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Vogel, Kenneth P.
Mark Hanna-the turn-of-the-century iron-and-coal-magnate-turned-operative who leveraged massive contributions from the robber barons-was famously quoted as saying: "There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can't remember what the second one is." To an extent that would have made Hanna blush, a series of developments capped by the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision effectively crowned a bunch of...
May, Gary
When the Fifteenth Amendment of 1870 granted African Americans the right to vote, it seemed as if a new era of political equality was at hand. Before long, however, white segregationists across the South counterattacked, driving their black countrymen from the polls through a combination of sheer terror and insidious devices such as complex literacy tests and expensive poll taxes. Most African Americans would remain voiceless for nearly a...
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"Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Process...

Leonard is an attorney and the author or co-author of many of Nolo's personal finance books. Written in plain English, his text explains how to get out of debt, set up a realistic budget, and rebuild "bad" credit. The seventh edition has been completely updated and revised to incorporate the latest information and laws, including new information on identity theft and what to do if you are a victim of it. The text includes 30 forms and letters...

With this book, Californians can obtain an uncontested divorce without hiring an attorney. The first part of the book explains in detail how to divide property and settle custody, visitation, and child support issues. The second part is a step-by-step guide through the court process, including how to complete forms, when to file them, and how to get through a court appearance or even avoid it altogether. Tear-out copies and a CDROM of all the...

California renters will find up-to-date information on their legal rights and ways to pursue them in this guide by attorneys Portman and Brown. After an overview of general considerations, chapters address issues in: looking for and renting a place, sharing a home, rent, discrimination, right to privacy from landlords, repairs and maintenance, alterations and satellite dishes, injuries and crime on the premises, environmental hazards,...

The California landlord's comprehensive, practical guide to residential property management Every California landlord and residential property manager needs The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights...

Avoid probate and save time and money with these eight strategies Probate can drag on for years, and can easily cost your family thousands of dollars -- money that would otherwise have gone to them. 8 Ways to Avoid Probate offers simple and effective methods for skipping the probate process so that property goes directly to the intended beneficiaries. Your estate doesn't have to go through probate. You can avoid probate by creating a savvy...

Zemmelman, an alternative dispute resolution professional who helps families resolve child custody disputes and create parenting agreements, describes how separating or divorcing parents can work out a fair and realistic custody agreement and protect the best interests of their children. She covers aspects such as negotiation; solutions to issues like living arrangements, medical and child care, surname, education, holidays, relatives,...

Elias (president, National Bankruptcy Law Project) and two co-authors offer advice to individuals, married couples, and sole proprietors on filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The first chapter helps the reader assess eligibility and whether Chapter 7 is the best option. The remaining materials guide the reader in plain terms through how to acquire protection through an "automatic stay," determine what assets can be legally kept, handle the case...