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  • Prairie Justiceby Roger L Severns; John A Lupton; Dennis Rendleman

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 34.50

    A concise legal history of Illinois through the end of the nineteenth century, Prairie Justice covers the region’s progression from French to British to early American legal systems, which culminated in a unique body of Illinois law that has influenced other jurisdictions. Written by Roger L. Severns in the 1950s and published in serial form... more...

  • Boston Strongby Casey Sherman; Dave Wedge; Martin J. Walsh

    ForeEdge from University Press of New England 2015; US$ 14.99

    The story of the Boston Marathon bombing through the eyes of those most intimately affected more...

  • Madison's Musicby Burt Neuborne

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    Are you sitting down? It turns out that everything you learned about the First Amendment is wrong. For too long, we?ve been treating small, isolated snippets of the text as infallible gospel without looking at the masterpiece of the whole. Legal luminary Burt Neuborne argues that the structure of the First Amendment as well as of the entire Bill of... more...

  • Constitutional Sunsets and Experimental Legislationby S. Ranchordás

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This innovative book explores the nature and function of ‘sunset clauses’ and experimental legislation, or temporary legislation that expires after a determined period of time, allowing legislators to test out new rules and regulations within a set time frame and on a small-scale basis. Sofia Ranchordás presents a thorough analysis of... more...

  • God, Schools, and Government Fundingby Laurence H. Winer; Nina J. Crimm

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years, a conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court, over vigorous dissent, has developed circumventions to the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment that allow state legislatures to use public tax dollars to aid private elementary and secondary education, with the vast majority of that funding reaching parochial schools and other... more...

  • The Articulate Witnessby Marsha Hunter; Brian K Johnson

    Crown King Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    Every day in the United States, ordinary people are called to testify in court. Most of them have never been involved in a legal proceeding. But they have probably seen witnesses in high-profile trials on television, being harshly cross examined, looking nervous or anxious?perhaps even humiliated. The thought of testifying can be scary. Being subpoenaed... more...

  • Crude Justiceby Stuart H. Smith

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 24.95

    One day in the small Mississippi town of Laurel, a 26-year-old expectant mom named Karen Street sat down at the edge of her bathtub?and felt her hip split in two. The episode was so bizarre it wasn?t until later, after she saw the doctor, that she realized her bone disease was almost certainly linked to her father-in-law?s business. Winston Street... more...

  • Meltdown in Hadithaby Kenneth F. Englade

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    In November 2005, Sunni insurgents attacked a U.S. Marine squad en route to Haditha with an improvised explosive device (IED). One Marine died and two others were wounded. Within minutes, squad members killed 24 Iraqi civilians, including an elderly couple, four women and six children. It was the worst incident of its kind in the Iraq War. Thirteen... more...

  • Mea Culpaby Steven W. Bender

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Mea Culpa , Steven W. Bender examines how the United States? collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been historically marginalized... more...

  • Finding Blissby Deborah Epstein Henry; Suzie Scanlon Rabinowitz; Garry A. Berger

    American Bar Association 2015; US$ 14.99

    Change has come to the legal profession, as never before. Once hallowed law firms face unprecedented financial pressures . Their corporate clients are negotiating rates and reducing their outside counsel spending. They are also demanding more predictability in pricing, increased flexibility in staffing, and added value from all legal services... more...