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Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump
by , Sam Koppelman

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br /><b>Why President Trump has left us with no choice but to remove him from office, as explained by celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.</b><br /><br /> No one is above the law. This belief is as American as freedom of speech and turkey on Thanksgiving—held sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues in <i>Impeach</i>, if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of our democracy. To quote President George Washington’s Farewell Address: “Foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.” Impeachment should always be our last resort, explains Katyal, but our founders, our principles, and our Constitution leave us with no choice but to impeach President Trump—before it’s too late. 
Impeachment: An American History
by , Jeffrey A. Engel

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b>Four experts on the American presidency examine the three times impeachment has been invoked—against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton—and explain what it means today.</b><br /><br />Impeachment is a double-edged sword. Though it was designed to check tyrants, Thomas Jefferson also called impeachment “the most formidable weapon for the purpose of a dominant faction that was ever contrived.” On the one hand, it nullifies the will of voters, the basic foundation of all representative democracies. On the other, its absence from the Constitution would leave the country vulnerable to despotic leadership. It is rarely used, and with good reason.<br /><br /> Only three times has a president’s conduct led to such political disarray as to warrant his potential removal from office, transforming a political crisis into a constitutional one. None has yet succeeded. Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 for failing to kowtow to congressional leaders—and, in a large sense, for failing to be Abraham Lincoln—yet survived his Senate trial. Richard Nixon resigned in August 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against him for lying, obstructing justice, and employing his executive power for personal and political gain. Bill Clinton had an affair with a White House intern, but in 1999 he faced trial in the Senate less for that prurient act than for lying under oath about it.<br /><br /> In the first book to consider these three presidents alone—and the one thing they have in common—Jeffrey A. Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker explain that the basis and process of impeachment is more political than legal. The Constitution states that the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” leaving room for historical precedent and the temperament of the time to weigh heavily on each case. This book reveals the complicated motives behind each impeachment—never entirely limited to the question of a president’s guilt—and the risks to all sides. Each case depended on factors beyond the president’s behavior: his relationship with Congress, the polarization of the moment, and the power and resilience of the office itself. This is a realist view of impeachment that looks to history for clues about its potential use in the future.
American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup
by F.H. Buckley

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English

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January 14, 2020

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Americans have never been more divided, and we’re ripe for a breakup. The bitter partisan animosities, the legislative gridlock, the growing acceptance of violence in the name of political virtue—it all invites us to think that we’d be happier were we two different countries. In all the ways that matter, save for the naked force of law, we are already two nations. <br />There’s another reason why secession beckons, says F.H. Buckley: we’re too big. In population and area, the United States is one of the biggest countries in the world, and <i>American Secession</i> provides data showing that smaller countries are happier and less corrupt. They’re less inclined to throw their weight around militarily, and they’re freer too. There are advantages to bigness, certainly, but the costs exceed the benefits. On many counts, bigness is badness.<br /><br /><br />Across the world, large countries are staring down secession movements. Many have already split apart. Do we imagine that we, almost alone in the world, are immune? We had a civil war to prevent a secession, and we’re tempted to see that terrible precedent as proof against another effort. This book explodes that comforting belief and shows just how easy it would be for a state to exit the Union if that’s what its voters wanted.<br /><br /><br />But if that isn’t what we really want, Buckley proposes another option, a kind of Secession Lite, that could heal our divisions while allowing us to keep our identity as Americans.
The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade ...
by Eric Foner

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p><strong>From the Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar, a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation’s foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time.</strong></p><br /><p>The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as American law. The Reconstruction amendments abolished slavery, guaranteed all persons due process and equal protection of the law, and equipped black men with the right to vote. They established the principle of birthright citizenship and guaranteed the privileges and immunities of all citizens. The federal government, not the states, was charged with enforcement, reversing the priority of the original Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In grafting the principle of equality onto the Constitution, these revolutionary changes marked the second founding of the United States.</p><br /><p>Eric Foner’s compact, insightful history traces the arc of these pivotal amendments from their dramatic origins in pre–Civil War mass meetings of African-American “colored citizens” and in Republican party politics to their virtual nullification in the late nineteenth century. A series of momentous decisions by the Supreme Court narrowed the rights guaranteed in the amendments, while the states actively undermined them. The Jim Crow system was the result. Again today there are serious political challenges to birthright citizenship, voting rights, due process, and equal protection of the law. Like all great works of history, this one informs our understanding of the present as well as the past: knowledge and vigilance are always necessary to secure our basic rights.</p>
How to Read the Constitution--and Why
by Kim Wehle

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<p><strong>"A must-read for this era.”—Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent </strong></p><p><strong>An insightful, urgent, and perennially relevant handbook that lays out in common sense language how the United States Constitution works, and how its protections are eroding before our eyes—essential reading for anyone who wants to understand and parse the constantly breaking news about the backbone of American government.</strong></p><p>The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? In <em>How to Read the Constitution--and Why</em>, legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out in clear, simple, and common sense terms what is in the Constitution, and most importantly, what it means. In compelling terms and including text from the United States Constitution, she describes how the Constitution’s protections are eroding—not only in express terms but by virtue of the many legal and social norms that no longer shore up its legitimacy—and why every American needs to heed to this “red flag” moment in our democracy.</p><p>This invaluable—and timely—resource includes the Constitution in its entirety and covers nearly every significant aspect of the text,  from the powers of the President and how the three branches of government are designed to hold each other accountable, to what it means to have individual rights—including free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, and the right to an abortion. Finally, the book explains why it has never been more important than now for all Americans to know how our Constitution works—and why, if we don’t step in to protect it now, we could lose its protections forever.</p><p><em>How to Read the Constitution--and Why </em>is essential reading for anyone who cares about maintaining an accountable government and the individual freedoms that the Constitution enshrines for <em>everyone</em> in America—regardless of political party. </p>
To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment
by , Joshua Matz

