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  • 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 Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time.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...

  • American Legal Historyby G. Edward White

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 9.99

    Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in positive ways. In this Very Short Introduction, eminent legal scholar G. Edward White-author of the... more...

  • In Chambersby Todd C. Peppers; Artemus Ward

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Written by former law clerks, legal scholars, biographers, historians, and political scientists, the essays in In Chambers tell the fascinating story of clerking at the Supreme Court. In addition to reflecting the personal experiences of the law clerks with their justices, the essays reveal how clerks are chosen, what tasks are assigned to them,... more...

  • Religious Freedomby John Ragosta

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Jefferson?s expansive vision?including his insistence that political freedom and free thought would be at risk if we did not keep government out of the church and... more...

  • A Storm over This Courtby Jeffrey D. Hockett

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    On the way to offering a new analysis of the basis of the Supreme Court?s iconic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey Hockett critiques an array of theories that have arisen to explain it and Supreme Court decision making generally. Drawing upon justices? books, articles, correspondence, memoranda, and draft opinions, A Storm over... more...

  • Contract and Consentby J. R. Pole

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 49.50

    In Contract and Consent, the renowned legal historian J. R. Pole posits that legal history has become highly specialized, while mainstream political and social historians frequently ignore cases that figure prominently in the legal literature. Pole makes a start at remedying the situation with a series of essays that reintegrate legal with political... more...

  • A Muted Fury: Populists, Progressives, and Labor Unions Confront the Courts, 1890-1937by 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...

  • Fremde Traditionen des römischen Rechtsby Martin Avenarius

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 73.80

    Die grundlegende Untersuchung zur Rezeption des römischen Rechts im zaristischen Russland. Die Geschichte von Wirkung und Wahrnehmung des römischen Rechts in Russland ist noch wenig bekannt. Mit ihrer Untersuchung, deren Schwerpunkte auf Gesetzgebung, Rechtsprechung und Wissenschaft liegen, schließt das Buch eine Lücke in der Erforschung der jüngeren... more...

  • »sie könten klagen, wo sie wollten«by Monika Preuß

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Wie verändert sich unser Blick auf jüdische Gerichtsbarkeit, wenn wir sie als selbstverständlichen Teil vormoderner Gerichtsbarkeit betrachten? Gerichtsbarkeit war bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert in den deutschen Staaten ein komplexes System. Eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Rechte und zum Richten befugter Amtsträger existierten nebeneinander. Monika Preuß... more...

  • A History of Tort Law 1900?1950by Paul Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    The first historical treatment of tort law in England during a formative period of its development. more...