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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segre...
by Richard Rothstein

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller 鈥?Notable Book of the Year 鈥?Editors' Choice Selection<br /><br />One of Bill Gates鈥?鈥淎mazing Books鈥?of the Year<br /><br />One of <em>Publishers Weekly</em>鈥檚 10 Best Books of the Year<br /><br />Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction<br /><br />An NPR Best Book of the Year<br /><br />Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction<br /><br />Gold Winner 鈥?California Book Award (Nonfiction)<br /><br />Finalist 鈥?<em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize (History)<br /><br />Finalist 鈥?Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize</strong></p><br /><p><strong>This 鈥減owerful and disturbing history鈥?exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (<em>New York Times Book Review</em>).</strong></p><br /><p><strong>聽</strong></p><br />Widely heralded as a 鈥渕asterful鈥?(<em>Washington Post</em>) and 鈥渆ssential鈥?(<em>Slate</em>) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein鈥檚 <em>The Color of Law</em> offers 鈥渢he most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation鈥?(William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, 鈥渧irtually indispensable鈥?study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (<em>Chicago Daily Observer</em>), <em>The Color of Law</em> forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do (Aspen Co...
by Tina L. Stark

Language

English

Pages

601

Publication Date

November 26, 2013

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An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal.<p></p><p>Features:</p><ul><li>More exercises throughout the book, incorporating<ul><li>More precedents for use in exercises</li><li>Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated</li><li>New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts</li></ul></li><li>New and refreshed examples, including<ul><li>Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions</li><li>More detailed examples of proper way to use shall</li><li>Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations</li><li>Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections.</li><li>Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises</li></ul></li></ul><p></p>
"If You Love Me, You Will Do My Will": The Stranger-Than-Fiction ...
by , Hugh Aynesworth

Language

English

Pages

343

Publication Date

March 01, 1990

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<p><strong>"A bizarre story鈥攆ull of intrigue and machinations over a half-billion dollar fortune with a cast of characters that might have been invented by Balzac." 鈥擱ichard Lindsey, author of <em>The Falcon and the Snowman</em></strong></p><br /><p>This is a story of a vast cattle and oil fortune left hanging by the thread of a widow's dying wish; a story of prodigious egos and ambitions competing for the fortune before the widow was even buried; a story about a legal battle that has lasted a quarter-century and has swept like a range fire from dusty cow-town courtrooms to the marble halls of the Vatican, pitting captains of industry against princes of the Church. And if it had happened anywhere other than Texas, you probably wouldn't believe a word of it.</p><br /><p>Sarita Kenedy East was the aging, melancholy mistress of a cattle kingdom as big as Rhode Island: La Parra, 400,000 acres of South Texas rangeland next door to the fabled King Ranch. She was the last Kenedy. And although she cherished the huge ranch founded by her grandfather, her life there oppressed her. Mrs. East's only solace was in her memories, her abiding Catholic faith, and her nightly tumblers of scotch.</p><br /><p>In 1948 Sarita received a surprise caller, a young and charismatic Trappist monk, Brother Leo鈥攖he alleged Svengali of this saga鈥攚ho had been sent out from his monastery in New England to scout potential sites for new Trappist monasteries鈥nd to find rich Catholic donors to pay for them. In time he discovered what Sarita herself did not know, that under her lands lay an ocean of oil worth hundreds of millions of dollars.</p><br /><p>Brother Leo had a gift for persuasion. He became the lonely widow's spiritual counselor, and before she died she made him trustee of a charitable foundation that he says was meant to help the poor of Latin America. But Brother Leo ran into some formidable opposition: Sarita's vengeful relatives in Texas, Fortune 500 industrialist J. Peter Grace, and the Catholic Church itself all had other plans for the giant estate.</p><br /><p><em>"If You Love Me You Will Do My Will,"</em> based upon two decades of investigative reporting and interviews with almost every major character, details this extravagant drama, an epic even by Texas standards.</p><br />Some images in this ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.
To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment
by , Joshua Matz

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>As Congress prepares articles of impeachment of</b><b> President Trump, read the definitive book on presidential impeachment and how it should be used today.</b><i><br /></i>Impeachment is our ultimate constitutional check against an out-of-control executive. But it is also a perilous and traumatic undertaking for the nation. In this authoritative examination, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz rise above the daily clamor to illuminate impeachment's proper role in our age of broken politics.<br />Now revised with a new epilogue, <i>To End a Presidency </i>is an essential book for anyone seeking to understand how this fearsome power should be deployed.
Wills Trusts & Estates, Tenth Edition (Aspen Casebook Series)
by , Jesse Dukeminier

Language

English

Pages

1056

Publication Date

June 05, 2017

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<p>Hailed as one of the best casebooks in legal education, the text combines interesting cases, thoughtful analysis, notes, images, and a clear organization for an excellent teaching tool.</p> <p>Retaining the late Jesse Dukeminier鈥檚 blend of wit, erudition, and playfulness, the Tenth Edition uses cartoons, illustrations, case documents, and photographs to provide visual commentary that augments the wide-ranging cases and other readings. Sidebars on relevant but unique persons, places, and events provide thought-provoking and fascinating context. This casebook is not only fun to read, but fun for professors to teach.</p><p><strong>New to the Tenth Edition:</strong></p> <ul> <li>All new section on <em>electronic </em>or<em> digital wills</em> and the emerging case law that has begun to accept them</li> <li>All new section on <em>trust decanting</em>, now recognized in 25 states, with attention to the breadth of statutory and case law treatments of decanting</li> <li>Reworked coverage of <em>same-sex marriage</em> in light of <em>Obergefell v. Hodges </em>and refreshed treatment of inheritance rights for <em>cohabiting unmarried partners</em></li> <li>Updated and expanded coverage of <em>wealth </em>and<em> income inequality</em></li> <li>Refreshed treatment, with updated case law, on <em>undue influence</em></li> <li>Attention to new case law and statutory developments in <em>will execution</em> and <em>reformation of wills for mistake</em></li> <li>Revised and clarified coverage of <em>revocable trusts</em> and other <em>nonprobate transfers</em> and the difficult relationship of state wealth transfer law with federal pension law</li> <li>Updated treatment of <em>trust fiduciary law</em>, including new case law and statutory developments on <em>directed trusts</em>, <em>waiver of fiduciary duties</em>, and <em>trust investment law</em></li> <li>Revised treatment of <em>creditor rights to beneficial interests in trust</em>, with attention to choice-of-law rules and growing statutory recognition of self-settled asset protection trusts</li> </ul><p></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>
Property (Aspen Casebook Series)
by , Lior Jacob Strahilevitz

Language

English

Pages

1216

Publication Date

November 22, 2017

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<p>Jesse Dukeminier鈥檚 trademark wit, passion, and human interest perspective has made <em>Property</em>, now in its Ninth Edition, one of the best鈥攁nd best loved鈥攃asebooks of all time. A unique blend of authority and good humor, you鈥檒l find a rich visual design, compelling cases, and timely coverage of contemporary issues. In the Ninth Edition, the authors have created a thoughtful and thorough revision, true to the spirit of the classic <em>Property </em>text.</p> <p><strong>Key Benefits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A new chapter on the Intellectual Property/Property relationship, that gives students a taste of patent law, copyright law, trademark law, and trade secrets law. The chapter highlights the differences and similarities among the legal treatment of real, chattel, and intellectual property.</li> <li>A dynamic, two-color designed casebook that encompasses cases, text, questions, problems, examples and numerous photographs and diagrams.</li> <li>Extended coverage of major recent Supreme Court decisions, including <em>Murr v. Wisconsin</em>, <em>Horne v. Department of Agriculture</em>, and <em>Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States</em>.</li> </ul><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>
The Case Against Impeaching Trump
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

July 09, 2018

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<b>"A brilliant lawyer...A new and very important book. I would encourage all people...to read!"鈥擯resident Donald J. Trump</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淎bsolutely amazing鈥? If you care about justice...read this book.鈥濃€擲ean Hannity</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淢aybe the question isn鈥檛 what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it鈥檚 what happened to everyone else.鈥濃€?lt;i>Politico</i></b><br /><br />Alan Dershowitz has been called 鈥渙ne of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America鈥?by <i>Politico</i> and 鈥渢he nation鈥檚 most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights鈥?by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under partisan fire for applying those same principles to Donald Trump during the course of his many appearances in national media outlets as an expert resource on civil liberties and constitutional law.<br /><br /><i>The Case Against Removing Trump</i> seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. In the author鈥檚 own words:<br /><br />鈥淚n the fervor to impeach President Trump, his political enemies have ignored the text of the Constitution. As a civil libertarian who voted against Trump, I remind those who would impeach him not to run roughshod over a document that has protected us all for two and a quarter centuries. In this case against impeachment, I make arguments similar to those I made against the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (and that I would be making had Hillary Clinton been elected and Republicans were seeking to impeach her). Impeachment and removal of a president are not entirely political decisions by Congress. Every member takes an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution sets out specific substantive criteria that MUST be met.<br /><br />I am thrilled to contribute to this important debate and especially that my book will be so quickly available to readers so they can make up their own minds.鈥?/div>
The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: Student Version
by , Barbara A. Lee

