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- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 9.99
Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in positive ways. In this Very Short Introduction, eminent legal scholar G. Edward White-author of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
In All the Laws but One , William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, provides an insightful and fascinating account of the history of civil liberties during wartime and illuminates the cases where presidents have suspended the law in the name of national security. Abraham Lincoln, champion of freedom and the rights of man, suspended... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
For as long as accuser and accused have faced each other in public, criminal trials have been establishing far more than who did what to whom?and in this fascinating book, Sadakat Kadri surveys four thousand years of courtroom drama. A brilliantly engaging writer, Kadri journeys from the silence of ancient Egypt?s Hall of the Dead to the clamor of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95
From a brilliant young legal scholar comes this sweeping history of American ideas of belonging and citizenship, told through the stories of fourteen legal cases that helped to shape our nation. Spanning three centuries, Black Trials details the legal challenges and struggles that helped define the ever-shifting identity of blacks in America.... more...
Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806 - 1918: Eine Dokumentensammlung nebst Einführungen, 3. Band: Berg und Braunschweig (German Edition)Springer 2009; US$ 279.00
Der Band dokumentiert das Verfassungsrecht des Großherzogtums Berg und des Herzogtums Braunschweig nahezu lückenlos. Dabei werden die historischen Verfassungsdokumente aus rechtlicher, zeitlicher, territorial übergreifender und entwicklungsgeschichtlicher Perspektive betrachtet. Enthalten sind insgesamt ca. 450 teilweise sehr heterogene Verfassungsdokumente,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 20.99
Chief Justice John Marshall argued that a constitution "requires that only its great outlines should be marked [and] its important objects designated." Ours is "intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." In recent years, Marshall's great truths have been supplanted... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00
Explains how America adopted the widely deplored Sedition Act of 1798 and how it undermined the political ideals of the American Revolution. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 26.99
In a stinging dissent to a 1961 Supreme Court decision that allowed the Illinois state bar to deny admission to prospective lawyers if they refused to answer political questions, Justice Hugo Black closed with the memorable line, "We must not be afraid to be free." Black saw the First Amendment as the foundation of American freedom--the guarantor... more...