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"An incisive consideration of the Supremes, offering erudite yet accessible clues to legal thinking on the most important level."--Kirkus Reviews In this authoritative reckoning with the eighteen-year record of the Rehnquist Court, Georgetown law professor Mark Tushnet reveals how the decisions of nine deeply divided justices have left the future of the Court; and the nation; hanging in the balance. Many have assumed that the chasm on the Court has been between its liberals and its conservatives. In reality, the division was between those in tune with the modern post-Reagan Republican Party and those who, though considered to be in the Court's center, represent an older Republican tradition. As a result, the Court has modestly promoted the agenda of today's economic conservatives, but has regularly defeated the agenda of social issues conservatives; while paving the way for more radically conservative path in the future.
The evil king is dead, the war is over, and young Meliara --barefoot countess and reluctant hero--has turned her back on politics and the crown and withdrawn to her family's castle. But soon Mel is swept up into a different kind of warfare in the dance halls and drawing rooms of the royal palace. War is easy compared to the quiet battles of the royal court. Here Mel's friends and enemies look alike: Instead of swords, they wave fans; instead of armor, they wear beautiful gowns and sinister smiles. But for all their finery, their plots are as deadly as a dagger between the ribs. If she is to survive, Mel must learn a whole new way of fighting-- with wits and words and secret alliances. She can trust no one.
The Court Midwife contains descriptions of obstetric techniques of midwifery and its attendant social pressures and riveting birthing scenes, sworn testimonials by former patients, and a brief autobiography.
From the author of The Goblin King and the Shadowlands series, The Court of Annwyn Boxed Set contains the first two books in Shona Husks new series, capturing the color, decadence, and danger of the Fairy Court of Annwyn.The Outcast Prince, Caspian, a fairy prince with the ability to feel the history in anything he touches, ventures into the world of humans and meets a woman worth sacrificing everything for - his inheritance, the home he has always dreamed of, even his soul.The Lord of the Hunt, Verden, is responsible for safeguarding the King and the whole Court of Annwyn. Taryn's parents were exiled from the fairy world and she has spent her entire life avoiding her fairy heritage, but now she must get the pardon of the King or her parents will die. But the magic of Annwyn is failing and Verden may have to choose between the woman he loves and the safety of the whole mortal world.Steamy, sensual, and dangerous."-Fresh Fiction on The Goblin King"Romantic and intriguing."-Publishers Weekly"Enthralling."-Booklist"A great fairy-tale feel...dark, fresh, and tantalizing."-Anna's Book BlogExplore a new world of magic, elegance and mystery in the fairy Court of Annwyn, from the author of The Goblin King, The Kiss of The Goblin Prince, For The Love of A Goblin Warrior and The Summons: A Goblin King Prequel Novella.
In Christopher Moore's lively and engaging history of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, he traces the evolution of one of Canada's most influential courts from its origins as a branch of the lieutenant governor's executive council to the post-Charter years of cutting-edge jurisprudence and national influence.Discussing the issues, personalities, and politics which have shaped Ontario's highest court, The Court of Appeal for Ontario offers appreciations of key figures in Canada's legal and political history - including John Beverly Robinson, Oliver Mowat, Bora Laskin, and Bertha Wilson - and a serious examination of what the right of appeal means and how it has been interpreted by Canadians over the last two hundred years. The first comprehensive history of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Moore's book is the definitive and eminently readable account of the court that has been called everything from a bulwark against tyranny to murderer's row.
Book one of The Tudor EnigmaEngland is the prize. The death of a young king is the price.King Henry IX, son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, holds the very balance of European power in his Protestant hands. His numerous Catholic enemies have cast greedy eyes upon his crown and will stop at nothing to usurp the throne.An unassuming apothecary in the Outer Green of Hampton Court Palace is the Queen's last hope.Luke Ballard treats the poor with balms and salves but is careful to protect his greater gifts. For Luke is also an elemancer, one of the blessed few able to harness elemental powers for good. His quiet life ends when Queen Anne commands him to hunt down the traitors, a mission he cannot refuse.Beset on all sides, Luke mobilizes his arsenal of magic and ingenuity to conquer the enemy. But as the stakes are raised in the uneven battle of good vs. evil, he knows this is only the first skirmish of a lifelong war. The welfare of the Tudors-and England-depends on him alone.102,000 words
In this imaginative escape into enthralling new lands, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott's first young adult novel weaves an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege. Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper-class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But away from her family she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best contenders. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between two Fives competitors--one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy--causes heads to turn. When Kal's powerful, scheming uncle tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test her new friend's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a royal clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.
