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|The Code Napoleon and the Common-Law World: The Sesquicentennial Lectures Delivered at the Law Center of New York University, December 13-15, 1954
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Author: Bernard Schwartz
Schwartz, Bernard, editor. The Code Napoleon and the Common-Law World. The Sesquicentennial Lectures Delivered at The Law Center of New York University December 13-15, 1954. New York: New York University Press, 1956. x, 438pp. Reprinted 1998 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-34100. Hardcover. New. Reprint of the first edition, the work consists of the papers delivered by participants in the conference sponsored by the New York University Institute of Comparative Law to honor the 150th anniversary of the French Civil Code, which was the largest public celebration of the event in the legal world. The papers deal with the influence of the Code upon common-law countries in their efforts to manage statute and case law and gives examples of modern attempts at restatement of the law and uniform state laws as examples of the effect of the Code's coherence and logic. At the time of these lectures Schwartz was Director of the Institute.
|The Scotia Widows: Inside Their Lawsuit Against Big Daddy Coal
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Author: Gerald Stern
On March 9, 1976, a violent explosion, fueled by high concentrations of methane gas and coal dust, ripped through the Scotia mine in the heart of Eastern Kentucky coal country. The blast killed fifteen miners who were working nearly three and a half miles underground; two days later, a second explosion took the lives of eleven rescue workers. For the miners’ surviving family members, the loss of their husbands, fathers, and sons was only the beginning of their nightmare.
In The Scotia Widows, Gerald M. Stern, the groundbreaking litigator and acclaimed author of The Buffalo Creek Disaster, recounts the epic four-year legal struggle waged by the widows in the aftermath of the disaster. Stern shares a story of loss, scandal, and perseverance–and the plaintiffs’ fight for justice against the titanic forces of “Big Daddy Coal.”
Confronted at nearly every turn by a hostile judge and the scorched-earth defense of the Scotia mine’s owners, family members also withstood the opprobrium of some of their neighbors, most of whom relied on coal mining for their livelihoods. Meanwhile, Stern, representing the widows of the disaster on contingency, amassed huge bills and encountered a litany of formidable obstacles. The Eastern Kentucky trial judge withheld disclosure of his own personal financial interest in coal mining, and a popular pro-coal former Kentucky governor served as the lead defense counsel. The judge also suppressed as evidence the federal mine study that pointed to numerous safety violations at the Scotia mine: In a rush to produce more coal, necessary ventilation had been short-circuited, miners had not been trained in the use of self-rescue equipment, and ventilation inspections had not been made. Moreover, Scotia did not even have a trained rescue team. Ultimately, the Scotia widows’ ordeal helped to inspire the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which changed safety regulations for coal mines throughout the country.
The Scotia Widows portrays in gripping detail young women deciding to pursue a landmark legal campaign against powerful corporate interests and the judge who protected them. It is a critically important and timeless story of ordinary people who took a stand and refused to give up hope for justice.
Praise for The Scotia Widows:
“This is a very scary story, a guided tour of the grinding cogs and spinning wheels inside the machinery of justice. Gerald Stern’s compassionate account of the ordeal of the Scotia widows shows you how horribly out of kilter it can all get when greed and self-interest are at the controls. Only with luck and the expertise of Stern does justice emerge in the end, a bit tarnished but still intact.”
–Jonathan Harr, author of A Civil Action
|Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Politics and Society in Modern America)
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Author: Mae M. Ngai
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This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy--a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century.
Mae Ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s--its statutory architecture, judicial genealogies, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, and long-term effects. In well-drawn historical portraits, Ngai peoples her study with the Filipinos, Mexicans, Japanese, and Chinese who comprised, variously, illegal aliens, alien citizens, colonial subjects, and imported contract workers. She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, re-mapped the nation both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol. This yielded the "illegal alien," a new legal and political subject whose inclusion in the nation was a social reality but a legal impossibility--a subject without rights and excluded from citizenship. Questions of fundamental legal status created new challenges for liberal democratic society and have directly informed the politics of multiculturalism and national belonging in our time.
Ngai's analysis is based on extensive archival research, including previously unstudied records of the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Naturalization Service. Contributing to American history, legal history, and ethnic studies, Impossible Subjects is a major reconsideration of U.S. immigration in the twentieth century.
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|Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office
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Patent your creation with the world's bestselling guide to patents! determine if you can patent your invention
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Attorney David Pressman takes you through the entire patent process, providing scrupulously updated information and clear instructions to help you:
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Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, the 14th edition also provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. It includes up-to-date details on how to file a patent electronically with the USPTO, the latest rules for application and prosecution, and other changes to technical filing rules.
