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Fair Labor Lawyer

Fair Labor Lawyer Author Marlene Trestman
ISBN-10 9780807162088
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 280
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Through a life that spanned every decade of the twentieth century, Supreme Court advocate Bessie Margolin shaped modern American labor policy while creating a place for female lawyers in the nation's highest courts. Despite her beginnings in an orphanage and her rare position as a southern, Jewish woman pursuing a legal profession, Margolin became an important and influential Supreme Court advocate. In this comprehensive biography, Marlene Trestman reveals the forces that propelled and the obstacles that impeded Margolin's remarkable journey, illuminating the life of this trailblazing woman. Raised in the Jewish Orphans' Home in New Orleans, Margolin received an extraordinary education at the Isidore Newman Manual Training School. Both institutions stressed that good citizenship, hard work, and respect for authority could help people achieve economic security and improve their social status. Adopting these values, Margolin used her intellect and ambition, along with her femininity and considerable southern charm, to win the respect of her classmates, colleagues, bosses, and judges -- almost all of whom were men. In her career she worked with some of the most brilliant legal professionals in America. A graduate of Tulane and Yale Law Schools, Margolin launched her career in the early 1930s, when only 2 percent of America's attorneys were female, and far fewer were Jewish and from the South. According to Trestman, Margolin worked hard to be treated as "one of the boys." For the sake of her career, she eschewed marriage -- but not romance -- and valued collegial relationships, never shying from a late-night brief-writing session or a poker game. But her personal relationships never eclipsed her numerous professional accomplishments, among them defending the constitutionality of the New Deal's Tennessee Valley Authority, drafting rules establishing the American military tribunals for Nazi war crimes in Nuremberg, and, on behalf of the Labor Department, shepherding through the courts the child labor, minimum wage, and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. A founding member of that National Organization for Women, Margolin culminated her government service as a champion of the Equal Pay Act, arguing and winning the first appeals. Margolin's passion for her work and focus on meticulous preparation resulted in an outstanding record in appellate advocacy, both in number of cases and rate of success. By prevailing in 21 of her 24 Supreme Court arguments Margolin shares the elite company of only a few dozen women and men who attained such high standing as Supreme Court advocates.



Mary Mcgrory

Mary Mcgrory Author John Norris
ISBN-10 9780143109815
Release 2016-11
Pages 352
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Mary McGrory was a trailblazing columnist for the Washington Star and Washington Post, reporting from the front lines of American politics for five decades. From her first assignment reporting on the Army-McCarthy hearings to her Pulitzer-winning coverage of Watergate, McGrory humanised the players on the great national stage while establishing herself as a uniquely influential voice. Behind the scenes she flirted, drank, cajoled, breaking all the rules in the journalism textbook. Laced with juicy gossip and acerbic wit, this is an insider's view of a fabulous era.



Closing the Courthouse Door

Closing the Courthouse Door Author Erwin Chemerinsky
ISBN-10 9780300224900
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 256
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A leading legal scholar explores how the constitutional right to seek justice has been restricted by the Supreme Court The Supreme Court s decisions on constitutional rights are well known and much talked about. But individuals who want to defend those rights need something else as well: access to courts that can rule on their complaints. And on matters of access, the Court s record over the past generation has been almost uniformly hostile to the enforcement of individual citizens constitutional rights. The Court has restricted who has standing to sue, expanded the immunity of governments and government workers, limited the kinds of cases the federal courts can hear, and restricted the right of habeas corpus. Closing the Courthouse Door, by the distinguished legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, is the first book to show the effect of these decisions: taken together, they add up to a growing limitation on citizens ability to defend their rights under the Constitution. Using many stories of people whose rights have been trampled yet who had no legal recourse, Chemerinsky argues that enforcing the Constitution should be the federal courts primary purpose, and they should not be barred from considering any constitutional question.



Harnessing Courage

Harnessing Courage Author Laura Bratton
ISBN-10 1942557620
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 240
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Through the dramatic transition of becoming blind at a young age, Laura Bratton shows how we all can overcome adversity with grit and gratitude.



Long Past Slavery

Long Past Slavery Author Catherine A. Stewart
ISBN-10 1469626268
Release 2016-04-25
Pages 368
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From 1936 to 1939, the New Deal's Federal Writers' Project collected life stories from more than 2,300 former African American slaves. These narratives are now widely used as a source to understand the lived experience of those who made the transition from slavery to freedom. But in this examination of the project and its legacy, Catherine A. Stewart shows it was the product of competing visions of the past, as ex-slaves' memories of bondage, emancipation, and life as freedpeople were used to craft arguments for and against full inclusion of African Americans in society. Stewart demonstrates how project administrators, such as the folklorist John Lomax; white and black interviewers, including Zora Neale Hurston; and the ex-slaves themselves fought to shape understandings of black identity. She reveals that some influential project employees were also members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, intent on memorializing the Old South. Stewart places ex-slaves at the center of debates over black citizenship to illuminate African Americans' struggle to redefine their past as well as their future in the face of formidable opposition. By shedding new light on a critically important episode in the history of race, remembrance, and the legacy of slavery in the United States, Stewart compels readers to rethink a prominent archive used to construct that history.



