Books tagged: judges and law

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Sir Harry Gibbs: Without fear or favour
Price: $2.36 USD. Words: 82,040. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
This biography concerns one of Queensland's and Australia's most distinguished lawyers and jurists, Sir Harry Gibbs. Born in Ipswich in 1917, he studied law at the University of Queensland before going on to a legal career of great accomplishment, culminating in his taking the top position in the Australian judicial system. He was Chief Justice of the Australian High Court from 1981-1987.
Caryl Chessman: Red Light Bandit?
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Caryl Chessman was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1960. Convicted of kidnappings, his case dragged on for more than 12 years. During this time Chessman wrote 4 successful books, which were autobiographical in genre. My book looks at his paternal ancestry and the kidnappings for which he was sentenced to die. There is new information about his family and the red light bandit victims.
Court Reform on Trial: Why Simple Solutions Fail
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Courts & trial practice, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
A recognized study of innovation in the process of criminal justice, and why it so often fails—despite the best intentions of judges, administrators & reformers. The arc of reform to disappointment is analyzed for such ideas as bail, pretrial diversion, speedy trial and determinate sentences. A much-maligned system of pleas shifts power to prosecutors away from judges. New foreword by Greg Berman.
The Tragic Life of Film Actress Lynne Baggett
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Lynne Baggett was not a successful film star. The highlight of her career was a 1948 marriage to Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel. She played mostly uncredited parts in movies. Baggett experienced a spiral of despair which led to suicide in 1960. Like Marilyn Monroe pills were found close to her bedside. Unique to Lynne was her progressive disintegration after a car accident that killed a young man.
Pelican Bay Riot
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,280. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Law enforcement
"With lazer-like precision Glenn Langohr lays bare the festering under-belly of our criminal justice system in a driving, graphic narrative that somehow finds the humanity in this most inhuman setting." Phillip Doran, T.V. Producer and Author Pelican Bay Riot is a compilation of four stories that take you into the most violent, deadly and bloody prison in California, the Pelican Bay S.H.U.
Counsel for the Deceived: Case Studies in Consumer Fraud
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 69,780. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Business & commercial law, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Memoirs and witty case studies of fraud schemes and consumer protection from an insider who helped to found New York City's first consumer watchdog agency. This is a funny, candid account of fraud and institutional paralysis written by a then-newby lawyer, the city's "Consumer Advocate." Philip Schrag was appointed by former Miss America Bess Myerson to defend consumers. Easier said than done.
Freedom of Speech: The Supreme Court and Judicial Review
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,400. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights, Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
One of the great continuing disputes of U.S. politics is about the role of the Supreme Court. Another is about the First Amendment. This book is about both. A classic defense of the openly political role of the Court, this book belies the notion reasserted recently by Chief Justice Roberts that judges are just neutral umpires. Especially in the area of speech, judges make policy; they create law.
The Nature of the Judicial Process
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,890. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory, Nonfiction » Law » Biography
Modern compilation and Foreword by Harvard law professor Andrew L. Kaufman, for a new generation to understand Justice Benjamin Cardozo's important and historic analysis of the way judges think and decide cases. Cardozo's frank discussion of the influences on judges, and Kaufman's expert take on Cardozo and his work, combine for an interesting study of judicial decision-making, still useful today.