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The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Gen...
by Daniel Okrent

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English

Pages

497

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>“An extraordinary book, I can’t recommend it highly enough.” –Whoopi Goldberg, <i>The View</i></b><br /> <br /><b>By the widely celebrated <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Last Call</i>—the powerful, definitive, and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America close the immigration door to “inferiors” in the 1920s.</b><br /><br />A forgotten, dark chapter of American history with implications for the current day, <i>The Guarded Gate </i>tells the story of the scientists who argued that certain nationalities were inherently inferior, providing the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history. Brandished by the upper class Bostonians and New Yorkers—many of them progressives—who led the anti-immigration movement, the eugenic arguments helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the US for more than 40 years.<br /> <br />Over five years in the writing, <i>The Guarded Gate </i>tells the complete story from its beginning in 1895, when Henry Cabot Lodge and other Boston Brahmins launched their anti-immigrant campaign. In 1921, Vice President Calvin Coolidge declared that “biological laws” had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law was enacted three years later. In his characteristic style, both lively and authoritative, Okrent brings to life the rich cast of characters from this time, including Lodge’s closest friend, Theodore Roosevelt; Charles Darwin’s first cousin, Francis Galton, the idiosyncratic polymath who gave life to eugenics; the fabulously wealthy and profoundly bigoted Madison Grant, founder of the Bronx Zoo, and his best friend, H. Fairfield Osborn, director of the American Museum of Natural History; Margaret Sanger, who saw eugenics as a sensible adjunct to her birth control campaign; and Maxwell Perkins, the celebrated editor of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. A work of history relevant for today, <i>The Guarded Gate</i> is an important, insightful tale that painstakingly connects the American eugenicists to the rise of Nazism, and shows how their beliefs found fertile soil in the minds of citizens and leaders both here and abroad.
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><strong>One of <em>Publishers Weekly's</em> 10 Best Books of 2017<br /><br />Longlisted for the National Book Award</strong></p><br /><p><strong>This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (<em>New York Times Book Review</em>).</strong></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.
Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and ...
by Preet Bharara

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English

Pages

333

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society.</b><br /><br />Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it. Bharara believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws in the system and in human nature.<br />     The book is divided into four sections: Inquiry, Accusation, Judgment and Punishment. He shows why each step of this process is crucial to the legal system, but he also shows how we all need to think about each stage of the process to achieve truth and justice in our daily lives.<br />     Bharara uses anecdotes and case histories from his legal career--the successes as well as the failures--to illustrate the realities of the legal system, and the consequences of taking action (and in some cases, not taking action, which can be just as essential when trying to achieve a just result). <br />     Much of what Bharara discusses is inspiring--it gives us hope that rational and objective fact-based thinking, combined with compassion, can truly lead us on a path toward truth and justice. Some of what he writes about will be controversial and cause much discussion. Ultimately, it is a thought-provoking, entertaining book about the need to find the humanity in our legal system--and in our society.
The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Inte...
by , Special Counsel's Offic...

Language

English

Pages

753

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>Perhaps the most anticipated publication in American history, this is the full text, Volumes 1 and 2, of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.</b> It is THE REPORT AND NOTHING BUT THE REPORT, in a beautifully typeset edition, with full searchability in ebook formats. It is, word for word, presented exactly as released by the Attorney General of the United States, with no positioning -- such as a celebrity introduction -- that would give it bias or impede its clarity. <br /><br /> One of the most-talked-about investigations in American history, the subject of constant media discussion and speculation, non-stop and controversial attacks from the president, and the eager anticipation of a public wondering what the truth is, this long-awaited publication is an historic event.<br /><br /><b><i>The Mueller Report </i>continues Melville House's "tradition of publishing pivotal public documents."—<i>The New York Times</i></b>
British Overseas Territories Law
by , Susan Dickson

