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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

368

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p>"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." —William Julius Wilson</p><br /><p>In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through <em>de facto</em> segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, <em>The Color of Law</em> incontrovertibly makes clear that it was <em>de jure</em> segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.</p><br /><p>Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (<em>The Atlantic</em>), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of <em>de jure</em> segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north.</p><br /><p>As Jane Jacobs established in her classic <em>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</em>, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods.</p><br /><p>The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. “The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book” (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein’s invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.</p>
Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, ...
by Mark Gates

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English

Pages

126

Publication Date

May 31, 2017

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<b> “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” - Peter Steiner<br />On the blockchain, nobody knows you’re a fridge.” - Richard Gendal Brown</b> <br /><br />Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet. <br /><br />Governments and companies are rushing to implement blockchain technology in a range of areas that could impact every person on the planet within a few years. <br /><br />Is blockchain technology one of the greatest technological revolutions in history or is it just hype? <br /><br />Will blockchain technology cause governments and banking systems to change the way they process information or will it be business as usual? <br /><br />In this book, we’ll look at the answers to these questions along with addressing the different sides of the arguments, for and against, blockchain technology. <br /><br /><b>Blockchain is not just bitcoin, blockchain technology is much bigger than bitcoin and it is predicted to change the world. </b> <br /><br /><h2>Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money. </h2> <br /><br /><b>In this book you will learn :</b><br /><ul> <br /><li> What is the blockchain?</li> <br /><li> How blockchain works</li> <br /><li> Difference between blockchain and bitcoin</li> <br /><li> Benefits of using blockchain technology</li> <br /><li> Disadvantages / dangers of using blockchain technology </li> <br /><li> Blockchain and the finance industry</li> <br /><li> Blockchain and other industries </li> <br /><li> Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies</li> <br /><li> Impact of blockchain technology </li> <br /><li> The future of bitcoin and blockchain</li> <br /><li> And more….</li> <br /></ul> <br /><br /><i>“This technology is being used in ways that have implications for central banking that span all the functions that we have.” <br />- Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada</i><br /><br /><b>KINDLE BOOK: <br />NOTE:</b> You do not need a kindle reader to read this, you can read this on smartphone or in a web browser<br /><br /><b>☆☆To purchase this book for kindle scroll to the top and select Buy now with 1 Click ☆☆</b><br /><br /><br />
I'm from the Government and I'm Here to Kill You: The True Human ...
by David Hardy

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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Gallup recently found that 49 percent of Americans believe that the government poses “an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.” <i>I’m from the Government and I’m Here to Kill You</i>, written by a former federal attorney, shows that even the 49 percent have no idea how bad things really are. Rights and freedoms are not the only things at stake; all too often government imperils the very lives of those it supposedly serves. Federal employees have, with legal impunity, blown up a town and killed six hundred people, released staggering amounts of radioactive contamination and lied about the resulting cancer, allowed people to die of an easily treated disease in order to study their deaths, and run guns to Mexican drug cartels in hopes of expanding agency powers. Law enforcement leaders have ordered their subordinates to commit murder. Medical administrators have “cooked the books” and allowed patients to die, while raking in plump bonuses. Federal prosecutors have sent Americans to prison while concealing evidence that proved their innocence.<br /><br /><i>I’m from the Government</i> documents how we came to this pass: American courts misconstrued and expanded the old legal concept of sovereign immunity, “the king can do no wrong.” When Congress attempted to allow suits against the government, the legislators used vague language that the courts construed to block most lawsuits. The result is a legal system that allows official negligence to escape legal consequences and paradoxically punishes an agency if it tries to secure public safety. <i>I’m from the Government</i> ends with proposals for legal reforms that will hold the government and its servants accountable when they inflict harm on Americans.
Post-Nup Solution: How to Save a Marriage in Crisis—Or End It F...
by Tom Gardiner

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English

Pages

221

Publication Date

September 01, 2017

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<DIV>Having trouble in your marriage? This book is for you. Tom Gardiner, a Chicago lawyer, explains how post-nuptial agreements can address marital problems effectively. Unlike counseling that often is no more than a temporary fix, this book talks about agreements that will result in long-term change. If your spouse drinks too much, for instance, you both agree in a legally binding document about the changes that need to occur—and the consequences if they don't.<BR /> <BR />There is another huge advantage to post-nups. If the behavior is not changed and divorce is triggered, the terms were set when the parties were both seeking to save the marriage—not when they're going through an acrimonious break-up. These terms are usually reasonable and fair—who gets the kids and when, a fair amount of alimony for a fair term, division of the property—all because the spouses are seeking a solution at the time.<BR /> <BR />This book covers the human frailties that can cause problems in a marriage: financial problems, drinking, drug use, cheating, blended families, in-law problems, inheritance, religious issues and so on. It is a book not just for couples, but for therapists, religious leaders and others who seek to make marriages stronger and divorces civilized and fair.<BR /></DIV>
Benefit Corporation Law and Governance: Pursuing Profit with Purp...
by Frederick Alexander

