Law Makers, Law Breakers, and Uncommon Trials

Author: Robert Aitken,Marilyn Aitken

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318805

Category: Law

Page: 422

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From the divine right of Charles I to the civil rights struggle of Rosa Parks, 25 non-fiction stories provide a panorama of people whose actions helped form our legal system and our world. Constitution makers, Civil War enemies, Irish rebels, World War II Nazis, murder and passion, art and prejudice appear in a page-turner that reads like a mystery novel. Did Dr. Samuel Mudd participate in the Lincoln assassination? Was Captain Charles McVay III responsible for the sinking of the USS Indianapolis? Did Levi Weeks kill pretty Elma Sands? Read about unknown founder James Wilson and Hitler's lawyer, Hans Frank. Discover the back stories of landmark cases and enjoy the cross examination and trial skills of lawyers in top form.


The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

Author: Lynn Vincent,Sara Vladic

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501135961

Category: History

Page: 592

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.” —USA Today * “A WONDERFUL BOOK.” —Christian Science Monitor * “ENTHRALLING.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * “A MUST-READ.” —Booklist (starred review) A human drama unlike any other—the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea when she is struck by two Japanese torpedoes. The ship is instantly transformed into a fiery cauldron and sinks within minutes. Some 300 men go down with the ship. Nearly 900 make it into the water alive. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, the men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. For the better part of a century, the story of USS Indianapolis has been understood as a sinking tale. The reality, however, is far more complicated—and compelling. Now, for the first time, thanks to a decade of original research and interviews with 107 survivors and eyewit­nesses, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own. It begins in 1932, when Indianapolis is christened and launched as the ship of state for President Franklin Roosevelt. After Pearl Harbor, Indianapolis leads the charge to the Pacific Islands, notching an unbroken string of victories in an uncharted theater of war. Then, under orders from President Harry Truman, the ship takes aboard a superspy and embarks on her final world-changing mission: delivering the core of the atomic bomb to the Pacific for the strike on Hiroshima. Vincent and Vladic provide a visceral, moment-by-moment account of the disaster that unfolds days later after the Japanese torpedo attack, from the chaos on board the sinking ship to the first moments of shock as the crew plunge into the remote waters of the Philippine Sea, to the long days and nights during which terror and hunger morph into delusion and desperation, and the men must band together to survive. Then, for the first time, the authors go beyond the men’s rescue to chronicle Indianapolis’s extraordinary final mission: the survivors’ fifty-year fight for justice on behalf of their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III, who is wrongly court-martialed for the sinking. What follows is a captivating courtroom drama that weaves through generations of American presidents, from Harry Truman to George W. Bush, and forever entwines the lives of three captains—McVay, whose life and career are never the same after the scandal; Mochitsura Hashimoto, the Japanese sub commander who sinks Indianapolis but later joins the battle to exonerate McVay; and William Toti, the captain of the modern-day submarine Indianapolis, who helps the survivors fight to vindicate their captain. A sweeping saga of survival, sacrifice, justice, and love, Indianapolis stands as both groundbreaking naval history and spellbinding narrative—and brings the ship and her heroic crew back to full, vivid, unforgettable life. It is the definitive account of one of the most remarkable episodes in American history.
Political Science

Against the Death Penalty

Author: Stephen Breyer

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815728905

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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A landmark dissenting opinion arguing against the death penalty Does the death penalty violate the Constitution? In Against the Death Penalty, Justice Stephen G. Breyer argues that it does: that it is carried out unfairly and inconsistently, and thus violates the ban on "cruel and unusual punishments" specified by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. "Today’s administration of the death penalty," Breyer writes, "involves three fundamental constitutional defects: (1) serious unreliability, (2) arbitrariness in application, and (3) unconscionably long delays that undermine the death penalty’s penological purpose. Perhaps as a result, (4) most places within the United States have abandoned its use." This volume contains Breyer's dissent in the case of Glossip v. Gross, which involved an unsuccessful challenge to Oklahoma's use of a lethal-injection drug because it might cause severe pain. Justice Breyer's legal citations have been edited to make them understandable to a general audience, but the text retains the full force of his powerful argument that the time has come for the Supreme Court to revisit the constitutionality of the death penalty. Breyer was joined in his dissent from the bench by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Their passionate argument has been cited by many legal experts — including fellow Justice Antonin Scalia — as signaling an eventual Court ruling striking down the death penalty. A similar dissent in 1963 by Breyer's mentor, Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, helped set the stage for a later ruling, imposing what turned out to be a four-year moratorium on executions.

