Supreme Court For Dummies

  • Filename: supreme-court-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 1118068653
  • Release Date: 2011-04-22
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Lisa Paddock
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Gives you the scoop on how the Court reaches its decisions Get involved and track a case through the system This fun and easy guide demystifies the federal court system by describing what kinds of cases the justices hear, outlining how cases reach the Supreme Court, clarifying legal terms, and explaining how the Court arrives at its decisions. You'll discover how to get inside the Court yourself and investigate both the key issues and the players involved. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

U S Constitution For Dummies

  • Filename: u-s-constitution-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9780470543009
  • Release Date: 2009-04-27
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Michael Arnheim
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

An in-depth look at the defining document of America Want to make sense of the U.S. Constitution? This plain-English guide walks you through this revered document, explaining how the articles and amendments came to be and how they have guided legislators, judges, and presidents and sparked ongoing debates. You'll understand all the big issues — from separation of church and state to impeachment to civil rights — that continue to affect Americans' daily lives. Get started with Constitution basics — explore the main concepts and their origins, the different approaches to interpretation, and how the document has changed over the past 200+ years Know who has the power — see how the public, the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court share in the ruling of America Balance the branches of government — discover what it means to be Commander in Chief, the functions of the House and Senate, and how Supreme Court justices are appointed Break down the Bill of Rights — from freedom of religion to the prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments," understand what the first ten amendments mean Make sense of the modifications — see how amendments have reformed presidential elections, abolished slavery, given voting rights to women, and more Open the book and find: The text of the Constitution and its ammendments Discussion of controversial issues including the death penalty, abortion, and gay marriage Why the word "democracy" doesn't appear in the Constitution What the Electoral College is and how it elects a President Details on recent Supreme Court decisions The Founding Fathers' intentions for balancing power in Washington

Constitutional Law For Dummies

  • Filename: constitutional-law-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118023785
  • Release Date: 2011-12-13
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Smith
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Explains the intricacies and applications of the United States Constitution in easy-to-understand language.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Supreme Court

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-the-supreme-court.
  • ISBN: 1592571492
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Lita Epstein
  • Publisher: Penguin

Explores the Supreme Court's role as the ultimate authority and interpreter of constitutional law, provides a close-up look at some landmark cases, and offers reflections on the court appointees, and various legal issues.

AP U S History For Dummies

  • Filename: ap-u-s-history-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9780470391136
  • Release Date: 2009-01-29
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Greg Velm
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Getting ready to tackle the AP U.S. History exam? AP U.S. History For Dummies is a practical, step-by-step guide that will help you perfect the skills and review the knowledge you need to achieve your best possible score! Discover how to identify what the questions are really asking and find out how to combine your history knowledge with context clues to craft thoughtful essays. Try your hand at two true-to-life AP exams, complete with detailed answer explanations and scoring guides. You’ll find out how to put together a game plan, develop a study strategy, decode the Political – Economic – Social (PES) answer secret, and understand exactly what’s going to be on the stress. This easy-to-understand guide reviews all periods of U.S. history, from the country’s earliest inhabitants to the present day. Ease your mind on stress day and feel completely prepared by completing the two practice exams with answers and explanations. Find out how to: Prepare a study plan for the time leading up to the exam Decode your score and learn how to get the best score Put your knowledge to work Approach the different types of questions: multiple choice, document-based, and essay questions Navigate all exam topics, from the Native Americans to the present day Analyze and connect political, economic, and social themes Recognize trick words Complete with lists of ten monster event topics AP wants you to know, ten unstoppable cultural trends, and ten key court decisions, AP U.S. History For Dummies will help you ace this test!

American Politics For Dummies UK

  • Filename: american-politics-for-dummies-uk.
  • ISBN: 9781118921128
  • Release Date: 2014-09-05
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Matthew Alan Hill
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The simplest way to get to grips with the American political system American Politics For Dummies is an engaging and accessible guide to the inner workings of the U.S. government, cutting through the political jargon, to give you the facts. The book begins with the basics, including government structure and processes, and later covers current events that make the news. The world of American politics can be bewildering to anyone not born and bred in the U.S.A. This plain-English guide is perfect whether you are a student or simply fascinated by the world's most powerful democracy. From the electoral process to 'special relationships', you discover all you need to know with American Politics For Dummies. • The birth of America – find out about the emergence of the US,from the ideas upon which America was founded to the creation of the US Constitution • Go government – understand the powers of the President, how Congress operates, the function of the Supreme Court and how US laws are created and passed • Party on – discover the ins and outs of elections and political parties, from the electoral process and the two-party system to the voting behaviour amongst Americans • One nation, many identities – get to understand the workings of a truly multicultural society • All the world’s a stage – grasp the grand strategy of the US to understand why the nation acts as it does in international politics 2014 kicks off the latest round of U.S. Congressional election and marks the beginning the 2016 Presidential election cycle. There will be headlines, there will be debate and there will be news. If you're looking to keep up and understand it all, American Politics For Dummies is a great place to start.

