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Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Ag...
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

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Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—<i>Politico</i><br /><br /><b><i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, one of America’s most respected legal scholars, proves—with incontrovertible evidence—that he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should truly be handled in a just society.  </b><br /><br />Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by <i>Politico </i>and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed “shoe‑on‑the‑other‑foot test,” to those accused of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> In <i>Guilt by Accusation</i>, Dershowitz provides an in‑depth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz’s plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition
by Donald S. Passman

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b><i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i></b><b> by veteran music lawyer Don Passman—dubbed “the industry bible” by the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>—is now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming.</b><br /><br />For more than twenty-five years, <i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i> has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its tenth edition, Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling something—it’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song. And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail.<br /> <br /> Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformation—and with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass. Passman’s comprehensive guide offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; and how the game is played in a streaming world.<br /> <br /> “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book,” says Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5. With its proven track record, this updated edition of <i>All You Need to Know About the Music Business</i> is more essential than ever for musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.
In Sullivan's Shadow: The Use and Abuse of Libel Law during the L...
by Aimee Edmondson

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English

Pages

312

Publication Date

August 12, 2019

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<P>For many years, the far right has sown public distrust in the media as a political strategy, weaponizing libel law in an effort to stifle free speech and silence African American dissent. In Sullivan's Shadow demonstrates that this strategy was pursued throughout the civil rights era and beyond, as southern officials continued to bring lawsuits in their attempts to intimidate journalists who published accounts of police brutality against protestors. Taking the Supreme Court's famous 1964 case New York Times v. Sullivan as her starting point, Aimee Edmondson illuminates a series of fascinating and often astounding cases that preceded and followed this historic ruling.</P><P>Drawing on archival research and scholarship in journalism, legal history, and African American studies, Edmondson offers a new narrative of brave activists, bold journalists and publishers, and hard­headed southern officials. These little-known courtroom dramas at the intersection of race, libel, and journalism go beyond the activism of the 1960s and span much of the country's history, beginning with lawsuits filed against abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison and concluding with a suit spawned by the 1988 film Mississippi Burning.</P>
Un-Making a Murderer: The Framing of Steven Avery and Brendan Das...
by Shaun Attwood

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 22, 2017

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<b>"Finally, an amazingly honest book that details exactly how my brother was set up"<i> - Brad Dassey</i></b><br /><br />Innocent people do go to jail. Sometimes mistakes are made. But even more terrifying is when the authorities conspire to frame them. That's what happened to Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, who were convicted of murder and are serving life sentences.<br /><br /><b>Un-Making a Murderer</b> is an explosive book which uncovers the illegal, devious and covert tactics used by Wisconsin officials, including: <br /><ul><li><b>Concealing Other Suspects</b></li><li><b>Paying Expert Witnesses to Lie</b></li><li><b>Planting Evidence</b></li><li><b>Jury Tampering</b></li></ul>The art of framing innocent people has been in practice for centuries and will continue until the perpetrators are held accountable; turning conventional assumptions and beliefs in the justice system upside down, <b>Un-Making a Murderer</b> takes you on that journey.<br /><br />The profits from this book are going to Steven and Brendan and to donate free books to schools and prisons. In the last two years, Shaun Attwood has donated 15,000 books.
A City Owned: The true story of the worst case of serial sex homi...
by OJ Modjeska

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

August 23, 2018

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<p>One after another, they appear by the sides of suburban roads and freeways – the naked, strangled bodies of women who have been raped, tortured and left for dead.</p><p>Police begin to suspect that their target is a rogue operator who has emerged from their own ranks. And then, all hell breaks loose in Los Angeles.</p><p>An arrest in the strangling murders of two co-eds across state lines finally leads to a break in the case, but the suspect is someone the investigators could have ever expected.</p><p>None of them are prepared for the dark journey through the mazes of the human mind it will take to unlock the door to justice.</p><p>From the author of the bestselling “Gone: Catastrophe in Paradise”, “A City Owned” is the true story of the worst case of serial sex homicide in American history.</p><p>Praise from readers:</p><p><i><strong>★★★★★ - "Anyone who finds true crime stories worthwhile will be riveted by A City Owned. Even people familiar with the case will find this book a revelation as they will learn new facts about the cases."</strong></i></p><p><i><strong>★★★★★ - "If you are a Law and Order fan (such as me), you believe in justice and you enjoy a bit of history and psychiatric knowledge, this book is for you. Well-written, entertaining and real."</strong></i></p>
Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture: From Crime Fighting ...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

