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September Book Drive—Purchase a Book for the Library!

Books

Each month we will seek donors to purchase a new title for the Library. Here is the book Wish List for September:

 

My Own Words

My Own Words
Written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
$30, Hardcover, 2017
ISBN: 978-1501145247

DONATED!
Thank you to Shannon K. Mauer of Duane Morris LLP.

 

Waivers BookThe Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Practice
2nd ed.
Written by Irene Scharf et al.
$269, Paperback, 2017
ISBN: 978-1573704090
We would welcome a partial contribution toward the purchase of this book!

 

Please take a look at our Book Drive page to see Wish List items from prior months. We are still wishing for these books!

To donate, please contact sflawlibrary@sfgov.org or call (415) 554-1791. We appreciate your contribution!

 

 

 

 

 

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Law Library Books of the Month:

Landlord-Tenant Solutions in California
By Steven Adair MacDonald

Local real estate attorney Steven Adair MacDonald shares his perspective and expertise in Landlord-Tenant Solutions in California. This self-help legal handbook walks you through the most common problems landlords or rental property managers can face, from finding tenants to litigation. Throughout, MacDonald advocates a compassionate approach to treating tenants, stressing respect and understanding in order to minimize or prevent costly legal disputes from arising. Each short, easy-to-read chapter deals with a specific problem, from rent control to wrongful evictions, so the book can be read as a whole or à la carte. In addition to a glossary and index, there are also appendices with information on where to obtain standard rental forms, sources of insurance, and standard legal notices, and even a poem by a recent Nobel Laureate! Stop by the Library and take a look at this handy guide today.
 
The Library would like to thank the author for donating this title.

The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution and Freedom of Speech
Edited by Mark Tushnet, Mark A. Graber, and Sanford Levinson

The U.S. Constitution may be 230 years old, but it’s as relevant today as ever. Learn more about it in The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution, a collection of interdisciplinary essays edited by Mark Tushnet, Mark A. Graber, and Sanford Levinson. This title offers an overview and introduction to the Constitution, and is divided into sections on History, Political Science, Law, Rights, and Themes. The essay on Free Speech and Free Press, both hot issues, explores the history of freedom of speech, including its opposing traditions of dissent and suppression, initial Supreme Court cases and their impact on democracy and free expression, and recent developments in the field. Additional essays cover citizenship, emergency powers, constitutional authority, and more. Stay informed about current issues and the Constitution by reading this book at the Library today!
 
Interested in learning more on Freedom of Speech? Check out these websites for easy guidance on what free speech really means:
 
The U.S. Courts What does Free Speech Mean? page presents examples of the legal elements of free speech with links to landmark cases providing the legal context and reasons behind each issue. Use this site to understand your rights to free speech and what is considered a violation.
 
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Free Speech site presents a timeline of free speech in America; a listing of guides to current issues such as Internet Speech and the Rights of Protesters; and coverage of free speech issues in the news. Use this site to gain understanding of current issues and happenings regarding free speech.
 
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Free Speech site provides guidance on the “Internet as a platform for free expression through law, technology, and activism.” Included here are topics such as anonymity, bloggers rights, and current analysis of online free speech issues in the news. Use this site to understand free speech in the online world.