The New Deal Lawyers

The New Deal Lawyers Author Peter H. Irons
ISBN-10 0691000824
Release 1993
Pages 351
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From the perspective of young lawyers in three key New Deal agencies, this book traces the path of crucial constitutional test cases during the years from 1933 to 1937.From the perspective of young lawyers in three key New Deal agencies, this book traces the path of crucial constitutional test cases during the years from 1933 to 1937.



Health Promotion and Aging

Health Promotion and Aging Author David Haber
ISBN-10 9780826199171
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 536
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Lost Laughs of 50s and 60s Television

Lost Laughs of    50s and    60s Television Author David C. Tucker
ISBN-10 9780786455829
Release 2010-03-25
Pages 248
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Originally broadcast on American television between 1952 and 1969, the 30 situation comedies in this work are seldom seen today and receive only brief and often incomplete and inaccurate mentions in most reference sources. Yet these sitcoms (including Angel, The Governor and J.J., It’s a Great Life, I’m Dickens ... He’s Fenster and Wendy and Me), and the stories of the talented people who made them, are an integral part of television history. With a complete list of production credits and rare publicity stills, this volume, based on multiple screenings of episodes, corrects other sources and expand our knowledge of television history.



City of Quartz

City of Quartz Author Mike Davis
ISBN-10 9780712666237
Release 1998
Pages 462
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In this taut and compulsive exploration, Mike Davis recounts the story of Los Angeles with passion, wit and an acute eye for the absurd, the unjust and, often the dangerous. He tells a lurid tale of greed, manipulation, power and prejudice that has made Los Angeles one of the most cosmopolitan and most class-divided cities in the United States. As the Joshua trees are ripped from the desert by developers of walled communities protected by 'armed response' security, as yet more concrete is poured to defend Japanese real estate from desperate migrants without work or hope, as a stew of greed, megalonamia and corruption wreaks ever more havoc on his native city, Davis' elegiac tale points to a future in which the sublime and the dreadful are inextricable. That future does not belong to Southern California alone. Terrifyingly it belongs to us all.



A Difficult Woman

A Difficult Woman Author Alice Kessler-Harris
ISBN-10 9781608193790
Release 2012-04-30
Pages 448
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Lillian Hellman was a giant of twentieth-century letters and a groundbreaking figure as one of the most successful female playwrights on Broadway. Yet the author of The Little Foxes and Toys in the Attic is today remembered more as a toxic, bitter survivor and literary fabulist, the woman of whom Mary McCarthy said, "Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" In A Difficult Woman, renowned historian Alice Kessler-Harris undertakes a feat few would dare to attempt: a reclamation of a combative, controversial woman who straddled so many political and cultural fault lines of her time. Kessler-Harris renders Hellman's feisty wit and personality in all of its contradictions: as a non-Jewish Jew, a displaced Southerner, a passionate political voice without a party, an artist immersed in commerce, a sexually free woman who scorned much of the women's movement, a loyal friend whose trust was often betrayed, and a writer of memoirs who repeatedly questioned the possibility of achieving truth and doubted her memory. Hellman was a writer whose plays spoke the language of morality yet whose achievements foundered on accusations of mendacity. Above all else, she was a woman who made her way in a man's world. Kessler-Harris has crafted a nuanced life of Hellman, empathetic yet unsparing, that situates her in the varied contexts in which she moved, from New Orleans to Broadway to the hearing room of HUAC. A Difficut Woman is a major work of literary and intellectual history. This will be one of the most reviewed, and most acclaimed, books of 2012.



The Secret Behind Communism

The Secret Behind Communism Author David Duke
ISBN-10 1892796015
Release 2013-07-15
Pages 288
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This is the most unified work on the ethnic origins of the Communist Revolution in Russia and the greatest Holocaust in the history of mankind. It documents the ethnic tribalism that drove Soviet Communism and and the Communist Internationale. This book shows how a Zionist publication, YNETNEWS, identifies Genrikh Yagoda as the Soviet leader who murdered at least 10 million people. He killed twice the number of victims alleged in the Jewish Holocaust but not one in a thousand people know of him. Dr. Duke argues that the media silence is related to what YNETNEWS reveals to its readers in Israel: Yagoda and his deputies were Jews. That Hollywood and the media conglomerates which hide the crimes of Communism are in fact dominated by the same tribal loyalties. Dr. Duke documents the Jewish role in Communism from its germination with Karl Marx and Moses Hess to the seizure of Russia and Eastern Europe and its satellite organizations in America and Britain, South Africa and even in early Communist China. The Secret Behind Communism incorporates the research of the author along with Nobel prizewinner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Frank Britton and others. The great Russian patriot Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn who himself suffered greatly in the Jewish-run Gulags, stated these powerful words: "You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They Hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse..." This book brings the historical evidence together. It has key translations from Solzhenitsyn's book Two Hundred Years Together, a book never translated into English by the globalist media. Dr. Duke reveals that Jewish tribalist support for Communism has subsumed into Zionism. Jewish Trotskyite remnants have heavily influence progressive, and surprisingly, even conservative expressions through the neoconservatism that Trotskyites such as Leo Strauss, founded. It further shows that the same ethnic tribalist, genocidal mindset in Communism is present in Zionism and globalism and is just as much an enemy and threat to human rights and life as historical Soviet Communism.