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>As Congress prepares articles of impeachment of</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 />Now revised with a new epilogue, <i>To End a Presidency </i>is an essential book for anyone seeking to understand how this fearsome power should be deployed.
Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (Aspen Treatise Serie...
by Erwin Chemerinsky

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English

Pages

1507

Publication Date

June 17, 2019

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<p>Relied on by students, professors, and practitioners, Erwin Chemerinsky’s popular treatise clearly states the law and identifies the underlying policy issues in each area of constitutional law. Thorough coverage of the topic makes it appropriate for both beginning and advanced courses.</p> <p><strong>New to the Sixth Edition:</strong></p> <ul> <li>New discussion of the Preamble to the Constitution in Ch. 1</li> <li>Discussion of many new cases throughout the book. Major new decisions include: <em>Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission; Gill v. Whitford; Zivotofsky v. Kerry; Lucia v. SEC; South Dakota v. Wayfair; Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin; Obergefell v. Hodges; Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt; Matal v. Tam; Williams-Yulee v. Florida State Bar; National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra; Janus v. American Federation; Town of Greece v. Galloway</em>; and <em>Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer</em></li> <li>New materials on presidential power, immigration, and travel bans under the Trump administration, including <em>IRAP v. Trump</em> and <em>Hawaii v. Trump</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Professors and students will benefit from:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Renowned authorship</li> <li>Examination of black-letter law and all the myriad issues of constitutional interpretation with unrivaled thoroughness and lucidity</li> <li>Excellent historical overview of the creation and ratification of the Constitution, examining the existential question of why we have a constitution</li> </ul>
Constitutional Law (Aspen Casebook Series)
by Erwin Chemerinsky

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English

Pages

1915

Publication Date

November 14, 2019

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<p>A leading text by a prominent scholar, <strong><em>Constitutional Law</em></strong> is known for its concise, yet comprehensive presentation. Professor Chemerinsky’s distinctive approach for the <strong>Sixth Edition</strong> presents the law solely through case excerpts and his own essays. With the author’s context and background information, the law becomes more readily understood. A flexible organization accommodates a variety of course structures; no chapter assumes that students have read preceding material.</p> <p><strong>New to the Sixth Edition:</strong></p> <ul> <li>New cases decided since the Fifth Edition, including those on partisan gerrymandering, the travel ban, state action, freedom of speech, and the religion clauses</li> <li>Significant reorganizations of some of the chapters (including chapters on federal limits on state power and the religion clauses)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Professors and students will benefit from:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Renowned authorship</li> <li>Concise, yet comprehensive presentation</li> <li>Distinctive approach presents the law solely through case excerpts and author-written essays</li> <li>Straightforward, accessible writing style that provides context and background information for greater understanding</li> <li>Flexible organization—no chapter assumes that students have read the rest</li> <li>Cases and materials have been edited to be as ideologically neutral as possible</li> </ul> <p></p>
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
by Carol Anderson Ph.D.

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

May 31, 2016

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<b>National Book Critics Circle Award Winner</b><br /><b><i>New York Times</i><i> </i>Bestseller</b><br /><b>A <i>New York Times</i><i> </i>Notable Book of the Year</b><br /><b>A <i>Washington Post</i> Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year</b><br /><b>A <i>Boston Globe</i> Best Book of 2016</b><br /><b>A <i>Chicago Review of Books</i> Best Nonfiction Book of 2016</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America.</b><br /><br />As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage,” historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in <i>The Washington Post</i> suggesting that this was, instead, "white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames," she argued, "everyone had ignored the kindling."<br /> <br /> Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i> decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House, and then the election of America's first black President, led to the expression of white rage that has been as relentless as it has been brutal. <br /> <br /> Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, <i>White Rage</i> will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.
How to Fight Anti-Semitism
by Bari Weiss

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>The prescient <i>New York Times</i> writer delivers an urgent wake-up call to all Americans exposing the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in this country—and explains what we can do to defeat it.</b><br /> <br /><b>WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD • “Stunning . . . Bari Weiss is heroic, fearless, brilliant and big-hearted. Most importantly, she is right.”—Lisa Taddeo, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Three Women</i></b><br /><b> </b><br />On October 27, 2018, eleven Jews were gunned down as they prayed at their synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.<br />  <br /> For most Americans, the massacre at Tree of Life, the synagogue where Bari Weiss became a bat mitzvah, came as a total shock. But anti-Semitism is the oldest hatred, commonplace across the Middle East and on the rise for years in Europe. So that terrible morning in Pittsburgh raised a question Americans can no longer avoid: Could it happen here?<br />  <br /> This book is Weiss’s answer.<br />  <br /> Like many, Weiss long believed this country could escape the rising tide of anti-Semitism. With its promise of free speech and religion, its insistence that all people are created equal, its tolerance for difference, and its emphasis on shared ideals rather than bloodlines, America has been, even with all its flaws, a new Jerusalem for the Jewish people. But now the luckiest Jews in history are beginning to face a three-headed dragon known all too well to Jews of other times and places: the physical fear of violent assault, the moral fear of ideological vilification, and the political fear of resurgent fascism and populism.<br />  <br /> No longer the exclusive province of the far right, the far left, and assorted religious bigots, anti-Semitism now finds a home in identity politics as well as the reaction against identity politics, in the renewal of America First isolationism and the rise of one-world socialism, and in the spread of Islamist ideas into unlikely places. A hatred that was, until recently, reliably taboo is migrating toward the mainstream, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all.<br />  <br /> Weiss is one of our most provocative writers, and her cri de couer makes a powerful case for renewing Jewish and American values in this uncertain moment. Not just for the sake of America’s Jews, but for the sake of America.

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