Figures of Speech First Amendment Heroes and Villains Large Print 16pt

Author: William Turner
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459627727
Release Date: 2011-08
Genre: Political Science

Recounting controversial First Amendment cases from the Red Scare era to Citizens United, William Bennett Turner - a Berkeley law professor who has argued three cases before the Supreme Court - shows how we've arrived at our contemporary understanding of free speech. His strange cast of heroes and villains, some drawn from cases he has litigated, includes Communists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Ku Klux Klansmen, the world's leading pornographer, prison wardens, dogged reporters, federal judges, a computer whiz, and a countercultural comedian. This is a fascinating look at how the scope of our First Amendment freedoms has evolved and the colorful characters behind some of the most important legal decisions of modern times. ''Turner tells fascinating stories of unlikely heroes and explains difficult legal issues clearly and concisely, educating and entertaining at the same time.'' - Elizabeth Farnsworth, The PBS News Hour

Freedom of Speech and the Press First Edition

Author: William Bennett Turner
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 151650478X
Release Date: 2015-12-31
Genre: Law

Free Speech: Supreme Court Opinions from the Beginning to the Roberts Court is a curated collection of Supreme Court opinions on the topic of free speech. These opinions help students learn how justices think, reason, express themselves, wrestle with contentious issues, and reach decisions on them. The book covers almost a century of free speech opinions, from the classics to recent decisions by the Roberts Court, that address subversive and offensive speech, incitement to violence, obscenity, and whether corporations have First Amendment rights. It features many precedent-setting cases including Schenck v. United States (shouting "Fire " in a crowded theater), the Pentagon Papers case, and Citizens United. Each opinion has been edited to eliminate unnecessary legal and procedural side issues and ensure accessibility for all readers. The opinions are framed by commentary that provides context and analysis to educate readers about the extent to which we have free speech and how the principles were established. Free Speech is well-suited to political science, history, rhetoric, communications, law, and legal studies courses, and is an excellent reference tool for legal practitioners. William Bennett Turner graduated from Harvard Law School. After a Fulbright fellowship in comparative law, he practiced civil rights law with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and taught at Harvard before starting his own law firm. He argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including two First Amendment cases. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, for over 30 years, educating thousands of undergraduate and graduate journalism students about the First Amendment. He has written for publications such as the New York Times and Harvard Magazine and served as an award-winning legal affairs correspondent for KQED television. He is the author of Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains (2010).

Freedom of Speech Documents Decoded

Author: David L. Hudson Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440842511
Release Date: 2017-05-31
Genre: Law

Detailed yet highly readable, this book explores essential and illuminating primary source documents that provide insights into the history, development, and current conceptions of the First Amendment to the Constitution. • Provides readers with accessible explanations of key points in many seminal Supreme Court cases, thereby enabling a better appreciation of specific developments in freedom of speech in the United States • Explains confusing legal terms and phrases in plain English for nonspecialist readers • Offers easy-to-follow explanations from a noted First Amendment scholar and authority who has been explaining and teaching First Amendment topics for two decades

Nimona

Author: Noelle Stevenson
Publisher: Splitter Verlag
ISBN: 9783958397620
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Ein Königreich, ein strahlender Ritter, ein Edelschurke mit einem dunklen Geheimnis – und High-Tech im Dienste von Heldentum und Recht und Ordnung: Die Welt von »Nimona« ist nicht ganz das, was man etwa von Grimms Märchen erwarten würde. Nimona selbst im Übrigen auch nicht. Die enthusiastische, etwas aufdringliche Teenagerin steht eines Tages unerwartet im Schlupfwinkel von Erzbösewicht Ballister Blackheart, um sich ihm als Sidekick anzudienen. Ihre Begeisterung für seine schurkischen Pläne ist eine Sache, aber was ihn letztlich überzeugt, ist eine andere Eigenschaft von ihr: Sie ist eine Gestaltwandlerin. Das weckt unweigerlich auch das Interesse des Instituts für Recht und Ordnung und Heldentum, und damit geraten alsbald die Verhältnisse im Märchenreich nachhaltig ins Wanken. Die anfangs saubere Unterscheidung von Gut und Böse wird zunehmend unklarer, und was zunächst als heiteres Spiel mit Genre-Stereotypen beginnt, gewinnt stetig an Fahrt und Tiefgang, bis die Story in einer dramatischen Fabel um Freundschaft und Verrat gipfelt, also doch einem klassischen Märchenmotiv. Aber was will man anderes erwarten von einer Erzählung, bei der eine Gestaltwandlerin eine zentrale Rolle spielt?

