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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 34.00
Over the past two decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the number and magnitude of punitive damages verdicts rendered by juries in civil trials. Probably the most extraordinary example is the July 2000 award of $144.8 billion in the Florida class action lawsuit brought against cigarette manufacturers. Or consider two recent verdicts... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 70.00
Interpreting The Constitution doesn't fit neatly into the extensive literature on judicial review and constitutional interpretation that reconciles judicial review with democracy defined as majority rule. Indeed, Chemerinsky criticizes this method of interpretation and contends that the Constitution exists to protect political minorities and fundamental... more...
- Europa Law Publishing 2009; US$ 75.00
Despite European integration, judicial procedure has long remained autonomous, i.e. a purely national regulatory object. In recent years, however, it has been possible to notice increasing traces of the Europeanization of procedural Law on multiple levels. The rapid internationalization development of procedural law advancing on multiple levels sets... more...
- Free Press 2009; US$ 26.99
Judge Bork shares a personal account of the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on his nomination as well as his view on politics versus the law. In The Tempting of America, one of our most distinguished legal minds offers a brilliant argument for the wisdom and necessity of interpreting the Constitution according to the ?original understanding?... more...
- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 90.50
In recent years critics have assailed the cost, inefficiency, and unfairness of American tort law, including products liability and medical malpractice. Yet victims of accidental injury who look to the tort system for deserved compensation often find it a formidable obstacle. Those who seek to reform tort law find legislatures, particularly the... more...
- Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 19.95
Comparing law to the American practice of common courtesy, this book explains how our courts not only survive under conditions of suspected hypocrisy, but actually depend on these conditions to function. more...
- Touchstone 1994; Not Available
A dramatic account of one of the most momentous trials in American history. Set in the 1880s, this riveting story focuses on Whittaker, a former slave who became the third black man to enter West Point. Like his two predecessors, he was ostracized for the entire three years of his training. One morning Whittaker didn't show up for drill. He was found... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2001; US$ 28.38
Die Patrimonialgerichtsbarkeit ist ein Mythos. Sie steht für die Rückständigkeit der politisch-sozialen Ordnung und die Beharrungskraft der konservativen Eliten in Preußen. Entspricht dieses Bild der Realität? Monika Wienfort zeigt in ihrer grundlegenden Untersuchung, dass sich die preußischen Patrimonialgerichte in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts... more...