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The Majesty Of The Law

Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307432416
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In this remarkable book, a national bestseller in hardcover, Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a Supreme Court Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through history, people, ideas, and landmark cases, O’Connor sheds new light on the basics, exploring through personal observation the evolution of the Court and American democratic traditions. Straight-talking, clear-eyed, inspiring, The Majesty of the Law is more than a reflection on O’Connor’s own experiences as the first female Justice of the Supreme Court; it also reveals some of the things she has learned and believes about American law and life—reflections gleaned over her years as one of the most powerful and inspiring women in American history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Meine Geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406659489
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Aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Puertoricanerin, die Kindheit prekär, der Vater Alkoholiker, die Mutter überfordert – Sonia Sotomayor war es nicht gerade in die Wiege gelegt, eines Tages Richterin am höchsten Gericht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu werden. Mit einem großen Herzen und viel Humor erzählt diese Ausnahmefrau von ihrem Weg, aber nicht um sich dabei auf die Schulter zu klopfen, sondern um anderen Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Geschichte Mut zu machen. Ein hinreißendes, ansteckendes Buch über das Trotzdem und über die – wirklich wichtigen – Dinge des Lebens. „’Nach der Lektüre werden mich die Leser nach menschlichen Kriterien beurteilen’, schreibt Sonia Sotomayor. Wir, die wir in diesem Fall die Jury sind, finden sie einfach unwiderstehlich.“ Washingtonian „Überwältigende und stark geschriebene Memoiren zum Thema Identität und Persönlichkeitsfindung ... Offenherzig, scharf beobachtet und vor allem tief empfunden.“ The New York Times „Eine Frau, die weiß, wo sie herkommt und die die Kraft hat, uns dorthin mitzunehmen.“ The New York Times Book Review

Out Of Order

Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812993934
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Justices that come from the ‘out of order’ moments add to the richness of the Court as both a branch of our government and a human institution.”—Justice Sandra Day O’Connor From Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, comes this fascinating book about the history and evolution of the highest court in the land. Out of Order sheds light on the centuries of change and upheaval that transformed the Supreme Court from its uncertain beginnings into the remarkable institution that thrives and endures today. From the early days of circuit-riding, when justices who also served as trial judges traveled thousands of miles per year on horseback to hear cases, to the changes in civil rights ushered in by Earl Warren and Thurgood Marshall; from foundational decisions such as Marbury v. Madison to modern-day cases such as Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Justice O’Connor weaves together stories and lessons from the history of the Court, charting turning points and pivotal moments that have helped define our nation’s progress. With unparalleled insight and her unique perspective as a history-making figure, Justice O’Connor takes us on a personal exploration, painting vivid pictures of Justices in history, including Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of the greatest jurists of all time; Thurgood Marshall, whose understated and succinct style would come to transform oral argument; William O. Douglas, called “The Lone Ranger” because of his impassioned and frequent dissents; and John Roberts, whom Justice O’Connor considers to be the finest practitioner of oral argument she has ever witnessed in Court. We get a rare glimpse into the Supreme Court’s inner workings: how cases are chosen for hearing; the personal relationships that exist among the Justices; and the customs and traditions, both public and private, that bind one generation of jurists to the next—from the seating arrangements at Court lunches to the fiercely competitive basketball games played in the Court Building’s top-floor gymnasium, the so-called “highest court in the land.” Wise, candid, and assured, Out of Order is a rich offering of inspiring stories of one of our country’s most important institutions, from one of our country’s most respected pioneers. Praise for Out of Order “[A] succinct, snappy account of how today’s court—so powerful, so controversial and so frequently dissected by the media—evolved from such startlingly humble and uncertain beginnings.”—The New York Times “A brief and accessible history of the nation’s highest court, narrated by a true historical figure and a jurisprudential giant.”—The Boston Globe “A vibrantly personal book [that] displays O’Connor’s uncommon common sense, her dry wit and her reverence for the nation’s institutions.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “Full of riveting anecdotes . . . a compact history . . . albeit a more lighthearted, personality-filled one than you might find in a high school classroom.”—Associated Press From the Hardcover edition.

