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  • John Paul Stevensby Christopher E. Smith

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    This book examines how Justice John Paul Stevens served as an exceptionally important defender of rights in criminal justice during his thirty-five year Supreme Court career. It examines his life experiences and judicial opinions to show how the Court?s most prolific opinion author defended rights throughout an era of an increasingly conservative... more...

  • Crime Policy in Americaby Shahid M. Shahidullah; Albert R. Roberts

    UPA 2015; US$ 44.99

    The second edition of Crime Policy in America describes the process of policy-making and the substantive nature of policy directions in crime and justice in America, particularly from the beginning of the 1970s. more...

  • The Declaration of Independence and Godby Owen Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book studies the concept of a 'self-evident' God in American legal thought from the Revolution to the present. more...

  • American Conservatismby Sanford V. Levinson; Melissa S. Williams; Joel Parker

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    The topic of American conservatism is especially timely?and perhaps volatile.  Is there what might be termed an ?exceptional? form of conservatism that is characteristically American, in contrast to conservatisms found in other countries?  Are views that are identified in the United States as conservative necessarily congruent with what political... more...

  • The Presidents and the Constitutionby Ken Gormley

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    In this sweepingly ambitious volume, the nation?s foremost experts on the American presidency and the U.S. Constitution join together to tell the intertwined stories of how each American president has confronted and shaped the Constitution. Each occupant of the office?the first president to the forty-fourth?has contributed to the story of the Constitution... more...

  • Earl Warren and the Struggle for Justiceby Paul Moke

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 54.99

    This thoughtful and readable biography offers an updated and balanced appraisal of Warren?s leading social justice decisions and a liberal critique of his failings that provides new insights into Warren, the man, the jurist, and the leader. more...

  • A License to Stealby Leonard W. Levy

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Leonard Levy traces the development and implementation of forfeiture and contends that it is a questionable practice, which, because it is so often abused, serves only to undermine civil society. Arguing that civil forfeiture is unconstitutional, Levy provides examples of the victimization of innocent people and demonstrates that it has been used... more...

  • Declarations of Dependenceby Gregory Downs

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    In this highly original study, Gregory Downs argues that the most American of wars, the Civil War, created a seemingly un-American popular politics, rooted not in independence but in voluntary claims of dependence. Through an examination of the pleas and petitions of ordinary North Carolinians, Declarations of Dependence contends that the Civil War... more...

  • The Law's Conscienceby Peter Charles Hoffer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The Law's Conscience is a history of equity in Anglo-American juris-prudence from the inception of the chancellor's court in medieval England to the recent civil rights and affirmative action decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Peter Hoffer argues that equity embodies a way of looking at law, including constitutions, based on ideas of... more...

  • Law, Land, and Familyby Eileen Spring

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Eileen Spring presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family, she finds that one of the principal and determinative features of upper-class real property inheritance was the exclusion of females. This exclusion... more...