SmartDraw For Dummies

  • Filename: smartdraw-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9780470524886
  • Release Date: 2009-04-29
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Daniel G. Hoffmann
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Diagrams, organizational charts, flowcharts, even floor plans — they’re all types of business graphics. Only one tool does ’em all: SmartDraw. SmartDraw For Dummies shows you how this business graphics software helps you make boring presentations exciting and how to create graphics that can help you sell, manage, inform, motivate, and more. You’ll learn how to set up the program, navigate its somewhat unique interface, and work with SmartDraw’s thousands of templates. You don’t need artistic talent, just this handy guide and the extended, fully functional trial version of SmartDraw that’s on the bonus CD! Use SmartDraw templates to create org charts, flowcharts, express charts, mind maps, Live Maps, and more Dress up your graphics with color, effects, and design themes Learn to integrate your graphics into Microsoft Office applications and animate graphics for cool PowerPoint presentations Explore SmartDraw diagrams for Web pages and e-mail newsletters Import SmartDraw graphics into Word and Excel documents Take advantage of extra software and additional templates, sample drawings and flowcharts, image editing tools, maps, and flyers on the CD You’ll also find graphics guidelines to help you create more effective charts and presentations, plus tips on using color and images to your advantage. Written by a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and a SmartDraw vice president, SmartDraw For Dummies helps you banish boring charts forever! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies

  • Filename: same-sex-legal-kit-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118435267
  • Release Date: 2012-11-05
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Carrie Stone
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Grasp the latest legal information for gay and lesbian couples Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state's laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance lesbian and gay couples need—from making practical decisions about living together and obtaining domestic partner benefits, to making medical decisions, taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated, leaving property to each other, having and raising children, and much more. Discusses power of attorney, health directives, and real estate and personal property ownership Covers considerations for bank accounts, investments, and estate planning The book's accompanying CD-ROM includes dozens of helpful tools, forms, and letters Brings you up to speed on the latest in civil unions, workplace rights, rental agreements and leases, and much more The information contained in Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is invaluable for anyone in a same-sex relationship who needs to grasp the laws and regulations that apply to their unique situation CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Law and Finance

  • Filename: law-and-finance.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 43
  • Author: Thorsten Beck
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications

Although it is widely acknowledged that the benefits of corporate governance reform could be substantial, systematic evidence on such reforms is scant. We both document and evaluate a contemporary corporate governance reform by constructing 18 measures of shareholder and creditor protection for Finland for the period 1980-2000. The measures reveal that shareholder protection has been strengthened whereas creditor protection has been weakened. We also demonstrate how the reform is consistent with a reorganisation of the Finnish financial market in which a bank-centred financial system shifted from relationship-based debt finance towards increasing dominance by the stock market. We find evidence that the development of shareholder protection has been a driver of the reorganisation, whereas the changes in creditor protection have mirrored market developments.

Canadian History for Dummies

  • Filename: canadian-history-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9780470676783
  • Release Date: 2012-10-15
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Will Ferguson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A wild ride through Canadian history, fully revised and updated! This new edition of Canadian History For Dummies takes readers on a thrilling ride through Canadian history, from indigenous native cultures and early French and British settlements through Paul Martin's shaky minority government. This timely update features all the latest, up-to-the-minute findings in historical and archeological research. In his trademark irreverent style, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey at the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's decision not to participate in the war in Iraq, and dissects the recent sponsorship scandal.

The Canadian Constitution

  • Filename: the-canadian-constitution.
  • ISBN: 9781459709331
  • Release Date: 2013-04-27
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Adam Dodek
  • Publisher: Dundurn

The first-ever primer on Canada’s Constitution for anyone who wants to understand the supreme body of law in the land. The Canadian Constitution makes Canada’s Constitution readily accessible to readers for the first time. It includes the complete text of the Constitution Acts of 1867 and 1982 as well as a glossary of key terms, a short history of the Constitution, and a timeline of important constitutional events. The Canadian Constitution also explains how the Supreme Court of Canada works and describes the people and issues involved in leading constitutional cases. Author Adam Dodek, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, provides the only index to the Canadian Constitution as well as fascinating facts about the Supreme Court and the Constitution that have never been published before. This book is a great primer for those coming to Canada’s Constitution for the first time as well as a useful reference work for students and scholars.

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