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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><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 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.
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>
Sport Law: A Managerial Approach
by , Cathryn L. Claussen

Language

English

Pages

688

Publication Date

July 05, 2017

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<em> </em> <br /><p>Sport Law: A Managerial Approach, third edition, merges law and sport management in a way that is accessible and straightforward. Its organization continues to revolve around management functions rather than legal theory. Concise explanations, coupled with relevant industry examples and cases, give readers just enough legal doctrine to understand the important concepts that apply to each area. This book will help prepare students as they get ready to assume a broad range of responsibilities in sport, education, or recreation. <br /><br />Whether readers work as coaches or teachers; administer professional programs; manage fitness/health clubs; or assume roles in a high school, college, Olympic, or professional sport organization, legal concerns will inevitably be woven into their managerial concerns. This book provides knowledge of the law that helps create a competitive advantage and build a more efficient and successful operation that better serves the needs of its constituents.</p>Special Features of the Book <strong><br /></strong><p><strong>Managerial context tables. </strong>Chapter-opening exhibits act as organizational and study tools identifying managerial contexts in relation to major legal issues, relevant law, and illustrative cases for the chapter. </p><strong><br /></strong><p><strong>Case opinions, focus cases, and hypothetical cases. </strong>Legal opinions--both excerpted (case opinions) and summarized (focus cases)--illustrate relevant legal points and help readers understand the interplay between fact and legal theory. The cases include questions for discussion, and the instructor’s manual provides guidance for the discussion. Hypothetical cases further highlight topics of interest and include discussion questions to facilitate understanding of the material; analysis and possible responses appear at the end of the chapter. </p><strong><br /></strong><p><strong>Competitive advantage strategies. </strong>Highlighted, focused strategies based on discussions in the text help readers understand how to use the law to make sound operational decisions and will assist them in working effectively with legal counsel. </p><strong><br /></strong><p><strong>Discussion questions, learning activities, and case studies. </strong>Thoughtful and thought-provoking questions and activities emphasize important concepts;they help instructors teach and readers review the material. Creative case studies stimulate readers, as future sport or recreation managers, to analyze situations involving a legal issue presented in the chapter. </p><strong><br /></strong><p><strong>Annotated websites. </strong>Each chapter includes a collection of web resources to help readers explore topics further. Accompanying the web addresses are brief descriptions pointing out key links and the sites' benefits. Bookmarking these sites will help readers in future research or throughout their careers.</p>
Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

501

Publication Date

July 16, 2015

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<p>In the years since 9/11, counter-terrorism law and policy has proliferated across the world. This handbook comprehensively surveys how the law has been deployed in all aspects of counter-terrorism. It provides an authoritative and critical analysis of counter-terrorism laws in domestic jurisdictions, taking a comparative approach to a range of jurisdictions, especially the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, and Europe. </p><br /><p>The contributions to the book are written by experts in the field of terrorism law and policy, allowing for discussion of a wide range of regulatory responses and strategies of governance. The book is divided into four parts, reflective of established counter-terrorism strategic approaches, and covers key themes such as:</p><br /><p></p><br /><ul><br /><p><br /></p><li>Policing and special powers, including surveillance</li><br /><p></p><br /><p><br /></p><li>Criminal offences and court processes</li><br /><p></p><br /><p><br /></p><li>Prevention of radicalisation and manifestations of extremism</li><br /><p></p><br /><p><br /></p><li>Protective/preparative security</li><br /><p></p><br /><p><br /></p><li>The penology of terrorism</li><br /><p></p></ul><br /><p></p><br /><p>In addressing counter-terrorism laws across a broad range of topics and jurisdictions, the handbook will be of great interest and use to researchers, students and practitioners in criminal law, counter-terrorism, and security studies.</p>
Wills Trusts & Estates, Tenth Edition (Aspen Casebook Series)
by , Jesse Dukeminier

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English

Pages

1056

Publication Date

June 05, 2017

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<p>Hailed as one of the best casebooks in legal education, the text combines interesting cases, thoughtful analysis, notes, images, and a clear organization for an excellent teaching tool.</p> <p>Retaining the late Jesse Dukeminier’s blend of wit, erudition, and playfulness, the Tenth Edition uses cartoons, illustrations, case documents, and photographs to provide visual commentary that augments the wide-ranging cases and other readings. Sidebars on relevant but unique persons, places, and events provide thought-provoking and fascinating context. This casebook is not only fun to read, but fun for professors to teach.</p><p><strong>New to the Tenth Edition:</strong></p> <ul> <li>All new section on <em>electronic </em>or<em> digital wills</em> and the emerging case law that has begun to accept them</li> <li>All new section on <em>trust decanting</em>, now recognized in 25 states, with attention to the breadth of statutory and case law treatments of decanting</li> <li>Reworked coverage of <em>same-sex marriage</em> in light of <em>Obergefell v. Hodges </em>and refreshed treatment of inheritance rights for <em>cohabiting unmarried partners</em></li> <li>Updated and expanded coverage of <em>wealth </em>and<em> income inequality</em></li> <li>Refreshed treatment, with updated case law, on <em>undue influence</em></li> <li>Attention to new case law and statutory developments in <em>will execution</em> and <em>reformation of wills for mistake</em></li> <li>Revised and clarified coverage of <em>revocable trusts</em> and other <em>nonprobate transfers</em> and the difficult relationship of state wealth transfer law with federal pension law</li> <li>Updated treatment of <em>trust fiduciary law</em>, including new case law and statutory developments on <em>directed trusts</em>, <em>waiver of fiduciary duties</em>, and <em>trust investment law</em></li> <li>Revised treatment of <em>creditor rights to beneficial interests in trust</em>, with attention to choice-of-law rules and growing statutory recognition of self-settled asset protection trusts</li> </ul></p><p>The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and outline tool available through CasebookConnect.</p>
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.
Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fifth Ed...
by Jay M. Feinman

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

July 11, 2018

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In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. In the years since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been many important developments on the legal front. The Supreme Court has issued important decisions on presidential powers, freedom of religion, and personal liberty. Police shootings and the rise of Black Lives Matter has impacted the court system too. The rise of arbitration at the expense of jury trials has affected the rights of consumers, and internet law remains in a state of constant change.<br /><br />This fully updated fifth edition of<em> Law 101 </em>accounts for all these developments and more, as Feinman once again provides a clear introduction to American law. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law.<br /><br />To illustrate how the legal system works, Feinman draws from noteworthy, infamous, and even outrageous examples and cases. We learn about the case involving scalding coffee that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, the murder trial in Victorian London that gave us the legal definition of insanity, and the epochal decision of <em>Marbury vs. Madison</em> that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. A key to learning about the law is understanding legal vocabulary, and Feinman helps by clarifying terms like "due process" and "equal protection," as well as by drawing distinctions between terms like "murder" and "manslaughter."<br /><br />Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone. Perfect for students contemplating law school, journalists covering legislature, or even casual fans of "court-television" shows, <em>Law 101</em> is a clear and accessible introduction to the American legal system.
Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (Aspen Co...
by Tina L. Stark

Language

English

Pages

601

Publication Date

November 26, 2013

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An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal.</p><p>Features:<ul><li>More exercises throughout the book, incorporating<ul><li>More precedents for use in exercises</li><li>Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated</li><li>New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts</li></ul><li>New and refreshed examples, including<ul><li>Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions</li><li>More detailed examples of proper way to use shall</li><li>Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations</li><li>Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections.</li><li>Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises</li></ul></ul></p>
City of Rhetoric: Revitalizing the Public Sphere in Metropolitan ...
by David Fleming

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

October 22, 2008

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<i>Examines the relationship of civic discourse to built environments through a case study of the Cabrini Green urban revitalization project in Chicago.</i><br /><br />Combining a detailed case study of Chicago’s Cabrini Green urban revitalization project with the concerns of modern political philosophy and rhetorical education, David Fleming examines the relationship between public discourse and the built environment in the contemporary United States. For more than half a century, low-income African American residents of the Cabrini Green public housing project have struggled against the extreme spatial inequality of their metropolitan region. The author examines three different options considered as part of revitalization efforts for the neighborhood: the dispersal of the project’s residents into the largely white suburbs of Chicago; the building of a low-rise, mixed-income “urban village” on the same site; and the conversion of one of the original buildings into a democratically governed, not-for-profit housing cooperative.<br /><br />The author argues that each of these projects involves imagining the physical, socioeconomic, and rhetorical community of the contemporary city in dramatically different ways. Considered together, the projects provide evidence that places still matter in human flourishing, but show that the places of our contemporary landscape are unequal in resources and opportunities, and that our public philosophies support this inequality. Fleming reminds us, however, that these arrangements are plastic and can be redesigned to reflect a more equitable sharing of public problems and resources.<br /><br />“City of Rhetoric is a well-researched, highly readable, and ambitious book.” — JAC<br /><br />“Wide ranging in its conception, relevant in the problems it addresses, well-grounded in several intellectual traditions, and engaging in its detailed ethnographic analysis, City of Rhetoric probes the relationship between the built space and rhetorical possibility. This remarkable project explores civic rhetoric in situ. In so doing, David Fleming sheds new light on the ‘place’ of the public in our daily civic and rhetorical lives.” — Rolf Norgaard, University of Colorado at Boulder<br /><br />David Fleming is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.<br /><br />

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