Review of Civil Litigation Costs


Author: Rupert M. Jackson
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117064034
Category: Actions and defenses
Page: 371
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In January 2009 the then Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, appointed Lord Justice Jackson to lead a fundamental review of the rules and principles governing the costs of civil litigation and to make recommendations in order to promote access to justice at proportionate cost. Sir Rupert's preliminary report, published in May 2009, is the product of fact-finding, research and investigations over a four-month period and serves to establish: how present costs rules operate and how they impact on the behaviour of both parties and lawyers; the effect case management procedures have on costs and whether changes in process could bring about more proportionate costs; a comparison for the costs regime for England and Wales with those operating in other jurisdictions. This report was published online in May 2009, beginning a period of consultation. The final report (ISBN 9780117064041) is released alongside this printed version of the preliminary report and contains extensive cross-references to it.

When Abortion Was a Crime

Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
Author: Leslie J. Reagan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520216571
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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A collection of stories of women who survived abortions and those who did not, based on narratives from involved parties as well as court records, police reports, medical literature, and coroners' reports

History of Woman Suffrage: 1900-1920


Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Susan Brownell Anthony,Matilda Joslyn Gage,Ida Husted Harper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women
Page: N.A
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American Prisoners of the Revolution


Author: Danske Dandridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Prisoners of war
Page: 504
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Frankenstein

Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
Author: Mary Shelley,David H. Guston,Ed Finn,Jason Scott Robert,Charles E. Robinson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262340275
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold and rainy summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, the dramatic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his stitched-together creature can be read as the ultimate parable of scientific hubris. Victor, "the modern Prometheus," tried to do what he perhaps should have left to Nature: create life. Although the novel is most often discussed in literary-historical terms -- as a seminal example of romanticism or as a groundbreaking early work of science fiction -- Mary Shelley was keenly aware of contemporary scientific developments and incorporated them into her story. In our era of synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and climate engineering, this edition of Frankenstein will resonate forcefully for readers with a background or interest in science and engineering, and anyone intrigued by the fundamental questions of creativity and responsibility. This edition of Frankenstein pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript -- meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world's preeminent authorities on the text -- with annotations and essays by leading scholars exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story. The result is a unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written.Essays byElizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Heather E. Douglas, Josephine Johnston, Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein, Anne K. Mellor, Alfred Nordmann

U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Apartheid South Africa, 1948–1994

Conflict of Interests
Author: A. Thomson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023061728X
Category: Political Science
Page: 249
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This book charts the evolution of US foreign policy towards South Africa, beginning in 1948 when the architects of apartheid, the Nationalist Party, came to power. Thomson highlights three sets of conflicting Western interests: strategic, economic and human rights.

Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime


Author: Lawrence M. Salinger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506332773
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1224
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Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and financial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its subcontractors (Gulf Oil Spill), and U.S. Defense Department contractors operating like vigilantes in Iraq (Blackwater). White-collar criminals have been busy, and the Second Edition of this encyclopedia captures what has been going on in the news and behind the scenes with new articles and updates to past articles.

Company Aytch


Author: Samuel R. Watkins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101119297
Category: History
Page: 304
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Among the plethora of books about the Civil War, Company Aytch stands out for its uniquely personal view of the events as related by a most engaging writer—a man with Twain-like talents who served as a foot soldier for four long years in the Confederate army. Originally published in 1881 as a series of articles in the Columbia, Tennessee, Herald, Sam Watkins's account has long been recognized by historians as one of the most lively and witty accounts of the war. Parallels between this text and The Red Badge of Courage suggest that Stephen Crane was also among Private Watkins's readers. This edition of Company Aytch also contains six previously uncollected articles by Sam Watkins, plus other valuable supplementary materials, including a map and period illustrations, a glossary of technical and military terms, a chronology of events, a concise history of Watkins's regiment, a biographical directory of individuals mentioned in the narrative, and geographic and topical indexes. This new edition of a Civil War classic is bound to become the edition of choice for students, military buffs, and general readers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Planters of Colonial Virginia


Author: Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806346724
Category: Reference
Page: 260
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This publication represents the most comprehensive digest of Mason County's oldest marriage records extant. It pulls together more than 11,000 marriage entries from 1806 to 1915. The marriage entries are arranged alphabetically according to surname of the groom and are followed by the name of the bride, the date of the marriage or marriage license, and a reference to the original marriage book where the record may be found.

