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An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Ev...
by , Josh Blackman

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<p></p><p>This multimedia platform combines a book and video series that will change the way you study constitutional law. <strong><em>An Introduction to Constitutional Law</em></strong> teaches the narrative of constitutional law as it has developed over the past two centuries. All students—even those unfamiliar with American history—will learn the essential background information to grasp how this body of law has come to be what it is today. An online library of sixty-three videos (access codes provided with purchase of the book) brings the Supreme Court’s one hundred most important decisions to life. These videos are enriched by photographs, maps, and even audio from the Supreme Court. The book and videos are accessible for all levels: law school, college, high school, home school, and independent study. Students can read and watch these materials before class to prepare for lectures or study after class to fill in any gaps in their notes. And, come exam time, students can watch the entire canon of constitutional law in about twelve hours. </p><p></p>
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.<br /><br /> “[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.”<b>—John Legend</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN</b> • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time</i></b><br /></b></b><br /> Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.<br /><br /> <i>Just Mercy </i>is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction • Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction • Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award • Finalist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize • Finalist for the <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>Prize • An American Library Association Notable Book</b><br /><br />“Every bit as moving as <i>To Kill a Mockingbird, </i>and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”<b>—David Cole, <i>The New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /> “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”<b>—Nicholas Kristof, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. <i>Just Mercy</i> will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”<b>—Ted Conover, <i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /><br /> “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”<b><i>—The Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> “Brilliant.”<b><i>—The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>
Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Ag...
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

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November 19, 2019

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<b>A <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Besteller! Alan Dershowitz, one of America’s most respected legal scholars and a<i> New York Times </i>bestselling author proves—with incontrovertible evidence—that he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should be handled in a just society.  </b><br /><br />“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—<i>Politico</i><br /><br /> Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by <i>Politico </i>and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed “shoe‑on‑the‑other‑foot test,” to those accused of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> In <i>Guilt by Accusation</i>, Dershowitz provides an in‑depth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz’s plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America
by Timothy Snyder

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • From the author of <i>On Tyranny</i> comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.</b><br /><br /><b>“A brilliant analysis of our time.”—Karl Ove Knausgaard, <i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br />With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the United States.  <br /><br />Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself.  The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies.<br /><br />In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. To understand the challenge is to see, and perhaps renew, the fundamental political virtues offered by tradition and demanded by the future. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by , Mark Olshaker

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English

Pages

445

Publication Date

November 26, 1998

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<b>Now a Netflix original series</b><br /> <br />Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.<br /><br />In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.<br /> <br /> During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.<br /> <br /> As the model for Jack Crawford in <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i>, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
The Ultimate Sci Fi Collection
by , Edgar Allan Poe

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English

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11527

Publication Date

March 03, 2019

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The Ultimate Sci Fi Collection brings together over 50 of the greatest science fiction masterpieces ever written!<br /><br />Featuring:<br /><br />JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, by Jules Verne<br />TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, by Jules Verne<br />THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, by Jules Verne<br />FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, by Jules Verne<br />AROUND THE MOON, by Jules Verne<br />OFF ON A COMET, by Jules Verne<br />DOCTOR OX’S EXPERIMENT, by Jules Verne<br />THE STEAM HOUSE, by Jules Verne<br />IN THE YEAR 2889, by Jules Verne<br />THE TIME MACHINE, by H.G. Wells<br />THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, by H.G. Wells<br />THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, by H.G. Wells<br />THE INVISIBLE MAN, by H.G. Wells<br />A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM, by Edgar Allan Poe<br />THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR, by Edgar Allan Poe<br />SOME WORDS WITH A  MUMMY, by Edgar Allan Poe<br />A TALE OF THE RAGGED MOUNTAINS, by Edgar Allan Poe<br />FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Shelley<br />THE LAST MAN, by Mary Shelley<br />FLATLAND, by Edwin A. Abbott<br />LOOKING BACKWARD: 2000-1887, by Edward Bellamy<br />EQUALITY, by Edward Bellamy<br />DR. HEIDENHOFF’S PROCESS, by Edward Bellamy<br />A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT, by Mark Twain<br />THE LOST WORLD, by Arthur Conan Doyle<br />THE POISON BELT, by Arthur Conan Doyle<br />AT THE EARTH’S CORE, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />PELLUCIDAR, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />OUT OF TIME’S ABYSS, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />BEYOND THIRTY, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />THE BLAZING WORLD, by Margaret Cavendish<br />ULLER UPRISING, by H. Beam Piper<br />FOUR-DAY PLANET, by H. Beam Piper<br />THE COSMIC COMPUTER, by H. Beam Piper<br />SPACE VIKING, by H. Beam Piper<br />LAST ENEMY, by H. Beam Piper<br />TIME CRIME, by H. Beam Piper<br />EDISON’S CONQUEST OF MARS, by Garrett P. Serviss<br />THE VARIABLE MAN, by Philip K. Dick<br />ADJUSTMENT TEAM, by Philip K. Dick<br />THE HANGING STRANGER, by Philip K. Dick<br />TRIPLANETARY, by E.E. “Doc” Smith<br />FIRST LENSMAN, by E.E. “Doc” Smith<br />THE SKYLARK OF SPACE, by E.E. “Doc” Smith<br />THE GALAXY PRIMES, by E.E. “Doc” Smith<br />MURDER MADNESS, by Murray Leinster<br />THE FORGOTTEN PLANET, by Murray Leinster<br />THE TIME TRADERS, by Andre Norton<br />and<br />KEY OUT OF TIME, by Andre Norton
Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty - Upd...
by Randy E. Barnett

