These two books with almost identical titles serve similar purposes for two different audiences—the McClanahan treatise for the practicing lawyer, the Reppy and Samuel casebook for the law student (and professor). Both books present the current community property law of the several American states, and in both the coverage of the principles of community property law as that law has developed in the United States will facilitate comparative analysis. This coverage may also minimize the apparent provincialism of decisions in the several states, at least for those problems not already resolved and therefore constrained by stare decisis.
Harry M. Cross,
Community Property Law in the United States, by W.S. McClanahan (1982) and Community Property in the United States, by William A. Reppy, Jr. and Cynthia A. Samuel (1982),
58 Wash. L. Rev.
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