The Supreme Court Justices

Author: Clare Cushman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452235341
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The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789–2012, Third Edition, provides a single-volume reference profiling every Supreme Court justice from John Jay through Elena Kagan. An original essay on each justice paints a vivid picture of his or her individuality as shaped by family, education, pre-Court career, and the times in which he or she lived. Each biographical essay also presents an overview of the justice’s jurisprudence, the major cases during his or her tenure, and the justice’s relationships with the other members of the Court. Essays are arranged in the order of the justices’ appointments. Lively anecdotes along with portraits, photographs, and political cartoons enrich the text and deepen readers’ understanding of the justices and the Court. The volume includes an extensive bibliography and is indexed for easy research access. New to this edition Foreword by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Updated essays on sitting or recently retired members of the court New biographies for Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justices Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan A revised listing of members of the Supreme Court with appointment and confirmation dates —as new documents have come to light, the editor has reassessed the dates of service of several of the justices An updated bibliography with key sources on the Supreme Court and the justices All-new images replace nearly one fourth of the illustrations in this edition There is no better reference than this updated new volume for insightful background and dynamic commentary on the individuals who have served on the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a vital reference work for researchers, students, and others interested in the Supreme Court’s past, present, and future. Editor Clare Cushman is director of publications for the Supreme Court Historical Society, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The society accomplishes its mission by conducting educational programs of interest to legal practitioners, scholars, and the general public by supporting historical research, publishing books, journals, and electronic materials and by collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court’s history.

Das M Dchen Das Keiner Wollte

Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644501017
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Der Mond beleuchtete die Reihen von Tabakpflanzen, und ich beobachtete beim Gehen die Fenster im Farmhaus. Ich steckte die Hand in die Tasche und spürte den Fetzen Papier: morgen, um Mitternacht. North Carolina, 1960: Die 15-jährige Ivy Hart gehört zum White Trash: Sie arbeitet auf den Tabakfeldern in Grace County, einer von Gott verlassenen Gegend. Als die junge Sozialarbeiterin Jane die Familie Hart zu betreuen beginnt, kümmert sich zum ersten Mal wirklich jemand um das Mädchen: Ivy und Jane werden Freundinnen. Dann wird Ivy vom Sohn des Plantagenbesitzers schwanger. Doch ledige Mütter sind hier unerwünscht, die Sozialbehörden ergreifen unmenschliche Maßnahmen. Nur Jane kann Ivy jetzt noch helfen. Aber ist sie mutig genug, für ihre Überzeugung zu kämpfen? «Diane Chamberlain ist eine wunderbar talentierte Autorin. Jedes ihrer Bücher ist ein Juwel.» (Literary Times) «Eindringlich und packend. Dieses Buch wird Diane Chamberlains Fans ebenso begeistern wie Leserinnen von Jodi Picoult.» (Booklist) «Herzzerreißend. Ein fesselnder Roman, der tief in eine dunkle Ära der Geschichte eintaucht und sie gekonnt zum Leben erweckt.» (Publishers Weekly)

Herzkammern Der Republik

Author: Michael Stolleis
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406623776
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Le site d'éditeur Beck indique : "Das Bundesverfassungsgericht in Karlsruhe wird im September 2011 sechzig Jahre alt. Es hat Tausende von Streitigkeiten entschieden. Darunter waren Fälle von hoher Bedeutung für Gesellschaft und Politik. Es hat Beifall und Kritik gegeben, aber insgesamt ist das Ansehen des Gerichts kontinuierlich gestiegen. Im Ausland wird es vielfach als Muster angesehen. Die schwierige Balance zwischen demokratischer Entscheidung im Parlament und den zwei Senaten mit je acht Richtern muss immer wieder gesucht werden. So sind die beiden Senate zu Herzkammern der Republik geworden. Von außen betrachten das Bundesverfassungsgericht mit geschärftem Blick: Horst Bredekamp - Rainer Forst - Etienne François - Norbert Frei - Katja Gelinsky - Friedrich-Wilhelm Graf - Daniel Halberstam - Otfried Höffe - Olivier Jouanjan - Robert Leicht - Reinhard Marx - Heribert Prantl - Fritz W. Scharpf - Manfred G. Schmidt - Richard Schröder - Lászlo Sólyom - Hans-Ulrich Wehler - Andrzej Zoll - Michael Zürn "

The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

Author: David L Hudson
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 157859264X
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From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court’s session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisions—including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Gore—accompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.

Women And The Law

Author: Ashlyn K. Kuersten
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874368782
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Provides a history of the legal rights of women from the Revolutionary War, discussing court decisions, legal triumphs, key people, and present day causes.

The Oxford Handbook Of Church And State In The United States

Author: Derek H. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190208783
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Study of church and state in the United States is incredibly complex. Scholars working in this area have backgrounds in law, religious studies, history, theology, and politics, among other fields. Historically, they have focused on particular angles or dimensions of the church-state relationship, because the field is so vast. The results have mostly been monographs that focus only on narrow cross-sections of the field, and the few works that do aim to give larger perspectives are reference works of factual compendia, which offer little or no analysis. The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States fills this gap, presenting an extensive, multidimensional overview of the field. Twenty-one essays offer a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also address issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the subject offered by various American scholars. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for the study of church-state relations in the United States.

Kleopatra

Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641083311
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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.