Whirlwind and Storm

Author: Charles E. Farnsworth
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781491719633
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

""Whirlwind & Storm" introduces us to the colorful and impetuous Lieutenant Colonel Charles Farnsworth, a Connecticut cavalryman in the Union Army. Farnsworth was fiery, ambitious, and bold, sometimes a little too bold for his own good---in combat, in business ventures, and in the river crossing that ended his life tragically early. Drawing from a rich and previously ignored trove of letters and diaries, Farnsworth's great-grandson and namesake, a military veteran himself, has done a marvelous job of bringing alive this officer in all his flawed glory." Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918" and other books. "With excellent research and clear writing, "Whirlwind & Storm" paints an impartial, intriguing, and entertaining account of the author's privileged ancestor, who served heroically with the First Connecticut Cavalry battalion in the Civil War. Before, during, and after the war "Charlie" Farnsworth exuded those common human traits that so defined him: driven, disciplined, courageous, opportunistic, and passionate. "Whirlwind & Storm" adds an illuminating, original, and personal work to the collage of our great American heritage." Robert B. Angelovich, author of the forthcoming "Riding for Uncle Samuel: The History of the First Connecticut Cavalry in the Civil War." "If you want to know what the Civil War was really like, this is the book for you: an intimate, personal portrait of the war experience and the people who lived it, giving the reader a firsthand view of its realities. It is meticulously researched, authoritatively documented, and gracefully written." William Bennett Turner, author of Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains." "Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Farnsworth of Norwich emerges here as a free-spirited and ambitious young cavalry officer, with unique and often irreverent views on the Civil War and its leaders. His wide experience in the war, including imprisonment in Richmond, is well-researched and very readably presented. I found it especially fun to follow Charlie's love life through this most enjoyable book." Vic Butsch, New London County (Connecticut) Civil War Round Table, Norwich Historical Society." An intimate look at a young Norwich, Connecticut cavalry officer---in war, love, and his attempts to strike it rich---and his fierce ambition to make his mark in the Civil War and early Reconstruction. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Farnsworth's letters and diaries form the cornerstone for this short biography about an adventurer who helped organize the First Connecticut Cavalry. The book covers "Charlie's" near-fatal shooting while searching for Confederate bushwhackers in Virginia, his protests against incompetent Union leadership, his capture and confinement in Richmond's notorious Libby Prison, his romantic entanglements, his political connections with President Lincoln that sent him south in early 1865, and his tragic struggle to make his mark in Georgia during the early years of Reconstruction.

Harun und das Meer der Geschichten

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 9783641134006
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Fiction

In der Traurigen Stadt im Lande Alifbay lebt der kleine Harun. Doch Harun hat Glück, denn sein Vater ist der allseits beliebte Geschichtenerzähler Raschid. Wenn er erzählt, dann vergessen die Menschen für einen Moment ihre Traurigkeit und erfreuen sich an seinen schier unerschöpflichen Märchen über schöne Prinzessinnen, schnauzbärtige Gangster und tollkühne Helden. Doch eines Tages wird Raschid von seiner Frau verlassen – und verstummt urplötzlich. Um seinen Vater von dieser Sprachlosigkeit zu befreien, begibt sich Harun auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zum Meer der Geschichten, zur Quelle des Erzählwassers.