The Road to Fitzgerald and Beyond


Author: Phil Dickie
Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 337
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That the World May Know

Bearing Witness to Atrocity
Author: James Dawes
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674030273
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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What can we do to prevent more atrocities from happening in the future, and to stop the ones that are happening right now? That the World May Know tells the powerful and moving story of the successes and failures of the modern human rights movement. Drawing on firsthand accounts from fieldworkers around the world, the book gives a painfully clear picture of the human cost of confronting inhumanity in our day.

Scintillae Juris


Author: Charles John Darling Baron Darling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 131
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Grand Inquests

The Historic Impeachments Of Justice Samuel Chase And President Andrew Johnson
Author: William Rehnquist
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780688171711
Category: Law
Page: 304
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For only the second time in American history, the president has been impeached by the House of Representatives and is facing trial by the United States Senate. At such a critical point in our history as a nation, the question is "What comes next?" Most Americans have only a vague notion of the history surrounding the first presidential impeachment trial. So, where do we go for answers? Here in Grand Inquests, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist provides dramatic accounts of two historic impeachment trials in the American past. With a keen sense of history and narrative ability, he recounts the 1805 trial of Justice Samuel Chase of the United States Supreme Court and the 1868 trial of President Andrew Johnson, which set the precedent by which our current president will be judged. The outcomes of these cases have remained extraordinarily important to the American system of government because they strengthened the constitutionally directed separation of powers. And though both men were acquitted, Chief Justice Rehnquist shows how a conviction in either case would also have deeply affected our present interpretation of the Constitution -- and, more likely, changed the course of history.

Recollections of an Irish rebel

the Fenian movement. Its origin and progress. Methods of work in Ireland and in the British army. Why it failed to achieve its main object, but exercised great influence on Ireland's future. Personalities of the organization. The Clan-na-Gael and the rising of Easter week, 1916. A personal narrative
Author: John Devoy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 491
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A collection of in chambers opinions by the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States


Author: United States. Supreme Court
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Court rules
Page: 1392
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Technology and the Air Force a Retrospective Assessment


Author: Jacob Neufeld,George M. Watson,David Chenoweth
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781478297048
Category:
Page: 344
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The history of the United States Air Force is inextricably bound up in the history of aerospace technology. Major revolutions have influenced the evolution of Air Force capabilities and systems, most notably those of atomic weaponry, the turbojet revolution, supersonic flight, avionics, aerial refueling, space flight, precision weaponry, electronic flying controls, composite materials, and stealth.

A Treatise of the Laws of Nature


Author: Richard Cumberland,John Maxwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christian ethics
Page: 544
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Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery


Author: Earl M. Maltz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780700615025
Category: Law
Page: 182
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Closely examines on of the Supreme Court's most infamous decisions: that went far beyond one slave's suit for "freeman" status by declaring that ALL blacks--freemen as well as slaves--were not, and never could become, U.S. citizens, bringing an end to the 1820 Missouri Compromise, while also resulting in the outrage that led to the Civil War.

Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side

Seeking Justice In Guantanamo Bay
Author: Clive Stafford Smith
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 0786727489
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Every time human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith lands in Cuba, he takes the eight o'clock ferry to the windward side; his journey ends at Guantánamo Bay. One of the few people in the world who has ongoing independent access to the prison, Smith reveals the grotesque injustices that are perpetrated there in the name of national security—including the justifications created to legitimate the use of torture and the bureaucratic structures that have been put in place to shield prison authorities from legal accountability. By bearing witness to the stories of the forty prisoners that he represents, Smith asks us to consider what is done to American democracy when the rule of law is jettisoned in the name of combating terrorism.