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

November 24, 2013

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<p>The U.S. Constitution found in school textbooks and under glass in Washington is not the one enforced today by the Supreme Court. In <i>Restoring the Lost Constitution</i>, Randy Barnett argues that since the nation's founding, but especially since the 1930s, the courts have been cutting holes in the original Constitution and its amendments to eliminate the parts that protect liberty from the power of government. From the Commerce Clause, to the Necessary and Proper Clause, to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, to the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Supreme Court has rendered each of these provisions toothless. In the process, the written Constitution has been lost.</p><br /><p> Barnett establishes the original meaning of these lost clauses and offers a practical way to restore them to their central role in constraining government: adopting a "presumption of liberty" to give the benefit of the doubt to citizens when laws restrict their rightful exercises of liberty. He also provides a new, realistic and philosophically rigorous theory of constitutional legitimacy that justifies both interpreting the Constitution according to its original meaning and, where that meaning is vague or open-ended, construing it so as to better protect the rights retained by the people.</p><br /><p> As clearly argued as it is insightful and provocative, <i>Restoring the Lost Constitution</i> forcefully disputes the conventional wisdom, posing a powerful challenge to which others must now respond.</p><br /><p> This updated edition features an afterword with further reflections on individual popular sovereignty, originalist interpretation, judicial engagement, and the gravitational force that original meaning has exerted on the Supreme Court in several recent cases.</p>
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

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January 07, 2020

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<p><strong>Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by <em>Entertainment Weekly‚</em> <em>Slate‚</em> <em>Chronicle of Higher Eduction‚</em> <em>Literary Hub</em>, <em>Book Riot‚</em> and <em>Zora</em></strong></p> <p><strong>A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller—“one of the most influential books of the past 20 years,” according to the <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em>—with a new preface by the author</strong></p> <p><strong>“It is in no small part thanks to Alexander’s account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system.” </strong><br /><strong>—Adam Shatz, <em>London Review of Books</em></strong></p> <p>Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s <em>The New Jim Crow</em>. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list.</p> <p>Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander’s unforgettable argument that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” As the <em>Birmingham News</em> proclaimed, it is “undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.”</p> <p>Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.</p> <p> </p>
Trial by Blood (Daniel Pike Series Book 3)
by William Bernhardt

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

December 17, 2019

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<h2>A billion-dollar inheritance. A relative’s suspicious reappearance. Can Dan dig up the secrets of the past before he’s buried six feet under?</h2><p><p>Attorney Daniel Pike’s flashy courtroom antics have earned him plenty of enemies--but also freed many innocent people. When he learns that the same crooked cop who got his father locked up for life is testifying in a contested-identity suit, Daniel takes the case. But it won’t be easy to prove his client is the long-lost heir to an immense estate since the young man can’t remember the last fourteen years…</p><p>His civil litigation becomes a criminal trial when another heir is violently murdered and the mysterious amnesiac looks like the prime suspect. Battling vanishing evidence, political interference, and a brutal attack on his life, the savvy lawyer knows he’ll need to put on his best performance yet.</p><p>Can Dan clear his client’s name and inheritance? Or will they both pay with their lives?</p><p><i>Trial by Blood</i> is the third book in the nail-biting Daniel Pike legal thriller series. If you like sinister conspiracies, brash attorneys, and dark-alley danger, then you’ll love William Bernhardt’s page-turning novel.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>Trial by Blood</i> and take a crack at injustice today!</u></h2>
WRECKING CREW: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery
by John Ferak

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English

Pages

363

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<em>“Whatever you thought you believed about this infamous case, get ready to change your mind or be more convinced than ever. … Fascinating.”</em>—<b>New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson</b><br /><br />In 2016-17, while working for the USA TODAY NETWORK’s Wisconsin Investigative Team, author John Ferak wrote dozens of articles examining the murder case again Steven Avery, who had already beat one wrongful conviction only to be charged with the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. The case became the wildly successful Netflix “Making A Murderer” documentary. <br /><br />In WRECKING CREW: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery, Ferak lays out in exacting detail the post-conviction strategy of Kathleen Zellner, the high-profile, high-octane lawyer, to free Avery. To write this book, Zellner, perhaps America’s most successful wrongful conviction attorney, gave Ferak unique access to the exhaustive pro bono efforts she and her small suburban Chicago law firm dedicated for a man she believes to be a victim of an unscrupulous justice system in Manitowoc County.

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