Transformations in American Legal History

Author: Daniel W. Hamilton
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134444830
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

During his career at Harvard, Morton Horwitz changed the questions legal historians ask. The Transformation of American Law, 1780âe"1860 (1977) disclosed the many ways that judge-made law favored commercial and property interests and remade law to promote economic growth. The Transformation of American Law, 1870âe"1960 (1992) continued that project, with a focus on ideas that reshaped law as we struggled for objective and neutral legal responses to our countryâe(tm)s crises. In this book, Horwitzâe(tm)s students re-examine legal history from Americaâe(tm)s colonial era to the late twentieth century. They ask classic Horwitzian questions, of how legal doctrine, thought, and practice are shaped by the interests of the powerful, as well as by the ideas of lawyers, politicians, and others. The essays address current questions in legal history, from colonial legal practice to questions of empire, civil rights, and constitutionalism in a democracy. The essays are, like Horwitz, provocative and original as they continue his transformation of American legal history.

Atlas wirft die Welt ab

Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher:
ISBN: 3764554436
Release Date: 1989
Genre:

Am Beispiel der USA entwirft die 1905 geborene Autorin die apokalyptische Vision eines absoluten Sozialstaates.

Poldark Von Anbeginn des Tages

Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843712361
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Fiction

Cornwall 1788-1790 Gegen alle Widerstände sind Ross und Demelza zwar gemeinsam glücklich. Allerdings haben weder Ross‘ Freunde noch seine Feinde ihm diese unstandesgemäße Heirat verziehen, und das junge Paar muss täglich um seine Ehe und seine Liebe kämpfen. Vor allem Demelza muss ihren ganzen Mut, aber auch ihren Charme und ihr liebevolles großes Herz einsetzen, um Vorurteile und Standesunterschiede endgültig zu überwinden. Und aufgeben wird sie nie ... »Vom unvergleichlichen Winston Graham ..., der all das hat, was die anderen haben, und dann noch eine ganze Menge mehr« The Guardian Der zweite Roman der großen Poldark-Saga

King of the World

Author: David Remnick
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492975414
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Um ein neues Nachwort ergänzt berichtet das Standardwerk "King of the World" vom Leben der Boxlegende: Als Cassius Clay stieg der Junge aus Louisville in den Ring der Welt, als Muhammad Ali wurde er zum bekanntesten Mann des Planeten, ein alles überragender Athlet und Entertainer. Er veränderte die Welt des Sports von Grund auf. Er war ein Spiegel seiner Zeit, ein geniales Großmaul, ein Mythos, Symbolfigur und Leitwolf in den Rassenunruhen der sechziger Jahre. David Remnick zeichnet detailreich, spannend, luzide und elegant das meisterhafte Porträt eines der größten Sportler des 20. Jahrhunderts, der zum Rebellen und Idol, zum King of the World wurde.

Brick Lane

Author: Monica Ali
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426416563
Release Date: 2012-04-02
Genre: Fiction

Was bedeutet eigentlich Schicksal?Nazneen, in den ärmsten Verhältnissen in Bangladesch aufgewachsen, wird mit 19 Jahren verheiratet und ins ferne England geschickt. Ohne Englischkenntnisse landet sie in der Brick Lane, dem »Klein-Indien« von London, bei einem ihr völlig fremden Ehemann. Chanu ist gut zu ihr, doch aus ihrer Wohnung kommt sie selten raus. Gegen seinen Widerstand lernt sie schließlich Englisch und nimmt eine Arbeit als Näherin an. Ganz langsam, mit Hilfe ihrer Töchter und getragen von ihrer natürlichen Lebensklugheit, verlässt Nazneen den ihr vorbestimmten Weg.

Gwendys Wunschkasten

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641222192
Release Date: 2017-10-09
Genre: Fiction

Wiedersehen mit Castle Rock Die kleine Stadt Castle Rock in Maine hat die seltsamsten Vorkommnisse und ungewöhnlichsten Besucher erlebt. Warum sollte es der 12-jährigen Gwendy anders ergehen? Eines Tages tritt ein schwarz gekleideter Unbekannter an sie heran und macht ihr ein Geschenk: einen Kasten mit lauter Schaltern und Hebeln. Wozu er dient? Gwendy probiert es aus, und ihr Leben verändert sich von Grund auf.