The Hate Crimes Statistics Act (Classic Reprint)


Author: United States Congress S Constitution
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780656117376
Category: Social Science
Page: 68
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Excerpt from The Hate Crimes Statistics Act We have, I think, an absolute obligation to pursue this and to collect as much information as we can, and I want to say I welcome Mr. Spielberg and the other witnesses, Mr. Chairman, for the testi mony they will give. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

House of Representatives of the United States


Author: N. O. Sneider
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590330432
Category: Political Science
Page: 212
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There is no doubt that the House of Representatives exists and functions in the United States. The fact that few understand how it does exist and function is the subject of this new book. The chapters in this book detail the sometimes arcane procedures and processes of this grunt-type chamber. These are the folks who do the heavy lifting of lawmaking. The Senate may be considered august, especially to its own members, but it is the House which forms the backbone of American democracy at the federal level.

The President, Congress, and the Constitution

Power and Legitimacy in American Politics
Author: Christopher H. Pyle,Richard M. Pious
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029253802
Category: Political Science
Page: 433
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Examines constitutional principles and their effects.

The Costs of War

America's Pyrrhic Victories
Author: John V. Denson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0765804875
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 535
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The greatest accomplishment of Western civilization is arguably the achievement of individual liberty through limits on the power of the state. In the war-torn twentieth century, we rarely hear that one of the main costs of armed conflict is long-term loss of liberty to winners and losers alike. Beyond the obvious and direct costs of dead and wounded soldiers, there is the lifetime struggle of veterans to live with their nightmares and their injuries; the hidden economic costs of inflation, debts, and taxes; and more generally the damages caused to our culture, our morality, and to civilization at large. The new edition is now available in paperback, with a number of new essays. It represents a large-scale collective effort to pierce the veils of myth and propaganda to reveal the true costs of war, above all, the cost to liberty. Central to this volume are the views of Ludwig von Mises on war and foreign policy. Mises argued that war, along with colonialism and imperialism, is the greatest enemy of freedom and prosperity, and that peace throughout the world cannot be achieved until the central governments of the major nations become limited in scope and power. In the spirit of these theorems by Mises, the contributors to this volume consider the costs of war generally and assess specific corrosive effects of major American wars since the Revolution. The first section includes chapters on the theoretical and institutional dimensions of the relationship between war and society, including conscription, infringements on freedom, the military as an engine of social change, war and literature, and the right of citizens to bear arms. The second group includes reconsiderations of Lincoln and Churchill, an analysis of the anti-interventionist idea in American politics, a discussion of the meaning of the "just war," an assessment of how World War I changed the course of Western civilization, and finally two eyewitness accounts of the true horrors of actual combat by veterans of World War II. The Costs of War is unique in its combination of historical scope and timeliness for current debates about foreign policy and military intervention. It will be of interest to historians, political scientists, economists, and sociologists.

The Unitary Executive and the Modern Presidency


Author: Ryan J. Barilleaux,Christopher S. Kelley
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603441905
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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During his first term in office, Pres. George W. Bush made reference to the "unitary executive" ninety-five times, as part of signing statements, proclamations, and executive orders. Pres. Barack Obama's actions continue to make issues of executive power as timely as ever. Unitary executive theory stems from interpretation of the constitutional assertion that the president is vested with the "executive power" of the United States. In this groundbreaking collection of studies, eleven presidential scholars examine for the first time the origins, development, use, and future of this theory. The Unitary Executive and the Modern Presidency examines how the unitary executive theory became a recognized constitutional theory of presidential authority, how it has evolved, how it has been employed by presidents of both parties, and how its use has affected and been affected by U.S. politics. This book also examines the constitutional, political, and even psychological impact of the last thirty years of turmoil in the executive branch and the ways that controversy has altered both the exercise and the public’s view of presidential power.

War Powers Under the Constitution of the United States


Author: William Whiting
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584770554
Category: Law
Page: 342
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Whiting, William. War Powers under the Constitution of the United States. Military Arrests, Reconstruction & Military Government. Also, Now First Published, War Claims of Aliens with Notes on the Acts of the Executives & Legislative Departments During Our Civil War & a Collection of Cases Decided in the National Courts. 1864. Tenth edition. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1864. xvii, 342 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-049360. ISBN 1-58477-055-4. Cloth. $80. * Whiting's writings are widely believed to have profoundly affected President Lincoln's war actions. In Whiting's legal theories regarding war powers and the abolition of slavery espoused here Lincoln found justification for the Emancipation Proclamation, and the constitutional authority to abolish slavery. Simply stated, Whiting held that the abolition of slavery is constitutionally appropriate when viewed not as the objective end of the war, but as a means to end the rebellion in order to save the republic. His writing style was geared to the average reader, and this popular style, along with the tremendous influence of his writings led to the work going through 43 editions in less than a decade. This, the tenth edition is based on his earlier work, The War Powers of the President and the Legislative Powers of Congress, in Relation to Rebellion, Treason and Slavery (1862) which is thought to have been the work that originally brought Whiting to Lincoln's attention and led to his appointment as Solicitor of the War Department. This edition includes various unpublished sensitive documents that he handled in the course of that position.

Interstate Cooperation

Compacts and Administrative Agreements
Author: Joseph Francis Zimmerman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275977566
Category: Law
Page: 257
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Catalogues and analyzes the impact of interstate administrative agreements.

Papers Relative to the Restriction of Slavery

Speeches of Mr. King in the Senate, and of Messrs. Taylor & Talmadge in the House of Representatives of the United States, on the Bill for Authorising the People of the Territory of Missouri to Form a Constitution and State Government, and for the Admission of the Same Into the Union, in the Session of 1818-19 : with a Report of a Committee of the Abolition Society of Delaware
Author: Rufus King
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Missouri compromise
Page: 35
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Constitutional Law: Principles and Policy, Cases and Materials


Author: Jerome A. Barron,C. Thomas Dienes,Wayne McCormack,Martin H. Redish
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 032717434X
Category: Law
Page: 1760
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The authors of this casebook are committed to reflect fully the dynamism, controversy, and excitement that characterize contemporary Constitutional Law. While generally striving for brevity, the authors lightly edit cases where the Court appears to be embarking on a new doctrinal course so that sharply different constitutional philosophies are fully and fairly presented. Features of the new Eighth Edition include: • Hamdan v. Rumsfeld -- the legality of the use of military commissions by the Executive Branch. • Boumediene v. Bush -- alien enemy combatants detained at Guantanamo and "the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus." • District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago -- the personal right to keep and bear arms vis-a-vis federal and state governments. • Gonzales v. Carhart -- limiting the abortion right. • United Haulers Association, Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority -- state regulation of solid waste and the dormant Commerce Clause • Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 -- affirmative action in the public schools. In the area of free expression, among the many cases featured are: • Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project -- national security v. political advocacy. • Snyder v. Phelps -- offensive speech and funeral picketing. • Morse v. Frederick -- student speech in the high schools. • Garcetti v. Ceballos -- free expression rights of government employees. • United States v. Stevens -- animal cruelty and the limits of freedom of expression. • Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association -- protecting children from violent video games. • Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission -- unleashing campaign spending by corporations and unions. The new 8th edition includes some of the latest law review literature as well as the leading constitutional cases covered in the previous edition. Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies is updated annually with a supplement addressing recent developments in the area of Constitutional Law.