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

June 14, 2018

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This is a manual of law and practice relating to the 14 remaining British overseas territories: Anguilla; Bermuda; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Montserrat; Pitcairn Islands; St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands; Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus; Turks and Caicos Islands; and Virgin Islands.<br /><br />Most, if not all, of these territories are likely to remain British for the foreseeable future, and many have agreed modern constitutional arrangements with the British Government. This book provides a comprehensive description of the main elements of their governance in law and practice, and of the constitutional and international status of the territories. <br /><br />This long-awaited second edition provides a comprehensive update on the law governing overseas territories. It reflects the post-Brexit landscape, and covers the Extradition Act 2003 (Overseas Territories) Order 2016 and the Emergency Powers (Overseas Territories) Order 2017. In addition, it explores case law developments from <i>Chagos Islanders v The United Kingdom</i> to the Mauritius case concerning British Overseas Territory waters.
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into ...
by , Alan Dershowitz

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

April 19, 2019

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<b>NOW A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>, <i>WASHINGTON POST</i>, <i>WALL STREET JOURNAL</i>, <i>USA TODAY</i>, AND<i> PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</i> BESTSELLER.<br /><br /> There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III's into President Donald Trump's possible collusion with Russia. His momentous findings can be found here, complete with:</b><br /><ul><li>The <b>300+ pages</b> of the <b>historic report, </b>as released by the Justice Department</li><li>An introduction by <b>constitutional scholar, eminent civil libertarian, and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Alan Dershowitz.</b></li><li>The relevant portions of <b>Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations,</b> the 1999 provisions written by former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, which establish and regulate the powers of the special counsel.</li><li><b>Rod Rosenstein’s 2016 order</b> appointing Robert Mueller III as special counsel and outlining the scope of his investigation.</li><li>Attorney General <b>William Barr’s four-page summary </b>of the report, as sent to Congress.</li><li>Barr's explanation of the <b>four reasons for redacting the report, and a key </b>for identifying them in the color-coded report</li></ul><br />The wait is over. Robert Mueller, a lifelong Republican, has concluded his investigation and submitted its findings to Attorney General William Barr. Barr has told Congress that Mueller found no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and did not come to a conclusion on obstruction of justice—neither concluding the president committed a crime nor exonerating him. But Mueller’s report was over 300 pages and Barr’s summary was only four pages, raising questions about the conclusions of a historic investigation.<br /><br /> Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s probe into Russian influence on the 2016 election of Donald Trump—including links between the campaign and Russian interests, obstruction of justice by President Trump, and any other matters that may have arisen in the course of the investigation—has been the focal point of American politics since its inception in May 2017. <br /><br /> Democrats in the US House of Representatives hoped to use the report to begin impeachment proceedings, with the support of those critical of the president. Media tracked Mueller’s every move, and the investigation was subject to constant speculation by political pundits everywhere. It resulted in the indictments of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and many others. President Trump and his supporters affirmed that the investigation was a “witch hunt” and the product of a plot by the political establishment—the “deep state”—to delegitimize his presidency.<br /><br /> Mueller’s findings—at least according to Barr—allowed the latter to claim victory. But now, thanks to a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler for the full report, a resolution from the House of Representatives to release the full report to the public (though blocked in the Senate by Mitch McConnell), and popular demand, it’s time for public to judge if that is true.<br /><br /> The Mueller investigation will join Watergate, and the Mueller Report will join the 9/11 Commission Report, the Warren Report, and the Starr Report, as one of the most important in history. <i>The Mueller Report </i>is required reading for everyone with interest in American politics, for every 2016 and 2020 voter, and every American. It’s now available here as an affordable paperback, featuring an introduction from eminent civil libertarian, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, who provides a constitutional, civil law-based commentary sorely needed in today’s media landscape.
Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas
by Stephen Budiansky