Uncivil Warriors

The Lawyers' Civil War

Author: Peter Hoffer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190851767

Category: HISTORY

Page: 240

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Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: A Civil War Of, By, and For Lawyers? -- Prologue: The Inseparability of Politics and Law: The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- Chapter One: The Contested Legality of Secession -- Chapter Two: A Tale of Two Cabinets and Two Congresses -- Chapter Three: In Re Merryman and its Progeny -- Chapter Four: Was Secession a Crime? -- Chapter Five: An Emancipation Proclamation -- Chapter Six: "A New Birth of Freedom"--Epilogue: The Lawyers' Reconstruction -- Conclusion: The Lawyers' Civil War in Retrospect
Political Science

A Finger in Lincoln's Brain: What Modern Science Reveals about Lincoln, His Assassination, and Its Aftermath

Author: E. Lawrence Abel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144083119X

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 9244

This intriguing book examines Lincoln's assassination from a behavioral and medical sciences perspective, providing new insights into everything from ballistics and forensics to the medical intervention to save his life, the autopsy results, his compromised embalming, and the final odyssey of his bodily remains. • Challenges the long-standing account of Lincoln's last hours and examines the debate about whether his doctor prolonged or shortened his life • Sheds light on the crime with an in-depth analysis of ballistics and detailed forensics information • Features a new interpretation of why Booth shot Lincoln

After Genocide

Bringing the Devil to Justice

Author: Adam M. Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 441

View: 1593

An international lawyer reviews the serious shortcomings of the international justice system in several hotspots and illustrates the viability of a counterintuitive solution to genocide and other mass crimes: to entrust the challenging, potentially destabilizing work of war crimes justice to the very states affected by the crimes.
Political science

Der Gesellschaftsvertrag

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political science

Page: 120

View: 1375


Collected Studies in Criminological Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Criminals

Page: N.A

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Includes reports presented to the 1st- Conference of Directors of Criminological Research Institutes (1st-6th, 1963-1968 under earlier name: European Conference of Directors of Criminological Research Institutes) and to the 1st- Criminological Colloquium, 1973-
Literary Criticism

Yeats Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Political Science

Symposium issue

Lincoln's constitutionalism in time of war : lessons for the war on terror?

Author: Chapman University. School of Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 306

View: 6789

Literary Collections

Warum wir arbeiten

TED Books

Author: Barry Schwartz

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036233

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

View: 2087

Der Psychologieprofessor Barry Schwartz findet in seinem TED-Book ›Warum wir arbeiten‹ eine ganz überraschende, komplexe und eindringliche Antwort auf diese auf den ersten Blick so simple Frage. Er zerstört den Mythos, dass es bei der Arbeit nur ums Geldverdienen gehe und fordert – unterstützt durch zahlreiche Studien und Anekdoten –, dass wir neue Wege finden müssen, um unser Verhältnis zur Arbeit neu zu definieren. Schwartz nimmt uns mit in Krankenhäuser und Friseursalons, Fabriken und Vorstandsetagen und zeigt, welche unterschiedlichen Formen die Arbeit annehmen kann, welche Funktion sie für unsere Kultur innehat und wie jeder von uns seinen eigenen Weg zum Glück am Arbeitsplatz findet.

Trends in Crime

Comparative Studies and Technical Problems : Reports Presented to the Fifth Criminological Colloquium (1981).

Author: N.A

Publisher: Manhattan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789287102119

Category: Crime

Page: 119

View: 7226

Social Science


Zur Soziologie abweichenden Verhaltens

Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658012544

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

View: 6110

​ „Der Mensch mit abweichendem Verhalten ist ein Mensch, auf den diese Bezeichnung erfolgreich angewandt worden ist; abweichendes Verhalten ist Verhalten, das Menschen als solches bezeichnen“: Es ist einer der klassischen Sätze der Devianzsoziologie in einem der Klassiker des Feldes. Howard S. Becker betont fernab von alten und simplistischen Fragen danach, „warum Menschen Regeln brechen“, welche Situationen und welche Prozesse dazu führen, dass Menschen in Positionen geraten, in denen sie als „Regelbrecher“ betitelt werden, wie sie mit diesen Positionen umgehen und sich auch gegen diese wehren. „Außenseiter“ erschien erstmals 1963 in New York und wurde 1981 bei S. Fischer in deutscher Übersetzung publiziert. Seit den frühen neunziger Jahren vergriffen, liegt hier nun eine von Michael Dellwing überarbeitete und herausgegebene Version vor.

