The game of baseball has often resulted in brawls, both on the field and in the courtroom, and from the 1890's on, much of what baseball is today has been shaped by the law. In eighteen chapters, this eye-opening book discusses cases that involved rules of the game, new stadium construction, ownership of baseball memorabilia, injured spectators, television contracts, and much more.
Baseball and law have intersected since the primordial days. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town's meeting house. Ball games on Sundays were barred by a Pennsylvania statute in 1794. In 2015, a federal court held that baseball's exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise relocations. Another court overturned the conviction of Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice. A third denied a request by rooftop entrepreneurs to enjoin the construction of a massive video screen at Wrigley Field. This exhaustive chronology traces the effects the law has had on the national pastime, both pro and con, on and off the field, from the use of copyright to protect not only equipment but also "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" to frequent litigation between players and owners over contracts and the reserve clause. The stories of lawyers like Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Branch Rickey are entertainingly instructive.
Drawing inspiration from the profoundly influential work of legal theorist Larry Alexander, this volume tackles central questions in criminal law, constitutional law, jurisprudence, and moral philosophy. What are the legitimate conditions of blame and punishment? What values are at the heart of constitutional protections against discrimination or infringements of free speech? Must judges interpret statutes and constitutional provisions in ways that comport with the intentions of those who wrote them? Can the law obligate us to violate the demands of morality, and when can the law allow the rights of the few to be violated for the good of the many? This collection of essays by world-renowned legal theorists is for anyone interested in foundational questions about the law's authority, the conditions of its fair application to citizens, and the moral justifications of the rights, duties, and permissions that it protects.
Longtime White Sox fan and historian, Paul Whitfield, takes the rich tradition of the White Sox and presents the legend and lore in brief, through quotes, humor, facts, figures and memories. A lot of ChiSox history in a little package!
Includes Part 1A, Number 1: Books (January - June) and Part 1B, Number 1: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
Award Winner in the Humor category of The USA "Best Books 2011" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Funny, facetious, droll, amusing, jocular, whimsical, silly, witty, hilarious, hysterical, and thought-provoking, The Little Book of Humorous Quotes is the perfect mental supplement in today's stressed-out world. Is your mind on information overload? Give yourself a break - and a laugh. This humorous collection is organized to provide laughter every day, year in and year out, to yourself and anyone you speak to. Quote it. Note It. Promote it. Or devote it. The book shares 365 exceptionally entertaining quotes from more than 100 authors - everyone from classic humorists such as Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw to modern wits like Woody Allen, Erma Bombeck and Phyllis Diller. These quotes put the "fun" in funny. If you believe that laughter is the best medicine, just take one book and call me in the morning.
Wenn nichts ist, wie es scheint Malcolm Bannister, in seinem früheren Leben Anwalt in Winchester, Virginia, sitzt wegen Geldwäsche zu Unrecht im Gefängnis. Die Hälfte der zehnjährigen Strafe hat er abgesessen, als sich das Blatt wendet. Ein Bundesrichter und seine Geliebte wurden ermordet aufgefunden. Es gibt weder Zeugen noch Spuren, und das FBI steht vor einem Rätsel – bis Bannister auf den Plan tritt. Als Anwalt mit Knasterfahrung kennt er viele Geheimnisse, darunter auch die Identität des Mörders. Dieses Wissen will er gegen seine Freiheit eintauschen. Er hat schon bessere Tage gesehen. Einst ein glücklich verheirateter Kleinstadtanwalt, findet sich Malcolm Bannister im Gefängnis Frostburg wieder, wegen angeblicher Geldwäsche zu zehn Jahren Haft verurteilt. Fünf davon hat er bereits abgesessen. Lange Jahre, die ihn seine Zulassung als Anwalt, seine sozialen Kontakte, seine Ehe und die Beziehung zu seinem Sohn kosteten. Die Zeit im Gefängnis vertreibt Bannister sich als Bibliothekar und juristischer Ratgeber für andere Insassen. Erfüllt ist er von diesen Aufgaben nicht, ihn beschäftigt nur ein einziger Gedanke: so schnell wie möglich raus aus dem Knast. Die Gelegenheit dazu bietet sich, als der betagte Bundesrichter Ray Fawcett mit seiner jungen Freundin erschossen aufgefunden wird. Die Ermittler stehen unter Druck. Genau auf diesen Moment hat Malcolm Bannister gewartet. Er bietet dem FBI einen Deal an: Er liefert den Namen des Mörders und wird im Gegenzug sofort freigelassen. Das FBI nimmt das Angebot an. Bannister beginnt ein neues Leben. Und damit nimmt eine teuflische Intrige ihren Lauf.
Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
Like junk-food snacks, this biggest little collection of jokes has so many irresistible chuckles that you can’t laugh at just one. Enjoy jokes about teachers, parents, brothers and sisters, doctors and patients, Martians and Earthlings. And groaner book-and-author lists. Plus tongue-twisters, shaggy dogs, first dates, and Yes, Waiter, There’s a Fly in My Soup jokes.
A. Scott Fenney is a hotshot corporate lawyer at a big Dallas firm. At 33, in the prime of his life, he rakes in $750,000 a year, drives a Ferrari and comes home every night to a mansion in Dallas's most exclusive neighbourhood. He also comes home to one of Dallas's most beautiful women, with whom he has a much-loved daughter, Boo. For Fenney, life could not be better. But when a senator's son is killed in a hit-and-run, Fenney is asked by the state judge to put his air-conditioned lifestyle on hold to defend the accused: a black, heroin-addicted prostitute - a very different client to the people Fenney usually represents. And, more importantly, she is not going be paying Ford Stevens $350 an hour for the privilege of his services. Under fire from all sides, Fenney drafts in a public defender to take the case on. Yet as Scott prepares to hand over to Bobby, he feels increasingly guilty about the path he is taking, because Scott still believes in the principle of justice. The question is: does he believe in it strongly enough to jeopardise everything in his life he holds dear? And to what lengths is the dead man's power-hungry father prepared to go to test Fenney's resolve?
A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949.
Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.
New York, Neujahr 1937: Die beiden Freundinnen Kate und Eve – zwei Provinzschönheiten, die die Welt erobern wollen – gabeln in einer Jazzkneipe den charmanten Tinker Grey auf. Er trägt Kaschmir und scheint Single zu sein – ein Sechser im Lotto. Eine turbulente Freundschaft à trois beginnt. Die beiden jungen Frauen weisen Tinker in die geheime Kunst des Schnorrens ein, und Tinker revanchiert sich, indem er sie in die feinsten Clubs der City ausführt. Erst als das beschwingte Dauerabenteuer jäh durch einen Unfall beendet wird, stellt sich für Kate die Frage, wer eigentlich in wen verliebt ist – und was das Leben wirklich ausmacht.
As timeless as the rules established by Abner Doubleday to govern the play of America's national past time, baseball, the five bases of effective team leadership are presented in a light hearted story with Little League baseball as the backdrop against which these lessons are illustrated and learned. Trey Langston, a regional sales manager for a large national sales organization is struggling to lead his team of sales representatives. Rising costs and competition as well as other challenges have forced him to examine just what kind of manager and leader he has become. A devoted father and little league coach, Trey soon discovers that the answers to all of the challenges that have eluded him at the office can be discovered between the chalk lines of the little league baseball diamond as he leads his team, and he himself receives gently mentoring from a devoted fan of the game.

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