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

Language

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.
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 Nonsense Factory: The Making and Breaking of the American Leg...
by Bruce Cannon Gibney

Language

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 />
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

Language

English

Pages

1748

Publication Date

July 10, 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
Whose Monet?: An Introduction to the American Legal System (Acade...
by John A. Humbach

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

January 31, 2016

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This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. <b>Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System</b> focuses on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting as a vehicle for introducing students to the basic law school tasks of reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law.</p><p> <b>The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness:</b> </p> <ul> <li> Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses </li> <li> The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students </li> <li> The major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) </li> <li> The author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible </li> <li> Telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger)--from client intake through trial and various appeals--draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors </li> <li> The lawyer's role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? </li> <li> This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading </li> </ul> </p>
The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot
by Agatha Christie

Language

English

Pages

236

Publication Date

August 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.
The Art of Reading People: A Guide to People's Personality Types ...
by Jake Sharp

Language

English

Pages

139

Publication Date

July 29, 2019

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<h2><strong>“Buy the Paperback Version of this book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE”</strong><br /></h2><h3>If you have ever wished that you had a better understanding of the way that a person thought, then keep reading!<br /></h3><h3>With all of the different personality types, the task has likely seemed a bit daunting. The good news is, it is possible for you to gain a better understanding of other people, and all it takes is having an open mind. By studying the 16 personality types, you will have a greater understanding of behavioral traits, regular habits, and even ways of thinking. Getting to know someone on this level can take the stress away of trying to decipher their actions. Personalities are fascinating because we all have them, but they can differ so greatly. Just because you and your family lived together in the same household does not necessarily mean that you would have the same personality. Your environment, natural tendencies, temperament, and sensitivity levels all have an impact on the way that your personality develops as you get older.</h3><h3>The goal of the book is simple: I will teach you to better understand yourself and how to identify different personality types for better social interaction.</h3><h3>Even if you have never picked up a self-help book in your life, using the skills that you learn within this guide, you will be able to effortlessly:</h3><ul><li><h3>Classify your own behavior</h3></li><li><h3>Recognize other people and their personalities</h3></li><li><h3>Foster harmonious relationships</h3></li><li><h3>Manage common emotions</h3></li><li><h3>Improve parenting</h3></li><li><h3>Understand body language</h3></li><li><h3>Alter your personality</h3></li><li><h3>Apply change to understand others</h3></li></ul><h3>When you have this type of mental clarity, a lot of the stress that revolves around being able to see things from other perspectives is greatly reduced. Instead of asking yourself <em>why </em>a person is acting a certain way, you will be able to look into context clues and apply the behavior to the given personality type.</h3><h3>When it comes down to understanding people, you do not need to be a personality expert.</h3><h3>If you are tired of being misunderstood or tired of being confused by your significant other’s actions, consider using this guide as a tool that can help. You will be able to maintain a better relationship with those at your workplace or apply your parenting skills more confidently. A lot can change when you are confident in the way that you behave. An eye-opening experience for most, you will learn how to curb your behaviors that are deemed negative and replace them with more positive ones. The same can apply to the way that you interact with other people. Having a greater understanding of yourself combined with a more tolerant outlook on the way that others behave, you will set a great example for those around you. Understanding other people does not have to be rocket science. Take it on as a personal challenge with the ultimate goal of trying to become a more understanding individual. This guide will help give you the confidence boost that you need and show you that personalities can differ in the best of ways.</h3><h3><strong>The Art of Reading People</strong> is full of skills and know-how: by applying your observational skills with your personality traits, you will find that being able to analyze others can often feel like a great accomplishment. When we understand one another, there is less need for disagreements. Though we all cannot operate in the same way, tolerance does a lot to allow more harmony to enter everyday relationships.</h3><h3>Would you like to know more?</h3><h3><strong>DOWNLOAD NOW: The Art of Reading People - </strong>to gain a better understanding of other people<strong>, </strong>reduce stress and open your mind<br /></h3><h3>Scroll to the TOP of the page and select the <em>Buy Now</em> button<br /></h3>
Memory and Miscarriages of Justice
by , Martin A. Conway

