4 Results for:

Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice

  • Sort by:
  • Best Selling
Results: 1 – 4 of 4
  1. 15.0 hrs • 4/22/2014 • Unabridged

    Forcing the Spring begins on election night 2008, when a controversial California ballot initiative called Proposition 8—which removed the right of gay men and women to marry—passed alongside Barack Obama’s stunning victory. Forcing the Spring details how a small but determined group of political and media insiders took the fight for marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court. Gay activists and Hollywood liberals joined together to enlist attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies—the opposing counsels on the Supreme Court’s infamous Bush v. Gore ruling—to bring a controversial legal case against Proposition 8 before the highest court in the land. Forcing the Spring is the extraordinary ringside account of this unprecedented effort to shift public opinion and reengineer the political certainties of an era. Based on original interviews and in-depth reportage, this is the work of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jo Becker, after she was exclusively embedded with the plaintiffs’ legal team for more than four years, attending every day of the trial and every appellate argument. Offering behind-the-scenes coverage on the Obama administration’s role—with access to all the key players in the Justice Department and the White House—Becker reveals the true story of how the president came around to embrace marriage equality and play a surprisingly critical role in the Supreme Court battle. Following the lawyers in the chambers, the political operatives in the strategy rooms, and the heroic couples at the center of this historic lawsuit, Becker weaves together the many threads of the campaign into an inspirational and eye-opening narrative. An exclusive account of a national civil rights struggle, Forcing the Spring carries readers from the first efforts to stop Proposition 8 and the campaign to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act all the way to the final suspenseful moments in the Supreme Court. A multi-angled work of journalism that examines all sides and all participants of this groundbreaking movement, Forcing the Spring is the definitive account of the fight to win the rights of marriage and full citizenship for all.

    Available Formats: Download

    Forcing the Spring

    15.0 hrs • 4/22/14 • Unabridged
    Download
  2. 13.4 hrs • 5/7/2013 • Unabridged

    This nonfiction legal thriller traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history to justice. Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America’s electric power. But wealth and influence weren’t enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and willfully disregarding safety standards in the company’s mines—mines in which scores died unnecessarily. As Blankenship hobnobbed with a West Virginia Supreme Court justice in France, his company polluted the drinking water of hundreds of citizens; he himself fostered baroque vendettas against anyone who dared challenge his sovereignty over coal country. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship’s tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the US Supreme Court and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law. The Price of Justice is a story of corporate corruption so far-reaching and devastating it could have been written a hundred years ago by Ida Tarbell or Lincoln Steffens. And as Laurence Leamer demonstrates in this captivating tale, because it’s true, it’s scarier than fiction.

    Available Formats: Download, CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
    The Price of Justice by Laurence Leamer

    The Price of Justice

    13.4 hrs • 5/7/13 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
  3. 5.9 hrs • 10/1/2006 • Unabridged

    “Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner…Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory…The Founders cannot have intended this perverse result.”—Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, dissenting in the Supreme Court case Kelo v. New London The Supreme Court’s decision in the Kelo case created a firestorm of interest in protecting property rights. Through real-life stories and solid legal analysis, this book shows why property rights are the cornerstone of liberty and how they are protected in the US Constitution. It critically examines how courts and legislatures have diminished property rights and then lays out an agenda for protecting property rights in the future.

    Available Formats: Download, CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
    Cornerstone of Liberty by Timothy Sandefur

    Cornerstone of Liberty

    5.9 hrs • 10/1/06 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
  4. 9.7 hrs • 9/1/2004 • Unabridged

    In June 2002, the US Supreme Court's ruling in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris opened the door to school choice. In Voucher Wars: Waging the Legal Battle over School Choice, Clint Bolick recounts the dramatic twelve-year struggle to finally give families a choice in education. As the central figure in the legal battle over school choice, Bolick tells the story from the inside. As he and his colleagues triumphed in spite of the enormous power held by the opponents of school choice, Bolick could rightly be called the David that slew the education Goliath. Because of the untiring work of Clint Bolick, the man who began and nourished the legal battle for school choice, underprivileged children now have an opportunity for a better education.

    Available Formats: Download, CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
    Voucher Wars by Clint Bolick

    Voucher Wars

    9.7 hrs • 9/1/04 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
Loading more titles...
See More Titles Loading More Titles ... Back To Top
Digital Audiobooks With Zero Restrictions