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To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment
by , Joshua Matz

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>As Congress begins an impeachment inquiry against</b><b> President Trump, read the definitive book on presidential impeachment and how it should be used today.</b><i><br /></i>Impeachment is our ultimate constitutional check against an out-of-control executive. But it is also a perilous and traumatic undertaking for the nation. In this authoritative examination, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz rise above the daily clamor to illuminate impeachment's proper role in our age of broken politics.<br /><i>To End a Presidency </i>is an essential book for anyone seeking to understand how this fearsome power should be deployed.<br />
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segre...
by Richard Rothstein

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection<br /><br />One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year<br /><br />One of <em>Publishers Weekly</em>’s 10 Best Books of the Year<br /><br />Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction<br /><br />An NPR Best Book of the Year<br /><br />Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction<br /><br />Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction)<br /><br />Finalist • <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize (History)<br /><br />Finalist • Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize</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 /><p><strong> </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.
The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Ninth Edition
by , Frank Kemerer

Language

English

Pages

501

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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<p>Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of <em>The Educator’s Guide</em> was published in 1986. This new ninth edition offers an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law through the 2017 legislative sessions. Intended for educators, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the ninth 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 ninth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system, incorporating recent innovative features such as charter schools and districts of innovation. Successive chapters address attendance, the instructional program, service to students with special needs, the rights of public school employees, the role of religion, student discipline, governmental transparency, privacy, parent rights, and the parameters of legal liability for schools and school personnel. The book includes discussion of major federal legislation, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Every Student Succeeds Act. On the state level, the book incorporates new laws pertaining to cyberbullying and inappropriate relationships between students and employees. Key points are illustrated through case law, and a complete index of case citations is included.</p>
Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and ...
by Preet Bharara

Language

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

Language

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.
Whistleblower Complaint Against President Trump
by Anonymous

Language

English

Pages

20

Publication Date

September 27, 2019

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Here is the landmark bombshell report delivered by an unnamed whistleblower. Sure to become a major historic document.<br /><br />In July President Trump called the president of Ukraine. In that call Trump discussed an investigation into Vice President Biden and his son. This call prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to state that Trump had betrayed his oath of office, and she announced she was opening a formal impeachment inquiry.<br /><br />Now you can read the report for yourself and draw your own conclusions. You'll want to have this historic record of our times in this eBook format, to have with you for reference at all times.
They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy
by Lawrence Lessig

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><strong>“This urgent book offers not only a clear-eyed explanation of the forces that broke our politics, but a thoughtful and, yes, patriotic vision of how we create a government that’s truly by and for the people.”—DAVID DALEY, bestselling author of <em>Ratf**ked</em> and <em>Unrigged</em></strong></p><p><strong>In the vein of <em>On Tyranny</em> and <em>How Democracies Die</em>, the bestselling author of <em>Republic, Lost</em> argues with insight and urgency that our democracy no longer represents us and shows that reform is both necessary and possible.</strong> <br /><br />America’s democracy is in crisis. Along many dimensions, a single flaw—unrepresentativeness—has detached our government from the people. And as a people, our fractured partisanship and ignorance on critical issues drive our leaders to stake out ever more extreme positions. </p><p>In <em>They Don’t Represent Us</em>, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig charts the way in which the fundamental institutions of our democracy, including our media, respond to narrow interests rather than to the needs and wishes of the nation’s citizenry. But the blame does not only lie with “them”—Washington’s politicians and power brokers, Lessig argues. The problem is also “us.” “We the people” are increasingly uninformed about the issues, while ubiquitous political polling exacerbates the problem, reflecting and normalizing our ignorance and feeding it back into the system as representative of our will.</p><p>What we need, Lessig contends, is a series of reforms, from governmental institutions to the public itself, including:</p><ul><li>A move immediately to public campaign funding, leading to more representative candidates</li><li>A reformed Electoral College, that gives the President a reason to represent America as a whole</li><li>A federal standard to end partisan gerrymandering in the states </li><li>A radically reformed Senate</li><li>A federal penalty on states that don’t secure to their people an equal freedom to vote</li><li>Institutions that empower the people to speak in an informed and deliberative way</li></ul><p>A soul-searching and incisive examination of our failing political culture, this nonpartisan call to arms speaks to every citizen, offering a far-reaching platform for reform that could save our democracy and make it work for all of us.</p>
Fundamentals of Family Law (Aspen Paralegal Series)
by J. Shoshanna Ehrlich

