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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segre...
by Richard Rothstein

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (<em>New York Times Book Review</em>).</p><br />Widely heralded as a “masterful” (<em>Washington Post</em>) and “essential” (<em>Slate</em>) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s <em>The Color of Law</em> offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (<em>Chicago Daily Observer</em>), <em>The Color of Law</em> forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment
by , Joshua Matz

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<div><div><b>The history and future of our democracy's ultimate sanction, presidential impeachment, and a guide to how it should be used now</b></div><div> </div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i>To End a Presidency</i> addresses one of today's most urgent questions: when and whether to impeach a president. Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz provide an authoritative guide to impeachment's past and a bold argument about its proper role today. In an era of expansive presidential power and intense partisanship, we must rethink impeachment for the twenty-first century.</div><div> </div><div><br /></div><div>Of impeachments, one Constitutional Convention delegate declared, </div><div>"A good magistrate will not fear them. A bad one will be kept in fear of them." <i>To End a Presidency</i> is an essential book for all Americans seeking to understand how this crucial but fearsome power should be exercised.</div></div>
Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America
by Adam Winkler

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

September 19, 2011

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<p>A provocative history that reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America's cultural divide.</p><br /><em>Gunfight</em> is a timely work examining America’s four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In this definitive and provocative history, Adam Winkler reveals how guns—not abortion, race, or religion—are at the heart of America’s cultural divide. Using the landmark 2008 case <em>District of Columbia v. Heller</em>—which invalidated a law banning handguns in the nation’s capital—as a springboard, Winkler brilliantly weaves together the dramatic stories of gun-rights advocates and gun-control lobbyists, providing often unexpected insights into the venomous debate that now cleaves our nation.
Scorched Worth: A True Story of Destruction, Deceit, and Governme...
by Joel Engel

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English

Pages

294

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<div>To effect just outcomes the justice system requires that law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges be committed—above all—to doing justice. Those whose allegiance is to winning, regardless of evidence, do the opposite of justice: they corrupt the system. This is the jaw-dropping story of one such corruption and its surprise ending.<br /><br /><br /><br />On Labor Day 2007, a forest fire broke out in California’s eastern Sierra Nevada and eventually burned about 65,000 acres. Investigators from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the United States Forest Service took a mere two days to conclude that the liable party was the successful forest-products company Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), founded as a tiny sawmill nearly sixty years earlier by Red Emmerson. <br /><br /><br /><br />The investigative report on the fire declared that SPI’s independent logging contractor had started the conflagration by driving a bulldozer over a rock, creating a spark that flew into a pile of brush. No fire had ever been proven to start that way, but based on the report the U.S. Department of Justice and California’s attorney general filed nearly identical suits against Emmerson’s company. The amount sought was nearly a billion dollars, enough to bankrupt or severely damage it. Emmerson, of course, fought back.<br /><br /><br /><br />Week by week, month by month, year by year, his lawyers discovered that the investigators had falsified evidence, lied under oath, fabricated science, invented a narrative, and intentionally ignored a mountain of exculpatory evidence. They never pursued a known arsonist who was in the area that day, nor a young man who repeatedly volunteered alibis contradicted by facts. <br /><br /><br /><br />Though the government lawyers had not known at the start that the investigation was tainted, they nonetheless refused to drop the suits as the discovery process continued and dozens of revelations made clear that any verdict against Emmerson’s company would be unjust.<br /><br /><br /><br /><i>Scorched Worth</i> is a riveting tale that dramatizes how fragile and arbitrary justice can be when those empowered to act in the name of the people are more loyal to the bureaucracies that employ them than to the people they’re supposed to serve. It’s also the story of a man who refused to let the government take from him what he’d spent a lifetime earning.<br /></div>
Regime Jurídico das Parcerias das Organizações da Sociedade Ci...
by Rosângela Wolff Moro

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Portuguese

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Publication Date

May 22, 2018

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Este livro é um manual de consulta para entender melhor as novas regras de parcerias entre entidades – agora chamadas de Organizações da Sociedade Civil – e a Administração Pública direta e indireta de todas as esferas, de acordo com a Lei no 13.019/14, denominada<br />Marco Regulatório das Organizações da Sociedade Civil.
Fortnite Battle Royale: Why Your Children Went Crazy Over This Ga...
by Karen Andersen