June 27, 2018

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<p>In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a signifi cant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifi able manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper- consumerism of product tie- ins, Japan has bequeathed to a globalised world a rich variety of ways to imagine, communicate, and interrogate tradition and change, the self, and the technological future. Within these foci, questions of law have often not been far from the surface: the crime and justice of Astro Boy; the property and contract of Pokémon; the ecological justice of Nausicaä; Shinto’s focus on order and balance; and the anxieties of origins in J- horror. This volume brings together a range of global scholars to refl ect on and critically engage with the place of law and justice in Japan’s popular cultural legacy. It explores not only the global impact of this legacy, but what the images, games, narratives, and artefacts that comprise it reveal about law, humanity, justice, and authority in the twenty-first century.</p>
Killing Cousins: The true story of the worst case of serial sex h...
by OJ Modjeska

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

August 25, 2018

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<p>After an investigation spanning nearly two years, Los Angeles investigators come up empty in the case of a terrifying serial sex killer.</p><p>But then, a seemingly unrelated arrest is made across state lines. In book two of Murder by Increments, we journey deeper into the life and mind of the suspect at the center of the case: one of the most confounding and mysterious serial killers in American history.</p><p>Killing Cousins documents the shocking story of an abusive childhood that created a monster, and the suspect’s possible involvement in a separate string of killings of teenagers in Rochester, New York.</p><p>Did this man truly have multiple personalities, or was he a cunning sociopath enacting a daring hoax against the criminal justice system? By the end, you make up your own mind.</p><p>Praise from readers:</p><p><i><strong>★★★★★ - "The author did an excellent job of putting it all together. Would recommend this for anyone who loves a great thriller."</strong></i></p><p><i><strong>★★★★★ - "Anyone interested in murder, gender and the justice system will get so much admittedly horrifying insight from these two books. Both are outstanding."</strong></i></p><p><i><strong>★★★★★ - "OJ Modjeska writes the stories of the victims as artfully as any good character drama novelist; each one comes alive on the page. These are not just names, and the book is far from being just a list of heinous crimes. True crime at its best."</strong></i></p>
BETRAYED:: Sizzling HOT Detective Series (Book 3, The Criminal Af...
by Taylor Lee

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English

Pages

243

Publication Date

February 23, 2018

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BETRAYED: Book 3 in USA Today best-selling author Taylor Lee’s Sizzling HOT Detective Series, The Criminal Affairs Collection. <br /><br />•Viviana, his renegade cop, is hard enough to control. Now Jax has to fend off an interloper who is almost as sexy and arrogant as he is. And that is saying something.<br />•The Rising Star Political Hotshot wants Viviana’s expertise. Not incidentally, he wants her!<br />•Viviana has spent her life denying her ugly past. But her nightmares have caught up with her. The Sexy Police Chief insists that together they will find and punish the evil men who abused her. <br />A small sample of the Five-Star reviews for the Criminal Affairs Series<br />Rita Sutherlan: Sizzling hot Jax is an Alpha male who rules everything and everyone around him until a gorgeous woman who is used to playing by her own rules challenges his every command in the police force and the bedroom. Taylor Lee has again created a master piece!!<br />Catlou: Taylor Lee writes stories with suspense, sometimes with a twist, a bit of angst, & a touch of heartache. The love is never easy but always well worth it. I highly recommend this and all of Ms. Lee's stories.<br />Renaye: I don't know how she does it...but Taylor Lee has managed to write another blockbuster; Outrageously dangerous: fast-paced, sexy, panty-melting good!<br /><br />WARNING: Romance so hot it singes the pages. HOT, tough, explicit. Not for the faint at heart. Definitely bring a fan!<br />Love Kaylea Cross's heart pounding romantic mystery thrillers? Sylvia Day’s and Maya Banks red hot sexy heroes, feisty heroines and high adrenaline action? Fern Michael’s compelling characters? Grab BETRAYED and prepare to be addicted. <br /><br />WANT MORE SIZZLING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE? MYSTERY THRILLERS? <br />The Justice Brothers Series: Raises the bar for sizzling HOT romantic suspense. The four arrogant Justice brothers, are as well known for their prowess in the bedroom as they are for their expertise in the law enforcement arena. The beautiful women who take them on learn that Justice--like Love--isn’t always easy or fair. JARED, JUDE, JORDEN, JAKE, JUDGE<br />Ladies of the Night Series, Taylor Lee’s NEW Sexy Suspense Collection: Sapphire, Book 1; Ruby, Book 2, Topaz Book 3, Diamond, Book 4 . The Ladies are covert agents in a secretive, off the grid security organization. Highly trained fighters, they’re as gorgeous as they are dangerous. The only thing these formidable women are NOT is “ladies.” <br /><br />The Man in the Arena Series: The Courage to Dare; The Courage to Love; The Courage to Triumph is A tribute to the Teddy Roosevelt quote—The Man in the Arena. Taylor Lee introduces her most challenging and complicated hero yet. <br /><br />The Blonde Barracuda OMNIBUS Collection Taylor Lee's Sizzling Hot Romantic Suspense Best Selling Collection. INCLUDES Big Girls Don't Cry, In the Still of the Night and Every Breath You Take plus FOUR additional EXCLUSIVE NOVELLAS <br /><br />The All Fired Up OMNIBUS Collection, Taylor Lee's Bestselling #1 Hot New Release—the ULTIMATE Sizzling Romantic Suspense collector's edition! INCLUDES Playing With Fire, Trial By Fire and Ring of Fire and the EXCLUSIVE You Light My Fire: Short Story Finale <br /><br />The Dangerous Affairs Collection Sizzling International Intrigue. Best Selling in both Romantic Suspense and Military Romance and Women's Sleuths ! INCLUDES: The Moscow Affair, The Bangkok Affair, The Rio Affair PLUS THREE Novellas. <br /><br />The Red Rock Collection Sexy Romantic Suspense. Bestselling in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Mystery Thriller. The Collection INCLUDES: Red Rock Rises, Red Rock’s Revenge, Red Rock’s Redemption: Book 3 PLUS THREE Novellas. <br /><br />The Grandmaster’s Legacy Collection: If you think Shades of Gray is HOT, snatch up Taylor Lee's "The Grandmaster's Legacy," a four volume Collection of Erotic Historical Suspense. Warning: Intense, Explicit, Steamy HOT! <br /><br />
Attacking Judges: How Campaign Advertising Influences State Supre...
by Melinda Gann Hall

