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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.
Federal Courts: Context, Cases, and Problems (Aspen Casebook Seri...
by , Caprice Roberts

Language

English

Pages

1164

Publication Date

February 23, 2015

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An innovative, highly accessible casebook that features problems, cases connected by narrative text, charts, and graphs, all presented in a manner suited to multiple teaching approaches.</p><p>Features:</p><ul><li> Incorporates problems throughout each chapter allowing students to reinforce their understanding of basic doctrine and to explore doctrine in greater depth.</li><li>Presents information graphically through charts and diagrams to appeal to multiple learning styles and reinforce student comprehension.</li><li>Includes all relevant statutes, rules, and constitutional provisions.</li><li>Includes a comprehensive Teachers Manual with the authors suggestions for using chapter materials, the authors views about the text problems, and other supporting materials and references.</li><li> Presents topics that otherwise overlap with coverage in Civil Procedure (e.g., subject matter jurisdiction) in a manner that leads to more advanced and interesting treatment.</li></ul></p>
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

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English

Pages

1748

Publication Date

May 30, 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
The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot
by Agatha Christie

Language

English

Pages

236

Publication Date

June 11, 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.
International Commercial Arbitration (Three Volume Set)
by Gary B. Born

Language

English

Pages

4295

Publication Date

October 01, 2014

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The second edition of Gary Born's <b>International Commercial Arbitration</b> is an authoritative 4,408 page treatise, in three volumes, providing the most comprehensive commentary and analysis, on all aspects of the international commercial arbitration process, that is available. </p><p>The first edition of <b>International Commercial Arbitration</b> is widely acknowledged as the preeminent commentary in the field. It was awarded the 2011 Certificate of Merit by the American Society of International Law and was voted the International Dispute Resolution Book of the Year by the Oil, Gas, Mining and Infrastructure Dispute Management list serve in 2010. The first edition has been extensively cited in national court decisions and arbitral awards around the world.</p> <p>The <b>treatise</b> comprehensively examines the law and practice of contemporary international commercial arbitration, thoroughly explicating all relevant international conventions, national arbitration statutes and institutional arbitration rules. It focuses on both international instruments (particularly the New York Convention) and national law provisions in all leading jurisdictions (including the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration). Practitioners, academics, clients, institutions and other users of international commercial arbitration will find clear and authoritative guidance in this work. </p><p>The second edition of <b>International Commercial Arbitration</b> has been extensively revised, expanded and updated, to include all material legislative, judicial and arbitral authorities in the field of international arbitration prior to January 2014. It also includes expanded treatment of annulment, recognition of awards, counsel ethics, arbitrator independence and impartiality and applicable law.</p><p><b>Overview of volumes:</b></p><p><b>Volume I</b>, covering <b>International Arbitration Agreements</b>,provides a comprehensive discussion of international commercial arbitration agreements. It includes chapters dealing with the legal framework for enforcing international arbitration agreements; the separability presumption; choice of law; formation and validity; nonarbitrability; competence-competence and the allocation of jurisdictional competence; the effects of arbitration agreements; interpretation and non-signatory issues.</p><p><b>Volume II</b>, covering <b>International Arbitration Procedures</b>, provides a detailed discussion of international arbitral procedures. It includes chapters dealing with the legal framework for international arbitral proceedings; the selection, challenge and replacement of arbitrators; the rights and duties of international arbitrators; selection of the arbitral seat; arbitration procedures; disclosure and discovery; provisional measures; consolidation, joinder and intervention; choice of substantive law; confidentiality; and legal representation and standards of professional conduct.</p><p> <b>Volume III,</b> dealing with <b>International Arbitral Awards</b>, provides a detailed discussion of the issues arising from international arbitration awards. It includes chapters covering the form and contents of awards; the correction, interpretation and supplementation of awards; the annulment and confirmation of awards; the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards; and issues of preclusion, <i>lis pendens </i>and<i> staredecisis.</i> </p>
TWO FACE: OBLIVION (K9 Book 8)
by Nick van der Leek

Language

English

Pages

171

Publication Date

June 09, 2019

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What truth is there in the Second Confession?<br /><br />In ANNIHILATION it was firmly established and reinforced that the scenario of the crime Chris Watts gave his interrogators during the Second Confession was a lie. The Watts children weren’t killed after Shan’ann, and they weren’t murdered at the well site. The murder was more calculated and cunning than Watts has let on. It was premeditated. <br /><br />If it’s clear Watts was lying yet again what remains to sift through in the Second Confession? What’s left to unravel? Just these three questions:<br /><br />What truth IS there in the Second Confession?<br />Where does this truth take us?<br />When did the premeditation start, and what precisely started it?<br /><br />In OBLIVION Nick van der Leek does the difficult job of untying the knots and strands of veracity tied and tangled into all the lies. They’re there, it’s just a question of finding them, separating them, and figuring out what patterns they weave, and what the patterns mean.<br /><br />With each successive book in the TWO FACE series, the analysis goes deeper and darker, the insights become sharper and more finely tuned. OBLIVION is a more complex, challenging and complicated analysis than ANNIHILATION, and all the preceding narratives in the series. <br /><br />“It really is the most earth-shattering of the eight narratives, because what OBLIVION does is it finally completes the circle; the full circle means what is grasped is the full scale – the sheer dimensions – of the devastation of this tragedy.” <br />
The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Rob...
by Joan Biskupic

