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  • The Innocent Manby John Grisham

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron?s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered.... more...

  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...

  • A Muted Furyby William G. Ross

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    For half a century before 1937, populists, progressives, and labor leaders complained bitterly that a "judicial oligarchy" impeded social and economic reform by imposing crippling restraints on trade unions and nullifying legislation that regulated business corporations. A Muted Fury , the first study of this neglected chapter in American political... more...

  • The Poor in Courtby Susan E. Lawrence

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Focusing on the Supreme Court as an integral part of the policy-making process, Susan Lawrence examines how a change in who has access to the Court, and the nature of the institutions that structure that access, has affected its agenda setting and doctrinal development. In her analysis of cases sponsored by the Legal Services Program (LSP) before... more...

  • The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960by Morton J. Horwitz

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    An examination of the conflict between the entrenched legal orthodoxy and the Progressive movement. Horwitz traces the crystallization of progressive thought, and in so doing, charts the modern development of American Law. more...

  • Law, Society, and Historyby Robert W. Gordon; Morton J. Horwitz

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 106.00

    This book assembles essays on legal sociology and legal history by a group of distinguished scholars who have been influenced by Lawrence M. Friedman. more...

  • The Community of the College of Justiceby John Finlay

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 120.00

    A unique institution in a unique jurisdiction: an institutional history of Scotland's eighteenth-century legal community. How important can a court and its members be in influencing the development of a country? In Scotland's case, the answer is surprising.The remarkable metamorphosis of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, from crisis conditions... more...

  • Law Making and the Scottish Parliamentby Elaine Sutherland; Kay Goodall; Gavin Little

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 96.00

    Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years offers the first wide-ranging critical analysis of legislative developments in those areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the devolution settlement. It begins with a brief account of the devolution settlement and summarises the themes emerging from the subsequent chapters.... more...

  • America on Trialby Alan M. Dershowitz

    Grand Central Publishing 2004; US$ 33.16

    The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time. more...

  • America on Trialby Alan M. Dershowitz

    Grand Central Publishing 2004; Not Available

    The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time. more...