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English

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Publication Date

May 17, 2018

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<h1>If your child plays Fortnite without end, and you are concern that he is getting addicted to it, then keep reading… </h1><p><br /></p><h2>'Fortnite' Is Earning $1M A Day On Mobile, and Players Are Spending More Time With It Than School or Tinder.</h2><p><br /></p><p>That means it is being played by many people, young and adult. Is your child one of those that get addicted to this game?</p><p><br /></p><h3>If you have a son or daughter that are tweens or teenagers, they are probably getting crazy about Fortnite.</h3><p><br /></p><p>It is a game that took the World by storm. It’s like everyone in your kids' generation knows about it. And you are an outcast if you are not aware of it.</p><p><br /></p><p>Do you know how many hours they spend in front of the computer, or console?</p><p><br /></p><p>Or, are you a parent who's thinking of buying it as a gift to your child?</p><p><br /></p><p>You see, parents love to give what their kids want. Oftentimes, they don’t check what it is.</p><p><br /></p><h3>Could games destroy your child without you noticing?</h3><p><br /></p><p>You may even make the costly mistake of putting something in their room. Which makes them awake till morning.</p><p><br /></p><p>But now, you can stay informed about the game and how it can help you connect with your kids.</p><p><br /></p><p>Tips the majority of Parents don’t know about the game Fortnite. </p><p><br /></p><h3>This Fortnite Parent Manual Includes:  </h3><ul><li>What You Need To Know About Fortnite, and Why You Should Be Playing It</li><li>Why This Game Is Illegal For Kids with Certain Age</li><li>How a Study proves that having Access to Fortnite is Good For Your Child</li><li>Why Your Kids Stay up Until Morning?</li><li>How Fortnite Battle Royale Can Destroy Your Kids Without You Noticing</li><li>Fortnite Mode That Your Kid Should Get Away</li><li>10 Reasons Fortnite Gameplay Can Improve Your Child</li><li>Get Closer To Your Kids in 20 Minutes</li><li>How Your Children's’ Opponent Can Crush them in an Instant</li><li>Why Royalepay is the First Thing You Should Know Before Anything Else</li><li>Myths about Online Gaming. Plus 1 essential truth you don’t want to believe - but should (this could make you closer to your kid) </li><li>How You Can Also Fall In Love With Fortnite</li><li>Why not being a Fortnite player can increase the likelihood of your child to get Bullied in School</li><li>Why your behavior has a far greater effect on your child than you think - and how you can fix this for free </li><li>The absolute worst decision you can make that can make or break your relationship with your child (avoid this mistake if you don't want to have a gap with your kids)</li></ul><p><br />And much, MUCH more! </p><p><br /></p><p>Much of this advice goes against conventional parenting techniques. </p><p><br /></p><p>In fact, some of the advice sounds downright ridiculous to a parent who doesn’t understand gaming - but time and again, the data shows that it works. </p><p><br /></p><h3><strong>See the Difference in One Week... or Your Money Back!</strong></h3><p><strong>If you follow the chapters in this guide and feel that it didn't reach your expectations, simply click one button within 7 days and Amazon will return 100% of your money. </strong></p><p><strong></strong><br /></p><h1>So if you want to understand your children better, and make the best decision to help your child, click “Buy Now with 1-Click”</h1>
Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations in the 21...
by Springer

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English

Pages

549

Publication Date

June 01, 2018

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This new handbook builds on The Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations published in 2007, and is the only resource defining the field of study related to small nonprofit organizations and to studying communities from the standpoint of associations that make up communities. It explores the history and conceptualizations of community, theoretical concepts in community organizations, social movements ranging from health to crime, and community practice methods. Further it provides authoritative statements of major theory areas, gives examples of different sub areas of the field, provides guidance to people working as practitioners in the field, and nicely coincides with the increasing interest in clinical sociology. This handbook is of great interest to academics, students and practitioners with an interdisciplinary resource to understand and collaborate in work with contemporary communities. 
HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship (I...
by Nadine Strossen

