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Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of th...
by , Carrie Severino

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English

Pages

375

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER!</b><br /> <br /> Justice Anthony Kennedy slipped out of the Supreme Court building on June 27, 2018, and traveled incognito to the White House to inform President Donald Trump that he was retiring, setting in motion a political process that his successor, Brett Kavanaugh, would denounce three months later as a “national disgrace” and a “circus.”<br /> <br /> <i>Justice on Trial</i>, the definitive insider’s account of Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, is based on extraordinary access to more than one hundred key figures—including the president, justices, and senators—in that ferocious political drama.<br /> <br /> The Trump presidency opened with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to succeed the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. But the following year, when Trump drew from the same list of candidates for his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the justice being replaced was the swing vote on abortion, and all hell broke loose.<br /> <br /> The judicial confirmation process, on the point of breakdown for thirty years, now proved utterly dysfunctional. Unverified accusations of sexual assault became weapons in a ruthless campaign of personal destruction, culminating in the melodramatic hearings in which Kavanaugh’s impassioned defense resuscitated a nomination that seemed beyond saving.<br /> <br /> The Supreme Court has become the arbiter of our nation’s most vexing and divisive disputes. With the stakes of each vacancy incalculably high, the incentive to destroy a nominee is nearly irresistible. The next time a nomination promises to change the balance of the Court, Hemingway and Severino warn, the confirmation fight will be even uglier than Kavanaugh’s.<br /> <br /> A good person might accept that nomination in the naïve belief that what happened to Kavanaugh won’t happen to him because he is a good person. But it can happen, it does happen, and it just happened. The question is whether America will let it happen again.
Father Brown Complete Murder Mysteries: The Innocence of Father B...
by G. K. Chesterton

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English

Pages

412

Publication Date

October 18, 2019

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Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself...
Examples & Explanations for Civil Procedure (Examples & Explanati...
by Joseph W. Glannon

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English

Pages

718

Publication Date

January 17, 2018

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<p>A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the <strong>Examples & Explanations </strong>(E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis.</p> <p>Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Clear explanations </strong>of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style.</li> <li><strong>Features hypotheticals </strong>similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review.</li> <li><strong>It offers coverage </strong>that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic.</li> </ul> <p>The <strong>Examples & Explanations</strong> series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.</p>
The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot
by Agatha Christie

Language

English

Pages

236

Publication Date

October 16, 2019

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This collection of 25 Hercule Poirot adventures by Agatha Christie are compiled from short stories written for The Sketch magazine from March to December 1923.<br /><br />Hercule Poirot delighted in telling people that he was probably the best detective in the world. So turning back the clock to trace eighteen of the cases which helped establish his professional reputation was always going to be a fascinating experience. With his career still in its formative years, the panache with which Hercule Poirot could solve even the most puzzling mystery is obvious.
Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom Histo...
by Charles M. Sevilla

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

August 17, 1999

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<p>In America's courtooms, the verdict is laughter.</p><br /><p>Sit back and enjoy a collection of verbatim exchanges from the halls of justice, where defendants and plaintiffs, lawyers and witnesses, juries and judges, collide to produce memorably insane comedy.</p><br /><p>A: You mumbled on the first part of that and I couldn't understand what you were saying. Could you repeat the question?</p><br /><p>Q: I mumbled, did I? Well, we'll just ask the court reporter to read back what I said. She didn't indicate any problem understanding what I said, so obviously she understood every word. We'll just have her read my question back and find out if there was any mumbling going on. Madam reporter, would you be so kind?</p><br /><p>Court Reporter: Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble.</p>
Search and Destroy: Inside the Campaign against Brett Kavanaugh
by Ryan Lovelace

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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“You have replaced ‘advice and consent’ with ‘search and destroy.’” —BRETT KAVANAUGH<br /> <br /> In this deeply researched account, one of Washington’s top legal reporters reveals the massive funding, sophisticated organization, and fanatical zeal behind the campaign to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the nation’s highest court.<br /> <br /> Trump had promised to nominate only Scalia-style “originalists” to the Court—a promise he backed up with a list of potential nominees. The left took him at his word, setting up a titanic political clash when Justice Anthony Kennedy—the decisive vote on abortion—announced his retirement in June 2018.<br /> <br /> The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh—until that moment universally respected—sent Democratic senators racing to the cameras to announce their opposition, while an armada of activist groups, fueled by “dark money,” launched a coordinated public relations assault of unprecedented scope and fury.<br /> <br /> Kavanaugh was nevertheless on the brink of confirmation when the Democrats, in desperation, disclosed an allegation of teenaged sexual assault against the stunned nominee, turning Christine Blasey Ford into a #MeToo icon.<br /> <br /> Ryan Lovelace reports how Kavanaugh’s opponents, unable to produce a shred of corroboration, resorted to the court of public opinion, where the rules of evidence and standards of fairness favor the prosecution.<br /> <br /> Under the skillful direction of a Clinton henchman and a savvy lawyer, they conducted a show trial in which the compliant media arrived at the desired verdict.<br /> <br /> Kavanaugh owed his eventual confirmation to the pro-choice Republican senator Susan Collins, whose vote reflected her steel spine and commitment to fairness—“the allegations fail to meet the more-likely-than- not standard”—as well as her conclusion that Roe v. Wade was safe with him on the Court.<br /> <br /> Lovelace concludes with a thought-provoking assessment of the unexpected consequences of the Kavanaugh controversy and of the cost to the judicial system of a search-and-destroy confirmation process.
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 Complete Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

Language

English

Pages

1748

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly - see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective
Examples & Explanations for The Law of Torts (Examples & Explana...
by Joseph W. Glannon

Language

English

Pages

700

Publication Date

January 30, 2015

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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique <b>Examples & Explanations</b> series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted <b>Examples & Explanations</b> titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. </p><p>The unique, time-tested <b>Examples & Explanations</b> series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide:</p><p><ul><li>helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language</li><li>challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class</li><li>provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis</li><li>quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor</li><li>remains a favorite among law school students</li><li>is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides</li><li>works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic</li><li>provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures</li></ul></p>
Greentown: Murder and Mystery in Greenwich, America's Wealthiest ...
by Timothy Dumas

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 20, 2013

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<b>The “authentic and definitive” story of Martha Moxley’s murder case, including the conviction of her killer, Michael Skakel—includes photos! (<i>Greenwich Time</i>)</b><br />  <br /> On the night before Halloween, 1975, the wealthy community of Greenwich, Connecticut, was rocked by the murder of fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley, who was discovered in her backyard, bludgeoned and stabbed with a women’s golf club. Yet despite the horror of the crime, the well-to-do neighborhood stymied the investigation, which had drawn nationwide attention due to one suspect’s ties to the Kennedy family.<br />  <br /> For twenty-three years, the killing went unsolved and the killer unpunished, until the first edition of this book was published, outlining the chilling murder and the community’s response. When a special grand jury was finally convened, it took two more years for the police to bring the Moxley’s next-door neighbor, Michael Skakel, to trial and convict him of the gruesome homicide.<br />  <br /> Determined to share the eventual conclusion to the crime that shattered families and haunted Greenwich for almost a quarter century, the author has updated the book called by <i>Greenwich Time</i>, the “literary authority on the Martha Moxley murder.”

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