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  • What the Constitution is-and why it matters
  • The fiduciary background of the founding era
  • Fiduciary government
  • Categorizing the Constitution
  • Incidental powers
  • The duty of personal exercise of delegated power
  • Duties of care and loyalty
  • Impartiality.
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xii, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
"The creation of inspector-generals (IGs) in federal agencies began in the 1970's as the size and reach of the federal government grew. IGs are part of the agency but with some independence from the leadership. They are asked to conduct investigations at the request of management or Congress into wrong-doing or the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs. They are seen as a way of making sure that agencies carry out their mandates under law and of enhancing the ability of Congress to conduct oversight. In this book Nadia Hilliard looks at inspectors-general in the Departments of Justice, State, and Homeland Security in order to see if IGs enhance democratic control over these bureaucracies. She argues that the effectiveness of the IG as a means of democratic accountability varies depending on the degree of independence of the IG, the resources available, the stability of the leadership, the ability to develop an appropriate focus of work, and the ability to develop on-going programs of monitoring in the agency. Their contribution lies mainly in their ability to create a narrative about a government program and publicize that story"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Advertising on trial
  • Colonizing new advertising spaces
  • The new market research
  • From market share to mindshare
  • Sellebrity
  • Stopping adcreep.
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xxxii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • The knock on the door: the arrest / Gloria Killian (California exoneree), as told to S.J. Rozan
  • The trip to Doty Road: the interrogation / David Bates (Illinois exoneree), as told to Sara Paretsky
  • The evidence closes in: the trial / Ray Towler (Ohio exoneree), as told to Laurie R. King
  • Just one: the verdict / Michael Evans (Illinois exoneree), as told to Brad Parks
  • Descent: entering prison / Ken Wyniemko (Michigan exoneree), as told to Michael Harvey
  • The fortune cookie: the lessons learned / Kirk Bloodsworth (Maryland exoneree), as told to Lee Child
  • A study in Sisyphus: serving time / Audrey Edmunds (Wisconsin exoneree), as told to Judge John Sheldon and Gayle Lynds
  • The wrong man: the cruelties of fate / Alton Logan (Illinois exoneree), as told to Jan Burke
  • Luck and the death penalty: community involvement / an essay about Peter Reilly (Connecticut exoneree) by Arthur Miller
  • Staying on track: surviving incarceration / Ginny Lefever (Ohio exoneree), as told to Sarah Weinman
  • The bloody yellow shirt: obtaining help / William Dillon (Florida exoneree), as told to Phillip M. Margolin
  • The long wait: legal appeals / Jeff Deskovic (New York exoneree), as told to Gary Phillips
  • The last bad morning: exoneration / Antione Day (Illinois exoneree), as told to Jamie Freveletti
  • Moving forward: post release / Jerry Miller (Illinois exoneree), as told to John Mankiewicz
  • Every day is a new beginning: life after innocence / Juan Rivera (Illinois exoneree), as told to Laura Caldwell.
How do wrongful convictions happen, and what are the consequences for the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent? Fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories, while another exoneree's case is explored. They detail every aspect of the experience of wrongful conviction, as well as the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by each exoneree who never lost hope.
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  • Class legislation and the prehistory of animus
  • Department of Agriculture v. Moreno
  • City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center
  • Romer v. Evans and beyond
  • United States v. Windsor
  • What's wrong with subjective dislike?
  • Objectively objectionable
  • The doctrinal uniqueness of animus
  • The elusive search for animus
  • How much animus is enough? and what should we do about it?
  • Applying what we've learned
  • Obergefell and animus
  • Animus doctrine today and tomorrow.
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  • Machine generated contents note: Part I. Setting the Stage: 1. Literature review; 2. Data and methods; 3. Congress and the Bankruptcy Code of 1978; 4. By the numbers; Part II. The Hard Cases; Section 1. A Tale of Missed Opportunities: Congress, the Court, and the Bankruptcy Clause: 5. From marathon to wellness: assessing the 'public[ity]' of the bankruptcy power; 6. Sovereign immunity and the bankruptcy power: from Hoffman to Katz; Section 2. A Study in Interpretive Strategy: The Court, the Solicitor General, and the Code: 7. Bankruptcy versus labor law: Bildisco; 8. Bankruptcy versus environmental law: midLantic; 9. Bankruptcy versus criminal law: Kelly; 10. Setting text against tradition: Ron Pair; 11. Bankruptcy and state sovereignty: BFP; Part III. Amici and the Court: 12. The Supreme Court, the Solicitor General, and statutory interpretation; 13. Learning from amici; Part IV. Conclusion: Appendix A. The Supreme Court's bankruptcy cases; Appendix B. Available papers of the Justices; Appendix C. References to the hard cases; Appendix D. Sources of the Court's citations; Appendix E. Sources from the Solicitor General and other amici.