The Strangers We Became

The Strangers We Became Author Cynthia Kaplan Shamash
ISBN-10 9781611688061
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 240
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This riveting and utterly unique memoir chronicles the coming of age of Cynthia Shamash, an Iraqi Jew born in Baghdad in 1963. When she was eight, her family tried to escape Iraq over the Iranian border, but they were captured and jailed for five weeks. Upon release, they were returned to their home in Baghdad, where most of their belongings had been confiscated and the door of their home sealed with wax. They moved in with friends and applied for passports to spend a ten-day vacation in Istanbul, although they never intended to return. From Turkey, the family fled to Tel Aviv and then to Amsterdam, where Cynthia's father soon died of a heart attack. At the age of twelve, Sanuti (as her mother called her) was sent to London for schooling, where she lived in an Orthodox Jewish enclave with the chief rabbi and his family. At the end of the school year, she returned to Holland to navigate her teen years in a culture that was much more sexually liberal than the one she had been born into, or indeed the one she was experiencing among Orthodox Jews in London. Shortly after finishing her schooling as a dentist, Cynthia moved to the United States in an attempt to start over. This vivid, beautiful, and very funny memoir will appeal to readers intrigued by spirituality, tolerance, the personal ramifications of statelessness and exile, the clashes of cultures, and the future of Iraq and its Jews.



In Defense of Women

In Defense of Women Author Nancy Gertner
ISBN-10 9780807011430
Release 2011
Pages 249
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Recounts the self-proclaimed outsider lawyer's experiences from her early days as a trial attorney through becoming a U.S. District Court judge.



The Difference difference Makes

The Difference  difference  Makes Author Deborah L. Rhode
ISBN-10 0804746354
Release 2003
Pages 232
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Why are women so dramatically underrepresented in leadership positions in law, politics, and business?and what can be done to improve the situation? These are the questions this provocative book meets head-on.



Abe Fortas

Abe Fortas Author Laura Kalman
ISBN-10 0300046693
Release 1990
Pages 499
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Abe Fortas was a New Dealer, a sub-cabinet official, the founder of an eminent Washington law firm, a close adviser to Lyndon Johnson, and a Supreme Court justice. Nominated by Johnson to be Chief Justice, he was rejected by Congress and resigned from the Court early in the Nixon administration under a cloud of impending scandal. This book tells his dramatic story.



Right Star Rising A New Politics 1974 1980

Right Star Rising  A New Politics  1974 1980 Author Laura Kalman
ISBN-10 9780393076387
Release 2010-06-28
Pages 473
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This narrative history of the Ford-Carter years discusses the relevance of the period's politics on today's issues and its shaping of the current political environment, including the energy crisis, a sharp economic downturn and a collision with fundamentalism in Iran.



Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger Author Jean H. Baker
ISBN-10 9781429968973
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 368
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Undoubtedly the most influential advocate for birth control even before the term existed, Margaret Sanger ignited a movement that has shaped our society to this day. Her views on reproductive rights have made her a frequent target of conservatives and so-called family values activists. Yet lately even progressives have shied away from her, citing socialist leanings and a purported belief in eugenics as a blight on her accomplishments. In this captivating new biography, the renowned feminist historian Jean H. Baker rescues Sanger from such critiques and restores her to the vaunted place in history she once held. Trained as a nurse and midwife in the gritty tenements of New York's Lower East Side, Sanger grew increasingly aware of the dangers of unplanned pregnancy—both physical and psychological. A botched abortion resulting in the death of a poor young mother catalyzed Sanger, and she quickly became one of the loudest voices in favor of sex education and contraception. The movement she started spread across the country, eventually becoming a vast international organization with her as its spokeswoman. Sanger's staunch advocacy for women's privacy and freedom extended to her personal life as well. After becoming a wife and mother at a relatively early age, she abandoned the trappings of home and family for a globe-trotting life as a women's rights activist. Notorious for the sheer number of her romantic entanglements, Sanger epitomized the type of "free love" that would become mainstream only at the very end of her life. That she lived long enough to see the creation of the birth control pill—which finally made planned pregnancy a reality—is only fitting.