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  • Law and Society in the Southby John W. Wertheimer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Law and Society in the South reconstructs eight pivotal legal disputes heard in North Carolina courts between the 1830s and the 1970s. Each case offers a vivid portrait of the laws, litigants, lawyers, judges, and affected communities, providing a better understanding of not only the Tar Heel State but also the South as a whole.This book examines... more...

  • Foreign Seizuresby Eugene F. Mooney

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The United States Supreme Court framed a unique legal doctrine on foreign seizure of American-owned property in the case of Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino in 1963. This ruling has far-reaching implications for international law, American foreign policy, and the role of the Court in both domestic and international arenas of power. Disagreeing... more...

  • Military Justice and the Right to Counselby S. Sidney Ulmer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In Military Justice and the Right to Counsel , S. Sidney Ulmer seeks to explore and compare the right to counsel that has been afforded the American serviceman and that which has been granted his citizen counterpart in the civil courts. The civil and constitutional rights of the serviceman and the civilian in the context of criminal prosecutions... more...

  • Constitutions and Religious Freedomby Frank B. Cross

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book challenges whether the protection and privilege of religious belief and identity should be prioritized over any other right. more...

  • Judicial Conflict and Consensusby Sheldon Goldman; Charles M. Lamb

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    These original essays by major scholars of judicial behavior explore the frequency, intensity, and especially the causes of conflict and consensus among judges on American appellate courts. Together, these studies provide new insights into judges' attitudes and values, role perceptions, and small group interactions. more...

  • Perpetuities Law in Actionby Jesse Jr. Dukeminier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Few rules of law can so quickly strike terror into the hearts of lawyers as the Rule against Perpetuities. This rule, two centuries in development, is designed to prevent tying up property for too long a time. It can be stated in one sentence, but the great nineteenth-century master of the Rule, John Chipman Gray, required more than 400 scrupulously... more...

  • The County Courts in Antebellum Kentuckyby Robert M. Ireland

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although an important part of local government, particularly in the South, in their early years the county courts have not been thoroughly investigated. This book offers the first comprehensive examination of the county courts during the antebellum era in one southern state Kentucky, placing them in the context of its constitutional and political... more...

  • Moving Mountainsby Penny Loeb

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In late 1994, wells in Pie, West Virginia, began to go dry, leaving many residents of the small coal-mining town without potable water. When local housewife Trish Bragg made a few phone calls in an effort to solve this problem, she had no idea that her inquiries would eventually lead to her becoming the named plaintiff in a major lawsuit, a summa... more...

  • The Court-Martial of Mother Jonesby Edward M. Steel

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In March 1913, labor agitator Mary Harris "Mother" Jones and forty-seven other civilians were tried by a military court on charges of murder and conspiracy to murder -- charges stemming from violence that erupted during the long coal miners' strike in the Paint Creek and Cabin Creek areas of Kanawha County, West Virginia. Immediately after the trial,... more...

  • Detecting Forgeryby Joe Nickell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Detecting Forgery reveals the complete arsenal of forensic techniques used to detect forged handwriting and alterations in documents and to identify the authorship of disputed writings. Joe Nickell looks at famous cases such as Clifford Irving's "autobiography" of Howard Hughes and the Mormon papers of document dealer Mark Hoffman, as well as cases... more...