"In this illuminating work, Ronald J. Mann offers readers a comprehensive study of bankruptcy cases in the Supreme Court of the United States. He provides detailed case studies based on the Justices' private papers on the most closely divided cases, statistical analysis of variation among the Justices in their votes for and against effective bankruptcy relief, and new information about the appearance in opinions of citations taken from party and amici briefs. By focusing on cases that have neither a clear answer under the statute nor important policy constraints, the book unveils the decision-making process of the Justices themselves - what they do when they are left to their own devices. It should be read by anyone interested not only in the jurisprudence of bankruptcy, but also in the inner workings of the Supreme Court"-- Provided by publisher.
"A bankruptcy court had the power to absolve a state criminal sentence. I left his office doubtful at best that he could be right - the statute seemed so clear. Not surprisingly, the expectations of the Justice were more accurate than those of his young law clerk. At the conference the next morning, the Justices decided by a 7-2 margin that the Bankruptcy Code did not discharge the restitutionary obligation. The opinion was assigned to Justice Powell"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • A crisis in search of a villain
  • Out of the business section, into the front pages
  • Sleeping watchdogs : blaming the regulators
  • It's how you're rich that matters : narratives of the haves, have nots, and have lots
  • Boil him in oil : cracking down on Wall Street through Madoff
  • The more things change, the more they remain the same?
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xviii, 170 pages ; 25 cm
  • Why a critique?
  • The logic of pure lawyering
  • Assessing theory-making in pure lawyering
  • Games and models
  • Causation and blame
  • Action, authority, rationalization, and judgment
  • Beyond legal reasoning.
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  • Winning at any cost : Glenn Ford discussed by A. Martin Stroud III
  • When actual innocence is not enough : Michael Wayne Haley discussed by Eric M. Albritton
  • A false confession to save his family : Abdallah Higazy
  • Always hope, never expectation : Kenneth F. Ireland, Jr
  • White haired and spirited : a victim of the red scare, Miriam Moskowitz
  • Falsely accused by those with a public platform : Steven Pagones
  • The lone holdout : Adam Sirois
  • Operation Merlin : Jeffrey Sterling
  • A White House invitation : A. Ashley Tabaddor
  • Refusal to bow to popular opinion : Marsha Ternus
  • Epilogue.
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xiv, 344 pages ; 24 cm
This book intends to answer the research question: how can the criminal law be adapted to regulate cybercrime? By using doctrinal research and comparative study as the main methods, this book firstly explores and analyses the approaches of cybercrime legislations in the selected five legal regimes both in the past and in the present, and secondly, compares the different approaches and concludes with respect to the following aspects: Aspect 1: Do we need a cyber-specific legislation to regulate cybercrime? Aspect 2: If we do need a specific legislation, what approaches are more systematic for it? Aspect 3: What principles are sufficient and appropriate to determine jurisdiction over cybercrime? Aspect 4: What is the function of the Convention on Cybercrime in shaping appropriate legislation against cybercrime?
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xiii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
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  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 Introduction: Congress Goes Public
  • 2 Four Decades of Going Public in Congress
  • 3 Why Congressional Members Go Public
  • 4 New Paths to Influence: Broadcast and New Media
  • 5 Congress Responds to the President: the Case of Social Security Reform
  • Co-authored with Megan S. Remmel
  • 6 Overcoming Institutional Weakness: the Congressional Black Caucus Goes Public
  • 7 A Tale of Two Senators: Adapting Public Strategies to Different Goals
  • 8 The Possibilities and Limits of Going Public in Congress
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index.
"Over the last four decades, members of Congress have increasingly embraced media relations as a way to influence national policymaking and politics. In 1977, nearly half of congressional members had no press secretary. Today, media relations is a central component of most congressional offices, and more of that communications effort is directed toward national media, not just the local press. Arguing that members of Congress turn to the media to enhance their formal powers or to compensate for their lack of power, Congress and the Media explains why congressional members go public and when they are likely to succeed in getting coverage. Vinson uses content analysis of national newspaper and television coverage of congressional members over time and members' messages on social media as well as case studies to examine how members in different political circumstances use the media to try to influence policymaking and how this has changed over time. She finds that members' institutional position, the political context, increasing partisan polarization, and journalists' evolving notions of what is newsworthy all affect which congressional members are interested in and successful in gaining media coverage of their messages and what they hope to accomplish by going public. Ultimately, Congress and the Media suggests that going public can be a way for members of Congress to move beyond their institutional powers, but the strategy is not equally available to all members nor effective for all goals."-- Provided by publisher.
"Members of Congress have increasingly embraced media relations to influence policymaking. In Congress and the Media, Vinson argues that congressional members use the media to supplement their formal powers or to compensate for their lack of power to explain why congressional members go public and when they are likely to succeed in getting coverage."-- Provided by publisher.
