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Joyce Alene is an American lawyer who served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 2009 to 2017. She was one of the first five U.S. Attorneys, and the first female U.S. Attorney, nominated by President Barack Obama.
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More than the Sum of my Losses
Michelle Graham, Sarah Syms - 2020-10-04
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Undefined is an inspiring Christian book that tells the true story of a birth mom's courage in the face of overwhelming tragedy. She overcomes the ostracization of teen pregnancy, the struggles of pregnancy and the separation involved in adoption through holding onto her faith. Each chapter addresses different aspects of the pregnancy and the aftermath of Christian adoption, from tumultuous family relationships to finding the strength to turn away from those who were shaming her. This story empowers women and speaks of the goodness of God. If you're dealing with complexities in your family or considering Christian adoption, this book is perfect for you.
Joyce Alene
@jentaub @Dahlialithwick Love this book. I'm part way through and it's clear that it's a keeper.      source
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Servants of the Damned
Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump, and the Corruption of Justice
David Enrich - 2022-09-13
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"Servants of the Damned" exposes the shadowy power wielded by the world's largest law firms, using Jones Day, the firm that represented the Trump campaign and much of the Fortune 500, as an encapsulation of recent changes in the legal industry. Written by the New York Times's Business Investigations Editor and #1 bestselling author of Dark Towers, David Enrich, this gripping narrative nonfiction delves into the unchecked influence law firms have in shielding the wealthy and powerful, while earning billions in revenue for themselves. Enrich reveals how Jones Day has enabled and protected powerful bad actors, including Big Tobacco, the Catholic Church, and Russian oligarchs, and how the firm laid the legal groundwork for Trump to challenge the legitimacy of the 2020 election. This long-overdue exposé is a must-read for those interested in the inner workings of "Big Law."
Joyce Alene
This is a fascinating book. I left big law firm DOJ decades ago but found it compelling.      source
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Yashar Ali
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Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House . . . Yet
Ali Vitali - 2022-08-23
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Explore the gendered double standards that women presidential candidates face in the 2020 election and those before. Ali Vitali, former MSNBC "Road Warrior" and now NBC Capitol Hill correspondent, covers every step of the campaign trail and investigates why women still struggle to break the glass ceiling and win the White House. With close examination of historic female presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton and Shirley Chisholm, Vitali uncovers the "likeability" and "electability" issues and fundraising hurdles that many female candidates face. Electable is a fearless deep dive into the 2020 election and a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the challenges women face in politics.
Joyce Alene
"Electable" from @alivitali is an important book but also a really compelling read. Hard to put it down.      source
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The Reckoning
Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
Mary L. Trump - 2021-08-17
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"The Reckoning" diagnoses the core causes of PTSD in America, caused by four years of trauma inflicted by Donald J. Trump. Author Mary L. Trump, a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma and Donald Trump's only niece, addresses how we can begin the healing process and rebuild our faith in leadership. From slavery to inequality, the book delves deep into America's long-standing issues with trauma, confronting difficult questions about how we can overcome chaos, division, and cruelty to rebuild a better future.
Joyce Alene
I’m reading ⁦@MaryLTrump⁩’s book - released today - in a plane and several people have asked me if it’s good. The answer is, oh yes. Very good.      source
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The Case Against Donald Trump
Neal Katyal - 2019-11-26
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In "Impeach," Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues that President Trump's repeated requests for foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 election threaten the very foundations of democracy. Katyal maintains that impeachment is the last resort left to hold the President accountable for these actions, and one that our Constitution demands. If we fail to act, we risk compromising the core values that make America what it is.
Joyce Alene
@MHBXD @neal_katyal @BarbMcQuade @tribelaw @mayawiley @glennkirschner2 @harrylitman @Mimirocah1 @ChuckRsVoice @LawProfButler Neal is a national treasure & his book, Impeach, is a must read.      source
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To End a Presidency
The Power of Impeachment
Laurence Tribe - 2018-05-15
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Explore the history and future of presidential impeachment and discover when and whether it should be used. In "To End a Presidency," Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz offer an authoritative guide to impeachment's past and a bold argument about its role today. With discussions on the expanding power of the presidency and intense partisanship, this book challenges readers to rethink impeachment for the twenty-first century. A must-read for all Americans seeking to understand this crucial and fearsome power.
Joyce Alene
@wrightbett1 @JoyAnnReid We all need it! I’ve found that a great start is Professor @tribelaw’s book How to End a Presidency. The early section in the founding fathers’ debates on the issue is fascinating reading.      source
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Doing Justice
A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
Preet Bharara - 2019-03-19
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This book provides an important overview of the way our justice system works and why the rule of law is essential. Preet Bharara, a one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, shares his personal experiences and case histories to illustrate the thought process we need to achieve truth and justice in our society. The book is divided into four sections: Inquiry, Accusation, Judgment, and Punishment. Bharara uses anecdotes from his legal career to illustrate the realities of the legal system and the consequences of taking action. Ultimately, this is a thought-provoking and entertaining book about finding humanity in our legal system and our society.
Joyce Alene
New extra credit reading available for legal twitter today. I like ⁦@PreetBharara⁩’s book Because he doesn’t try to make hard questions easy and give you a real sense of how decisions are made in the criminal justice system. Taking it along to read parts to my class today.      source
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