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English

Pages

587

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<p><strong>The extraordinary story of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most influential justice.</strong></p><br /><p>Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War when musket balls missed his heart and spinal cord by a fraction of an inch at the Battles of Ball’s Bluff and Antietam. He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage, unremitting scorn for dogma, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity.</p><br /><p>Named to the Supreme Court by Theodore Roosevelt at age sixty-one, he served for nearly three decades, writing a series of famous, eloquent, and often dissenting opinions that would prove prophetic in securing freedom of speech, protecting the rights of criminal defendants, and ending the Court’s reactionary resistance to social and economic reforms.</p><br /><p>As a pioneering legal scholar, Holmes revolutionized the understanding of common law by showing how the law always evolved to meet the changing needs of society. As an enthusiastic friend and indefatigable correspondent, he wrote thousands of personal letters brimming with humorous philosophical insights, trenchant comments on the current scene, and an abiding joy in fighting the good fight.</p><br /><p>Drawing on many previously unpublished letters and records, Stephen Budiansky’s definitive biography offers the fullest portrait yet of this pivotal American figure, whose zest for life, wit, and intellect left a profound legacy in law and Constitutional rights, and who was an inspiring example of how to lead a meaningful life in a world of uncertainty and upheaval.</p>
Last Rights: Liquidating a Company (Financial Management Associat...
by , Robin Russell

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

February 01, 2007

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This book deals with the end-game for a business. No business entity lasts forever and anyone faced with the task of liquidating a business at the end of its run needs to know that a liquidation doesn't present an insurmountable problem. In fact, substantial value is often overlooked. This book explains the various options for liquidations and the pros and cons for each possibility. The book also can be used as a clear how-to guide for someone who wishes to undertake the job of a liquidator or trustee. From start to finish, the book lays out the steps and pitfalls in liquidations.<br />
Delictual Liability
by Joe Thomson

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 23, 2015

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Delictual Liability, 5th edition is a highly respected account of the principles of delict in Scots law and is the standard introductory textbook on the subject. <br /><br />The fifth edition of this popular text has been updated throughout and provides a clear and straightforward guide through this difficult area of Scots Law. <br /><br />Includes extensively updated topics such as: <br /> Causation<br /> Vicarious liability<br /> Liability for wrongs of third parties<br /> Calculation of damages<br /><br />Coverage is also given to the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011.
Global Mobility and Migration 2019: A Guide for Skilled Workers, ...
by Johann van Rooyen

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English

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Publication Date

June 03, 2019

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The movement of people across international boundaries in search of better opportunities and to escape danger and risk is one of the most fundamental characteristics of humankind. Economic pressure led to the mass migration of 60 million Europeans during the 17th to 20th centuries, leading to the colonization of three continents and the creation of a new world order. Migration is ongoing and by 2019 there were 244 million migrants across the globe, making up 3.3% of the world’s population.<br /><br />In addition to the more than three million refugees trying to escape poverty and violence in 2018, millions of globally mobile skilled and unskilled workers, professional and investment migrants, and well-off retirees, all make up the annual migration flow. In 2017 about five million new legal permanent immigrants arrived in 34 OECD member countries, plus four million temporary foreign workers and three million international students. In addition, 108,000 HNWI (High Net Worth Individuals) permanently crossed international borders. Together these add up to more than 15 million migrants per year. According to a recent Gallup survey, more than 700 million adults around the world would like to join this emigration stream. <br />This book starts with the assumption that migration mostly is a positive force, and if managed responsibly, promotes economic growth and enhances a benign diversity. This does not mean support for uncontrolled immigration or the open-border policies promoted by leftists, but it acknowledges that the relative trickle of refugees over the past decade may have to be accommodated to prevent an unstoppable flood later on. <br /><br />In addition, there is no denying the growing 21st-century trend for labour to be internationally mobile and of the desire of workers to become part of a global citizenry. This will continue to drive skilled individuals and workers filling urgent job shortages, to move from the less- to the more-developed world, as well as between developed countries (as within the EU). There is also growing migration from the developed to the developing world as investors and entrepreneurs seek out new markets, and as the world’s one billion baby-boomer population search out lower-cost retirement havens.

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