a vision of american law judging law literature and the stories we tell

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A Vision Of American Law

Author : Barry R. Schaller
ISBN : 0275951111
Genre : Law
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Draws on examples from American literature to present an analysis of the legal aspects of several major problems now facing our society.

One Nation One Blood

Author : Karen Woods Weierman
ISBN : 1558494839
Genre : History
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The proscription against interracial marriage was for many years a flashpoint in American culture. In One Nation, One Blood, Karen Woods Weierman explores this taboo by investigating the traditional link between marriage and property. Her research reveals that the opposition to intermarriage originated in large measure in the nineteenth-century desire for Indian land and African labor. Yet despite the white majority's overwhelming rejection of nonwhite peoples as marriage partners, citizens, and social equals, nineteenth-century reformers challenged the rule against intermarriage. reformers held fast to the religious notion of a common humanity and the republican rhetoric of freedom and equality, arguing that God made all people of one blood. The years from 1820 to 1870 marked a crucial period in the history of this prejudice. Tales of interracial marriage recounted in fiction, real-life scandals, and legal statutes figured prominently in public discussion of both slavery and the fate of Native Americans. the 1820s, when Indian removal became a rallying cry for New England intellectuals. In Part Two, she shifts her attention to black-white marriages from the antebellum period through the early years of Reconstruction. In both cases she finds that the combination of a highly publicized intermarriage scandal, new legislation prohibiting interracial marriage, and fictional portrayals of the ills associated with such unions served to reinforce popular prejudice, justifying the displacement of Indians from their lands and upholding the system of slavery. Even after the demise of slavery, restrictions against intermarriage remained in place in many parts of the country long into the twentieth century. rule that such laws were unconstitutional. Finishing on a contemporary note, Weierman suggests that the stories Americans tell about intermarriage today - stories defining family, racial identity, and citizenship - still reflect a struggle for resources and power.

Understanding Bioethics And The Law

Author : Barry R. Schaller
ISBN : 0275999181
Genre : Law
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This special edition eBook of Poor Little Bitch Girl is available only for a short time. Included with the full text of the book is the following extra content: Jackie Collins explains the inspiration for the book A Q&A (including such gems as "Which Jackie Collins character has been portrayed by Sandra Bullock?") An annotated guide to great Jackie Collins characters - written by Jackie An illustrated Santangelo family tree A list of Jackie's all-time top-ten musical artists - you WILL be surprised Three twenty-something women, one hot rich guy, two mega movie stars, and a devastating murder: Poor Little Bitch Girl has it all. Denver Jones is a hotshot twenty-something attorney working in L.A. Carolyn Henderson is personal assistant to a powerful and very married Senator in Washington with whom she is having an affair. And Annabelle Maestro—daughter of two movie stars—has carved out a career for herself in New York as the madame of choice for discerning famous men. The three of them went to high school together in Beverly Hills—and although Denver and Carolyn have kept in touch, Annabelle is out on her own with her cocaine addicted boyfriend, Frankie. Then there is Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, the Kennedyesque son of Lucky Santangelo and deceased Greek shipping billionaire, Dimitri Stanislopolous. Bobby owns Mood, the hottest club in New York. Back in the day he went to high school with Denver, Carolyn and Annabelle. And he connected with all three of them. Frankie is his best friend. When Annabelle’s beautiful movie star mother is found shot to death in the bedroom of her Beverly Hills mansion, the five of them find themselves thrown together . . . and secrets from the past have a way of coming back to haunt everyone. . . . A new, sexy, and explosive novel from perennial bestseller Jackie Collins.

Children S Rights

Author : Ursula Kilkelly
ISBN : 9781351572071
Genre : Law
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The articles in this volume shed light on some of the major tensions in the field of children?s rights (such as the ways in which children?s best interests and respect for their autonomy can be reconciled), challenges (such as how the CRC can be made a reality in the lives of children in the face of ignorance, apathy or outright opposition) and critiques (whether children?s rights are a Western imposition or a successful global consensus). Along the way, the writing covers a myriad of issues, encompassing the opposition to the CRC in the US; gay parenting: Dr Seuss?s take on children?s autonomy; the voice of neonates on their health care; the role of NGO in supporting child labourers in India, and young people in detention and more.

Criminal Justice In Action

Author : Larry Gaines
ISBN : 9780495093428
Genre : Social Science
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Vivid, visual, current, and featuring the newest CJ careers--every chapter of this text is a multimedia-linked study center! This best-selling text offers students a clear and practical overview of the criminal justice system by combining cutting-edge research with accessible discussions of theory and up-to-the-minute examples of policy and application from today’s news. Gaines and Miller take an applied approach that is visible in their coverage of contemporary topics, such as cyber crime and terrorism, their concentration on careers, and their expansive integration of technology. Also, Criminal Justice in Action can be packaged with interactive learning aids such as the new Criminal JusticeNowTM--a Web-based, intelligent study system and JoinInTM content for Response Systems tailored to the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Journal Of The Legal Profession

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ISBN : UCAL:B5088679
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Journal Of Legal Studies

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ISBN : UCR:31210013204936
Genre : Law
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United States Air Force Academy Journal Of Legal Studies

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ISBN : NWU:35559004899302
Genre : Law
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The American Bench

Author : Marie T. (CON) Finn
ISBN : 0931398568
Genre : Judges
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Indigenous Peoples Journal Of Law Culture And Resistance

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ISBN : MINN:31951D03129739K
Genre : Indigenous peoples
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