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English

Pages

215

Publication Date

April 02, 2018

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<em>HATE</em> dispels misunderstandings plaguing our perennial debates about "hate speech vs. free speech," showing that the First Amendment approach promotes free speech and democracy, equality, and societal harmony. We hear too many incorrect assertions that "hate speech" -- which has no generally accepted definition -- is either absolutely unprotected or absolutely protected from censorship. Rather, U.S. law allows government to punish hateful or discriminatory speech in specific contexts when it directly causes imminent serious harm. Yet, government may not punish such speech solely because its message is disfavored, disturbing, or vaguely feared to possibly contribute to some future harm. When U.S. officials formerly wielded such broad censorship power, they suppressed dissident speech, including equal rights advocacy. Likewise, current politicians have attacked Black Lives Matter protests as "hate speech."<br /><br />"Hate speech" censorship proponents stress the potential harms such speech might further: discrimination, violence, and psychic injuries. However, there has been little analysis of whether censorship effectively counters the feared injuries. Citing evidence from many countries, this book shows that "hate speech" laws are at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive. Their inevitably vague terms invest enforcing officials with broad discretion, and predictably, regular targets are minority views and speakers. Therefore, prominent social justice advocates in the U.S. and beyond maintain that the best way to resist hate and promote equality is not censorship, but rather, vigorous "counterspeech" and activism.
The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Eighth Edition
by , Laurie Maniotis

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English

Pages

502

Publication Date

September 15, 2014

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<p>Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of <cite>The Educator's Guide</cite> was published in 1986. Successive editions grew incrementally longer to keep abreast of legal developments. In this new eighth edition, the authors have streamlined the discussion by pruning older material and weaving in new developments. The result is an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law that is both well integrated and easy to read.</p><p>Intended for Texas school personnel, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the eighth edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions.</p><p>The eighth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system. As Chapter 1 notes, education law is a complex interweaving of state and federal constitutional, statutory, administrative, and judicial law. It is important to understand the nature of the system before reading other sections.</p><p>Successive chapters address attendance and the instructional program, the education of children with special needs, employment and personnel, expression and associational rights, the role of religion in public schools, student discipline, open meetings and records, privacy, search and seizure, and legal liability under both federal and Texas law. In addition to state law, the book addresses the role of the federal government in school operation through such major federal legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.</p><p>Statute and case references are kept as simple as possible, and a complete index of case citations is included for those readers who wish to consult the cases themselves. The appendices describe how case law is reported and where to find it, along with a glossary of legal terms and a listing of other sources on Texas school law.</p>
Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will Is Not the Way to Avoid Pr...
by Ronald Farrington Sharp

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<div>Readers say it best: "Very informative", "saved me a lot of money and headaches!", "recommend it for everyone who has to plan estates for their elderly parents"<BR><i>Living Trusts for Everyone</i> is the best resource for setting up a living trust. Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to set up a loved one’s trust with no lawyers and no expense.<br /> <br /> Wills benefit lawyers. Trusts benefit the clients. Too often lawyers sell wills to clients only to sit back and wait to sell their probate services to their clients’ heirs. Ronald Farrington Sharp describes the best way to handle modern estate planning and details the many advantages trusts have over wills in not only eliminating probate but in also protecting your assets for your heirs. Sharp explains why legal services are not needed to do the clerical work in settling a trust after death. This updated edition includes new information on an array of subjects, including:<br /> <li>Elimination of the federal estate tax for most estates due to increased exemption amounts<br /> <li>Online assets<br /> <li>The use of passwords, usernames, and websites<br /> <li>Keeping trustees honest and the process of removing trustees for malfeasance<br /> <li>Forms for simplifying the planning process<br /> <li>Strategies to lower attorneys’ fees>/li><br /> With no legal jargon, just step-by-step instructions and sample form letters, <i>Living Trusts for Everyone</i> takes the mystery out of the process of setting up a trust.</div>

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