Whether you're new at the inventing game or a grizzled veteran, Patent It Yourself will save you grief, time and money.
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|Amendments XVIII and XXI: Prohibition and Repeal (Constitutional Amendments)
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Discusses the social and cultural forces that lead to Prohibition, the unintended consequences of the Eighteenth Amendment, the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment, and connections to the War on Drugs.
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|The 200 Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions for Educators
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Provides clear analysis and legally defensible approaches for addressing common legal challenges that schools face, such as individuals′ rights, disciplinary practices, morality, liabilities, teacher dismissal, and NCLB.
- A list of relevant court cases pertaining to each question and answer
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|American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective
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Author: George Athan Billias
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Winner of the 2010 Book Award from the New England Historical Association
American constitutionalism represents this country’s greatest gift to human freedom, yet its story remains largely untold. For over two hundred years, its ideals, ideas, and institutions influenced different peoples in different lands at different times. American constitutionalism and the revolutionary republican documents on which it is based affected countless countries by helping them develop their own constitutional democracies. Western constitutionalism—of which America was a part along with Britain and France—reached a major turning point in global history in 1989, when the forces of democracy exceeded the forces of autocracy for the first time.
Historian George Athan Billias traces the spread of American constitutionalism—from Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean region, to Asia and Africa—beginning chronologically with the American Revolution and the fateful "shot heard round the world" and ending with the conclusion of the Cold War in 1989. The American model contributed significantly by spearheading the drive to greater democracy throughout the Western world, and Billias’s landmark study tells a story that will change the way readers view the important role American constitutionalism played during this era.
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|Your U.S. Citizenship Guide: What You Need to Know to Pass Your U.S. Citizenship Test With Companion CD-ROM(SPANISH) (Spanish Edition)
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Su Guia Para Ser Ciudadano de los EE. UU. Es un recurso completo para ser ciudadano de los Estados Unidos. Aprendera las reglas de elegibilidad, ademas encontrara instrucciones paso a paso faciles de seguir para llenar el formato de solicitud N-400. Este libro le ayudara a prepararse para la entrevista y el examen de ciudadania. Leera una guaÂa de estudio sobre los principios de la Constitucion de los EE. UU. e Historia de los EE. UU. Mejorara su inglas y sera un conocedor de los beneficios y responsabilidades de ser un ciudadano. Este libro estÃƒÂ¡ dividido en dos partes. La primera parte le guiÂa a traves de lo que debe de saber para ser un ciudadano de los EE. UU. y le explica el proceso. La segunda seccion le proporciona los materiales de estudio para que se prepare para la entrevista y el examen de ciudadania. El CD-ROM acompanante tiene los formatos que necesita, asiÂ mismo los archivos imprimibles en PDF para ayudarle a estudiar. El CD-ROM adjunto se incluye con la versión impresa de este libro, sin embargo, no está disponible para su descarga con la versión electrónica. Se puede obtener por separado contactando Atlantic Publishing Group en [email protected]
Atlantic Publishing es una editorial pequeña, independiente con sede en Ocala, Florida. Fundado hace más de veinte años en el garaje del presidente de la compañía, Atlantic Publishing ha crecido hasta convertirse en un recurso conocido por los libros de no ficción. Hoy en día, más de 450 títulos están en temas de impresión que cubre, como las pequeñas empresas, la vida sana, la gestión, las finanzas, carreras, y los bienes raíces. Atlantic Publishing se enorgullece de producir galardonados, manuales de alta calidad que dan los lectores hasta a la fecha, la información pertinente, ejemplos del mundo real, y los estudios de casos con el asesoramiento de expertos. Cada libro cuenta con recursos, información de contacto y sitios web de los productos o las empresas analizadas.
|Starting A Business: The 15 Rules For A Successful Business
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|Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means To Be American
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In Reinventing the Melting Pot, twenty-one of the writers who have thought longest and hardest about immigration come together around a surprising consensus: yes, immigrant absorption still works-and given the number of newcomers arriving today, the nation's future depends on it. But it need not be incompatible with ethnic identity-and we as a nation need to find new ways to talk about and encourage becoming American. In the wake of 9/11 it couldn't be more important to help these newcomers find a way to fit in. Running through these essays is a single common theme: Although ethnicity plays a more important role now than ever before, today's newcomers can and will become Americans and enrich our national life-reinventing the melting pot and reminding us all what we have in common.
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