We the Students

Author: Jamin B. Raskin
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483319452
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Law

We the Students is a highly acclaimed resource that has introduced thousands of students to the field of legal studies by covering Supreme Court issues that directly affect them. It examines topics such as students’ access to judicial process; religion in schools; school discipline and punishment; and safety, discrimination and privacy at school. Through meaningful and engagingly written commentary, excerpts of Supreme Court cases (with students as the litigants), and exercises and class projects, author Jamie B. Raskin provides students with the tools they need to gain a deeper appreciation of democratic freedoms and challenges, and underscores their responsibility in preserving constitutional principles. Completely revised and updated, the new, Fourth Edition of We the Students incorporates new Supreme Court cases, new examples, and new exercises to bring constitutional issues to life.

Meine geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406659485
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Childhood and Adolescence in Society

Author: CQ Researcher,
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452236063
Release Date: 2011-01-07
Genre: Psychology

About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisan and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Childhood and Adolescence in Society aims to promote in-depth discussion, facilitate further research, and help readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues in the field, such as child soldiers, teen pregnancy, and violence and bullying. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material. Key Features Pro/con boxes that examine two competing sides of a single question Detailed chronologies of key dates and events Annotated bibliographies and web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

Landmark Supreme Court Cases

Author: Donald E. Lively
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313306028
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Law

Surveys the Supreme Court cases that most affected developments in government power, economic regulation, equality, and individual rights, tracing changes in the Court's views and the context and results of each case.

Der Fixer

Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462411119
Release Date: 2017-09-20
Genre: Fiction

Schauplatz ist das zaristische Rußland einige Jahre vor der Oktoberrevolution, zu einer Zeit, da ein radikaler Antisemitismus, geschürt von religiösen Fanatikern und politischen Spekulanten, zu brutalster Unmenschlichkeit ausartet. Jakow Bok, der »Fixer«, ein jüdischer Gelegenheitsarbeiter, gutmütig und naiv, verläßt nach persönlichen und religiösen Enttäuschungen sein Dorf, um in Kiew sein Glück zu machen. Aber er wird von der Geschichte zum Helden, zum Märtyrer ausersehen, ohne daß er sich dessen bewußt wird: ein kleiner Junge wird ermordet aufgefunden, und die Juden werden für die Untat verantwortlich gemacht. Jakow Bok wird als Vertreter einer verhaßten und verkannten Minderheit zum Sündenbock gestempelt, auf den die Krisenstimmung einer ganzen Gesellschaft abgewälzt wird. Jakow wird verhaftet wegen eines Verbrechens, das er nie begangen hat. Jahrelang erträgt er Einzelhaft, Verhöre, Hunger, Terror und Mißhandlungen, weil er an die Macht der Wahrheit glaubt.

Understanding the U S Supreme Court

Author: Kevin T. McGuire
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063164573
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

A new and fresh approach to the study of the U.S. Supreme Court, this text breaks the mold by moving away from the standard overview approach that focuses on illustrations of institutions, policies, and individuals. Instead, Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court examines what often most captivates students--the actual cases, issues, and personalities of the Court. Not meant to be a history or a legal analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court, but a political science text focused on the contemporary Court, the book piques students’ interest by guiding them through a series of case studies that illustrate many of the most important research findings in the field of judicial politics. With detailed and lively narratives, the book shows students how the systematic research of political science sheds light on the practical politics of the Supreme Court.

Censorship and Student Communication in Online and Offline Settings

Author: Oluwole, Joseph O.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466695207
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Political Science

While freedom of speech is a defining characteristic of the United States, the First Amendment right is often regulated within certain environments. For years, schools have attempted to monitor and regulate student communication both within the educational environment and in student use of social media and other online communication tools. Censorship and Student Communication in Online and Offline Settings is a comprehensive reference source that addresses the issues surrounding student’s right to free speech in on and off-campus settings. Featuring relevant coverage on the implications of digital media as well as constitutional and legal considerations, this publication is an essential resource for school administrators, educators, students, and policymakers interested in uncovering the reasons behind student censorship and the challenges associated with the regulation of students’ free speech.

Youth Justice in America

Author: Maryam Ahranjani
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483319469
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Law

Youth Justice in America, Second Edition engages students in an exciting, informed discussion of the U.S. juvenile justice system and fills a pressing need to make legal issues personally meaningful to young people. Written in a straightforward style by Maryam Ahranjani, Andrew Ferguson and Jamie Raskin – all of whom actively work in the area of juvenile justice -- the book addresses tough, important issues that directly affect today's youth, including the rights of accused juveniles, search and seizure, self-incrimination and confession, right to appeal, and the death penalty for juveniles. Focusing on cases that relate to the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the subject matter comes alive through a wide variety of in-book learning aids.

Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Social Sciences Students and Practitioners

Author: Douglas Cook
Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
ISBN: 9780838983898
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Information Literacy to Social Sciences Students & Practitioners is a second discipline-based casebook from ACRL. This volume is based on the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards and presents cases on learning situations and how they can be analyzed and addressed. Also included are descriptions of instruction sessions for each case, notes, and teaching resources. Each case explicitly reflects one or more of the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.This practical collection of cases and applications brings a new set of resources to librarians doing instruction in the social sciences. Contributors cover such topics as data literacy, visual literacy, and developmental research skills training. Information on teaching undergraduate, graduate, and international students, and how to incorporate information literacy into various social science curricula are also presented.

Sie belieben wohl zu scherzen Mr Feynman

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492969444
Release Date: 2015-08-10
Genre: Science

Dieses unglaublich witzige Buch dreht sich rund um den Menschen Feynman, der mit Anekdoten und Geschichten aus der Schulzeit, aus seiner Zeit in Los Alamos und schließlich als Professor aufwartet. Aber auch die Motivation Richard P. Feynmans, zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Wissenschaft vorzudringen, wird aus diesen Geschichten deutlich: unersättliche Neugier und geistige Unabhängigkeit.

Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment

Author: Richard Fossey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475802054
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: Education

Students’ early morning decisions about what to wear to school have led many school districts into legal issues and policy challenges. Confederate belt buckles, exposed bellies, sagging pants, political statements, and social commentary have all been banned from schools, and these bans have often resulted in litigation by students who claim their constitutional right to free speech has been violated. Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment: Legal Challenges and Policy Issues explores the legal issues that arise when a school prohibits various types of student attire. Through an analysis of major Supreme and federal court cases, this volume examines conflicts that arise when administrators juggle a student’s right to free speech with the need to maintain an environment conducive to learning.

Die Firma

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641110246
Release Date: 2013-03-18
Genre: Fiction

«Der perfekte Thriller!» Stern Etwas ist faul an der exklusiven Kanzlei, der Mitch McDeere sich verschrieben hat. Der hochbegabte junge Anwalt wird auf Schritt und Tritt beschattet, er ist umgeben von tödlichen Geheimnissen. Als er dann noch vom FBI unter Druck gesetzt wird, erweist sich der Traumjob endgültig als Alptraum.