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"Absorbing . . . Riveting . . . A legal thriller."―Kevin Boyle, The New York Times Book Review
Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town like many where African Americans and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex–Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts by freedmen to assert their new rights, killed more than sixty African Americans who had occupied a courthouse.
Seeking justice for the slain, one brave U.S. attorney, James Beckwith, risked his life and career to investigate and punish the perpetrators―but they all went free. What followed was a series of courtroom dramas that culminated at the Supreme Court, where the justices' verdict compromised the victories of the Civil War and left Southern blacks at the mercy of violent whites for generations. The Day Freedom Died is a riveting historical saga that captures a gallery of characters from presidents to townspeople, and re-creates the bloody days of Reconstruction, when the often brutal struggle for equality moved from the battlefield into communities across the nation.
The book is designed especially for use in congregational planning and study. Congregational stewardship leaders will come back to three foundational verbs — ask, thank, tell — over and over as they help individuals experience the joy of giving generously. The author makes the convincing case that there is little in life today that can help a disciple grow in relationship with Jesus more than a solid intentional biblical stewardship.
Supreme Court cases have a way of changing American society far beyond the intentions and expectations of the litigants who start them — or even the justices who decide them. Madison began as a fight over federal appointments and ended establishing the court as the final arbiter of constitutional issues. So anyone who cares about the issues of law enforcement and race that have been raised so dramatically in Ferguson, Missouri. Staten Island, New York and Baltimore should care about Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which the justices might hear as soon as next fall. Rebecca Friedrichs and several colleagues object to their state’s prevailing system of mandatory dues, under which they must contribute to the California Teachers Association, whether they agree with its positions in collective bargaining or not. In 1977, the Supreme Court upheld mandatory dues in the public sector as a permissible means of avoiding “free-riding” by union-represented employees. The court feared that would spawn destabilizing conflicts among workers — as it had in unionized private industries. Later, the justices held that employees may withhold the part of dues that goes to union lobbying and political activity, but the exercise of that right has proved difficult in practice, and public-sector unions have accumulated vast political... What’s potentially revolutionary about Friedrichs’s case, therefore, is her request that the court bar any mandatory dues in the public sector — even those that ostensibly fund only collective bargaining. Her clever, and convincing, argument is that, unlike labor negotiations in the private sector, bargaining in the public sector inherently touches on policy issues: Wages, benefits and work rules unavoidably affect taxes, spending and governmental... In this context, mandatory dues amount to “compelled subsidization” of a union’s “public advocacy,” as Friedrichs’s petition to the Supreme Court puts it, which a partial opt-out cannot remedy. And that violates Friedrichs’s First Amendment right to free association and expression, in that it makes her underwrite the propagation of policy views she does not necessarily support. A victory for Friedrichs would stop the automatic flow of members’ money to public-sector unions in 26 mostly blue states whose laws currently allow it, including not only California but also such public-union strongholds as New York and Illinois. And that could very well include unions representing the police. Source: amestrib.com
Supreme Court cases have a way of changing American society far beyond the intentions and expectations of the litigants who start them — or even the justices who decide them. Marbury v. Madison began as a fight over federal appointments and ended
Associated Press FILE Hillary Rodham Clinton cast in conservative demonology as the overly liberal influence behind her husband's presidency remade herself as a centrist during her tenure as a senator and as secretary of state. With the gradual shift
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BOARDMAN TOWNSHIP - Services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Charles Gillam, 46, who passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, from complications of Huntington’s disease, at Beeghly Oaks ...
She then took exactly $138 from the drawer and fled the store. She was later picked up on Essen Lane by a Burgundy 2004 Saturn Ion driven by an unknown male accomplice. At 10:40 a.m. police located the vehicle in the 4100 block of Beech Street. There they ...
Charles Donovan Peters, 69, a resident of Kinsey passed away ... At all other times the family will be at the home of Anna and Cory Singletary, 115 Lilac Lane, Dothan, AL. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Matthias Anglican ...
Charles Lane (born Charles Gerstle Levison ; January 26, 1905 – July 9, 2007) was an American character actor whose career spanned 64 years. Lane turned in his last ...
Charles Lane, Actor: It's a Wonderful Life. Skinny, hatchet-faced, bespectacled American character actor, ubiquitous in literally hundreds of films. With his ...
Charles "Chuck" Lane (born 1961) is an American journalist and editor who is an editorial writer for The Washington Post and a regular guest on Fox News Channel. Lane ...
Mean, miserly and miserable-looking, they didn't come packaged with a more annoying and irksome bow than Charles Lane. Glimpsing even a bent smile from this unending ...