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English

Pages

377

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<div><b>An incisive biography of the Supreme Court's enigmatic Chief Justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far</b></div> <div><br /></div> <div>John Roberts was named to the Supreme Court in 2005 claiming he would act as a neutral umpire in deciding cases. His critics argue he has been anything but, pointing to his conservative victories on voting rights and campaign finance. Yet he broke from orthodoxy in his decision to preserve Obamacare. How are we to understand the motives of the most powerful judge in the land? </div> <div><br /></div> <div></div> <div>In <i>The Chief</i>, award-winning journalist Joan Biskupic contends that Roberts is torn between two, often divergent, priorities: to carry out a conservative agenda, and to protect the Court's image and his place in history. Biskupic shows how Roberts's dual commitments have fostered distrust among his colleagues, with major consequences for the law. Trenchant and authoritative, The Chief reveals the making of a justice and the drama on this nation's highest court. </div> <div><br /></div>
The Nonsense Factory: The Making and Breaking of the American Leg...
by Bruce Cannon Gibney

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English

Pages

545

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b>A withering and witty examination of how the American legal system, burdened by complexity and untrammeled growth, fails Americans and threatens the rule of law itself, by the acclaimed author of <i>A Generation of Sociopaths</i>. </b><br /><br />Our trial courts conduct hardly any trials, our correctional systems do not correct, and the rise of mandated arbitration has ushered in a shadowy system of privatized "justice." Meanwhile, our legislators can't even follow their own rules for making rules, while the rule of law mutates into a perpetual state of emergency. The legal system is becoming an incomprehensible farce.<br /><br />How did this happen? In <i>The Nonsense Factory</i>, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows that over the past seventy years, the legal system has dangerously confused quantity with quality and might with legitimacy. As the law bloats into chaos, it staggers on only by excusing itself from the very commands it insists that we obey, leaving Americans at the mercy of arbitrary power. By examining the system as a whole, Gibney shows that the tragedies often portrayed as isolated mistakes or the work of bad actors-police misconduct, prosecutorial overreach, and the outrages of imperial presidencies-are really the inevitable consequences of law's descent into lawlessness.<br /><br />The first book to deliver a lucid, comprehensive overview of the entire legal system, from the grandeur of Constitutional theory to the squalid workings of Congress, <i>The Nonsense Factory</i> provides a deeply researched and witty examination of America's state of legal absurdity, concluding with sensible options for reform.<br />
Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America
by Mark R. Levin

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 25, 2006

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<B><i>"A modern conservative classic." - Sean Hannity</i><BR> <BR> <i>"Men in Black couldn’t be more timely or important….a tremendously important and compelling book.” - Rush Limbaugh </i><BR> <BR> <i>“One of the finest books on the Constitution and the judiciary I’ve read in a long time….There is no better source for understanding and grasping the seriousness of this issue.” - Edwin Meese III</i></B><BR> <BR> <B> <i>“The Supreme Court has broken through the firewalls constructed by the framers to limit judicial power.”                                                              </i></B><BR> <BR> <i>“America’s founding fathers had a clear and profound vision for what they wanted our federal government to be,”</i> says constitutional scholar Mark R. Levin in his explosive book, <i>Men in Black</i>. “But today, our out-of-control Supreme Court imperiously strikes down laws and imposes new ones to suit its own liberal whims––robbing us of our basic freedoms and the values on which our country was founded.”<BR> <BR> In<i> Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America</i>, Levin exposes countless examples of outrageous Supreme Court abuses, from promoting racism in college admissions, expelling God and religion from the public square, forcing states to confer benefits on illegal aliens, and endorsing economic socialism to upholding partial-birth abortion, restraining political speech, and anointing terrorists with rights. <BR> <BR> Levin writes: “Barely one hundred justices have served on the United States Supreme Court. They’re unelected, they’re virtually unaccountable, they’re largely unknown to most Americans, and they serve for life…in many ways the justices are more powerful than members of Congress and the president.… As few as five justices can and do dictate economic, cultural, criminal, and security policy for the entire nation.”<BR> <BR> In<i> Men in Black, </i>you will learn:<BR> <BR> <BR> <ul> <li>How the Supreme Court protects virtual child pornography and flag burning as forms of free speech but denies teenagers the right to hear an invocation mentioning God at a high school graduation ceremony because it might be “coercive.”</li> <li>How a former Klansman and virulently anti-Catholic Supreme Court justice inserted the words “wall of separation” between church and state in a 1947 Supreme Court decision––a phrase repeated today by those who claim to stand for civil liberty.</li> <li>How Justice Harry Blackmun, a one-time conservative appointee and the author of <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, was influenced by fan mail much like an entertainer or politician, which helped him to evolve into an ardent activist for gay rights and against the death penalty.</li> <li>How the Supreme Court has dictated that illegal aliens have a constitutional right to attend public schools, and that other immigrants qualify for welfare benefits, tuition assistance, and even civil service jobs.</li> </ul> <BR> 
Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bulow Case
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

January 02, 2013

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Defense attorney and Harvard law professor provides an insider's account of the trial, appeal, subsequent retrial, and acquittal in the murder case of Claus von Bulow, profiling the people involved.<br /><br />NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

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