November 1, 2006

State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III / Bob Woodward

Posted in General Studies, Law & Government at 9:00 am by Ellie

Call number: E902 .W65 2006

“Istate.jpgnsurgents and terrorists retain the resources and capabilities to sustain and even increase current level of violence through the next year.” This was the secret Pentagon assessment sent to the White House in May 2006. The forecast of a more violent 2007 in Iraq contradicted the repeated optimistic statements of President Bush, including one, two days earlier, when he said we were at a “turning point” that history would mark as the time “the forces of terror began their long retreat.” Read the rest of this entry »


Contracts Without Consequences: Voidable, Unenforceable, and Void DVD

Posted in Law & Government, Videos/DVDs at 9:00 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 640GE

Econtract11.jpgxamining rescission and the factors that make a contract invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, this program visits the Honey Sanders Agency. It also considers a business owner’s use of a noncompetition clause to protect her hair salon. (From the publisher Insight Media)

Judiciary DVD

Posted in Law & Government, Videos/DVDs at 9:00 am by Ellie

Tracking number: 639GE

Examining the judicial branch of government, this video describes state and fjudiciary.jpgederal court jurisdiction and explains how a case reaches the Supreme Court. It considers the influence of judicial authority in the political process and the weaknesses of the Supreme Court. It also looks at the case Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Board of Education. (From the publisher Insight Media)

October 2, 2006

Today’s Paralegal DVD

Posted in Law & Government, Videos/DVDs at 7:52 pm by Ellie

Catoday.jpgll number: KF 4558 1st .F69 1992 with teache’s guide

Today’s Paralegal Video is designed for all paralegal and legal studies programs at the college level. It is also an excellent resource for vocational schools, recruitment firms, on-the-job training.

  • an excellent recruitment and retention tool, this video is designed to promote the exciting and varied opportunities awaiting today’s paralegal
  • presents actual CNN footage, providing a dynamic view of real legal professionals and real cases
  • demonstrates real-world applications of ethical, technology and substantive legal issues
  • Reviews on-the-job ethics, providing important guidelines for the paralegal

October 1, 2006

Our Constitution: A Conversation

Posted in Law & Government, Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 6:51 pm by Ellie

Call number: KF5130 .S909 2005

Unitconversation.jpged States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer talk about the Constitution with high school students at the Supreme Court. The classroom-ready video features the Justices taking questions from students and discussing why we have and need a Constitution; what federalism is; how implicit and explicit rights are defined; and how separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power.

Mandate: The President and the People DVD

Posted in Law & Government, Social Sciences, Videos/DVDs at 6:47 pm by Ellie

Call number: KF5130 S9 M2 2006

Narramandate.jpgted by veteran CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, Mandate examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion.

Leading historians, political scientists, and public figures offer insight into presidents and the presidency from George Washington through FDR. Length: 35 min.

September 1, 2006

Conservatives without conscience / John W. Dean

Posted in Law & Government, Social Sciences at 3:00 am by Ellie

Call Number: JC573.2 .U6D43 2006

John Dean, author of The New York Times bestseller Worse Than Wconserv.gifatergate, takes a sobering look at how radical elements are destroying the Republican Party along with the very foundations of American democracy. (From the publisher Penguin Group USA)