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English

Pages

263

Publication Date

October 29, 2014

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Nasty, below-the-belt campaigns, mudslinging, and character attacks. These tactics have become part and parcel of today's election politics in America, and judicial elections are no exception. <i>Attacking Judges</i> takes a close look at the effects of televised advertising, including harsh attacks, on state supreme court elections. Author Melinda Gann Hall investigates whether these divisive elections have damaging consequences for representative democracy. To do this, Hall focuses on two key aspects of those elections: the vote shares of justices seeking reelection and the propensity of state electorates to vote. In doing so, <i>Attacking Judges </i> explores vital dimensions of the conventional wisdom that campaign politics has deleterious consequences for judges, voters, and state judiciaries. <br />Countering the prevailing wisdom with empirically based conclusions, Hall uncovers surprising and important insights, including new revelations on how attack ads influence public engagement with judicial elections and their relative effectiveness in various types of state elections. <i>Attacking Judges </i>is a testament to the power of institutions in American politics and the value of empirical political science research in helping to inform some of the most significant debates on the public agenda. This book's results smartly contest and eradicate many of the fears judicial reformers have about the damaging effects of campaign negativity in modern state supreme court elections.
Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age...
by David E. McCraw

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English

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294

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<p><b>David E. McCraw recounts his experiences as the top newsroom lawyer for the <i>New York Times</i> during the most turbulent era for journalism in generations.</b><br /><b></b><br />In October 2016, when Donald Trump's lawyer demanded that <i>The New York Times</i> retract an article focused on two women that accused Trump of touching them inappropriately, David McCraw's scathing letter of refusal went viral and he became a hero of press freedom everywhere. But as you'll see in <i>Truth in Our Times</i>, for the top newsroom lawyer at the paper of record, it was just another day at the office.</p><p>McCraw has worked at the <i>Times </i>since 2002, leading the paper's fight for freedom of information, defending it against libel suits, and providing legal counsel to the reporters breaking the biggest stories of the year. In short: if you've read a controversial story in the paper since the Bush administration, it went across his desk first. From Chelsea Manning's leaks to Trump's tax returns, McCraw is at the center of the paper's decisions about what news is fit to print.</p><p>In <i>Truth in Our Times, </i>McCraw recounts the hard legal decisions behind the most impactful stories of the last decade with candor and style. The book is simultaneously a rare peek behind the curtain of the celebrated organization, a love letter to freedom of the press, and a decisive rebuttal of Trump's fake news slur through a series of hard cases. It is an absolute must-have for any dedicated reader of <i>The New York Times</i>.</p>

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