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 16, 2017

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<SPAN STYLE= "font-weight: bold;" >Corporations with a Conscience<BR></SPAN><SPAN STYLE= "" ><BR>Corporations today are embedded in a system of shareholder primacy. Nonfinancial concerns—like worker well-being, environmental impact, and community health—are secondary to the imperative to maximize share price. Benefit corporation governance reorients corporations so that they work for the interests of all stakeholders, not just shareholders. <BR><BR>This is the first authoritative guide to this new form of governance. It is an invaluable guide for legal and financial professionals, as well as interested entrepreneurs and investors who want to understand how purposeful corporate governance can be put into practice. <BR></SPAN>
Triumph of Justice: Closing the Book on the O.J. Simpson Saga
by , Peter Knobler

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English

Pages

644

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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After the white Bronco, after the bloody glove, after the media frenzy and the verdict that set O.J. Simpson free, Daniel Petrocelli came to pick up the pieces. Outraged by the disastrous miscarriage of justice, the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman sought justice in civil court—their last chance to go after Simpson. To represent them, they hired Petrocelli, a respected attorney who had never before tried a criminal case. In order to win the case, Petrocelli would have to prove that O.J. Simpson was a killer.<br /><p><br />The physical evidence connecting Simpson to the murders was rock solid, but in the criminal trial, evidence was not enough. To bring the families justice, Petrocelli would have to do something that the District Attorney had not been able to do: confront O.J. Simpson face-to-face.<br /></p><p><br />Called “the best book on the subject” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Triumph of Justice is the definitive account of the Simpson murders and their aftermath. In the long, twisted history of the trial of the century, Daniel Petrocelli has the final word.</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>
How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home...
by K. Gabriel Heiser

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

December 31, 2016

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Written by an elder law attorney with over 25 years of experience, this book will help anyone with a family member faced with a long-term stay in a nursing home who wishes to preserve at least some of their assets by qualifying for the Medicaid program. You don't have to be broke to qualify! For the first time ever, the inside secrets of high-priced estate planning and elder law attorneys are revealed. Includes a summary of all income and asset rules for both married and single individuals, together with numerous examples and several case studies, which take the reader through the same thought processes that an experienced elder law attorney would go through when analyzing a real-life client's situation. The book includes tips on: how to title your home so you do not lose it to the state; how to make transfers to family members that won't disqualify you from Medicaid; how annuities make assets "disappear"; smart tricks for "spending down" your assets; what to change in your will to save thousands of dollars if your spouse ever needs nursing home care; avoiding the state's reimbursement claim following the nursing home resident's death; and much more. The 2017 Eleventh Edition has been revised and completely updated to incorporate all changes in the law as of January 1, 2017, and includes two chapters on Veterans' benefits.
A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide to Impeachmen...
by Barbara Radnofsky

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English

Pages

161

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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Impeachment is based upon “those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust … as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” —Alexander Hamilton<br />  <br /><b>A non-partisan guide to a precise understanding of the rules and history of impeachment . . .</b><br /><br />Spotlighting in particular the precise rules of impeachment—including an explanation of the crucial grounds for impeachment, the famous “high crimes and misdemeanors”—the book also details its origins in British law, the rules as set out by the founding fathers in the Constitution, and their application throughout the history of our democracy.<br /><br />That history involves a detailed chronology of the nineteen instances of impeachment that have taken place—of judges, presidents, and officials from the cabinet and congress—throughout American history, including the very first impeachment conviction of an America official: that of a federal judge who seemed to have developed dementia.<br /><br />All of which makes <i>A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment</i> a fascinating read about a unique aspect of our democracy, as well as a useful, one-of-a-kind guide for citizens in a participatory government.
Scalia's Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents
by Antonin Scalia

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English

Pages

592

Publication Date

April 04, 2016

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<div>The sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia shook America. After almost thirty years on the Supreme Court, Scalia had become as integral to the institution as the hallowed room in which he sat. His wisecracking interruptions during oral arguments, his unmatched legal wisdom, his unwavering dedication to the Constitution, and his blistering dissents defined his leadership role on the court and inspired new generations of policymakers and legal minds.<BR><BR>Now, as Republicans and Democrats wage war over Scalia’s lamentably empty Supreme Court seat, Kevin Ring, former counsel to the U.S. Senate’s Constitution Subcommittee, has taken a close look at the cases that best illustrate Scalia’s character, philosophy, and legacy. In <I>Scalia’s Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents</I>, Ring collects Scalia’s most memorable opinions on free speech, separation of powers, race, religious freedom, the rights of the accused, abortion, and more; and intersperses Scalia's own words with an analysis of his legal reasoning and his lasting impact on American jurisprudence.<br /><BR>“I don’t worry about my legacy,” Scalia once told an audience at the National Archives. “Just do your job right, and who cares?”<br /><BR>Now that "the lion of American law has left the stage,” as the U.S. Attorney General put it, it is for the rest of America to worry about his legacy—and to care.</div>

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