This book is a story of punctuation. Read in its entirety along with the exercises that parallel the chapters, this is an advanced course in punctuation for the court reporter, the court reporting student, or anyone who wants to truly understand punctuation.
Exchange student Jamie Penich left her small Pennsylvania hometown to see the world, but her journey ended with a brutal attack in a shabby motel room in Seoul, South Korea, where the raven-haired 21-year-old was found naked and stomped to death. Investigators zeroed in on soldiers, turning out barracks and trolling seedy bars for the GIs who partied with Jamie in the hours leading up to her death. But every lead produced only new mysteries. There were unbreakable alibis, a roommate who claimed she had slept through the crime, and lab tests that hinted at a secret lover. The investigation seemed destined for the cold case file until a high-powered American senator pressed for answers. Soon, a greenhorn detective settled on a shocking new suspect, a pretty blonde exchange student named Kenzi Snider. During an interrogation, the teenager confessed to killing Jamie during a lesbian encounter . . . but it was what happened next that was truly surprising. What really happened in Room 103?
Readers examine the evidence in 100 real court cases, act as judge, and render a verdict. After sufficient debate, alone or with friends, the official outcome is revealed with a turn of the page. Readers can judge the essence of the case and provide their own interpretations of how law and order should have been handed down and, because the cases are real, see if their decisions match those of the American justice system.
Bamboozled Into Going Home Again... Sunny Carmichael is a veterinarian-and a damn good one. So when she agrees to return to Hope Valley Texas, at her mother's urging it's to lend her expertise to a cattle ranch in trouble and rescue a few sick cows. The last person she wants to see is her old flame Jackson Slade, the reason she fled her small hometown ten years ago. Widowed now and taking care of his quiet little girl alone, Jack runs the cattle ranch Sunny needs to check on. The last person he wants nosing around is Sunny Carmichael. It isn't long before the passionate spark that fired their youthful romance quickly blazes stronger than ever-maybe even out of control Soon Sunny and Jackson have a couple of problems on their hands: a deadly cattle epidemic and the two of them!
Welcome to Bear Creek, Wyoming-where faith, love and family prevail-in this novella from Lacy Williams's Wyoming Legacy series!Wyoming, 1895Sam Castlerock's return to Bear Creek, Wyoming, may be the answer to Emily Sands's prayers. Though she's not the kind of girl to rely on anyone else, the handsome cowboy-turned-banker may be able to get her family a much-needed extension on their loan. But Sam also reminds Emily of her dreams of a husband and family of her own....After years on the range, Sam is determined to prove himself to his father by turning around the local bank, even if he must call in loans from his struggling neighbors. But being reunited with Emily stirs old feelings to life, and he's soon torn between his obligations and following his heart. How can Sam do his duty if it will hurt the community-and the woman he loves?Look for more books in Lacy Williams's Wyoming Legacy series, beginning with Roping the Wrangler from Love Inspired Historical.
