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How Democratic Is the American Constitution?

by Robert A. Dahl

Dahl starts with the assumption that the legitimacy of the American Constitution derives solely from its utility as an instrument of democratic governance. Dahl demonstrates that, due to the context in which it was conceived, our Constitution came to incorporate significant antidemocratic elements. Because the Framers of the Constitution had no relevant example of a democratic political system on which to model the American government, many defining aspects of our political system were implemented as a result of short-sightedness or last-minute compromise.

Corporate Irresponsibility: America's Newest Export

by Lawrence E. Mitchell

Critique of modern business practices.

Rumpole of the Bailey

by John Mortimer

Horace Rumpole, barrister-at-law, takes on a violent robbery, a drug deal, a rape, a divorce, a safe-cracking and a murder in these 6 stories.

Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South

by Richard Rubin

Discussion of the New South by a news correspondent on a Southern paper.

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

by Mark E. Neely

One of America's leading authorities on Lincoln wades straight into this controversy, showing just who was jailed and why, even as he explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies.<P><P> Pulitzer Prize Winner

Profiles in Courage

by John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"This is a book about that most admirable of human virtues--courage... and these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them--the risks to their careers, the unpopularity of their courses, the defamation of their characters, and sometimes, but sadly only sometimes, the vindication of their reputations and their principles." <P><P> During 1954-1955, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical colleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton, and Robert A. Taft. <P><P> Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1957, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on the most cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit.

Final Justice

by Nancy Kopp

In her most powerful thriller to date, the acclaimed author of Absent Witness tackles the issues that divide our nation-and challenge our laws-in a story as dramatic as today's headlines. When attorney Ann Monroe agrees to represent the victim of a brutal crime, she becomes the target of a group that believes in defending the right to hate ... with acts of violence.

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

by Greg Palast

A disturbing book about manipulation by the rich of the have-nots.

Cold Justice

by Jonnie Jacobs

Dwayne Davis, aka the Bayside Strangler, has been dead for a year when Anne Bailey, a defense lawyer formerly on the prosecution team that got Davis the death penalty, is killed in the Strangler's signature style. Anne's law partner, Kali O'Brien, was also involved in the Davis case and notifies her former boss, San Francisco DA Owen Nelson, of the similarities. Nelson fears that bad press could derail his run for governor and persuades Kali to rejoin the payroll and run the case to forestall cover-up charges. She soon has her hands full as the bodies pile up, and she must deal with woman-hating cop Lou Fortune, creepy stalker Nathan Sloane and a growing suspicion that she could be next on the killer's list. A romantic attraction to Lou's partner, Det. Bryce Keating, further complicates affairs. Former attorney Jacobs (Witness for the Defense) has a magic touch with characters from sleazy Mission Street hoods to political power brokers. Clues sometimes give away too much too soon, but menacing red herrings and Technicolor personalities pace the woman-in-peril plot and sharpen the suspense. The author pulls off the neat trick of featuring a lawyer protagonist in a character-driven police procedural that never sees the inside of a courtroom. This is a smash installment in a popular series that is easy to relate to and relentlessly entertaining. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

With Justice For None

by Gerry Spence

Although its from 1989, this book's theme of a justice system that favors the rich corporations over the rights of the people is still quite timely.

The Words That Built America

by Georgia Department of Education

This collection of documents creates civic awareness, and an understanding of the values that make America great.

Future Forsaken: Abuses Against Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in India

by Human Rights Watch

This 209-page report documents how many doctors refuse to treat or even touch HIV-positive children. Some schools expel or segregate children because they or their parents are HIV-positive. Many orphanages and other residential institutions reject HIV-positive children or deny that they house them. Children from families affected by AIDS may be denied an education, pushed onto the street, forced into the worst forms of child labor, or otherwise exploited, all of which puts them at greater risk of contracting HIV.

Neighbors In Need: Zimbabweans Seeking Refuge in South Africa

by Human Rights Watch

This 119-page report examines South Africa's decision to treat Zimbabweans merely as voluntary economic migrants and its failure to respond effectively to stop the human rights abuses and economic deprivation in Zimbabwe that cause their flight and to address their needs in South Africa. Human Rights Watch spoke to almost 100 Zimbabweans in South Africa about their plight.

Suffering in Silence: The Links between Human Rights Abuses and HIV Transmission to Girls in Zambia

by Human Rights Watch

Sexual abuse of girls in Zambia fuels the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the strikingly higher HIV prevalence among girls than boys, Human Rights Watch said today. Concerted national and international efforts to protect the rights of girls and young women are key to curbing the AIDS epidemic's destructive course.

Censorship, Inc.: The Corporate Threat to Free Speech in the United States

by Lawrence Soley

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is a landmark in the defense of free speech against government interference and suppression. In this book we come to see how it also acts as a smokescreen behind which a more dangerous and insidious threat to free speech can operate. Soley shows how as corporate power has grown and come to influence the issues on which ordinary Americans should be able to speak out, so new strategies have developed to restrict free speech on issues in which corporations and property-owners have an interest. Censorship, Inc. is a comprehensive examination of the vast array of corporate practices which restrict free speech in the United States today in fields as diverse as advertsing and the media, the workplace, community life, and the environment. Soley also shows how these threats to free speech have been resisted by activism, legal argument, and through legislation. Grounded in extensive research into actual cases, this book is at the same time a challenge to conventional thinking about the nature of censorship and free speech.

A Lawyer's Life

by Johnnie Cochran David Fisher

Begins with the Simpson trial then reviews his previous career.

Tennessee Comprehensive Driver License Manual

by Tennessee Department of Safety Homeland Security

The purpose of this manual is to provide a general understanding of the safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle.

Custom and Conflict in Africa

by Max Gluckman

A distinguished British anthropologist, Max Gluckman (1911-1975) pioneered the study of traditional African legal systems. His research stressed social conflict and mechanisms for conflict resolution while studying urbanization and social change in colonial Africa.

The Federal Farm Fable

by Paul Findley

The Federal Farm Fable attempts to analyze America's farm policies in the Sixties and to suggest proposals for remedying our present farm problems in concern for American Agriculture.

The Arraignment

by Steve Martini

How a fight to control a law firm results in chaos.

Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence

by Bruce H. Mann

Complex story of the laws of bankruptcy and their results.

In America's Court: How a Civil Lawyer Who Likes to Settle Stumbled into a Criminal Trial

by Thomas Geoghegan

A lawyer used to the civil courts finds himself in a criminal court where things are very different.

Legal Lynching: Racism, Injustice, and the Death Penalty

by Jesse Jackson

A legal and ethical analysis of the death penalty.

New Killing Fields: Massacre and the Politics of Intervention

by Nicolaus Mills Kira Brunner

The question of the responsibility inherent in the unrivaled might of the U.S. military is one that continues to take up headlines across the globe. This award-winning group of reporters and scholars, including, among others, David Rieff, Peter Maass, Philip Gourevitch, William Shawcross, George Packer, Bill Berkeley and Samantha Power revisit four of the worst instances of state-sponsored killing--Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and East Timor--in the last half of the twentieth century in order to reconsider the success and failure of U.S. and U.N. military and humanitarian intervention.Featuring original essays and reporting, The New Killing Fields poses vital questions about the future of peacekeeping in the next century. In addition, theoretical essays by Michael Walzer and Michael Ignatieff frame the issue of intervention in terms of today's post-cold war reality and the future of human rights.

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