert