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Vinocour, Susan Nordin

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A powerful and humane exploration of the "insanity defense," through one heartbreaking case. A three-year-old boy dies, having apparently fallen while trying to reach a bag of sugar on a high shelf. His grandmother stands accused of second-degree murder.Psychologist Susan Nordin Vinocour agrees to evaluate the defendant, to determine whether the impoverished and mentally ill woman is competent...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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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

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Summary: Viewers will see the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story that traces the marriage equality movement's historic progress and reveals the masterminds who fought.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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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

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

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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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.05 CLI

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

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: The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard is hired as the Macy's department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and soon fills everyone with the Christmas spirit. Everyone that is, except Doris Walker, his boss, who is raising her daughter not to believe in Santa. But when Kringle is declared insane, and put...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY MIR

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Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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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

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

Frank, Nathaniel

Summary: The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7 FRA

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

Brettschneider, Corey Lang

Summary: Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers--and limits--that it places on the presidency. From the document itself and from American history's most famous court cases, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, and what "the people" can do...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 BRE

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

Clifford, Denis

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Summary: Covers the basics of estate planning, including wills, trusts, and health care directives. It prepares readers to start planning their estate, with or without an attorney. The 10th edition is updated with the latest laws and tax information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 346.05 CLI

Pablo Cruz, Rosayra

4 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "From a mother whose children were taken from her at the U.S. border by the American government in 2018 and another mother who helped reunite the family, a crucial, searing story about the immigration odyssey, family separation and reunification, and thepower of individuals to band together to overcome even the most cruel and unjust circumstances"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2020

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Summary: As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing portions of previously recorded music for their songs. But when record company lawyers got involved, everything changed. Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Indiepix Films 2010

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC COP

Sunstein, Cass R.

Summary: "Cass Sunstein considers actual and imaginable arguments for a president's removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment are judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, he dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that all Americans may use their ultimate civic authority wisely"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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

Summary: "The film follows a carnival owner, a labor-recruiter, and workers from a small town in Mexico who join the carnival legally on seasonal visas ... an honest on-the-ground portrait of the financial, emotional, and physical challenges they all face"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Media Distribution 2017

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

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

Taylor, Nikki Marie

Summary: The story of Margaret Garner—the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery—has inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Garner’s story has defied solid historical treatment and Nikki M. Taylor’s fierce, poetic history of Garner brilliantly captures...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ohio University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 TAY

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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