Language

English

Pages

212

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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<p>Memory is often the primary evidence in the courtroom, yet unfortunately this evidence may not be fit for purpose. This is because memory is both fallible and malleable; it is possible to forget and also to falsely remember things which never happened.</p><br /><p>The legal system has been slow to adapt to scientific findings about memory even though such findings have implications for the use of memory as evidence, not only in the case of eyewitness testimony, but also for how jurors, barristers, and judges weigh evidence. <em>Memory and Miscarriages of Justice</em> provides an authoritative look at the role of memory in law and highlights the common misunderstandings surrounding it while bringing the modern scientific understanding of memory to the forefront.</p><br /><p>Drawing on the latest research, this book examines cases where memory has played a role in miscarriages of justice and makes recommendations from the science of memory to support the future of memory evidence in the legal system. Appealing to undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology and law, memory experts, and legal professionals, this book provides an insightful and global view of the use of memory within the legal system.</p>
High Court Case Summaries on Civil Procedure (Keyed to Glannon)
by Publisher's Editorial Sta...

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

June 05, 2019

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This title contains briefs for each major case in Glannon’s casebook on Civil Procedure. These briefs will help you identify, understand, and absorb the core knowledge points from each case. They are followed by legal analysis, providing contextual background about each case, and connecting the case to the broader concepts developed throughout the casebook. This title also supplies case vocabulary, with definitions of new or unusual legal words found throughout the cases. Finally, to enhance your recall, there is a corresponding memory graphic for each brief that portrays a visual representation of the relevant facts or law of the case.
Civil Procedure (Aspen Casebook Series)
by , Joanna C. Schwartz

Language

English

Pages

825

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p>Buy a <strong>new version</strong> of this Connected Casebook and receive <strong>access</strong> to the <strong>online e-book</strong>, <strong>practice questions </strong>from your favorite study aids, and an <strong>outline tool</strong> on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes—portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency.</p> <p>In <em><strong>Civil Procedure, Tenth Edition</strong></em>, the authors employ a pedagogical style that offers flexible organization at a manageable length. The book gives students a working knowledge of the procedural system and introduces the techniques of statutory analysis. The cases selected are factually interesting and do not involve substantive matters beyond the experience of first-year students. The problems following the cases present real-life issues. Finally, the book incorporates a number of dissenting opinions to dispel the notion that most procedural disputes present clear-cut issues.</p> <p><strong>New to the Tenth Edition:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Revised coverage of discovery, including the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and digital discovery</li> <li>Revised and updated coverage of arbitration, including class waivers</li> <li>Contemporary cases and examples added throughout</li> </ul> <p><strong>Professors and students will benefit from: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Teachable, well-structured text featuring clear organization, concisely edited cases chosen to be readily accessible to first-year students, textual notes introducing each section that highlight connections between material, and practical problems</li> <li>A manageable length which allows the class to get through this complex course material in limited hours</li> <li>Flexible organization, adaptable to a variety of teaching approaches</li> <li>A clear, straightforward writing style, making the material accessible to students without oversimplifying</li> <li>An effective overview of the procedural system, which provides students with a working knowledge of the system and of techniques for statutory analysis</li> <li>Assessment questions and answers at the end of each chapter, to help students test their comprehension of the material</li> </ul> <p><strong>CasebookConnect</strong> features:</p> <p><strong>ONLINE E-BOOK</strong><br /> Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics.</p> <p><strong>PRACTICE QUESTIONS</strong><br /> Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from <em>Examples & Explanations</em>, <em>Emanuel Law Outlines</em>, <em>Emanuel Law in a Flash</em> flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time.</p> <p><strong>OUTLINE TOOL</strong><br /> Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.</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>

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