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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 48.99
Constitutional scholars Christopher P. Banks and John C. Blakeman offer the most current and the first book-length study of the U.S. Supreme Court?s ?new federalism? begun by the Rehnquist Court and now flourishing under Chief Justice John Roberts. While the Rehnquist Court reinvorgorated new federalism by protecting state sovereignty and set... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available
In an extraordinary history of the criminal trial, Sadakat Kadri shows with wit, legal insight and a travel writer?s eye for detail, how the irrationality of the past lives on in the legal systems of the present. A bold and brilliant debut from a prize-winning writer. more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 93.60
The essays in this collection explore the history of the legal treatise in the common law world, and ask what treatises can tell us about what troubled legal professionals at a given time, what motivated them to write what they did, and what they hoped to achieve. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00
The New York Times Book Review The Crime of Sheila McGough is Janet Malcolm's brilliant exposť of miscarriage of justice in the case of Sheila McGough, a disbarred lawyer recently released from prison. McGough had served 2 1/2 years for collaborating with a client in his fraud, but insisted that she didn't commit any of the 14 felonies she was... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 115.00
The book demonstrates how the 'common law mind' was able to meet the various challenges posed by Enlightenment rationalism and civic and commercial discourse, revealing that the common law played a much wider role beyond the legal world in shaping Enlightenment concepts. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 36.00
In the wake of Watergate, Gerald Ford appointed eminent lawyer and scholar Edward H. Levi to the post of attorney general—and thus gave him the onerous task of restoring legitimacy to a discredited Department of Justice. Levi was famously fair-minded and free of political baggage, and his inspired addresses during this tumultuous time were critical... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 44.00
Slavery appears as a figurative construct during the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, and again in the American and French revolutions, when radicals represent their treatment as a form of political slavery. What, if anything, does figurative, political slavery have to do with transatlantic slavery? In Arbitrary Rule , Mary Nyquist... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 14.00
A petite single mother, Lois Jenson was among the first women hired by a northern Minnesota iron mine in 1975. In this brutal workplace, female miners were relentlessly threatened with pornographic graffiti, denigrating language, stalking, and physical assaults. Terrified of losing their jobs, the women kept their problems largely to themselves?until... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95
David Boies, the star trial lawyer in a country obsessed with legal drama, proves endlessly fascinating in this compulsively readable account of his extraordinary career.A man of almost superhuman accomplishment, Boies argued a string of headline-making cases before being catapulted to international prominence when he represented Al Gore before the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00
The first full account of the establishment of the County Court in 1846 and its work, through to its reconstruction in 1971. It traces its development from being largely a debt collection agency through to its ultimately far wider jurisdiction as the main forum for most civil disputes. more...