The Law of the Land

Author: Charles Rembar
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504015665
Format: PDF
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National Book Award Finalist: “A learned, thoughtful, witty legal history for the layman” (The New Yorker). What do the thoughts of a ravenous tiger have to do with the evolution of America’s legal system? How do the works of Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven relate to corporal punishment? In The Law of the Land, Charles Rembar examines these and many other topics, illustrating the surprisingly entertaining history of US law. Best known for his passionate efforts to protect literature, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, from censorship laws, Rembar offers an exciting look at the democratic judicial system that will appeal to lawyers and laymen alike. From the dark days of medieval England, when legal disputes were settled by duel, through recent paradigm shifts in the interpretation and application of the legal code, The Law of the Land is a compelling and informative history of the rules and regulations we so often take for granted.

The End of Obscenity

Author: Charles Rembar
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504015673
Format: PDF, Docs
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Winner of the George Polk Award: Charles Rembar’s illuminating account of overturning America’s obscenity laws and protecting literature from censorship Up until the 1960s, depending on your state of residence, your copy of Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer might be seized by the US Postal Service before reaching your mailbox. Selling copies of Cleland’s Fanny Hill in your bookstore was considered illegal. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence was, according to the American legal system, pornography with no redeeming social value. Today, these novels are celebrated for their literary and historic worth. The End of Obscenity is Charles Rembar’s account of successfully arguing the merits of such great works of literature in front of the Supreme Court. As the lead attorney on the case, he—with the support of a few brave publishers—changed the way Americans read and honor books, especially the controversial ones. Filled with insight from lawyers, justices, and the authors themselves, The End of Obscenity is a lively tour de force. Racy testimony and hilarious asides make Rembar’s memoir not only a page-turner but also an enlightening look at the American legal system.

Perspective

Author: Charles Rembar
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504015657
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sixteen essays about the First Amendment from the man who changed the way America reads literature A lawyer, literary agent, and author, Charles Rembar never stopped fighting against the puritanical laws that prevented Americans from consuming controversial art. These so-called anti-obscenity laws prevented the sale and distribution of books that, at the time, were considered racy, salacious, or downright pornographic. During a time of great political and cultural upheaval, Rembar was instrumental in ushering in a significant change in how America views literature, and in maintaining the importance of our First Amendment rights. Perspective collects sixteen essays written between 1967 and 1974, each primarily concerned with the “scope and meaning” of the First Amendment. Divided into three sections, Perspective offers insight into the major “constitutional crises” of the time: freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial, and impeachment. Miles away from dry legalese, Rembar’s conversational, often humorous style makes this collection as enjoyable as it is informative. His thought-provoking essays—whether about the Watergate hearings, the trial of Dr. Spock, Bobby Seale’s imprisonment, or literary and artistic freedom—have never been more relevant than they are today.

A Guide to Forensic Testimony

Author: Fred Chris Smith
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201752793
Format: PDF, ePub
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A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.

Evolution of a Revolution

Author: Li-ann Thio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113407123X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents a timely assessment of the impact of history, politics and economics in shaping the Singapore Constitution, going beyond the descriptive narrative, the authors will cast a critical eye over the developments of the last 40 years.

American Legal History A Very Short Introduction

Author: G. Edward White
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199766002
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A concise examination of the central role of legal decisions in shaping key social issues explores topics ranging from Native American affairs and slavery to business and home life as well as how criminal and civil offenses have been addressed in positive and negative ways. Original.