Current Issues in the Analysis od Semitic Grammar and Lexicon II

Oslo-Goteborg Cooperation 4th-5th November 2005

Author: Joachim Hengstl,Ulrich Sick

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447053877

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 4893

Richard Haases Berufsalltag ist die richterliche Praxis gewesen, aus der er seinerzeit als Direktor des Amtsgerichts Leonberg in den Ruhestand getreten ist. Daneben war und ist er der Wissenschaft verbunden, und davon zeugen auch heute noch immer neue Veroffentlichungen, vor allem auf dem Gebiet des altorientalischen Rechts. Am 8. Juli 2006 feiert Richard Haase seinen 85. Geburtstag. Dieser Feiertag ist Anlass, zu seinen Ehren eine Festschrift herauszugeben, welche sein Wirken als Praktiker wie als Wissenschaftler in gleicher Weise wurdigt. "Recht gestern und heute" beschreibt die Tatigkeitsfelder des Jubilars und soll deshalb das Thema sein, abgerundet durch einige weitere Beitrage. "Recht heute" ware freilich uferlos. Die Herausgeber haben deshalb fur diesen Bereich den aktuellen Begriff der "Mediation" als Anknupfungspunkt gewahlt - eine Methode der Konfliktlosung, welche der Jubilar als ehemaliger Richter mit Interesse betrachten durfte. In den Rechten der Antike hat es an entsprechenden Losungen nicht gefehlt, und dies zeichnet sich in mehren Beitragen zu "Recht gestern" ab. Recht gesternWalter Sommerfeld: Der Beginn des offiziellen Richteramts im Alten OrientGerfrid G. W. Muller: Die Wirtschaft im Spiegel altorientalischer RechtssatzungenHans Neumann: Schuld und Suhne. Zu den religios-weltanschaulichen Grundlagen und Implikationen altmesopotamischer Gesetzgebung und RechtsprechungRaymond Westbrook: Witchcraft and the Law inthe Ancient Near EastRosel Pientka-Hinz: Der rabi sikkatum in altbabylonischer ZeitMichael Heltzer: A Royal Garantee with the Donation of ImmobilesJoachim Oelsner: Zu spatbabylonischen Ur-kunden aus Ur und dem Archiv der Familie gallabu "Barbier"Eckart Otto: Volkerrecht und Volkerordnung in der Tora der Hebraischen Bibel in achamenidischer ZeitChristian Koch: Fremde im Dienst der Wieder-errichtung von Volksherrschaften in griechischen StadtstaatenArnaldo Maffi: L'arbitrato nell' esperienza giuridica greca e romanaJoachim Hengstl: Rechtspraktiker im griechisch-romischen AgyptenMatias Buchholz: Mediation in Petra im 6. Jh. n. Chr.: Der Papyrus P. Petra Inv. 83Boudewijn Sirks: Gutliche Einigung im Holland des 18. Jh."Zwischenraum"Ulrich Manthe: Ein Orakel aus dem 7. Jh.v. Chr.Wolfgang Ernst: Fritz Mauthner als Jurist Gottfried Schiemann: Das Studium der Rechtsgeschichte in einer anwaltsorientierten JuristenausbildungRecht heuteFriedwart A. Becker / Claus-Henrik Horn: Notwendige Regelungen eines deutschen MediationsgesetzesRenate Dendorfer: Mediation: alter Wein in neuen Schlauchen?Christian Duve: Das UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation - ein Erfolgsmodell?Gilbert Gornig: Mediation und Vergleich im VerwaltungsprozessAndreas Hacke: Co-Mediation - Praktische und rechtliche UberlegungenMartina Lauenroth-Ziegler / Irene Wollenberg: Mediation - Instrument zur Erhaltung des Mit-telstandes?Heinrich Menkhaus: Alternative Streitbeilegung in Japan - Entwicklung bis zum ADR-Gesetz 2004Hans-Georg Monssen: Richtermediation - Die Justiz als Mitbewerber bei der gerichtsnahen MediationJorg Risse: Zwang zur Meditation? Einige verfassungsrechtliche UberlegungenDieter Rossner: Konfliktregelung im StrafrechtUlrich Sick: Die Mediation in Deutschland: regelungsfreier Raum oder ist eine gesetzliche Regelung erforderlich? Schlagwortregister - Quellenindex - Autore
Bar associations

Law Institute Journal

The Official Organ of the Law Institute of Victoria

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

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