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A Court That Shaped America

A Court That Shaped America

Chicago's Federal District Court from Abe Lincoln to Abbie Hoffman

  • Author: Richard Cahan
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810119811
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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Introduces the busiest federal court in the nation, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and examines its influence on the careers of such figures as Abraham Lincoln, Al Capone, and Abbie Hoffman.

The Judicial Branch of Federal Government

The Judicial Branch of Federal Government

People, Process, and Politics

  • Author: Charles L. Zelden
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851097023
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 441
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Examines the history and daily operations of the courts, discussing their role, pyramid structure, relationship with the other branches of government, important personnel, and key decisions over their two-hundred-year history.

Leadership on the Federal Bench

Leadership on the Federal Bench

The Craft and Activism of Jack Weinstein

  • Author: Jeffrey Brandon Morris
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 019977241X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 398
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"Considers the ways a particularly gifted federal judge has seized the opportunities and tools available to federal trial judges to make policy which has had a national impact. Weinstein, a leading authority on evidence, procedure, and class actions, who has handled cased involving segregation, nuclear reactors, abused mothers and the mob, is an apt subject for studying the influence of federal trial judges"--Jacket.

The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers, and Controversy

The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers, and Controversy

  • Author: Christopher P. Banks
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440841462
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 513
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How does the American judiciary impact the development of legal and social policies in the United States? How are the state and federal court systems constructed? This book answers these questions and many others regarding politics, the U.S. courts, and society. • Presents a broad and detailed perspective on law and politics that enables students and laypeople to analyze the judicial process and the role that state and federal courts play in American society • Comprehensively surveys the myriad contemporary issues of law and politics that affect the scope and application of social and public policies • Supplies selected primary source documents that give readers the opportunity to view key judicial documents firsthand • Includes a glossary of terms and annotated bibliography that facilitate a complete comprehension of the organization, structure, and politics of state and federal courts

A Guide to the Preservation of Federal Judges' Papers

A Guide to the Preservation of Federal Judges' Papers

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Court records
  • Page: 80
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Since the first editon was published in 1996, the nature of judges' papers has changed as more and more of the work of the federal courts is documented in electronic records. The record-keeping practices of the courts have also changed. This second edition discusses the preservation challenges of new media, the protocols surrounding sensitive and classified documents, and the range of access restrictions that might be appropriate for a collection of judicial papers. This edition includes updated samples of donor agreements and inventories of judicial collections.

Journal of Illinois History

Journal of Illinois History

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Illinois
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Initiating a federal court historical program

Initiating a federal court historical program

  • Author: United States. Federal Judicial History Office
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 77
  • View: 1973
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"Historical programs associated with the federal courts help to preserve the history of the nation's judiciary and to improve understanding of the courts' role in the nation's system of government...The Federal Judicial Center produced this guide as part of its mandate to "encourage programs relating to the history of the judicial branch of the United States government." The guide surveys the range of historical programs in the federal courts and offers suggestions for courts considering a new program or looking to expand the activities of an existing program. The guide also incorporates the Center's manual on conducting oral history projects." -- from the Introduction, p. 1.

Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields

Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields

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  • Category: Bibliography
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Supermob

Supermob

How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers

  • Author: Gus Russo
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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Investigative reporter Gus Russo returns with his most explosive book yet, the remarkable story of the "Supermob"--a cadre of men who, over the course of decades, secretly influenced nearly every aspect of American society. Presenting startling, never-before-seen revelations about such famous members as Jules Stein, Joe Glaser, Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, David Bazelon, and John Jacob Factor--as well as infamous, scrupulously low-profile members--Russo pulls the lid off of a half-century of criminal infiltration into American business, politics, and society. At the heart of it all is Sidney "The Fixer" Korshak, who from the 1940's until his death in the 1990s, was not only the most powerful lawyer in the world, according to the FBI, but the enigmatic player behind countless 20th century power mergers, political deals, and organized crime chicaneries. As the underworld's primary link to the corporate upperworld, Korshak's backroom dominance and talent for anonymity will likely never be equaled. And as Supermob proves, neither will his story...

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Category: Academic libraries
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The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Legal Documents and Cases

  • Author: Abraham Lincoln,Daniel W. Stowell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 442
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Illinois Legal Research

Illinois Legal Research

  • Author: Mark E. Wojcik
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 228
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The second edition of Illinois Legal Research shows how to find and stay current with Illinois cases, statutes, regulations, and local court rules. Focusing on state materials, it can be used as a supplement to national research texts or on its own to learn legal research. This book also explains how to locate secondary materials specific to Illinois law. Although the text was designed primarily for law students, seasoned attorneys will also appreciate the many secrets of Illinois legal research disclosed in this text. Wojcik's book includes materials on citing Illinois law sources under the Bluebook (for both law review formats and practice documents), the ALWD Manual, and local court rules. It is an essential book for any Illinois law library. This book is part of the Legal Research Series, edited by Suzanne E. Rowe, Director of Legal Research and Writing, University of Oregon School of Law.

