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Contreras, Jorge L.

Summary: "The gripping true story of a Supreme Court civil rights battle to prevent biotech companies from owning the very thing that makes us who we are-our DNA"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 346.7304 CON

Bakst, Dina

Summary: Provides practical tips for navigating the workplace while pregnant or being a new parent, covering such topics as morning sickness, maternity leave, and discrimination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 BAK

Goodman, Susan E.

Summary: Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Chertoff, Michael

Summary: "Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 343 CHE

Summary: Penn and Teller debunk a number of dubious enterprises, including PETA, the war on drugs, the myth of monogamy, twelve-step programs, the FCC's crusade against profanity, the New Age movement, the anti-aging industry, recycling, Biblical claims, the exercise industry, and hypnosis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PEN

Faust, Timothy

Summary: Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It's cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what's the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don't we have something better?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FAU

Okrent, Daniel

Summary: Eugenicist arguments ranking the presumed genetic virtue of various ethnic groups helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the United States for more than forty years. By 1921 Vice President Calvin Coolidge declared that 'biological laws' had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law that remained U.S. policy until...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7304 OKR

Krell, Maggy

Summary: For almost a decade, Backpage.com was the world's largest sex trafficking operation. Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, in 800 cities throughout the world, Backpage ran thousands of listings advertising the sale of vulnerable young people for sex. Reaping a cut off every transaction, the owners of the website raked in millions of dollars. But many of the people in the advertisements...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2022

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Clifford, Denis

Summary: Estate planning sounds difficult--but most people just need a few basic documents. Let Plan Your Estate show you how to protect your loved ones from legal hassles and financial uncertainty after your death.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2018

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Davis, Lennard J.

Summary: "The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA--the "eyes on the prize" moment for disability rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the history of the United States, and it has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. The untold story behind the act is anything but a dry...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 DAV

Mello, Michael.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.848 MEL

Contents: The call of history : "We're gonna get this done" -- The house of Pelosi : deals and betrayals -- The power of one : Lieberman blocks the way -- The rescue : Obama's last chance -- Priority one : expanding coverage -- The individual mandate : how it will work -- The insurers : more customers, more resrnctions -- The insured : it's status quo for now -- Under thirty : joining the system, like it...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 344.7303 WAS

Hayes, Amy

Summary: People with disabilities have faced great struggle and inequality. This volume explores the ways in which people with disabilities have fought for their right to equal access, equal opportunities, and equal treatment. Key figures and events are highlighted to give readers a well-rounded sense of the movement. Photographs and primary sources bring the movement to life. Readers are challenged to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 HAY

Siegel, Lawrence M.

Summary: Many children have learning disabilities and it's up to parents and schools to work together to ensure that each child's unique educational needs are met. But what if the school disagrees with your goals for your child? You are at a disadvantage if you don't know the law. This book teaches you to: identify a learning disability; understand your child's rights to education; untangle...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.9 SIE

Imhoff, Dan

Summary: The Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation the American president signs. Negotiated every five to seven years, it has tremendous implications for food production, nutrition assistance, habitat conservation, international trade, and much more. Yet at nearly 1,000 pages, it is difficult to understand for policymakers, let alone citizens. In this primer, Dan Imhoff and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2019

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Summary: "These three 20-minute videos examine key constitutional concepts. The first explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution. The second describes the protection of individual rights by highlighting the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, affirming the right to an attorney. The last explores the separation of powers by examining the Supreme Court case of Youngstown v. Sawyer,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 342.730 Key 2006

Borkovich, John

Summary: As a Conservation Officer for 27 years with Michigan's DNR, author John Borkovich tells his adventure stories about running down wiry poachers of all stripes and hues. John is recognized for his clever approach to track down the bad guys and save our valuable natural treasures.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 BOR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.28 Bor

Guerin, Lisa

Summary: The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard for employers to apply in the real world--especially when it comes to tracking intermittent leave, completing the proper paperwork, and determining eligibility for different types of leave.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344 GUE

Summary: Tying The Knot: The Union That's Dividing America poignantly explores the ferocious political battle in the U.S. over equal marriage rights. It uncovers the meaning of marriage, focusing appropriately on rights, privilege, and love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TYI

Ball, Carlos A.

Summary: The author describes five lawsuits that have helped change the way lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) people are treated in the United States. The cases are Braschi v. Stahl Associates, in which an appellate court recognize that two men can constitute a family; Nabozny v. Podlesny (1996), in which a Wisconsin jury recognized that a bullied gay teenager had his constitutional rights...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.7308 BAL

Heiser, K. Gabriel.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Phylius Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.16 HEI

Slesnick, Twila

Summary: Whether you have an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), Keogh or other retirement plan, this book will help you make sense of the rules for taking your money out. Even more important, it will show you how to avoid the stiff taxes and penalties that lurk in the fine print.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.024 SLE

Summary: "Explore the legally treacherous terrain of white collar crime under the guidance of an acclaimed law school professor."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.0268 WHI
Call number: DVD 345.0268 WHI

Whitman, James Q.

Summary: Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 WHI

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