A timeless novel of one woman who bridged two worlds in a tumultuous era of East meets West The Courtesan is an astonishing tale inspired by the real life of a woman who lived and loved in the extraordinary twilight decades of the Qing dynasty. To this day, Sai Jinhua is a legend in her native land of China, and this is her story, told the way it might have been.The year is 1881. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left an orphan, alone and unprotected after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth. For seven silver coins, she is sold to a brothel-keeper and subjected to the worst of human nature. Will the private ritual that is her father's legacy and the wise friendship of the crippled brothel maid be enough to sustain her? When an elegant but troubled scholar takes Jinhua as his concubine, she enters the close world of his jealous first wife. Yet it is Jinhua who accompanies him--as Emissary to the foreign devil nations of Prussia, Austro-Hungary, and Russia--on an exotic journey to Vienna. As he struggles to play his part in China's early, blundering diplomatic engagement with the western world, Jinhua's eyes and heart are opened to the irresistible possibilities of a place that is mesmerizing and strange, where she will struggle against the constraints of tradition and her husband's authority and seek to find "Great Love."Sai Jinhua is an altered woman when she returns to a changed and changing China, where a dangerous clash of cultures pits East against West. The moment arrives when Jinhua's western sympathies will threaten not only her own survival, but the survival of those who are most dear to her. A book that shines a small light on the large history of China's relationship with the West, The Courtesan is a novel that distills, with the economy of a poem, a woman's journey of untold miles to discern what is real and abiding.
Amid the disapproving gossip of the Court, a royal romance defies all obstacles. The Court of François I is full of lust, intrigue, and bawdy bon temps- a different world from the quiet country life Diane de Poitiers led with her elderly husband. Now a widow, the elegant Diane is called back to Court, where the King's obvious interest marks her as an enemy to the King's favourite, Anne d'Heilly. The Court is soon electrified by rumors of their confrontations. As Anne calls on her most venomous tricks to drive Diane away, Diane finds an ally in the one member of Court with no allegiance to the King's mistress: his teenage second son, Henri. Neglected by his father and disliked by his brothers, Prince Henri expects little from his life. But as his friendship with Diane deepens into infatuation and then a romance that scandalizes the Court, the Prince begins to discover hope for a future with Diane. But fate and his father have other plans for Henri- including a political marriage with Catherine de Medici. Despite daunting obstacles, Henri's devotion to Diane never wanes; their passion becomes one of the most legendary romances in the history of France.
Can a bold-faced lie lead to everlasting love? One by one, the impetuous heroines in the Wicked Deceptions series intend to find out, each in her unique way. . .How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps... 1. Learn the most intimate secrets of London's leading courtesan. 2. Pretend to be a courtesan yourself, using the name Juliet Leighton. 3. Travel to Venice and locate said husband. 4. Seduce husband, conceive an heir, and voila, your future is secure! For Julia, the Duchess of Colton, such a ruse promises to be foolproof. After all, her husband has not bothered to lay eyes on her in eight years, since their hasty wedding day when she was only sixteen. But what begins as a tempestuous flirtation escalates into full-blown passion--and the feeling is mutual! Could the man the Courtesan Duchess married actually turn out to be the love of her life?
Uncovered: a list of noblemen's names-each one guilty of treason To save his family legacy, Rafe Densmore must seize a courtesan's infamous register. No one can ever know how his father betrayed his country! One person stands in Rafe's way-the beautiful Cornelia, Comtesse de Vane. In the card rooms of Paris, Rafe and Cornelia made an unbeatable...intimate team. Until, convinced of Rafe's desertion, desperate Cornelia married an elderly comte. Now, returning to London an impoverished widow, she'll do anything to possess the register. Even if that means becoming Rafe's partner once again.... "Lee's novel hits the sweet spot." -RT Book Reviews on Engagement of Convenience
First in a sexy new series featuring a match-making courtesan.Lady Sophia Dalby, everyone?s favorite courtesanturned- countess, faces her toughest match-making case yet: her own obstinate daughter.
In Courtesan's Kiss, an independent woman is determined to make her way in the world-even if it's a scandalous one. But first she must escape a nobleman with plans of his own. In the wake of a broken engagement and shunned by the ton, Mia Castellano does not retire to the country, as a proper young lady might, but sees her chance to escape society's restraints-by becoming a courtesan. In her mind, no unmarried young woman is as free as a courtesan. She alone controls her destiny: managing her own money, having her own house, choosing her lovers. There's only one obstacle in Mia's path-Lord David Pennistan. As a favor to his brother, Lord David agrees to escort Mia to his family's home in Derbyshire, where her guardian awaits. Mia attracts nothing but trouble from the outset of their journey, yet with every adventure they share, Lord David's desire for his charge grows. When they're caught in a compromising situation, Lord David insists that she marry him. But there's only one thing Mia wants from David, and it isn't his charity or his title. Can he convince her before it's too late that the love she wants is already hers-to take or to lose forever? Can he win more from this untamed beauty than just a courtesan's kiss?