Language

English

Pages

465

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<p>J. Shoshanna Ehrlich’s <strong><i>Fundamentals of Family Law, Second Edition</i></strong> is a concise version of Ehrlich’s <em>Family Law for Paralegals</em>, developed for use in shorter paralegal courses.  The <em><b>Fundamentals</b></em> version   provides students with the knowledge and skills they will need to be effective paralegals in a busy family law practice. Without sacrificing intellectual integrity and depth of topical coverage, the text is streamlined in order to emphasize the material that is essential for the transition from classroom to office.</p> <p><strong>New to the Second Edition: </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Marriage (Ch. 1) includes new sections on:</strong> <ul> <li>The retroactive application of <em>Obergefell v. Hodges</em> to backdate marriages of same-sex couple to when they would have married had it been allowed</li> <li>The debate over whether merchants can refuse to provide wedding-related services and goods to same-sex couples based on religious objections</li> <li>Whether the marriage consent age should be raised to protect minors from being forced into marriage against their will.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Domestic Violence (Ch. 3) now covers: </strong> <ul> <li>The use of electronic monitoring in domestic violence cases</li> <li>The possibility of allowing minors who are being forced into marriage to obtain civil orders of protection.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Children coverage expanded to include:</strong> <ul> <li>In Chapter 5, new sections on the appointment of attorneys to represent children in contested custody disputes and considerations of parental disability in best interest determinations</li> <li>In Chapter 11, new section on same-sex couples and the establishment of legal parenthood</li> <li>In Chapter 12, consideration of the emergence of medical child abuse and forced marriage as new categories of harm; expanded definitions of abuse and neglect, including medical child abuse and forced child marriage; and new section on “legal orphans” and the reinstatement of parental rights.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Economic Issues updated with:</strong> <ul> <li>New section in Chapter 6 on the due process rights of low-income parents in civil contempt cases for non-payment of child support.</li> <li>Chapter 7 expanded to include the backlash against “permanent” spousal support awards and the tax treatment of spousal support payments.</li> <li>Coverage of virtual assets in Chapter 8</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Professors and students will benefit from:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The full range of family law topics in a more concise format—including marriage and divorce, non-marital families, child abuse and neglect, and same sex marriage</li> <li>Practice-based assignments, real-life examples and sample forms</li> <li>Clear pedagogy--including chapter summaries, key terms defined in the margins, and review and discussion questions--helps students better understand the material and develop their critical thinking and writing skills.</li> <li>Up-to-date coverage of all the key topics in family law, with a consistent focus on the work of the paralegal</li> </ul> <p> </p>
L'administrateur de SRL: Questions-réponses (French Edition)
by Jean Pierre Vincke

Language

French

Pages

232

Publication Date

June 20, 2019

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<b>Que devez-vous savoir en tant qu'administrateur ou actionnaire de SRL ? Cet ouvrage thématique vous répondra point par point !</b><br /><br />À la suite de l’adoption du nouveau Code des sociétés et associations (CSA), la SRL remplace la SPRL, mais également un certain nombre de SCRL. Dès le 1er janvier 2020, il n’y aura donc plus de SPRL, mais uniquement des SRL. De même, il ne sera plus question de « gérants » mais d’« administrateurs » et les associés laisseront la place aux actionnaires. Outre ces modifications terminologiques, le cadre légal de la SRL offre beaucoup plus de flexibilité que celui de la SPRL. La SRL devient la forme juridique de référence pour toutes les sociétés à l'exception des grandes sociétés avec un actionnariat important. En conséquence de la disparition du capital, le CSA introduit également de nouvelles obligations pour les administrateurs. Par exemple, ils devront réaliser deux tests nécessitant des données financières prévisionnelles et établir un rapport justificatif avant toute distribution aux actionnaires.<br />Rédigé dans un langage accessible, cet ouvrage subdivisé par thèmes répond aux principales questions que se posent les administrateurs de SRL dans le cadre de la gestion de leur entreprise. Il est également destiné aux professionnels du chiffre qui sont souvent les conseillers de première ligne des entrepreneurs. Ce guide pratique constitue un aide-mémoire pour l'administrateur de SRL qui, avant de prendre certaines décisions importantes, devra recourir aux services de conseillers externes spécialisés.<br /><br /><b>Thème par thème, ce guide pratique répond à vos interrogations dans un langage accessible et constitue un aide-mémoire précieux pour tout administrateur de SRL !</b><br /><br />EXTRAIT<br /><br />1. Qui nomme l’administrateur ou les administrateurs ? <br />La nomination se fait soit à l’occasion de la constitution de la société, soit ultérieurement. Dans cette dernière situation, seule l’assemblée générale est habilitée à nommer l’administrateur ou les administrateurs (art. 5:70, § 2, CSA).<br />En l’absence d’administrateur, s’il y a un blocage au niveau de l’assemblée générale qui empêche la nomination d’un administrateur, un administrateur provisoire pourrait être nommé par décision de justice.<br /><br />2. L’administrateur doit-il être un actionnaire ?<br />L’administrateur ne doit pas nécessairement être un actionnaire. En revanche, il est indispensable que l’administrateur dispose des compétences nécessaires pour administrer la société.<br /><br />À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR<br /><br />Réviseur d’entreprises honoraire, <b>Jean Pierre Vincke</b> a été chargé de cours dans l’enseignement supérieur et de niveau universitaire pendant de très nombreuses années. Il est l’auteur de différents ouvrages et conférencier en droit des sociétés et des associations, en droit comptable et en analyse financière.
Executor's Guide, The: Settling a Loved One's Estate or Trust
by Mary Randolph

Language

English

Pages

522

Publication Date

February 28, 2018

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<i>The Executor's Guide</i> shows someone who's wrapping up a loved one's estate how to proceed, step by step. It explains what must be done right away and what can wait, and guides readers through a land of unfamiliar legal procedures and terminology. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />It covers:<br /><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>preparing for the job of executor or trustee <br /><br /><li>the first steps to take<br /><br /><li>claiming life insurance, Social Security, and other benefits<br /><br /><li>making sense of a will<br /><br /><li>what to do if there is no will<br /><br /><li>how to determine whether probate is necessary--it may not be!<br /><br /><li>managing assets a child inherits <br /><br /><li>taxes<br /><br /><li>an overview of probate court proceedings<br /><br /><li>what you can do to avoid disputes with family members<br /><br /><li>handling trusts<br /><br /><li>looking up your state's laws, and<br /><br /><li>working with lawyers, appraisers, accountants and other experts. <br /><br /><br /></ul><br /><br /><i>The Executor's Guide</i> contains tables that outline key points of each state's laws, the latest information on estate tax laws, and helpful worksheets.

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