The Little White Book Of Baseball Law

Author: John H. Minan
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604421002
Size: 31.63 MB
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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.

The Little Book Of Coffee Law

Author: Carol Robertson
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604429855
Size: 21.52 MB
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"The history and the business of coffee are the stories that this book will tell, through the lens of the law--that is, through legal cases involving the production, distribution, marketing, and sale of coffee in the Americas during a brief moment in coffee history--from the early days of the new Republic of the United States to the present"--Introduction, p. xiii.

The Little Book Of Basketball Law

Author: Melissa Altman Linsky
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614389439
Size: 55.74 MB
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Dr. Naismith never could have foreseen the skill, popularity, and financial rise of the game called basketball, that he inadvertently created. And of course, with prominence and money come interesting legal dilemmas. Explore 13 fascinating cases that have arisen at all levels of the game in this fascinating book. It's the perfect addition to any lawyer/sport fan's library!

Moneyball The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066234
Size: 58.45 MB
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Baseball On Trial

Author: Nathaniel Grow
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252095995
Size: 19.40 MB
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The controversial 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the "business of base ball" was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. In Baseball on Trial, legal scholar Nathaniel Grow defies conventional wisdom to explain why the unanimous Supreme Court opinion authored by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, which gave rise to Major League Baseball's exemption from antitrust law, was correct given the circumstances of the time. Currently a billion dollar enterprise, professional baseball teams crisscross the country while the games are broadcast via radio, television, and internet coast to coast. The sheer scope of this activity would seem to embody the phrase "interstate commerce." Yet baseball is the only professional sport--indeed the sole industry--in the United States that currently benefits from a judicially constructed antitrust immunity. How could this be? Drawing upon recently released documents from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Grow analyzes how the Supreme Court reached this seemingly peculiar result by tracing the Federal Baseball litigation from its roots in 1914 to its resolution in 1922, in the process uncovering significant new details about the proceedings. Grow observes that while interstate commerce was measured at the time by the exchange of tangible goods, baseball teams in the 1910s merely provided live entertainment to their fans, while radio was a fledgling technology that had little impact on the sport. The book ultimately concludes that, despite the frequent criticism of the opinion, the Supreme Court's decision was consistent with the conditions and legal climate of the early twentieth century.

Terror In The City Of Champions

Author: Tom Stanton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493018183
Size: 48.58 MB
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A New York Times Bestseller Detroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging associates, and contemplating armed rebellion. The Legion boasted tens of thousands of members across the Midwest, among them politicians and prominent citizens—even, possibly, a beloved athlete. Terror in the City of Champions opens with the arrival of Mickey Cochrane, a fiery baseball star who roused the Great Depression’s hardest-hit city by leading the Tigers to the 1934 pennant. A year later he guided the team to its first championship. Within seven months the Lions and Red Wings follow in football and hockey—all while Joe Louis chased boxing’s heavyweight crown. Amidst such glory, the Legion’s dreadful toll grew unchecked: staged “suicides,” bodies dumped along roadsides, high-profile assassination plots. Talkative Dayton Dean’s involvement would deepen as heroic Mickey’s Cochrane’s reputation would rise. But the ballplayer had his own demons, including a close friendship with Harry Bennett, Henry Ford’s brutal union buster. Award-winning author Tom Stanton weaves a stunning tale of history, crime, and sports. Richly portraying 1930s America, Terror in the City of Champions features a pageant of colorful figures: iconic athletes, sanctimonious criminals, scheming industrial titans, a bigoted radio priest, a love-smitten celebrity couple, J. Edgar Hoover, and two future presidents, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. It is a rollicking true story set at the confluence of hard luck, hope, victory, and violence. .

The New Jim Crow

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586431
Size: 69.92 MB
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Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education and public benefits create a permanent under-caste based largely on race. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Leapholes

Author: James Grippando
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590316665
Size: 71.67 MB
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When young Ryan Coolidge finds himself in trouble with the law, he teams up with a magical old lawyer named Hezekiah who helps Ryan time travel into the law books and find precedents and people who can help defend Ryan in court. Children's BOMC.

The Case Against The Little White Slaver

Author: Henry Ford
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781410103451
Size: 79.22 MB
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This book was Henry Ford's personal attempt to thwart the public's growing love affair with cigarettes. It features a letter from Ford's friend, inventor Thomas Edison, which reads "Friend Ford, the injurious agent in cigarettes comes principally from the burning paper wrapper. The substance thereby formed, is called "Acrolein." It has a violent action on the nerve centers, producing degeneration of the cells of the brain, which is quite rapid among boys. Unlike most narcotics this degeneration is permanent and uncontrollable. I employ no person who smokes cigarettes. Yours, Thomas A. Edison." Ford also references his discussions regarding cigarettes with the eminent naturalist John Burroughs. The entire pamphlet focuses on discouraging smoking in childhood. Mr. Ford compiled various other testimonials from famous persons giving their opinions on the evils of cigarettes, as well as the rebuttals from Percival I. Hill, President of the American Tobacco Company. It also excerpts an interesting Detroit newspaper article from March 20th, 1916 which describes a man committed to an insane asylum due to insanity caused by smoking cigarettes; "One hundred cigarettes a day were too much for Frank Winters, aged 46 years, of this city. He was declared to have been mentally affected by excessive cigarette smoking in a certificate filed in the Probate court, Saturday Morning by Dr. M.A. LaytonSome interesting chapter titles in the Table of Contents include: Some Scientific Facts, Non-Smokers More Efficient, The Brain Acts More Slowly, Mind Wrecked by Cigarettes, Cigarette Evil is Most Serious, Makes Slaves of Boys, Smokers in Football Tryout, Smoking Causes Lower Efficiency, What Dr. Wiley Has to Say, Undermines Success, Cigarette Injures Morally, The Cigarette as Related to Disease and Mortality, Cigarettes-Drink-Opium, What Mike Donovan Says, Worst of Tobacco is in Cigarettes, What A Noted Sport Writer Thinks, Tobacco Killed A Cat, And This is From the London Lancet, Connie Mack Speaks, Cigarette is One of Worst Habits, Hudson Maxim on the Cigarette, Makes Boys Soulless, Want Cigarettes More Than Liquor, Cigarettes Spoil Boys for His Business, Nonsmokers Given Preference, Puts the Ban on Cigarette Smokers, Cigarette "Fiends" Not Employed, Cigarettes Detrimental to Development, What A Merchant Prince Says, No Cigarette Smokers Employed, One of the Most Baneful Influences to Combat, Clarke Griffith's Ultimatum, What Ty Cobb Thinks of Cigarettes, Seventy-Five Per Cent of Drink Due to Tobacco, No Slavers for These Fighting Men, and How Cigarettes Affect Boys' School Activities.