America, History and Life

America, History and Life

  • Author: Eric H. Boehm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Category: Books
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Battleground Chicago

Battleground Chicago

The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention

  • Author: Frank Kusch
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226465039
  • Category: History
  • Page: 206
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The 1968 Democratic Convention, best known for police brutality against demonstrators, has been relegated to a dark place in American historical memory. Battleground Chicago ventures beyond the stereotypical image of rioting protestors and violent cops to reevaluate exactly how—and why—the police attacked antiwar activists at the convention. Working from interviews with eighty former Chicago police officers who were on the scene, Frank Kusch uncovers the other side of the story of ’68, deepening our understanding of a turbulent decade. “Frank Kusch’s compelling account of the clash between Mayor Richard Daley’s men in blue and anti-war rebels reveals why the 1960s was such a painful era for many Americans. . . . to his great credit, [Kusch] allows ‘the pigs’ to speak up for themselves.”—Michael Kazin “Kusch’s history of white Chicago policemen and the 1968 Democratic National Convention is a solid addition to a growing literature on the cultural sensibility and political perspective of the conservative white working class in the last third of the twentieth century.”—David Farber, Journal of American History

Lincoln Park, Chicago

Lincoln Park, Chicago

  • Author: Melanie Ann Apel
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738520162
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Since it was founded by German immigrants in the late 1800s, Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood has been an exciting and ever-changing place to live. Bordered by Diversey, Ashland, North Avenue, and Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park has undergone countless changes while always remaining a strong Chicago community. Through a collection of more than 200 photographs, Lincoln Park, Chicago offers the reader a journey through homes, schools, businesses, museums, churches, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the park itself. With anecdotes and images from before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, to the 1940s when war turned family homes into rooming houses, to the bustling, jam-packed Lincoln Park of today, this vibrant and beautiful neighborhood springs to life.

Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Sketches New and Old

Sketches New and Old

Ghost Story Collections

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: 谷月社
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 228
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My beautiful new watch had run eighteen months without losing or gaining, and without breaking any part of its machinery or stopping. I had come to believe it infallible in its judgments about the time of day, and to consider its constitution and its anatomy imperishable. But at last, one night, I let it run down. I grieved about it as if it were a recognized messenger and forerunner of calamity. But by and by I cheered up, set the watch by guess, and commanded my bodings and superstitions to depart. Next day I stepped into the chief jeweler's to set it by the exact time, and the head of the establishment took it out of my hand and proceeded to set it for me. Then he said, "She is four minutes slow-regulator wants pushing up." I tried to stop him—tried to make him understand that the watch kept perfect time. But no; all this human cabbage could see was that the watch was four minutes slow, and the regulator must be pushed up a little; and so, while I danced around him in anguish, and implored him to let the watch alone, he calmly and cruelly did the shameful deed. My watch began to gain. It gained faster and faster day by day. Within the week it sickened to a raging fever, and its pulse went up to a hundred and fifty in the shade. At the end of two months it had left all the timepieces of the town far in the rear, and was a fraction over thirteen days ahead of the almanac. It was away into November enjoying the snow, while the October leaves were still turning. It hurried up house rent, bills payable, and such things, in such a ruinous way that I could not abide it. I took it to the watchmaker to be regulated. He asked me if I had ever had it repaired. I said no, it had never needed any repairing. He looked a look of vicious happiness and eagerly pried the watch open, and then put a small dice-box into his eye and peered into its machinery. He said it wanted cleaning and oiling, besides regulating—come in a week. After being cleaned and oiled, and regulated, my watch slowed down to that degree that it ticked like a tolling bell. I began to be left by trains...

About Chekhov

About Chekhov

The Unfinished Symphony

  • Author: Ivan Bunin
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810123886
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 156
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Seven years after the death of Anton Chekhov, his sister, Maria, wrote to a friend, "You asked for someone who could write a biography of my deceased brother. If you recall, I recommended Iv. Al. Bunin . . . . No one writes better than he; he knew and understood my deceased brother very well; he can go about the endeavor objectively. . . . I repeat, I would very much like this biography to correspond to reality and that it be written by I.A. Bunin." In About Chekhov Ivan Bunin sought to free the writer from limiting political, social, and aesthetic assessments of his life and work, and to present both in a more genuine, insightful, and personal way. Editor and translator Thomas Gaiton Marullo subtitles About Chekhov "The Unfinished Symphony," because although Bunin did not complete the work before his death in 1953, he nonetheless fashioned his memoir as a moving orchestral work on the writers' existence and art. . . . "Even in its unfinished state, About Chekhov stands not only as a stirring testament of one writer's respect and affection for another, but also as a living memorial to two highly creative artists." Bunin draws on his intimate knowledge of Chekhov to depict the writer at work, in love, and in relation with such writers as Tolstoy and Gorky. Through anecdotes and observations, spirited exchanges and reflections, this memoir draws a unique portrait that plumbs the depths and complexities of two of Russia's greatest writers.

Steal this Book

Steal this Book

  • Author: Abbie Hoffman,Izak Haber,Bert Cohen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781568582177
  • Category: Anarchism
  • Page: 318
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Classic counterculture literature.