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  • The murder of Penny Deans
  • The birth of an abolitionist
  • Marie and the men of the South Carolina death row
  • Transitions
  • The Virginia coalition for jails and prisons
  • Inside the vortex of evil
  • Marie and Russ
  • Standing watch in the death house
  • Marie and Joe
  • The fight to save Joe Giarratano
  • Roger, Earl, and the death of the coalition
  • The final years.
"There have been many heroes and victims in the battle to abolish the death penalty, and Marie Deans fits into both of those categories. A South Carolina native who yearned to be a fiction writer, Marie was thrust by a combination of circumstances, including the murder of her beloved mother-in-law, into a world much stranger than fiction, a world in which minorities and the poor were selected to be sacrificed to what Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun called the "machinery of death." Marie found herself fighting to bring justice to the legal process and to bring humanity not only to prisoners on death row but to the guards and wardens as well. During Marie's time as a death penalty opponent in South Carolina and Virginia, she experienced the highs of helping exonerate the innocent and the lows of standing death watch in the death house with thirty-four condemned men. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The story of death penalty opponent Marie Deans"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • The democratic challenge to constitutional law
  • Democratic aims and experimentalist procedure
  • Information-rich jurisprudence
  • Epstein, Holmes, and regulatory takings jurisprudence
  • Lochnering
  • Citizens united
  • Brown and Obergefell : two positive precedents?
  • From social contract theory to sociable contract theory.
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xv, 155 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The acts
  • Prosecution
  • America reacts
  • Aftermath
  • Legacies
  • Documents.
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"An epic and riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster--and an anatomy of the politics of austerity that continues to shape the world today. When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible: how could the capital of the financial world go bankrupt? And yet the city was billions of dollars--maybe twelve, maybe fourteen, no one even really knew how much--in the red. Bankers and politicians alike seized upon the situation as evidence that social liberalism, which New York famously exemplified, was doomed to failure--and promised apocalyptic scenarios if the city didn't fire thousands of workers, freeze wages, and slash social services. In this vivid, gripping account, historian Kim Phillips-Fein tells the remarkable story of the crisis that engulfed the city, forever transforming the largest metropolis in the United States and reshaping ideas about government throughout the country. In doing so, she brings to life a radically different New York, the legendarily decrepit city of the 1970s. Drawing on never-before-used archival sources as well as interviews with key players in the crisis, Phillips-Fein guides us through the hairpin turns and sudden reversals that brought New York City to the edge of bankruptcy--and kept it from going over. At once a sweeping history of some of the most tumultuous times in the city's past, a colorful portrait of the unwieldy mechanics of municipal government, and an origin story of the politics of austerity, Fear City is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the resurgent fiscal conservatism of today."-- Provided by publisher.
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xiii, 265 pages ; 26 cm
  • Methodology
  • History and modern structure
  • Judicial independence
  • Article III courts
  • Non-Article III adjudicative bodies
  • Federal questions in state court
  • The Supreme Court
  • Federal questions in the District courts
  • Justiciability
  • Suits against government and government officers
  • Habeas Corpus.
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200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
This book is an enlightening look at federal agricultural policy--its workings, its history, and its present state--as well as the effect federal legislation has on farming practices, the environment, and our diet, in a thoroughly readable primer on the politics of food in America. It is the best treatment to date about how a policy area that once exemplified logrolling and deal-making confronted the contemporary realities of partisan gridlock, ideological extremism, and institutional dysfunction. Christopher Bosso succeeds in turning a classic beltway struggle into a lively account that helps the reader understand the government programs and political battles that shape how and what we eat.
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  • Introduction: land of the grass-ground river
  • The making of Thoreau. Concord sons and daughters ; Higher learning from Concord to Harvard (1826-1837) ; Transcendental apprentice (1837-1841) ; "Not till we are lost" (1842-1844)
  • The making of Walden. "Walden, is it you?" (1845-1847) ; A writer's life (1847-1849) ; From Concord to Cosmos: Thoreau's turn to science (1849-1851) ; The beauty of nature, the baseness of men (1852-1854)
  • Successions. Walden-on-Main (1854-1857) ; Wild fruits (1857-1859) ; A constant new creation (1860-1862).
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xi, 150 pages ; 23 cm
  • From the bakery to the courthouse
  • Why should I listen to this guy? Does he know what he is talking about?
  • A few words on succeeding in the legal profession
  • The legal profession is changing
  • Should you start your own practice?
  • So you've decided to start your own practice
  • now what?
  • How to make money
  • Professionalism
  • Dealing with clients and attorneys
  • Managing your practice
  • What no one told you in law school (but should have)
  • Quality of life issues.
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