An unrequited love who is in possession of her family?s pearls leaves Lady Louisa Kirkland no choice. She must call on Lady Sophia, an ex-courtesan cleverer than all the other ton matrons combined.
"A colorful reinterpretation. . . . Stewart's wit and profluent prose make this book a fascinating read."--Publishers Weekly, starred review Philosophy in the late seventeenth century was a dangerous business. No careerist could afford to know the reclusive, controversial philosopher Baruch de Spinoza. Yet the wildly ambitious genius Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who denounced Spinoza in public, became privately obsessed with Spinoza's ideas, wrote him clandestine letters, and ultimately met him in secret. "In refreshingly lucid terms" (Booklist) Matthew Stewart "rescues both men from a dusty academic shelf, bringing them to life as enlightened humans" (Library Journal) central to the religious, political, and personal battles that gave birth to the modern age. Both men put their faith in the guidance of reason, but one spent his life defending a God he may not have believed in, while the other believed in a God who did not need his defense. Ultimately, the two thinkers represent radically different approaches to the challenges of the modern era. They stand for a choice that we all must make.
Stewart contrasts the thinking of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), the toast of Paris and inventor of calculus, with that of Benedictus Spinoza (1632-77), who lived in The Hague as an outcast with a day job. In their ideas he finds the seeds both of modernity and of the conflicts that still rage through it. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Now that both of Jayd's cliques have crossed paths and are getting along, Jayd hopes smooth sailing is ahead. But with problems at home and some beef with Rah, Jayd realizes they don't call her Drama High for nothing.
The Nobleman and the Nanny Emma Pyrmont has no designs on handsome Sir Nicholas Rotherford-at least not for herself. As his daughter's nanny, she sees how lonely little Alice has been. With the cook's help, Emma shows the workaholic scientist just what Alice needs. But making Nicholas a better father makes Emma wish her painful past didn't mar her own marriage chances. Ever since scandal destroyed his career, Nicholas has devoted himself to his new invention. Now his daughter's sweet, quick-witted nanny is proving an unexpected distraction. All evidence suggests that happiness is within reach-if only a man of logic can trust in the deductions of his own heart.
In New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman's magical town of Spellbound Falls, anything can happen, even love that defies time itself... While building a wilderness trail for a new five-star resort in Spellbound Falls, underachieving playboy Alec MacKeage rescues a beautiful woman who is being chased by kidnappers and agrees to let her hide out with him for a few days. But when those days stretch past a week, Alec finds himself fighting his attraction to the mysterious Jane Smith--despite knowing the woman isn't who she claims to be. Then again, neither is he... On the run from her own life, Jane is really Carolina Oceanus--and she'll do anything to avoid the six ancient-minded men her father has brought to Maine to vie for her hand in marriage. But as the maddening competition heats up, Carolina realizes that she'll have to come clean to Alec, the seductive loner who's managed to capture her heart... .
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Catherine 'C. C. ' Calhoun isn't about to let anyone take away the Towers - her family's crumbling old mansion on the coast of Maine - especially not handsome hotel magnate Trenton St. James. C. C. is convinced the hard-driving businessman will just turn the atmospheric Towers into part of some faceless hotel chain. As far as Trent is concerned, his dealings with C. C. should be strictly business. But soon, C. C. 's mix of fire and fury seduce his mind and his heart, leading them both in a completely unexpected direction. Courting Catherine can be enjoyed as a captivating standalone novel. It is also the first book in the Calhouns series, which continues with A Man for Amanda, For the Love of Lilah, Suzanna's Surrender and Megan's Mate. Includes a preview of A Man for Amanda.