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Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Libert...
by Jeffrey Rosen

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><b>In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, though an extraordinary series of conversations</b><b> with the head of the National Constitution Center.</b></p><p><i>Conversations with RBG</i> is a remarkable and unique book, an informal portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice鈥檚 observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution and for opera.</p><p>With Justice Ginsburg鈥檚 approval, Rosen has collected her wisdom from their many conversations in which she discusses the future of the Supreme Court and <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, how to lead a productive and compassionate life. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired women and men of all ages to embrace the 鈥淣otorious RBG.鈥?lt;/p><p>Whatever the topic, Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting鈥攁nd often surprising鈥攖o say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. <i>Conversations with RBG</i> is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.</p>
Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of th...
by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

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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 鈥渘ational disgrace鈥?and a 鈥渃ircus.鈥?lt;br /> <br /> <i>Justice on Trial</i>, the definitive insider鈥檚 account of Kavanaugh鈥檚 appointment to the Supreme Court, is based on extraordinary access to more than one hundred key figures鈥攊ncluding the president, justices, and senators鈥攊n 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鈥檚 impassioned defense resuscitated a nomination that seemed beyond saving.<br /> <br /> The Supreme Court has become the arbiter of our nation鈥檚 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聽Severino warn, the confirmation fight will be even uglier than Kavanaugh鈥檚.<br /> <br /> A good person might accept that nomination in the na茂ve belief that what happened to Kavanaugh won鈥檛 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.
Examples & Explanations for Civil Procedure (Examples & Explanati...
by Joseph W. Glannon

Language

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鈥檚 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>
Father Brown Complete Murder Mysteries: The Innocence of Father B...
by G. K. Chesterton

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English

Pages

412

Publication Date

December 06, 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 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><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></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></p>
Examples & Explanations for Evidence (Examples & Explanations Ser...
by Arthur Best

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

July 23, 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鈥檚 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 Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War C...
by Lawrence Douglas

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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<p><b>Now the subject of the Netflix documentary <i>The Devil Next Door</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The incredible story of the most convoluted legal odyssey involving Nazi war crimes</b></p><p>In 2009, <i>Harper's Magazine</i> sent war-crimes expert Lawrence Douglas to Munich to cover the last chapter of the lengthiest case ever to arise from the Holocaust: the trial of eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk鈥檚 legal odyssey began in 1975, when American investigators received evidence alleging that the Cleveland autoworker and naturalized US citizen had collaborated in Nazi genocide. In the years that followed, Demjanjuk was stripped of his American citizenship and sentenced to death by a Jerusalem court as "Ivan the Terrible" of Treblinka鈥攐nly to be cleared in one of the most notorious cases of mistaken identity in legal history. Finally, in 2011, after eighteen months of trial, a court in Munich convicted the native Ukrainian of assisting Hitler鈥檚 SS in the murder of 28,060 Jews at Sobibor, a death camp in eastern Poland.</p><p>An award-winning novelist as well as legal scholar, Douglas offers a compulsively readable history of Demjanjuk鈥檚 bizarre case. <i>The Right Wrong Man</i> is both a gripping eyewitness account of the last major Holocaust trial to galvanize world attention and a vital meditation on the law鈥檚 effort to bring legal closure to the most horrific chapter in modern history.</p>
The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot
by Agatha Christie

Language

English

Pages

236

Publication Date

December 02, 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.
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 />聽聽聽聽 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 />聽聽聽聽 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 />聽聽聽聽 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.
Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure: Learning Civil Procedure Throug...
by Joseph W. Glannon

Language

English

Pages

576

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<p>Law school classroom lectures can leave you with a lot of questions.</p> <p><strong>Glannon Guides</strong> can help you better understand your classroom lecture with straightforward explanations of tough concepts with hypos that help you understand their application.</p> <p>The Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Here鈥檚 why you need to use <strong>Glannon Guides </strong>to help you better understand what is being taught in the classroom:</p> <ul> <li><strong>It mirrors the classroom experience </strong>by teaching through explanation, interspersed with hypotheticals to illustrate application.</li> <li><strong>Both correct and incorrect answers</strong> are explained; you learn why a solution does or does not work.聽 <ul> <li><strong>Glannon Guides provide straightforward explanations</strong> of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes material stick.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

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