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English

Pages

947

Publication Date

December 23, 2013

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<p>Based on the fifth edition of Kaplin and Lee鈥檚 indispensable guide to the law that bears on the conduct of higher education, <i>The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition: Student Version</i> provides an up-to-date textbook, reference, and guide for coursework in higher education law and programs preparing higher education administrators for leadership roles.</p> <p>The <i>Student Version</i> includes the materials from the full fifth edition that most relate to student interests and are most suitable for classroom instruction.</p> <p>For example:</p> <ul> <li>The evolution of higher education law and governance</li> <li>Legal planning and dispute resolution</li> <li>The relationship between law and policy</li> <li>Faculty and staff employment issues, including collective bargaining</li> <li>Academic freedom for faculty and students</li> <li>Copyright basics</li> <li>The contract rights of students</li> <li>Legal issues in online education</li> <li>The rights of students and faculty with disabilities</li> <li>Campus issues: safety, registered sex offenders, racial and sexual harassment, student suicide, campus computer networks, searches of students鈥?residence hall rooms</li> <li>Hate speech and freedom of speech, including the rights of faculty and students in public universities</li> <li>Student organizations鈥?rights, responsibilities, and activities fees</li> <li>Governmental support for religious institutions and religious autonomy rights of individuals in public institutions</li> <li>Nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment, admissions, and financial aid</li> <li>Athletics and Title IX</li> <li>FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)</li> </ul> <p>Each chapter is introduced with an overview of key terms and ideas the students will encounter. In addition, the book includes a general introduction to the study of higher education law, a glossary of key legal terms, and appendices for non-law students on the American court system and on how to read court opinions.</p> <p>The authors have also prepared a volume of teaching materials keyed to the <i>Student Version</i>, available from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). In addition, the authors will periodically update the <i>Student Version</i> by posting recent developments on a Web site hosted by NACUA.</p>
California Land Use & Planning Law, 36th edition
by , Matthew S. Gray

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English

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Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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For over three decades, California Land Use & Planning Law has provided a succinct and definitive summary of the major provisions of California's land use and planning laws. It has been cited by the California Supreme Court and numerous appellate courts as an authoritative source. This 36th edition summarizes two years of published decisions, statutory revisions and other agency policies and guidance, including:<br /><br /> Analysis of the multiple legislative changes designed to promote housing development and further constrain local agency authority to disapprove housing projects that are consistent with the General Plan and zoning (chapter 15)<br /> Discussion of changes to the Elections Code removing the ability of initiative proponents to compel consideration of a measure at a special election (chapter 13)<br /> Discussion of numerous cases decided under CEQA addressing when the requirement to comply with CEQA is triggered, the types of impacts required to be evaluated under CEQA, application of exemptions and exceptions thereto, evaluation of climate change and energy impacts, and the scope of alternatives to be identified (chapter 6)<br /> Analysis of the continued uncertainty over the definition of the 鈥渨aters of the United States鈥?for determining federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act and the ongoing regulatory efforts to formulate a new definition (chapter 7)<br /> Analysis of new case law on the listing and delisting of species under the federal and California Endangered Species Acts, and new federal policies and regulations on the protection of critical habitat (chapter 8)<br /> Analysis of toughened statewide goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and indications from the California Supreme Court that more stringent regulations and evolving science will affect the analysis of climate change impacts under CEQA (chapter 16)<br /> Discussion of case law upholding use of Mello-Roos tax imposed as a condition of approval of new residential development to finance a range of governmental services and facilities (chapter 12)<br /> Analysis of case law confirming there is no 鈥渄iscovery rule鈥?that delays CEQA statutory deadlines until the plaintiff knows of the existence of a claim (chapter 19)<br /> Discussion of the Pfeiffer-McDougal rule and the circumstances when proceeding with development authorized with a permit results in waiver of objections to permit conditions (chapter 19)<br /><br /> This edition includes the 2019 Supplement, with analyses of the most important 2018 decisions concerning California land use and planning.<br /><br />ABOUT THE AUTHORS<br /><br />Cecily Talbert Barclay and Matthew S. Gray are both partners in the San Francisco office of Perkins Coie LLP, representing a range of local agencies, real estate developers and landowners in all stages of the land use entitlement and development process.<br /><br />For 27 years, Dan Curtin authored this book as a desk reference for those interested in California land use and planning law. Cecily joined Dan as a co-author in 2000 and worked with him to continually update the book based on their own and their partners鈥?decades of experience representing both public agencies and private developers. Following Dan鈥檚 passing in November 2006, Matt joined Cecily鈥攆irst as Managing Editor and later as co-author鈥攊n preserving and expanding upon the legacy Dan started with this book. Like all editions published since his passing, this book is again dedicated to Dan.
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 />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.

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