Law is the set of enforced rules under which a society is governed. Law is one of the most basic social institutions-and one of the most necessary. No society could exist if all people did just as they pleased without regard for the rights of others. Nor could a society exist if its members did not recognize that they also have certain obligations toward one another. The law thus establishes the rules that define a person's rights and obligations. The law also sets penalties for people who violate these rules, and it states how government shall enforce the rules and penalties. However, the law...more

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    Anatomy of a Ponzi: Scams Past and Present
    Release date: Jan 01, 2014
    Charles Ponzi lent the Ponzi scheme its name, but he is not the first—or the last—to dupe investors with this age-old con.

    The biggest Ponzi scheme of…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 23 - Aug 18, 2014
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  • Corporations Are Not People by Jeffrey D. Clements
    Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It
    Release date: Aug 18, 2014
    Updated and expanded!

    The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that corporations are people eliminated campaign finance restrictions and dramatically…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 07 - Aug 01, 2014
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  • Founders' Son by Richard Brookhiser
    Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
    Release date: Sep 13, 2014
    Abraham Lincoln grew up in the long shadow of the Founding Fathers. Seeking an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, Lin…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 18 - Aug 14, 2014
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    The Rainmaker
    The Client
    A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1)
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court
    The Runaway Jury
    The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
    Gideon's Trumpet
    Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges
    The Federalist Papers
    The Chamber

    John Adams
    It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished. But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, 'whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection,' and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.
    John Adams, The Portable John Adams

    Joe Abercrombie
    Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose.
    Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

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